Just acquired a BMW R100cs with a Watsonian Monaco sidecar. I am looking for a new wind screen. The one I have is complete with hardware just the plex is beyond clean up, anyone know of someone who makes a replacement? or a good plex person?
Posted 10/11/2015 4:15 PM (#86509 - in reply to #86507) Subject: RE: Monaco Windscreen
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
I'm no expert on Watsonian but I understand that the Monaco and the Monza are similar from the front back to the passenger compartment. IF that's true, Gustaffson Plastics makes a screen for the Monza. Try http://bikescreen.com/collections/sidecar?page=2. Good luck.
Posted 10/18/2015 10:44 PM (#86568 - in reply to #86507) Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen
Location: Mesa AZ.
I made my own windshield for my Monaco, Went to a plastics company and bought a 4x8 foot sheet of ,062 (1/16) inch polycarb or Lexan for around $50. Used the old windshield for a pattern and and installed it with the existing frame. Lexan is soft and scratches easily but works. With the large sheet I can still make 2 more. You just need a heavy duty scissors to cut it. The original windshield was a thicker Plexiglas or? and I had to buy a new frame for the ws from Watsonian. Paid over $300 for polycarb windshield and frame from them.
Posted 10/25/2015 7:14 PM (#86628 - in reply to #86507) Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen
Location: Mesa AZ.
I paid about $45 for a piecethey cut for me to make a windshield. Last year I bought the 4 x 8 for around $55. In have enough left to make 2 more windshields. It scratches easily, even have the top on leaves marks. But Polycarb is what Watsonian uses.
Posted 10/25/2015 10:50 PM (#86630 - in reply to #86507) Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen
You could use 1/8th inch lexan it would be much more durable but it is best to cut with a band saw and sand down to final size with a belt sander. I have made numerous windshields for sidecars, bikes etc; If you are careful when cleaning does not scratch too bad. Can buy untinted at Lowes Hdw but to get tinted had to order.