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LarryC
Posted 10/11/2015 2:24 PM (#86507)
Subject: Monaco Windscreen


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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?
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Al Olme
Posted 10/11/2015 4:15 PM (#86509 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: RE: Monaco Windscreen


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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.
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LarryC
Posted 10/11/2015 8:25 PM (#86511 - in reply to #86509)
Subject: RE: Monaco Windscreen


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Thanks Al, sent them a note and a photo.
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Doug Hasert
Posted 10/18/2015 10:44 PM (#86568 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen


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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.
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SeaZund
Posted 10/24/2015 8:21 PM (#86617 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen



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perhaps Cee Baileys?
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Doug Hasert
Posted 10/24/2015 11:47 PM (#86618 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen


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Any local plastics company can sell you bulk polycarb. Cee Baileys would be expensive compared to buying local.
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Hack'n
Posted 10/25/2015 2:38 PM (#86622 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen



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Most also have remnants. A whole lot cheaper than buying a 4'x8' piece.

Lonnie
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Doug Hasert
Posted 10/25/2015 7:14 PM (#86628 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen


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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.
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draperg1
Posted 10/25/2015 10:50 PM (#86630 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen



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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.
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Doug Hasert
Posted 10/25/2015 11:49 PM (#86631 - in reply to #86507)
Subject: Re: Monaco Windscreen


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You need 1/16" if you use the Watsonian aluminum frame that goes around the top of the windshield It supports the snaps for the rain cover. You would have to make a new fop frame to use 1/8" .
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Doug Hasert
Posted 10/25/2015 11:55 PM (#86632 - in reply to #86507)
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You need 1/16" if you use the Watsonian aluminum frame that goes around the top of the windshield It supports the snaps for the rain cover. You would have to make a new fop frame to use 1/8" .
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