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    Heat and dust

    I did a search but pretty much all I found was on the x3. I have a spike vented front and rear full windshields. I bought in the winter and they worked great for that. I just went riding for the first time when it was dusty, temps were only low 70's. The dust was pretty bad and I didn't like the reduced visibility when it collected on the windshield. The heat in cab was warm for sure, I don't think I could handle it if the temps were over 80.

    So, my question is what have people found to best mitigate heat and dust. I have no experience with half windshields and wonder if they will keep too much air out to prevent good cabin cooling? My thought is, no front windshiled and keep the rear in. I'm thinking this will create high pressure inside and push heat out?

    Any experience with this that is specific to the sport/trail models would be helpful. I have the 1000r if that makes any difference.
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    Can't help you with the dust problem. When you start getting above 75 degrees a full windshield is miserable, it is like riding around in an oven. For my Sport I have a glass vented and fold down windshield. The vent worked great in about 70-75 degree temps. Higher than that I am folding it down. You may need to take it off in the high heat if it doesn't fold down. My buddy has a full windshield that he just "suffers through" the heat as it is not vented or fold down.
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    I have the Can-Am accessory half windshield on mine.

    The Good:
    > Very quick install on/off utilizing cam latches each side plus center post engagement
    > Significantly helps deflect dust and/or cold air up and partially over rider/passenger heads

    The Bad:
    > Compound curve "flip" creates significant distortion viewed through while climbing rocky terrain

    For me (and pooch who rides in passenger seat), the "good" outweighs the bad so it stays on the machine.
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    Lose the windshield and rear glass over 70°. I use a Clearly Tough half windshield and a black mesh net on the back (prevents 99% of the dust "blow back" from sudden stops, ect.

    I've tried every coating/ wax I know of on the windshield. Dust will stick and will become an issue, even in the half shield's. Someone posted a 1/4 windshield (don't recall the details).
    The Clearly Tough half shield installs / removes in a matter if seconds.

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    ^^^ It might have been me that commented Can-Am's "half" windshield is actually more like 1/4-1/3. I just measured and its 8.5" high at mid-center whereas full span coverage would be more like 32". Clearly much shorter than the brand you have shown below from their online catalog. Unsure whether that's a good thing. Suppose it depends (not the diapers kind)...

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    Will the half windshiled be good at removing heat or does it push all the air over the top?
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    ^^^
    Speaking for the Can-Am 8.5" version only, it deflects but doesn't block fresh air flow. I always wear a helmet; either modular flip chin guard style or motocross style with googles - in combo with wraparound sunglasses to protect my eyes from airborne dust plus sun glare. If you have a Can-Am dealer nearby, chances are they might have one in stock to do an evaluation in the seated position...
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    I really appreciate all the advise, thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1WS6 View Post
    Will the half windshiled be good at removing heat or does it push all the air over the top?
    The half windshield I have has a 45° "lip" on the top which helps kick the wind and some debris up and over my head.

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    Heat and dust

    We have a full windshield and couldn’t take the heat inside the cab after 65 deg F

    We immediately went and got the CanAm 1/2 windshield for our trip to the Lake Mead area (over 100degs F) it was a very warm weekend

    We absolutely love the 1/2 windshield and highly recommend it.
    We also got the mesh rear panel to use in warm weather. Dust while riding for entire weekend, minimum layer in cab. Was very bearable




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