34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?


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Malm
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34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Post by Malm » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:09 pm



I saw SilverDave post and show a pic of his 1200 with the tall windshield.
So, I decided I had to have that too!! (I am 6'2"+)
So I bought one on ebay, $125 shipped brand new...
Now I get to looking, and I am afraid it will be more involved than simply expanding the mounting holes?
I have not taken it apart yet, but anyone that has already done this, how involved is it?
Also, without the vent, is it going to block all the air and be miserable?


Common sense is NOT so common....

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Re: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Post by LeMaitre » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 pm

Hello,

I got a oversize windshield for my GL1200A from Memphis shades. It did not require any modifications. At 6' 1" I understand wanting the extra protection.

-Mark
1985 GL1200A

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Re: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Post by SilverDave » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Depends where you ride, I guess .

I often leave the vent closed, even on a summer day . The two side Wind Wings move more air than the vent ever does.

But why would you have to change the holes at all ?
Mine fit perfectly , with NO mods . Is it really a GL1200 Slipstreamer ??

SilverDave

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Re: 34" GL1500 windshield on a GL1200 ?

Post by Malm » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:37 am

No, I am trying to put a GL1500 slipstream on a GL1200.


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