Mounting windshield vent


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sasho_bg1
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Mounting windshield vent

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Hello all,
My GL1500 have a windshield slipstreamer S-166 without vent.
I want to install vent and bought ShowChrome PN 2-359C.
Surprisingly for me, the vent does not fit snugly windshield. I have 10mm (3/8") clearance between them, in center of the vent.
The question is whether to make a hole in the windshield or make a mistake. It seems to me that the vent will break from the tension.

What to do? Cut or not?
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Re: Mounting windshield vent

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Welcome to the forum.

I personally have not installed a vent in a Slipstreamer windshield. I believe that you are correct and if you try to tighten up the vent, it will break. You could try mounting the windshield to the bike to ensure it is in the correct shape/bend and then see if the vent fits better. Otherwise I would send an e-mail to Slipstreamer and see what they say.
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Re: Mounting windshield vent

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Thanks for good answer!
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Re: Mounting windshield vent

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It shouldn't be too hard to make a gasket to take up that space and still compress enough to be tight where it needs to be. Possibly felt or cork, or even some silicone.
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Re: Mounting windshield vent

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Remember that the windshield will flex while riding, so you want the vent to have some room. You might try running some silicone all the way around the vent, as a flexible gasket, and don't tighten the fasteners. You can then add as much silicone as you need to fill the gap.


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