Windshield problems


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Windshield problems

Post by agedbikeman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:17 pm



When I bought this bike back in July, I really can't say if the windshield locked tight or not.
I followed the procedure to change the dash bulbs to led, on dismantling the windshield lock levers I noticed a scratch mark inline with the gap, so I put them back the same way, the windshield now definately didn't lock, I read that the arrow must be in line with the gap in the lever, which I did but makes no difference. I suspected the arms have been swapped over L for R, but I can't find any reference to this.

My questions are, looking at my photos
A. how far back in the slot should the arms go, the go from middle forward, I have tried the adjustment but to no avail
B. which arm is left and which is right, they seem to fit either way round and work the same travel, from centre forward, never right back in the slot








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Re: Windshield problems

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:58 pm

agedbikeman wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:17 pm
When I bought this bike back in July, I really can't say if the windshield locked tight or not.
I followed the procedure to change the dash bulbs to led, on dismantling the windshield lock levers I noticed a scratch mark inline with the gap, so I put them back the same way, the windshield now definately didn't lock, I read that the arrow must be in line with the gap in the lever, which I did but makes no difference. I suspected the arms have been swapped over L for R, but I can't find any reference to this.

My questions are, looking at my photos
A. how far back in the slot should the arms go, the go from middle forward, I have tried the adjustment but to no avail
B. which arm is left and which is right, they seem to fit either way round and work the same travel, from centre forward, never right back in the slot


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When installing those levers, the arrow on the splined shaft should be pointing to the gap in the lever when installed (see picture attached).

I'm fairly sure it's not possible to install the levers incorrectly, as you wouldn't get the bodywork back on correctly. The one in the picture shown here is the left side, notice the piece that pushes up against and slides along the inner metal bracket. If you had the wrong one on the wrong side, this would be facing outwards, and would not slide along the metal as shown.

When the lever is installed and tightened, the top of the splined shaft should be flush with the surface of the lever, as shown.

Lever installation
Lever installation


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Re: Windshield problems

Post by agedbikeman » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:30 am

Thanks for your reply, but it's not the levers that are in question, their position is obvious.

It's the arms inside the fairing that I was questioning, the ones in my photo with the "knee joint" in them, however I since found the answer on a website of a honda dealer where you can expand any part in the parts list to full page.

I will now assemble the screen and if it still doesn't lock, hey ho, it's 24 years old and I'm only 5'4", so I'll never need to raise the screen.

Thanks again
Alex

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Re: Windshield problems

Post by newday777 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:33 pm

If you cannot lock the windshield so the shield stays in place with the line in the correct position to the lever slot, I ran into this on a bike yesterday. You can put the line to point to the edge of the joint to add a bit more pressure. One side will be looser, the other tighter.

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Re: Windshield problems

Post by joeincalif » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:35 am

I since found the answer on a website of a honda dealer where you can expand any part in the parts list to full page.
what site is that?
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Re: Windshield problems

Post by MikeB » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:27 pm

joeincalif wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:35 am
I since found the answer on a website of a honda dealer where you can expand any part in the parts list to full page.
what site is that?
Possibly Ron Ayers
https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/hon ... windscreen
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Re: Windshield problems

Post by joeincalif » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:57 pm

Thank you for the reply. I use that one also


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