Could you imagine life without your Can-Am Defender’s windshield? Just think of the mud, dirt, rain, snow, and flying debris you would take straight to the face without it. Off-roading without your Can-Am Defender’s windshield wouldn’t be very fun or enjoyable. In addition, not all windshields are created equally. Having a subpar Can-Am Defender windshield can be just as bad as not having one at all. That’s why having the right windshield and windshield accessories for your Can-Am Defender is so important.
Do you feel like your Can-Am Defender’s stock windshield leaves something to be desired? You’re not alone, and you’re not stuck with it. A windshield upgrade can make a world of difference for your Can-Am Defender riding experience. So what are your options? Many riders in warmer climates love having a half windshield for their Can-Am Defender. A UTV half windshield allows you to feel the breeze blow through your cab, keeping you and your passengers cool on hot days. Don’t want to have to choose between a Can-Am Defender half windshield or full windshield? A UTV folding or flip windshield makes for the perfect compromise. A Can-Am Defender folding windshield allows you to easily fold it up when you need it and down when you don’t. Most Can-Am Defender folding and flip windshields offer at least three different positions, giving you lots of flexibility. Another game changer for the Can-Am Defender is installing a vented windshield. A vented windshield offers the airflow you need to stay cool when it’s hot out without sacrificing protection like you would with a half windshield or no windshield.
Don’t forget about rear and back windshields! Most Can-Am Defender owners never get a chance to experience the difference having a rear windshield makes. A Can-Am Defender rear windshield significantly cuts down on those annoying wind gusts and the dust and dirt they bring with them when riding at high speeds. A good rear windshield will lead to a cleaner, more comfortable riding experience in your Can-Am Defender. And if you live in a colder environment, having a rear windshield on your Can-Am Defender makes it much easier to stay warm, especially if you also have a cab heater.
Aside from the size and style of your Can-Am Defender’s front or rear windshield, another factor you will need to consider is the material it is made from. The material your Can-Am Defender’s windshield is constructed from determines its strength, weight, and flexibility. A traditional glass windshield offers the best visibility, but UTV glass windshields aren’t flexibility and can shatter given enough force. Can-Am Defender glass windshields also scratch easily. Another option would be to go for a UTV polycarbonate windshield. Polycarbonate windshields are specially constructed to be scratch resistant and offer more flexibility than glass without giving up strength and durability. Additionally, a Can-Am Defender polycarbonate windshield is much lighter than a glass windshield meaning less weight on your vehicle. When it comes to a rear windshield, a popular option is just using polyester windjammers. A Can-Am Defender rear windjammer cuts down on dirt, dust, and wind in your cab without adding extra weight.
In addition to our wide selection of quality aftermarket Can-Am Defender front and rear windshield, we offer any and all Can-Am Defender windshield accessories you may need. Installing a new front or rear windshield for your Can-Am Defender is easy with our windshield clamps. We offer all the hardware you need to make installing a Can-Am Defender windshield a breeze such as windshield straps and a windshield drill kit. And who could forget the most important windshield accessories of them all, windshield wipers? Windshield wipers not only allow you to see through rain and snow but also allow you to clear mud and dirt from your Can-Am Defender’s windshield when things get messy. Depending on your budget, you can choose between a UTV hand operated windshield wiper or an electric windshield wiper. We offer manual and electric windshield wiper kits for the Can-Am Defender that offer everything you need for installation in one easy order. If you want good visibility, make sure you order a Can-Am Defender windshield cleaning kit as well. Whatever your goals and objectives are for your Can-Am Defender’s windshield, we have all the solutions right here at Everything Can-Am Offroad!
