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I am considering a windshield for my 2016 Kodiak EPS. Is this just a novelty or would it be something viable to have for trail riding? I don't want to spend the money on one and later decide it was just another waste of money:crying:. Thanks for all responses, Dennis
 

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I have a friend that has a windshield for his Artic Cat and after the first ride he took it off. I asked him why and he said that the dirt and dust just comes right back at the rider instead of behind him. I would imagine that if you go slow enough or don't follow others that are kicking up dust that it might be OK but if you are going slow enough you really don't need one.
 

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I have one for my Polaris and it's awesome in the snow/winter. With it cutting the wind and the heated grips warming the hands, that's all I need. We do a lot of snow riding using Camso tracks so it's nice.
 

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That looks...cold!
 

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LOL - yeah, but you just dress for it and you're snug as a bug. engine heat and the heated grips keep you pretty toasty. This year I also have a heated jacket I bought because of my street bike, so I'll have overkill on the warmth front, but who cares!
 

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Back in my working days I used to work at around 10,500-11,000' and found it noticeably warmer at those elevations than down in the valleys 2,000-3,000' lower.

As was mentioned you just need to dress for it. Riding a ATV with tracks on it would be no colder than riding a snowmobile up there. Granted you are not going to be doing it in jeans and a T shirt.

I'm glad to hear that the tracks work so well on a ATV. Companies where I worked would put them on their trucks and SUV's and they found that they had to stick to groomed ski trails unless they wanted to call the snow cat to get towed out.
 

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Definitely recommend a windshield for any chilly riding weather. Here is my Yamaha windshield on my Kodiak. Very functional and looks good. Wish you could find them in the states. With that said, their is 1 Yamaha dealer I found in Canada willing to ship to the US, which is how I got this. I can get part number and dealer if anyone is interested. It has a few scratches but I use it a lot, especially the quick detach which is awesome!
 

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Definitely recommend a windshield for any chilly riding weather. Here is my Yamaha windshield on my Kodiak. Very functional and looks good. Wish you could find them in the states. With that said, their is 1 Yamaha dealer I found in Canada willing to ship to the US, which is how I got this. I can get part number and dealer if anyone is interested. It has a few scratches but I use it a lot, especially the quick detach which is awesome!
That looks really nice. I had one on my last machine that I only used for winter riding and plowing. It made a difference.
 

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I ordered one for the Rancher. Wife didn't want one on the Kodiak. I figured for $58 I'd give it a shot. We'll see in a week or so.
 

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I Had/have one on my Rancher 420, I liked it for plowing / ice fishing. I couldn鈥檛 stand it for normal trail riding. Anything over 15mph and the wind comes around and gets you cold anyhow and then not really much help until 40+ MPH which doesn鈥檛 happen much. I prefer just running Hand guards/warmers + full face helmet in the cold.
 

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Went for a ride last week when it was 20 degrees out, and couldn't feel my hands after 12 miles. Hand guards or hand warmers my be in my future.
 

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I went ahead and bought one for the Rancher.. So far, so good.
Betty Lou said she didn't want one on the Kodiak.... until she saw mine install.... now I gotta buy another one.
This is the one I got.
https://www.amazon.com/XFMT-Motorcycle-Windshields-Windscreen-Protector/dp/B018K3WWCM/ref=asc_df_B018K3WWCM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=319215477784&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18374795890335048428&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9012797&hvtargid=aud-799727667774:pla-589264951806&psc=1


I'll probably take it off when conditions get hot and dusty.
 
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