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National Cycle

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Discussion in 'National Cycle' started by NationalCycle, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. NationalCycle

    NationalCycle Member
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    We are National Cycle, America's oldest (1937) powersports accessories manufacturer.

    National Cycle is the world leader in powersports windshield technology, with more distribution than any other windshield company in the world.

    We are an OEM supplier to BMW, BRP, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha and many others – all companies who share our philosophy of quality design and manufacturing.

    National Cycle has developed more innovations and holds more patents for the design and production of windshields than any other company in the powersports industry. We listen to our customers and work hard to maintain our leadership position. We are proud that we continue to design, engineer and manufacture our fine products at National Cycle, Inc. Maywood, IL U.S.A.


    DOWNLOADS
    National Cycle's Innovation: Polycarbonate and Quantum® Hardcoating (PDF)
    National Cycle Windshields for Popular UTV Models (PDF)

    NEWS PAGE
    National Cycle Wash'n'Wipe™ Windshields for Popular SxS UTVs with Demo Video

    ONLINE CATALOG PAGES
    Wash'n'Wipe™ SxS UTV Windshields
    National Cycle SxS UTV Windshields

    PRODUCT PAGE
    Products for Honda Pioneer 500/700

    YOUTUBE VIDEOS
    National Cycle Wash'n'Wipe™ SxS Windshields
    National Cycle Wash'n'Wipe™ Windshields for Popular SxS UTVs

    If you have any questions or comments, please post them here.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hello,
    Welcome to the club.
    That sure is a nice windshield you make there. I have one on my list but not ready to buy.
     
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  3. JACKAL

    JACKAL I seent it!
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    #3 JACKAL, Jul 6, 2017
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  5. JACKAL

    JACKAL I seent it!
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  7. NationalCycle

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    Well, if we sell enough windshields for the 500/700, we'll probably take a look at getting a 1000 and developing a windshield for it. Nothing definite yet, however.
     
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  9. NationalCycle

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    We have nothing against vendors of glass windshields, but we will never make or sell one. We had one on a Polaris until it got smacked by a tree branch. This is what was left.

    Glass01.jpg

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  10. NationalCycle

    NationalCycle Member
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    I'm assuming our product development team knows that, but I will mention it to them just in case.
    ;)
     
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  11. NationalCycle

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    We're firm believers in hardcoated polycarbonate. It's not just a material -- it's a religion. We're cultists about it.

    We make OEM UTV windshields and large canopy windshields (enclosed scooters, small urban transport vehicles) for manufacturers around the world, and they are approved for use with windshield wipers everywhere. The reason is our exclusive Quantum® hardcoating, which is the toughest and most scratch resistant hardcoating available.

    The other big factors for us are impact resistance and weight. Nothing will beat our Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate.

    Chart_AbrasionResistance.jpg


    Chart_ImpactResistance.jpg

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  12. ohanacreek

    ohanacreek My EcoBoost has I4WD
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    How does abrasion of your quantum hardcoat compare to auto glass?
     
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  13. NationalCycle

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    Don't have comparison data on hardcoated PC vs glass. We'll assume glass has a VERY HARD surface.

    Quantum's surface is also very hard -- it measures 88 degrees on a Tantec contact angle meter. That means the surface is so hard that water beads up and falls off rather than sheeting. Right now we're working on a formulation that will push it past 100 degrees. In other words, it will be completely hydrophobic.

    For abrasion testing, we ran a simulated wiper test with standard windshield wipers on a sheet of our Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate. It just ran 24 hours a day. It went through a combination of dry wipes, dry wipes with one cup of sand thrown in every few hours, wet wipes from a rain machine, and wet wipes with a cup of sand thrown in every few hours.

    We did this for a cycle of ONE MILLION windshield wipes, and then measured the results against our Taber Abraser diagnostic machine. There were no appreciable abrasions or scratches.

    Honda was impressed. They gave us one of these:

    QuantumAward.jpg
     
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    Well for what it's worth, I'd buy one for my P-1000 based off of the looks of your P-500 and P-700 versions. My OEM Honda shield is a leaking, ill fitting, self destructing piece of garbage!!!
     
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    Do you make eye glasses?
     
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    I WILL buy one for my Pioneer 1000. Please me one. I have a Honda glass windshield. heavy, non vented and chips easily ( lots of rocks in Arizona! ) I need one of your hard coat windshields.
     
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  19. EricG

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    I would like to echo the others of wanting a tip out windshield that can be used with a wiper for the 1000. Would buy it in a heart beat!
     
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  20. NationalCycle

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    Ha, no eyeglasses. That market is already covered: www.crizalusa.com.
     
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