Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

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Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Postby Big Bob » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:12 pm

I have a Tulsa xtra tall windshield w/vent and when I replaced might headlamps I decided to move the windshield up a little, it was working it's way down and hitting the tupperware trim piece's by the mirrors. Worked fine for a short period of time now I noticed the windshield is a little crocked (not level) judging by with trim piece's and how much space between the windshield and them. I put the screws and deep windshield holders in the right spots and yes everything was tightened up (only 5 screws) before putting the chrome windshield cover back on. Anyone else had this happen before, whats the fix if there is one, I did notice one of the screws is not a mother Honda screw, previous owner used a hardware store screw instead. Could that be causing the slipping problem? It shifted a little, not a big problem, maybe 1/4" but I want to fix it and NOT do it again! Any thoughts.......Thanks :D


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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Postby joeincalif » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:58 am

Most 1500 wing owners have trouble with the windshield staying in place. But if you have the Tulsa TALL why would you want to raise it??
Many years back on my 92 I had that problem, I put rubber washers on the screws that go into the elongated windshield holders. That made the fit tighter. Some people that didn't want to adjust the shield just put a couple small screws under the windshield once they had it where they wanted it. (under the chrome cowl of course)

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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:53 am

May be a dumb question, but you did reset the latches at both sides next to the mirror didn't you?
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Re: Tulsa xtra tall windshield ?

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:46 pm

The Tulsa tall is so thick (to be able to withstand the extra force generated by the wind against that tall windshield) that the height adjustment doesn't even work. You generally have to set the height you want when you install it, and that's where it will stay. The fact that yours is moving says that either something is missing, or is assembled incorrectly.

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