Windshield removal, windjammer fairing issue...huh???


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Windshield removal, windjammer fairing issue...huh???

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1980 1100, windjammer fairing, need to remove the windshield, none of the screws will come out, they just spin, I need to get to the back side to grab the nut thingies....looks impossible without splitting the outer and inner fairings, true? Drill some access holes in the inner fairing?....thanks


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Re: Windshield removal, windjammer fairing issue...huh???

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Have you tried a cordless impact? They can often remove fasteners from objects that spin.
Are they well nuts? (a type of rubber covered nutsert)
If so just spin them with a drill while pulling out on the windshield and the rubber portion will disintegrate.
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Re: Windshield removal, windjammer fairing issue...huh???

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If you have the Cycle Sound kit installed you need to remove that to get to the windshield nuts. Remove the speakers from the cycle sound to get to attaching screws.
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I've pulled the speakers, radio, turn signal assemblies, no dice....there is an inner liner, are the two halved glued together?
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Re: Windshield removal, windjammer fairing issue...huh???

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If you completely remove the "Cycle Sound" radio housing, the nuts on the end of the Vetter windshield screws are fully exposed.
A local inventor has figured a way to turn a sausage grinder backward to manufacture pigs. :lol:

♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
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♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:
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I will do that tomorrow....thanks...
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Ok, how easy was that? Can't believe I spent an hour messin with it....thanks


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