Polaris RZR Windshield Wipers: What You Must Know
Feb 14th 2021
Some riders are completely fine with half windshields, helmets, and goggles when it's muddy and wet outside, while others choose to coat their full RZR windscreens with things like anti-fog spray and RainX. After all, they argue, if you drive fast enough, water and debris will blow right off your UTV’s windshield. But if you like to stay clean and dry when riding, live in a wet / snowy area, and aren’t particularly fond of blurry or obstructed fields of view, a Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit is the perfect accessory for you.
In some places, UTV windshield wipers are a requirement for on-road use. But even if they’re not legally mandated, Polaris RZR windshield wipers are handy to have at the ready. Be it a manual Polaris RZR windshield wiper blade or an electric dual-blade Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit, being able to see clearly when driving a sport side-by-side like the RZR is absolutely crucial. So if you’re on the fence about Polaris RZR windshield wipers, keep reading, because we’re about to evaluate the functionality, ease of installation, and cost of Polaris RZR windshield wiper kits to determine which, if any, stand out from the crowd!
Polaris RZR Windshield Wiper Kits With Washer Fluid Pumps & Reservoirs
Not all riders will want, or need, a Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit with sprayers. But for those with polycarbonate windshields, getting a Polaris RZR windshield wiper / washer kit is important. We’ve seen riders who’ve rigged up self-priming transfer pumps which draw water from streams to clean their vehicle's windshield in the field. While this might be excessive to some, if you’re running a polycarbonate windshield, you should have a water pump or handheld sprayer at the very least to flush abrasive dirt and mud from your windshield.
If you’re not careful, windshield wipers will scratch your poly windshield worse than a frightened feral cat. Using ample amounts of washer fluid, however, will help to reduce the formation of windshield scratches on your poly, plexi, or Lexan windscreens. Many riders choose to mount windshield washing fluid reservoirs under the hood of their RZR, but you can also place them under the driver’s seat next to the battery, or on the side of your bed / intercooler if you’ve got a secondary battery kit occupying the other half of your battery tray.
If your Polaris RZR windshield wiper assembly didn’t come with washer fluid pumps and reservoirs, there are aftermarket squirter systems that you can add separately. Or if you’ve got a glass windshield and require nothing more than a hand-driven wiper blade, companies like SuperATV and Kolpin Outdoors offer cheap yet reliable manual wiper options.
Non-Conventional Polaris RZR Windshield Wipers
Rear window washers / wipers from compact cars like the Ford Escape are often retrofitted to work with UTVs like the Polaris RZR. Visit any junk yard and you’ll likely be able to find a windshield wiper with the swing rotation you want -- as well as a wiper motor to power it. Wiring in such accessories isn’t hard to do -- requiring only a ground wire, a power wire, and a switch. Fabbing up a mounting plate for the motor isn’t difficult either.
The hard part of such an approach is mounting the wiper blade to the motor through the windshield. Even with proper tools, drilling through a poly or glass windshield is risky business. And with windshields that cost in excess of 1000 dollars, it might behove you to pay up for a proper Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit in order to avoid destroying your expensive aftermarket windshield.
Final Thoughts On Polaris RZR Windshield Wipers
Be it a $20 manual windshield wiper; a Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit with a 12v motor, an 18” blade, and a 90-degree wiping path; or a Polaris RZR windshield that comes with a built-in wiper kit, there are several ways to improve your visibility when riding. Laws that make windshield wipers compulsory might be why you’re after a Polaris RZR windshield wiper kit. Or, you could be tired of mud, bugs, dust, and water interfering with your line of sight. Whatever the case may be, if you shop at Everything Polaris RZR, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Polaris RZR windshield wiper package for you, your machine, and the climate / terrain conditions where you ride!