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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by ram11397 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:49 pm



looks good, plus talking about all your other toys how does your bike handle it, that's a lot of stuff draining the battery didn't think the 1100 had a lot of spare power to run stuff.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by littlebeaver » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:05 am

Well his Stator is on the blink at this time, he is considering a Alt. conversion.. like we have.....He can run what he wants then...lol

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:28 am

littlebeaver wrote:I missed seeing this post somehow...I just saw it,,,here's another one I found on the Youtube...

'mornin littlebeaver. its a great safety feature. I only wish I had bought it before I rode down to Florida last year during the rainy season.

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Post by wingwrench » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:54 am

Where and how did you get 6x9 speakers in the front fairing...? Looks like that might be a worth while upgrade...? Do they sound better then the original speakers....? More bass..?
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:47 am

'mornin wingwrench.

yeah, it definitely is a better sound quality than the original hondaline speakers, but it does help if your radio have a built in equalizer to make the bass deeper. i did have to remove the gauge box that was there, and also, had to cut the heck out of the fairing to accommodate the 6 x 9's. also had to cut part of the inside signal housings. i used torque bit deck screws to screw them in so they couldn't be removed with a standard Phillips screwdriver. if your willing to cut up your fairing, then you can install them, but you can also reinstall the original hondaline speakers if you don't like the 6 x 9's and they just barely cover the hole you've made in the fairing.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by Sidcar » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:54 am

Hi Stuart, interesting article.
You could try taping your washer tube to the wiper arm, blanking off the end and making two or three holes in the side facing the screen, that would spray the water right where it's needed.
Keep the posts coming (and a bit more exposure on the pics please).

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:41 am

'mornin sidcar, i tried that already, but it didn't work quite as good as it does now. below are some pics of what it looks like. the water bottle is actually a radiator overflow bottle, the pump is a mini pump that's mounted to the bottom of the bottle, the water hose is common vacuum line that i have routed from the sidebox thru the frame and up thru the fairing where i drilled a small hole and ran the hose thru it to a spray jet nozzle. all these parts were bought from my local auto parts store. the electrical wiring goes from the pump directly to the + - sides of the battery with a 15amp fuse.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by Sidcar » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:28 am

Neat. I look forward to hearing about the long term road test.

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:08 am

i can tell you right now that its paid for itself 10 fold over. i've used it many times rain and its a difference between day and night when getting caught out in the rain. best "safety" investment on a motorcycle you can buy next to brakes and tires.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by ron5378 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:47 am

Hi,
The wiper is make scratch on windshield ? if yes, How to protect the scratch ?

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:17 am

i use the hondaline windshield cleaner for plastic windshields. it protects the plastic from getting scratched, but i have noticed that it is getting just a slight marking on it, but once i use the cleaner, it disappears. i look at it this way, as long as it keeps my "line of sight" clear,(which it does very nicely), i can live with the rub line that's towards the top of the windshield.

im going to be riding down to Florida next week and im sure it will be used a lot with the storm that headed towards the eastern seaboard and the entire state of Georgia and Florida. still the best $200.00 "safety" investment i've ever made other than new tires and brakes. the only thing i didn't like was having to drill 2 holes in my $140.00 windshield, but its paid for itself many times over already in being able to see in a rain storm and that's the main thing, being able to see where your going.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by ron5378 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:58 pm

Thanks.

I'm doing install wiper to my GL1500Se 93. I also finding the protect windshield firm as "clearplex" as well.

The wiper also need and good for my country condition as well.

Ride Safe..and Enjoy : )

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:10 am

if you have to drill thru your windshield, make sure you take your time doing it. don't force the drill bit thru it. in other words, don't push on the drill to get it thru the windshield, let the drill do the work and drill at a slow speed otherwise you run the risk of cracking your windshield. also, make sure you have the bits for drilling thru plastic, not metal or wood. that's very important. the directions should be pretty simple, just follow them and you'll be ok. i love mine, you'll be surprised at how much better you'll be able to see in the rain.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by ron5378 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:16 am

I just finish install wiper to my GL1500SE. It is good for me.

I use the used part from yahoo action in Japan for my wiper project. The Honda Japan. They use wiper part share some model as honda gyno canopy, GL1500 Japan Spec, Gl1800 Japan Spec. For electric system, I have order wiring and control box from Taiwan (http://motor55.com/).
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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by Sidcar » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:32 am

Looks good, nice job. Does it catch on the screen vent?

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by ron5378 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:23 am

When operate the wiper, it have space around 5 mm from vent. (left corner)




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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:56 am

that looks great, bet your glad you have it too. makes riding in the rain much much safer. i have one on my bike as well.

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Post by alwims » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:57 pm

Hey stuart what are you using for fluid in your system. I'm installing a wiper and washer and am not sure what fluid to use. I'll post pictures when I'm done. I'm doing this to my 08 1800 with the F4+4 shield. Im using the Peer Clear wiper. They recommend windex to clean their shields because of the coatings they use to make them. I'm thinking about a 50/50 mix of water and windex.

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:05 am

g'mornin alwims.....well, i have taken the windshield wiper off my 100 and have mounted it onto my 1200 so i don't have to go and spend $300 dollars for another one. im still trying to figure out how to run my washer electrical pump lines and the pump hose to the front windshield and where to mount the pump button.

