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Hey has anyone tryed to use a ex250 Zero Gravity double bubble windscreen on an 87-93 500? I pulled the screen off my son ex250 and tryed it on the 500 it was a pretty good fit, I needed to file it in a couple spots and drill mounting holes in the fairing between the existing ones, but after that it looked good. Just wondering if anyone else had tryed it.
 

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Art1989 said:
This is the only one I have
If you get bored and do the swap, take a few pics. I'd love to see what it looks like, it'd save the fab work I was planning for this winter.
 

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It's already done I just can't find my camera. I moved about a month ago and can't find anything, I'll post pics as soon as I find it.
 

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Art1989 said:
It's already done I just can't find my camera. I moved about a month ago and can't find anything, I'll post pics as soon as I find it.
I know exactly how you feel. We've been here about 2 weeks now and I finally got the stuff out of the garage so I could fit my truck in next to my bikes. I've still got boxes and boxes of crap to sort through.
 

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That is an ex250 Zero Gravity screen alright, I had to drill new holes in the fairing to mount it I'd like to drill 2 more in the screen itself up at the top I just haven't gotten up the nuts to do it yet afraid I'll crack the screen I just dropped 70 bucks on.
 

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Art1989 said:
That is an ex250 Zero Gravity screen alright, I had to drill new holes in the fairing to mount it I'd like to drill 2 more in the screen itself up at the top I just haven't gotten up the nuts to do it yet afraid I'll crack the screen I just dropped 70 bucks on.
Don't use a standard drill bit "^" which wedges material outwards as it cuts.
Get a sharp "brad point" bit of the desired size. Use the proper speed for plastics.
http://www.retroblast.com/articles/plastics.html
 

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Art1989 said:
That is an ex250 Zero Gravity screen alright, I had to drill new holes in the fairing to mount it I'd like to drill 2 more in the screen itself up at the top I just haven't gotten up the nuts to do it yet afraid I'll crack the screen I just dropped 70 bucks on.
Don't use a standard drill bit "^" which wedges material outwards as it cuts.
Get a sharp "brad point" bit of the desired size. Use the proper speed for plastics.
http://www.retroblast.com/articles/plastics.html
Thanks good info
 

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I use them for drilling clean tuner-holes into hardwood I use to build cigarbox dulcimers.
A friend who builds custom guitars, octave mandolins, bazoukis (?) & such told me about them.

Be sure to but something solid (& flush) behind the plastic to drill into.
It allows the exit wound to be much tidier.
 

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Another trick for drilling into thin plastic is to use the drill in reverse. This will "melt" a hole in the plastic rather than drilling. I have done this successfully on numerous occasions.

Good luck!
 
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