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Old 04-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Sunrider top and the back window

The sunrider instructions say if you plan to take down the sunrider portion of the top only and plan to exceed 40mph, you should remove the back window as well.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it really that problematic to leave the back window in and hit the highway?

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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I would say that they must have the pressures calculated pretty well. The pressure buildup with the opening in the front would probably put the rear at bursting point. I would at least roll the rear window up and fasten it at the top.

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definately roll it up
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I've had the Sunrider popped with the rear window shut- didn't MEAN to go fast, but had to highway it for a minute between dirty bits, and there was some NASTY buffeting going on- doesn't seem like it was doing any harm, but also didn't seem like it would be a good thing to do frequently- Mark W.
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Another related question

I've always rolled up the back window whenever I flip the half top back, since I'm wary about damaging the soft top by putting too much wind pressure in the cabin. However, I've never rolled up the back window when I ride around with all the side windows down, which I do frequently. If I'm worried about the cabin pressure from the hole in the top, should I be worried about the holes on the sides?
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Another related question

I've always rolled up the back window whenever I flip the half top back, since I'm wary about damaging the soft top by putting too much wind pressure in the cabin. However, I've never rolled up the back window when I ride around with all the side windows down, which I do frequently. If I'm worried about the cabin pressure from the hole in the top, should I be worried about the holes on the sides?
I think you are safe with the side windows down. Nothing to trap the air into to build pressure.

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