NEVER use ANY window cleaner that's meant to be used on glass including windex. it will eventually ruin your windshield. i use plain water in my washer bottle.

honda makes a very good windshield cleaner/polisher that comes in a spray can. you should be able to get it at most any honda motorcycle dealership and it costs just under $10.00 a can. not only can you use it to clean and polish your windshield, but you can use it to clean and polish your entire bike. when you spray it on, it comes out like a foam and you wipe it onto the surface until it disappears into a haze, then buff it out. i use a terry washcloth. one side to wipe it on and the other side to buff it out. works great. i keep it in the trunk along with the washcloth so i can clean my windshield where ever im at.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by alwims » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:19 am

I was hoping you had figured out something besides plain water. F4 Customs recommends Windex and Paper Towels to clean their shields. They also recommend using Rubbing Alcohol every month or so to clean the grime away. F4 Customs uses some kind of coatings that will stand up to lots of abuse. As a mater of fact, at shows they've got a wiper on one of the shields with steel wool attached to the wiper blade rubbing on the surface of the shield dry and it is turned on the whole time the show is open. The shield I looked at had zero hazing. I've got one on both my bikes and the 1200 looks as good as the day I put it on 2 years ago.

Thanks for the advise about not using anything, but plain water, but I think I'll use a mixture of ether 50/50 or 25/75 Windex/Water. I guess if I ruin my shield, it'll be a very expensive experiment. After the last foggy morning and having to stop on the side of a busy highway to clean my shield, I decided then and there, I was going to have a wiper, as I slipped getting off and almost fell into traffic. That would have most likely ruined my day. :(

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by Solidbob » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:37 pm

alwims,
I have had my wiper assembly for three years now and probably right at 4,000 miles in the rain. Here's details with my photos to follow: I have an F4+4 Windshield https://www.f4customs.com/index.php?route=common/home mounted all the way up on my 2003 GL1800 Goldwing w/ a 2012 Roadsmith HT1800 Kit as we like to look thru our windshield and this works great. Prior to doing the wiper install I called F4 owner Dave Frank to ask about how long the expected life would be and was told they were still on their first windshield, what !...he went on to add that they carry a demo unit with them to various shows that uses the F4+4 mounted high with the long arm and blade with a long strip of steel wool attached. Once a day when they arrive they turn it own and it runs all day til they go home. We'll I'd seen it but at the time was uninterested.... next I asked him what he used to power the blade and the said a PeerClear Wiper unit http://www.peerclear.com/ and they are still on the first one of those also... I purchased the Premium Kit from PeerClear that comes with two types of switches, one a push button type pad and the other is a toggle switch so off / on or intermitant running down the road / but unlike the F4 Demo unit as its using the steel wool for a slider the windshield needs to be wet with a hose or rain to not want to stick, I also use a product called Rejex as my wax for the trike and the windshield and face shield and mirrors..... as it says...Nothing sticks..... I did add a short piece of Clear Door Edge Guard across the top edge of the F4+4 to channel the water to the sides if the wiper is not in use from no rain. Just measure two or three times to make sure where you want it mounted with the blade pulled out, fairly clear instructions and kevin is very helpful / I also bought an extra blade but have not had to use it. Just some FYI - hope it helps..... enjoy the dryer ride.... lots of videos on line!!

I also have lots of photos if you'd like to see them send me an email not PM as the won't attach.... solidbob@hughes.net

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by alwims » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:43 pm

Solidbob wrote:alwims,
I have had my wiper assembly for three years now and probably right at 4,000 miles in the rain. Here's details with my photos to follow: I have an F4+4 Windshield https://www.f4customs.com/index.php?route=common/home mounted all the way up on my 2003 GL1800 Goldwing w/ a 2012 Roadsmith HT1800 Kit as we like to look thru our windshield and this works great. Prior to doing the wiper install I called F4 owner Dave Frank to ask about how long the expected life would be and was told they were still on their first windshield, what !...he went on to add that they carry a demo unit with them to various shows that uses the F4+4 mounted high with the long arm and blade with a long strip of steel wool attached. Once a day when they arrive they turn it own and it runs all day til they go home. We'll I'd seen it but at the time was uninterested.... next I asked him what he used to power the blade and the said a PeerClear Wiper unit http://www.peerclear.com/ and they are still on the first one of those also... I purchased the Premium Kit from PeerClear that comes with two types of switches, one a push button type pad and the other is a toggle switch so off / on or intermitant running down the road / but unlike the F4 Demo unit as its using the steel wool for a slider the windshield needs to be wet with a hose or rain to not want to stick, I also use a product called Rejex as my wax for the trike and the windshield and face shield and mirrors..... as it says...Nothing sticks..... I did add a short piece of Clear Door Edge Guard across the top edge of the F4+4 to channel the water to the sides if the wiper is not in use from no rain. Just measure two or three times to make sure where you want it mounted with the blade pulled out, fairly clear instructions and kevin is very helpful / I also bought an extra blade but have not had to use it. Just some FYI - hope it helps..... enjoy the dryer ride.... lots of videos on line!!

I also have lots of photos if you'd like to see them send me an email not PM as the won't attach.... solidbob@hughes.net
Sent you an email from my alwims gmail account. I had a similar discussion with F4 a few years ago. I finished up a few minutes ago and went for a short ride. It seems to work great except for the problem of water coming over the top. I haven't been able to find clear door edge down here in the bottom of Texas, but I really haven't looked that hard either. I'll take pics tomorrow and post them.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by Solidbob » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:35 pm

alwims

Pick your store / trim the end to stop about 3/4" short of the windshield edge / save the other piece for later....

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by alwims » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:21 pm

Thanks Bob. Like I said, I'll post pics tomorrow.

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Re: motorcycle windshield wiper

Post by alwims » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:16 pm

Pictures as promised. I went with the cheaper unit with the integrated switch because as you can see in the pics I have enough junk on my handlebars to mess with. Sorry about all the glare and the nozzle pic is dark. So far it all works perfect. Here are the pics in no particular order.

















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