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windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:07 pm



My 89' will not stay up.
Latches operate but when at hwy speeds it drops back the the lowest setting.
Did the search and came up empty
Thanks again.
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:46 pm

There are some screws that you can tighten. Think they were behind the mirrors. There is a procedure somewhere in the manual.
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:47 am

There is mention of this in the old as dirt recall on the wings and their fix was to replace the rubber piece that touches the windscreen at the edge of the fairing. I believe it was originally recalled because of it not sealing and letting air by but I do also remember reading somewhere that another symptom of that rubber dealy being shot was that the windshield would not stay in the up position and would slide down. Make sure the rubber dealy ( I know, technical term, I don't even have a manual for my bike yet) is in good shape and contacting the windscreen, actually pinched up tightly against it when the windscreen latches are locked in place. The windscreen stays up because it is wedged between the dash and the front panel below the windshield when the latches are pushed down. Not so if the pinchy items are no longer pinchy. Rereading that... It's no wonder our parts guy tells me "you suck!" when I give him a parts request for a truck I am working on :lol: I guess "pinchy" parts is kind of a nebulous term, huh? ;) On second thought... "My '89 won't stay up" just lends itself to age. Some of us tend to suffer that issue :roll:

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby Mag » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:53 am

Laughed at that one, cuz I am also the same way (describing parts, that is, not the other, or at least I will deny it), ha!

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:31 am

Clymer's that came with the bike is not one of my favorites.
What's a good one to have?
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby wingman1000 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:58 pm

My windscreen has always slipped down, even when very new. To overcome this I bought a couple of clips that attach to the screen and screw up tight. They were from one of the main suppliers of aftermarket accessories.

Try one of their catalogues or one of the internet sales sites

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Searched and can't find anything like what you described.
Any Co name or links?
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:56 am

1st off, remove your windscreen, then clean the rubber mat surface that comes in contact with your windscreen good with rubbing alcohol. Then follow the directions below



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Re: windscreen holder

Postby m2102 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:53 am

if the windscreen has been on for a long time, sometimes even some what newer, if tightening the screws behind the rubber on the mirror doesn't work, take off the garnish and get a thin weather stripping like would use on doors or windows, and apply it over the rubber that is supposed to press against the screen. before I replaced my wind screen the old one would drop down with out loosening the levers. I put the eather stripping on and made a world of difference. don't use one to thick, about 3/16"should be plenty

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby wingman1000 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:06 pm

I have found the clips I bought but cannot find any reference as to who made them. However, I photographed them and tried to include the picture but don't know how to; perhaps someone could tell me how to do it.

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:11 pm

You'll need to put them on a hosting site.
Photobucket is free and easy.
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby wingman1000 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:41 pm

I have edited the posting to include the picture. Hope it helps.
Regards
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:45 pm

Thank you Chris!
I'll look locally for similar item.
Tightened the aforementioned screws but it still dropped.
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby m2102 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:47 pm

Those look like the tabs that go on a framing square to lay out stair stringers. All the nail benders out there know what they are

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby Maddogg » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:57 pm

That is exactly what they are, all though I have never seen them in plastic before. Mine are brass. Can be bought at any Home Deport, Lowes or most hardware stores for about $5 for 2.

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:21 pm

I'm no carpenter but sweet! :mrgreen:
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:57 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:1st off, remove your windscreen, then clean the rubber mat surface that comes in contact with your windscreen good with rubbing alcohol. Then follow the directions below


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Thanks Dusty. That's what I was looking for but couldn't locate.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: windscreen holder

Postby OU812 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Menards had brass for $3.50 for 2.
Blue loctite hand tight good to go.
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Re: windscreen holder

Postby baumedagn » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:45 pm

I suffered through the same problem on my 1990. I was looking for a solution that would still allow me the ability to adjust the shield without bolts or clamps. What I found that was easy and worked really well was coating the lower part of the windshield (the part that is mostly hidden) with truck bed liner paint. I coated both the inside and outside. The paint added a rough surface and enough additional thickness that the OEM clamps worked perfectly. I put over 20K miles on after without the shield sliding at all.




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