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I picked up my Ace last Saturday. On Monday of this week I ordered a full windshield and cab rear/dust stopper from Extreme Metal Product. It arrived by UPS ground today in good condition. The products were packaged in separate boxes that were taped together as a single shipment. The full windshield cost $139.99 and the cab back/dust stopper cost $129.99. With shipping from Cleveland, OH to East Texas the total bill was $305.79. Below is the contents of the windshield box.

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The box contained a windshield that was machined to fit the profile of the Ace. It still had the protective plastic sheeting on both sides of the Lexan. There was a 6 oz. sample of All Kleer plastic windshield cleaner. There was also a plastic bag that had assembly instructions, a section of Rubber Edge trim that fits on the bottom of the windshield and four rubber straps for securing the windshield to the ROPS. EMP also included a decal with their logo.

Below is an edge view of the top of the windshield. The top is angled backward to fit underneath the poly top.

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The only tools needed for assembly is a #2 Phillips screwdriver and an 11mm flat wrench. I have arthritis in my hands and the only difficulty that I had assembling the windshield was getting the Rubber Edge trim to stay in the proper position. The bottom of the windshield has a lot of contours and the Rubber Edge trim did not want to stay in place. Once the windshield is mounted the Rubber Edge trim rests on the top of the Ace and stays in place.

The windshield fits perfectly and there were no rattles at all. The rubber straps make it easy to remove. The photo below shows the installed windshield.

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Note the EMP logo routed into the lower left corner. I left the debris in the logo so that it would show up in the photo. It removed easily with my fingernail. There are some raindrops on the windshield from a quick test drive. The red spots near the top are Camellias in the background.

The photo below shows how the top of the windshield is angled backward. It fits nicely under the poly top and without a top I believe it would smooth out the air flow over the top of the windshield.

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I test drove the Ace with just the front windshield. The driver sits fairly close to the windshield. There was no wind at all in my face. I could feel a breeze around the back of my head and that was all.

Below is a photo of the contents of the cab rear/dust stopper.

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There were no assembly instructions but they were not needed. The box contained a section of Rubber Edge trim, the four rubber mounting strips and the EMP decal. I accidentally included the All Kleer in the photo. It was not included in the box.

Below is a photo of the cab rear/dust stopper. I left the protective plastic wrap on so the top angle of the shield would show up. I had to loosen the mounting bolts to remove the protective plastic. Make sure to remove it before tightening the bolts.

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I test drove the Ace after I installed the cab rear/dust shield and I believe there was more wind on the back of my head. There was still no wind at all on my face. After my trails dry out a bit and get dusty I will test it with and without the cab rear/dust stopper and update my post. I have found that the back of the Ace gets dusty. I expected that in extreme dusty conditions the driver would also get dusty, particularly on the back of the head. I bought the cab rear/dust stopper to hopefully prevent this.
 

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I have the same thing on order. Will be riding with Hayseed before too long in our almost identical machines. Should be great fun.
 

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I rode on dusty trails today for two hours today following closely behind a friend riding a Sportsman 500 with the windshields in a variety of configurations. It was about 75 in East Texas and I was wearing an open face helmet with sunglasses. With both the front and rear windshield in place I had absolutely no problem with dust in my eyes. I did notice that heat from the radiator warmed my shins and also my upper body. I selected engine coolant temperature on the display and the coolant temperature was 188. If I stopped and let the engine idle the temperature rose to 204 and the fan engaged.

Next I removed the rear windshield and rode in the dust cloud for several minutes. I still had no problem with dust in my eyes but I again noticed the warm temperature on my shins and upper body. Then I the rode without the rear Polaris storage compartment to see if there was better airflow and better temperature dissipation and there was not any discernible difference.

Finally I removed the front windshield and rode in the dust cloud of my friend. My eyes were immediately filled with dust. I moved out of the dust cloud and rode for a few minutes. My shins were still warmed by the radiator but my upper body was cooler without the windshield.

Conclusions: The windshields can removed and installed in seconds. Just loosen the four rubber straps and remove the windshields. Reinstalling them is just as easy. I will definitely install both windshields when I am riding with someone else. I will probably remove them when I am riding alone.
 

