One thing our 2020 Riot X was lacking was a windshield. For good reason, this model was built to play in deep snow where windshields typically aren’t needed. When it comes to windshield choices, Arctic Cat has plenty of options for you to build your own look, feel and function.
We ordered from CountryCat.com and chose the Low All-Black Sno Pro windshield because of its good looks that will compliment accessories we add in the near future.
Our windshield from Country Cat arrived 2 days after ordering in a nicely packaged box.
Artie Cat checked the order list and approved of the contents inside.
Nobody wants a scratched windshield. (Unless you buy used from Princeton Swap Meet) Ours came well protected.
The 2020 Riot X is pretty much sans windshield with the exception of this cowling. If you don’t know how to remove it (no visible screws) it actually pops off pretty easy.
If you work your fingers under the front of the cowling and lift up, it will pop off no problem. Work your way around the edges.
Once your cowling is removed, these square holes will be exposed. This is where you will add the inserts for the 6 windshield screws.
It’s important to note that a Riot X, or Mountain Cat with same cowling windshield doesn’t come with mounting hardware. You’ll have to order six self-tapping screws (PART# 2623-146) and plastic inserts (PART# 1623-025).
Take your plastic inserts and push into the six holes.
You’re nearly complete…grab a T30 Torx head driver and secure the windshield to the plastic inserts via the six self-tapping screws.
BOOM! Your windshield is installed. No matter what color, design or height you choose, the process for most new Arctic Cat models is the same and something you can do to change the look or function of your Arctic Cat in minutes.
To minimize scratches on your new windshield, try to use a clean soft terry cloth rag when polishing. Our go-to cleaner is Lemon Pledge.