windshield surprise.


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Skeldog
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windshield surprise.

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Well I learned a little more today about my Interstate. it has what the previous owner called a Tulsa windshield. it's probably 2" taller than the stock one. anyway I had it off while doing some maintenance on the fairing last week. when I put it back on my thinking I guess was don't overtighten the screws that hold it. I use a little blue locktite on them so they don't vibrate loose. anyway I was riding a rough dirt road maybe 25 mph into the wind thankfully when it suddenly rocked back on the two rear through bolts. I was sure glad I wasn't out on the highway. I pushed it back and rode the mile home and re- mounted it and tightened it up a lot better. realiozing the friction against the rubber strip behind it is about all thet grips it to prevent that from happening


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Be very cautious with standard Loctite around plastic. It will embrittle plastic and it will fail in short order.
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