Gl1800 windshield mechanism


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Gl1800 windshield mechanism

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The windshield on my 1800 raises up but will not go down. Is there a simple fix or do I need a new ratchet mechanism?



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The tension screws probably need to be adjusted.
They hold pressure down against the windshield.
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I have had the windshield off and it slides freely but the ratchet mechanism does not flip over to the down position

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Probably already known to you, but it has to go all the way to the top before it will go down. If this does not help, I got nothing else.
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Viking already stated that it must go all the way to the top before it can be dropped back down. I had that problem shortly after I bought my 2008 trike. Someone on here, possibly Viking, responded....I lifted it all the way up, and voila! I could then push it all the way back down.
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HAD THAT HAPPEN TO ME A COUPLE YEARS BACK. HAD TO TAKE FRONT APART TO GET AT MECHANIZE TO CLEAN RATCHET SLID, THEN USED GRAPHITE TO LUBE SLIDE. WORKS GREAT STILL NOW.
:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:

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Did you pull it all the way up to flip the lever over to allow it to go down. If in doubt, check the Owner's Manual.

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The problem is that the lever will not flip. You ca feel and see the lever hit the stop but it will not flip

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Ouch! That definitely does not sound good.
:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:

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vothger wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 pm
The problem is that the lever will not flip. You ca feel and see the lever hit the stop but it will not flip
Have you tried a little lubrication on the lever?
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i sprayed an aerosol lube as best i could without disassembly but it is starting to look like i will have to disassemble it. thanks for all the responses

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vothger wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:19 pm
The windshield on my 1800 raises up but will not go down. Is there a simple fix or do I need a new ratchet mechanism?
Because the lever is not flipping probably means part #25 is now missing. When I do this repair, and it's been a while, I believe I replace part #25, 23, 25, and 26. I used to think it was from poor design, however over time, I believe part #25 drops out because the mechanism has been over stressed by someone not knowing how to make it go down.

After those parts are replace, be sure it is all clean and NOT lubed. Lube will only attract dirt, and it is designed to work by being clean.

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I will check this out next time I remove the over and windshield. Thanks



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