Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...


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JohnUSA
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Motorcycle: 1995 Goldwing TriKing Trike

Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

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Hi all. New guy, new to me 1993 Aspencade.

It had the aluminum finish windshield garnish. I wanted to dress it up with a chrome one, so off to fleabay I go.

It arrived yesterday. Looks identical to the aluminum one, until I go to install it.

The aluminum one set in place perfectly. Two front tabs in, and the left and right attachment holes fitting nicely into place.

The chrome one, different story. I put the two front tabs in, and it looks like it's trying to take flight. The left and right side are up away from the fairing by about three inches on each side. I really had to press to get each side down and the screws in.

Just wondering why. It has no signs of accident or outright warping. Thoughts? The seller did not say what year it came from. I assumed with the mounting tabs being the same, the fitment would be identical.



kane67
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Motorcycle: Honda GL1500-88

Re: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

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Hi!

I have noticed on my wing that there are extra large washers (by PO) under front tab part, so it moves garnish a bit forward. Then it needs to be pressed left and right to mount mechanism.
I have no experience how original seats but I believe a way much better...

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Andy Cote
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Re: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

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Aftermarket stuff known to be "off" some, particularly the high volume, Chinese made goodies. Fleabay amplifies that likelihood.
2018 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

JohnUSA
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Re: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

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This was a used take off, so the fitment was a bit surprising.

tnt9339
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1990 GL 1500A Aspencade

Previously owned;
1978 CB550/4
1976 GL1000
1983 VT500 Shadow
1983 GL650 Interstate
1985 GL1200 Interstate
1995 GL1500 Aspencade
2001 GL1800

Re: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

Post by tnt9339 »

The 95 and newer style garnish has a different front mount. The mount is included when you buy a new aftermarket garnish. I don't know if they are available separately.

Tony



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