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If you install a front windshield, you will probably notice dust coming in from behind and around the vehicle. I have found the inside of my windshield dirtier than the outside. It was bad when I had my Polaris 1000RZR; even worse with my Honda Talon. Some people combat this by installing rear windows or screens. You may want those for reasons other than dust control, but if you don't, there is a solution.

I wish I had heard of Aegis Air Spoiler when I had my RZR. When searching for a solution for my Talon, I contacted Dustin at Aegis and though they had never installed one on a Honda Talon, he assured me it would fit. The Talon has a very complex series of angles with the rear roll bars bending down and angling inboard. Due to Dustin's ingenious design, the universal horizontal mount works perfectly and with infinite adjustments allowing me to mount it not blocking my chase lights with the additional obstacles of my Rotopax gas can, Rugged fresh air pump and KWT prefilter all taking up space.

Performance: it works great! Aegis recommends 30-40 degrees angle, with 3"- 4" of height above the roof. The Honda roof peaks in the middle and due to my mounting issues I ended up 5" - 6" above the roof.

Testing: 40 degrees works best for the Talon. Anything less and you start getting dust.

It occasionally hits branches and cactus. I try to avoid them but it happens. The air foil is very sturdy. A couple of hits have tilted it up 90 degrees. No damage occurred and I have taken to not over tightening to allow for hard hits.

Video: at 40 degrees you will notice the dust stays low to the ground with almost none coming in to the rear.

At 30 degrees you might see occasional bursts of dust from the rear, I could feel them on my face and in my eyes. The dust rises higher from the road.

No air spoiler, windshield closed. The dust rises higher, about every 3-4 seconds a burst of dust comes in from the rear and elsewhere.

No air spoiler, windshield open. The dust rises higher, about every 10 seconds I get a burst of dust.

The dust behind the Talon with the Air Spoiler stays low to the ground, parallel for at least 60 feet windshield open or closed. Worth the money.

Cons: the installation instructions and photos could be better, you definitely need a friend (friend with some experience installing things a plus)

-Installation video doesn't show how to install it. They need a video of actual installation.

-Not inexpensive at $495, but how much did you pay for the windshield?

Pros: it works! Worth every penny. Don't need rear window or screen. Even if you have rear windows, how about your gear in the back?

-it works on all SXS's



46″ Aegis Air Spoiler with Universal Mounting System – Aegis Air Spoiler


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Does it help when riding slower? I typically ride our trails at 20-25 mph.
Yes, it does. Pretty much any speed. I don't know if you've noticed on pavement getting exhaust smell with your windshield closed, but it stops that too! Now if you have wind blowing in from the rear, you have to go forward faster than the tailwind.
 

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Back in the '80's I made a large spoiler for a pickup I had to reduce wind resistance for a 5th wheel RV trailer we pulled. I used about a 32 degree angle for the best results. A bonus was the fact that due to the wind flow there was less dust in the bed and on the tailgate for some reason. I have thought of making a spoiler for our side by side out of aluminum, and I do have access to a large metal shear and brake for cutting the sheet aluminum and then bending a V shape into the sheet. My son does 3-D printing in plastic, and I thought perhaps he could 3-D print some heavy duty brackets for it. If a person bent the V to form about a 40 degree angle then you could mount it about 4-6 inches above the roof. It might take some trial and error to come up with all the right angles and bracket mounting heights but if a person could produce it for about $200 or so perhaps there might be a market for it?
 

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Back in the '80's I made a large spoiler for a pickup I had to reduce wind resistance for a 5th wheel RV trailer we pulled. I used about a 32 degree angle for the best results. A bonus was the fact that due to the wind flow there was less dust in the bed and on the tailgate for some reason. I have thought of making a spoiler for our side by side out of aluminum, and I do have access to a large metal shear and brake for cutting the sheet aluminum and then bending a V shape into the sheet. My son does 3-D printing in plastic, and I thought perhaps he could 3-D print some heavy duty brackets for it. If a person bent the V to form about a 40 degree angle then you could mount it about 4-6 inches above the roof. It might take some trial and error to come up with all the right angles and bracket mounting heights but if a person could produce it for about $200 or so perhaps there might be a market for it?
Well having used this for 2000+ miles, better make it real strong. I have hit and broken branches from trees without damaging the Aegis. it might seem expensive but it’s a solid piece of gear. I wouldn’t buy an aluminum one.
 

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Well having used this for 2000+ miles, better make it real strong. I have hit and broken branches from trees without damaging the Aegis. it might seem expensive but it’s a solid piece of gear. I wouldn’t buy an aluminum one.
I thought about making one out of heavy gauge aluminum for myself, but I'm not sure how motivated I am to do it. Sometimes it is easier to just buy something already made! It would not be hard to make one out of steel, and then paint it, I just need to get motivated first!
 

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Great idea and design but would not work on the trails I ride, too many trees and very tight would be stopping all day to clear the way to go another 10 feet. To nice to have a tree take it out.
 
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