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I have been looking at the front and rear windshield.
Where we ride in Parker AZ area it is very dusty.
A couple of the guys have Joyners and they only have a front windshield and when riding in desert they get covered with dust, but more dirt/dust on there shoulders and back.
My question if one of you would try it.
What is the amount of dust when using only the rear windshield?
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IFATS,

I will try that configuration in the morning before my friend leaves. I have ridden the ACE quite a bit in dusty conditions without either windshield. The only dust that I noticed was on the rear of the ACE. I did not notice any dust on my back but I doubt that it is as dusty here as in Arizona. I will wash the ACE in the morning before I ride and do it with only the rear windshield and post that result tomorrow. I forgot to mention that I will ride with both windshields in either rain or cold weather. Riding in the rain prompted me to buy the windshield.
 

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IFATS,

I rode in dusty conditions for about 15 minutes with only the rear windshield. I definitely got dust in my eyes. I checked the rear windshield and there was a very small amount of detectable dust on the inside of the windshield. The back of the rear windshield was covered with a coating of dust. I don't know for sure if the windshield was keeping the dust off my back or if the windshield was blocking the air flow and causing the dust to collect on the back of the windshield.

I then reinstalled the front windshield and rode for another hour and a half in my friend's dust cloud. I had no problem with dust in my eyes but there was a fine coating of dust on the black interior parts including the seat. I could feel only a small amount of dust on the inside surfaces of the windshield but there was dust on both outside surfaces. I had treated both windshields with the sample of All Kleer and it seemed to cut down on the amount of dust adhering to the windshield.

On other observation, with the windshields in place you do not get a lot of air movement in the cab area. From personal experience I can say that you should not ride with the windshields installed if you have eaten beans.
 

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Hayseed,
Thanks for the info.
I guess where they seem to install and remove fairly easily I will look at both then depending on weather leave in or remove.
Thanks again
 

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IFATS,

I just pulled the Ace into the garage and noticed one other thing with the rear windshield. I have a Polaris Lock & Ride Rear Cargo Box. I noticed that the cargo box and windshield were very close together when I installed the windshield. I just now removed the cargo box and they were closer than I thought. Both the windshield and the cargo box have abrasions from them rubbing on each other. I think that I will put a strip of vinyl school bus seat tape across the windshield where they are touching to hide the abrasion and protect the windshield from further damage.
 

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I just installed my EMP front and rear windshields and went of about an hour's ride in fairly dusty conditions. Along the way I started noticing dust on my front windshield. As it turns out, it was mostly on the inside of the front windshield and mostly on the back of the rear windshield. I rinsed them off with the hose and they were clear again. Care should be taken to not wipe them off dry. This, I bet, will cause those very tiny scratches that over time limit visibility as I have seen in other vehicles.

It was kind of windy today and I noticed it was refreshing when I would get a side wind through the cab. Like Hayseed, I think I will leave at least the front windshield off during the hotter months when I am not riding with someone in front of me. It did get hot in there and I suspect Hayseed is right that the heat was coming from the radiator.

I also used tie-wraps to stop the excessive length of the side nets from flapping in the breeze. I recommend that anyone that does this use black tie-wraps. They hold up much better to UV than do those of any other color.

I have the same Lock & Ride Rear cargo box as does Hayseed. I am not sure how to solve that problem. I rode today without the box to give myself more time to figure out what I want to do about that.
 

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Has anyone towed their unit with the EMP front windshield in? Any issues. Also if you remove it, any issues with the rear one staying in when towing? Getting ready for long trip and the front one is cakewalk to get off, but the rear I have is Lock & Ride and it is a lot harder to get off.
 

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I have towed with both EMP shields in place at interstate speeds, but I put black zip ties around all of the rubber mounts on the shields. No problems. Cheap insurance!
 

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Has anyone towed their unit with the EMP front windshield in? Any issues. Also if you remove it, any issues with the rear one staying in when towing? Getting ready for long trip and the front one is cakewalk to get off, but the rear I have is Lock & Ride and it is a lot harder to get off.
I have towed the ACE face into the wind with only a tiny sport front windshield and the full Polaris rear. I've been over the mountain pass and halfway across the state twice with this configuration and I still have my rear windshield. :)
That sucker went on HARD. I can't see those clamps letting go from just a 70mph wind.
 

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I just purchased the EMP front windshield. On Hayseed's pictures it shows squared off edges, on the one I received it has beautifully rounded edges that are super smooth. The quality is top notch. Im super happy with the shield.
 
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