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post #1 of 57 Old April 17th, 2017, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

Hi everyone. Looking for ideas, opinions or experience on eliminating the dust with a full windshield, itís become our killjoy of riding. Looking back, I had the least amount of dust when my í15 RZR 900 was fresh off the showroom floor with no accessories at all. I always ride the same dirt roads so I have good test data to compare accessories with which I purchased over a 2-yr span: Roof, Lower Doors, Front Windshield and most recently a Rear Windshield. Each one adding more and more dust in the cab.

My brother has a half windshield on his 570 his opinion was it deflects it up right to his face and wouldnt recommend I get one. I researched for months & bought a full windshield that both tilts and fully opens. They say the tilt feature cuts the dust down by lowing the negative pressure, I mostly agree with that but itís only marginally at best (est around 25%), and itís definitely not down to an comfortable level. Iím glad I got one that opens all the way up because thatís currently the only way to keep the dust out of my eyes (but itís still swirling around my feet covering our drinks).

A common comment is that the negative pressure in the cab was sucking dust from the rear of the vehicle, which made sense so my most recent purchase was a rear windshield. But the level of dust did not drop at all ...itís just coming from other areas now. After one trip down the dirt road no more dust was coming from the rear, instead it was now being sucked from every other little crack & crevasse ó mostly the gap on the rear hinge of the doors (maybe from the front tire kicking up dust?) and also a ton is billowing in from under the seat so there must be some large holes or gaps under there. You can literally see it pouring in, itís crazy.

Has anyone ever eliminated the dust in their cab while using a full windshield Öor at least enough to make it comfortable to ride at speed? Were both tired of reaching down to take a drink only to get a mouth full of dirt, dust getting in our eyes and all over our clothes ó if I could fix this dust issue while keeping my windshield, then we could enjoy our long rides again.
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post #2 of 57 Old April 17th, 2017, 08:17 AM
 
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

Over 4,000 miles without a windshield. Not near the dust of friends with them. I'll take the wind in my face.
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Use a cup with a lid.
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post #4 of 57 Old April 17th, 2017, 08:21 AM
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Yeah no windshield
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

Full doors - very little dust. But with summer time temperatures, no windshield and wear goggles is my trick.
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

I just ride in front of everybody.
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

We deal with the worst kind of dust in my area- cancer causing coal dust. I don't think it's a big deal though as long as I have a good set of goggles and a mask such as Wolfsnout. You'll hardly notice it as long as your eyes and mouth/nose are covered.

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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

I had alot more trouble with a full windshield than a half. I ran a rear panel with the full windshield, but dont with the half. I dont have an issue with a half windshield as im height impared so the air and dust goes right over my head. For windy and extremely dusty days, I wear a dust sock over my face. Honestly, I had more dust come through the firewall and underside on my 800s than from behind.
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

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If I could fix this dust issue while keeping my windshield, then we could enjoy our long rides again.
Hmmmm. I just picked up our 2011 RZR 800 S - and it has a full windshield. My wife is thrilled to death with the windshield idea because on our old ATV's, if it rained, we got soaked. And of course, if you're not the lead ATV you spend time eatin' dust.

Just over the weekend a friend gave me a rear soft plastic (like convertible window stuff) rear window that I haven't installed yet. We haven't even ridden this thing yet. Now I'm wondering if I should install it at all.

I know it'll never be like driving the family truckster, but I was hoping for a little less dust. We have half doors on it as well.

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Hmmm... that isn't my experience. Half windshield on my old 2013 800 and a half windshield on my 17 S1K. Prefer that way more than no windshield at all, warmer in the winter months and less dust during the warmer months.

No experience with a full windshield, but with stream crossings and mud I cannot imagine that being a good idea versus a half or none.

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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

If you can't ditch the windshield then Wolfsnout goggles and mask are the way to go. Lots of talcum powder type dust out here in my portion of the Mojave and after years of different goggle and mask trial and error I have found that Wolfsnout works best. A little more $ than Oakley, Scott, Smith, etc but they work, and last.
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Re: Our Killjoy of riding - DUST!

I gotta tell you sealing the spaces in the cab behind the seats and installing the mesh rear screen has helped my dust IMMENSELY!

I need to find a better way to seal the cab as last time I used spray foam and altho it worked great it only worked for that weeks riding as the splash and subsequent washing dislodged all of it.

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helmet with a fresh air blower solves the dust problem.
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helmet with a fresh air blower solves the dust problem.
You mean like an astronaut helmet?
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I gotta tell you sealing the spaces in the cab behind the seats and installing the mesh rear screen has helped my dust IMMENSELY!

I need to find a better way to seal the cab as last time I used spray foam and altho it worked great it only worked for that weeks riding as the splash and subsequent washing dislodged all of it.

CW


Thank you for the response, I'm gonna give this a try using thick rubber weather stripping for the edges and grommets for the holes. ...Helmet or not, once your neck hits a flying dung beetle at 50mph you'll never go back to "no-windshield". Thought I was bleeding to death :p


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