The best Can-am Defender windshield will differ from person to person. Obviously, someone who uses their UTV to plow in cold climates would want a different windshield than someone running desert dunes. And someone riding dusty back roads would want something different than a mud bogger. Budget is also a factor one must contemplate before popping on a Can-am Defender windshield; should you go cheap and live with the scratches, or splurge on an expensive windshield that will last the tests of time? Whether you’re wanting a half-sized Can-am Defender glass windshield for your 2018 HD8 XT or a full Can-am Defender front windshield for your Lonestar edition Can-am, here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we offer a wide variety of UTV windshields and have something for everyone. Can-am Defender vented windshields are popular, with UTV companies like Spike Powersports leading the charge. Spike’s vented UTV windshields are great for all weather conditions, and they can be trailered at highway speeds without any issue. If you live in an area that is particularly rainy, however, the vented windshield option may not be the best for you, as the vents are not typically sealed or waterproof — instead operated with a bolt and nob that you loosen/tighten to slide the vent holes closed. Although not a big problem with slight rain, you will see a small amount of water infiltrating the vents, which can compound in excessively rainy areas. For UTV riders who live in moist, humid, and wet areas, a full glass windshield with Can-am Defender windshield wipers — either manual or automatic — is suggested.
In warmer areas, half windshields are commonly used to moderate in-cab heat. With a full windshield and no Can-am Defender rear windshield, if you have no windows — or open the windows — in dusty areas, the vortex shedding patterns of the surrounding air will pull dust into your cab. With a half windshield, however, theses vortexes don’t form, and dust doesn’t shoot into your face when you’re riding. Running a Can-am Defender rear window can also help reduce dust in the cab. Companies like SATV and Koplin make some good hard-coated windshields and half windshields for both the front and back of the Can-am Defender. But to get the best of both worlds, a good number of riders have been opting for flip out windshields and Can-am Defender folding windshields. When closed, these Can-am Defender fold down windshields and flip out windshields are 99% sealed, and an keep the heat in or the dust out. If it gets hot out, you can open them up for a good breeze without the awkward wind in the face that other types of Can-am windshields give. If glass is out of your price range, tilt out Lexan windshields are an option that many riders love. Alternatively, you could also get the cheaper non-flip glass windshield and convert it to a flip out windshield with minimum effort. Although Can-am will not sell the flip out hardware separate, you can find the handles, ball studs, and shocks to convert the non-flip windshield into the flipping windshield at significantly less cost than the OEM flip out windshield. Just get 10mm 5/16 x 18 ball studs, shocks (part number C16-08316), and the handle anchor / windshield handle assembly (part numbers 705800008 and 705800085, respectively). Whatever your UTV windshield needs may be, we here at Everything Can-Am Offroad are here to fulfill them!
The bottom line when it comes to choosing the right windshield for your UTV is that you have to look at it, you have to look through it, it has to protect you, and therefore you need to know the terrain that you go across, the conditions that you will be driving under, and whether or not you want a windshield that you need to install before you leave home or one that you can put on while you are on the go. Many of the UTV aftermarket windshields that you see here have the potential to be the perfect windshield for you. By that we mean if you want a full windshield because you just prefer to have a full windshield we have that option but you also have foldable windshields, half windshields, and fold-away windshields. We have windshields that are made from glass, polycarbonate, and vinyl and yes they run the gamut of prices from exceptionally affordable to the very expensive. It all depends on what you want for your Can-Am Defender or Can-Am Defender MAX. Choose the right UTV windshield for you and you will be happy with the one that you decide on today because all of our windshields have one important thing in common they are all well made.
Protecting your face and body from the sun, wind and potentially, dangerous flying projectiles while on the trail is now possible. You and your passengers can ride more comfortably through pouring rain, extreme snowfall and the UVA/UVB rays of the blazing sun with a protective layer that improves visibility and clarity. A windshield from Everything Can-Am Offroad is the way to go. You can get a Full Front Windshield with a Top and Back Combo for your Can-Am Defender or a UV-Resistant or Scratch Resistant Poly Versa Fold Windshield for your Can-Am Defender MAX. You can also get all the accessories you may need like a Replacement Metal Clamp or Knob Assembly for Pro-Fit Spike Windshields or a Manually Operated 13 Inch Blade Windshield Wiper. We have so many different options to choose from like vented, sliding, half and folding windshields. Get windshields and other windshield related accessories for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad.
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