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post #21 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 11:20 PM
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....

Perfect timing! I have ordered a Tulsa tall and I have been asking for help on how to install the new WS. This is so good that I may be able to do it myself!
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post #22 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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boscoporp,

Let us know how those instructions worked for you. I am glad the timing was "perfect".

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Excellent Instructions

Hey Guys -

I am planning on cutting down my windshield so I am very happy to read the instructions here and the simplicity with which even I could probably do it?

We shall see in the spring when the bike comes out!

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P.S. I will make sure to share that posting and PDF with my website visitors too.
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Windshield Installation Instructions

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big fan of F4 Customs windshields - which are sold by our board sponsor, Honda Direct Line. I put tens of thousands of miles on my F4, including a trip to Alaska and back, and IMO the F4 is the best windshield on the market.

Don Frank - owner of F4 Customs - has posted a couple videos on YouTube showing how to change the windshield on a GL1800. Of course he is doing it with an F4 which he hopes you will buy but the instructions are generic to replacing a windshield. He has some other videos if you search YouTube for "F4 customs" such as for a GL1500.


post #25 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 02:20 PM
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Don - since I got a new bike - I don't have an F4 anymore.

When I get a buncha miles on it I will go there again. I bought my F4 after our Alaska trip (it needed a new windshield bad then)

So far my stock windshield will work until I need a new one!

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A word to the wise:

Inspired by Fred's DVDs, I've taken to spritzing rubber parts with silicone spray, since it is such a good rubber preservative.

However........




Part #12 in the above diagram has some rubber pads. The last time I had the windscreen out, I spritzed a little silicone spray on the rubber pads, obviously without thinking .

Yep, those pads are what clamps the windscreen and prevents it from moving up and down. DAMHIK!

I spent a bit of time in a motel parking lot fixing that one, trying to beat sunset. Just about lost a screwdriver bit in the black hole beneath #12.

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Part #12 in the above diagram has some rubber pads. The last time I had the windscreen out, I spritzed a little silicone spray on the rubber pads, obviously without thinking .

Yep, those pads are what clamps the windscreen and prevents it from moving up and down. DAMHIK!

I spent a bit of time in a motel parking lot fixing that one, trying to beat sunset. Just about lost a screwdriver bit in the black hole beneath #12.

IHTH someone!


You rockets scientists crack me up!

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First Part is also the way to change out the windshield Garnish too!

Excellent instructions. Worked like a charm. Replaced the factory WS with a +2 WS and didn't lose any hardware. The vent was more trouble than the WS. Glad I followed the F4 instructions. A+ First part is also the way you'd change out your windshield garnish too.
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Great tip, THANKS!

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Part #12 in the above diagram has some rubber pads. The last time I had the windscreen out, I spritzed a little silicone spray on the rubber pads, obviously without thinking .

Yep, those pads are what clamps the windscreen and prevents it from moving up and down. DAMHIK!

I spent a bit of time in a motel parking lot fixing that one, trying to beat sunset. Just about lost a screwdriver bit in the black hole beneath #12.

IHTH someone!

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You rockets scientists crack me up!

You flatter me! I've never claimed to be a rocket scientist....as we all know, you gotta be pretty darned smart to be one of those!

I'm just one of the dummies who was brain-damaged enough to actually volunteer to ride atop their handiwork!

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