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Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:59 pm



Hi,

After driving few times in light/heavy rain I decided to do somekind of simple manual wiper.

So here it is ;)

Easy to take it off if needed, one 10mm bolt locks it.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:19 pm

thats a good idea putting a wiper on your bike. i know what your talking about when your caught in the rain with your bike trying to find somewhere to get out of the rain because your visibility is cut down to almost nothing and having to sit there waiting for the rain to let up or stop. for $189.00 and free shipping you could have gotten yourself one of these for your bike. its electric and no more "hand wiping" your windshield. i ride year round on my bike, so having an electric windshield wiper is invaluable not to mention about staying safer in the rain. the one in the pic is on my 83 GL1100 apsy, and as soon as i can get my other wing, (86 GL1200 SEi) fixed and back on the road, im gonna buy one for it too. mine has paid for itself many times over just from a safety standpoint.

if you want more information about it, i can give you the online website address.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby redbug » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:30 pm

Do you have a picture of the working side? That's pretty cool.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:41 pm

In fact this is a set with motor, but I didn't use that (yet)...
It's meant for boat, motor has 90 deg wipe area. Price (new) was only 36,90€ (~40$) without wiring/switch.

For the moment working side is a 5-6" long bent metal plate coming backwards (between dash and windshield vent), still need to modify that a bit more, it must be easy to use gloves on.

I just used 6x40 screw (wiper requires 6mm), one nylock locks metal plate to screw end. Other nylocks and washers both side windshield with suitable tightness and mechanism is ready ;)

Wiper mounts to outer screw end.This is not spline mount design like in cars. Just a mounting block to axle (my 6mm screw) and bolt locking.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:39 am

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Wiper handle, this was just something to start with (was my only suitable metal piece to test)

Need to do better looking handle, maybe somekind of black plastic coated...

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby Bigbiker0 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:21 am

What,s about rain drops inside the windshield? I use to ride on rain without prob. with a helmet face shield looking over windshield. If you are looking thru a windshield with water drops on both side an glasses on your face with water drops on both side I understand you cannot see the road in front of you.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:05 am

I don't think a wiper would help much in this Florida deluge...
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A bud with his HD in a trailer was following me and took a few pix's just as the storm started and during.
He said he had to time his snapshot tween wiper wipes.
I ducked down behind my tall screen and barely got wet, not counting forearms and shins downward.
I was maintaining around 40 mph through the storm.
HOW?
Cars pulled over due to the rain and winds which "Parted the way" for a vehicle-less road.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:59 am

I haven't got problems with drops innerside, just outside.
Well, if it's really heavy rain I might not play with this. But sure it's gonna be better than nothing.
Thin rain is also annoying as I'm looking through windshield even it's in lowest position.


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Re: Manual wiper

Postby alwims » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:22 pm

Why not mount the motor on it and be done with it?


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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:44 pm

It will be later... Need to find nice waterproof switch first.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:01 am

kane67 wrote:It will be later... Need to find nice waterproof switch first.

hummmm....
Does anyone ever really use the Emergency Switch?
In all my life on 5 bikes, the only time I use it was to signal a 'HI' to passing riders.
Also to test the turn signals on the trailer.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby guitarzan » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:56 pm

Hi Alwims,
What brand is that wiper kit you have there? Do you hook that up directly to the battery?

Thanks
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby alwims » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:38 pm

guitarzan wrote:Hi Alwims,
What brand is that wiper kit you have there? Do you hook that up directly to the battery?

Thanks
Frank


http://www.peerclear.com/
Here is a thread with several pages about wipers.
http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=25440

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:56 pm

Here's how it looks with motor. I used old vent assy for mounting (first test version :D )
Tested it and works nice.

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Next is to check emergency switch wiring, never used it except testing button funtionality.
That would be a great switch location for wiper.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:16 am

Kane67 - I really like what you have done there. I am quite tall and so usually only find myself looking through the top few inches of the screen, which your solution would sweep perfectly. I think most of the time I would only need an intermittent wipe facility so again, the simplicity of a manual wipe would work for me.

Hazard lights (emergency switch) as they are known here in the UK are used frequently by vehicles. Mainly on busy highways with fast traffic which has come to an abrupt halt because of an accident. It gives more warning to vehicles behind you that everything is coming to a stop and hopefully prevent another collision.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:06 am

Ok, here in Finland you can only use if accident. if you use them for some other reason... no no no... :lol:

land of rhinos sometimes...

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:33 am

land of rhinos sometimes...


Well I know Finland is famous for many things but rhinos?
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:13 am

:D yep a local joke "land of rhinos", authorities are sometimes so thick headed without common sense.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:54 am

Ready...





I will change later this outer vent plastic to solid clear plexi plate.
Otherwise, I'm happy with it.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:18 am

kane67 wrote:Ready...



I will change later this outer vent plastic to solid clear plexi plate.
Otherwise, I'm happy with it.
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Did you need to run heavier wire in place of the light emergency wire?
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:40 am

Nope, motor is using ground control.
It has positive and negative poles, third pole is ground control to operate.

I soldered off flasher wires (left/right) and covered the wire ends. Soldered one same size wire to free hazard switch pole, other end goes to motor control pole.
Followed the hazard supply wire to triple tree, cut it, soldered another wire (what is connected to ground) to hazard supply wire (what connects to hazard switch). And of course other end supply wire is sealed that nothing bad can happen.

By this way I can always restore to original pretty easy.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:48 am

Too bad there weren't a few more built in switches for OUR use.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby kane67 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:52 am

True, that would be awesome to have 2-3 integrated switches waiting to be used... (Honda R/D... wake up...)

I have extra fuse block under left pocket, I was thinking a moment to put switch to left fairing where cigarette switch is.
But safety issue came first, now it's easy to turn it on just with thumb.

Btw, just tested the 4th gear fork "thing", lucky me there is no extra sound when rear wheel higher/lower than front wheel.

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Re: Manual wiper

Postby FM-USA » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:23 pm

It works... KEWL BEANS!!
Aftermarket switch box on either/both masters is all we have for now.
I've seen one where accessory switches were under the clutch master but that limits the bars tilt.
The panels in the lower fairing (by knees) were for OEM equipment but in Interstates they're open for us to use. Tho as I look for replacement panels, no OEM's are made, ever.
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Re: Manual wiper

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:24 am

redbug wrote:Do you have a picture of the working side? That's pretty cool.


yes i do..............this is a pic of what the windshield looks like after the wiper made a sweep across it. as you can see its crystal clear as you look thru it.

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