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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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GL1800 windshield removal / installation

I thought I would pass along a bit of information for our readers. This may be helpful next time you change out your windshield (GL1800). I just installed my Tulsa Freedom Slide +4" today. However, I choose to follow the instructions from the F4 windshield co, because they did not instruct you to remove the mirrors. By not having to remove the mirrors, I was able to save considerable time. They have photo illustrations for each step, provide the specific size socket / allen wrench you will need, and no problems were encountered. Below is the link for the GL1800 windshield removal/installation if interested. Since I could do this, it is likely almost anyone can ! 45 minutes for me, and I am slow. I found the instructions on the internet:


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This should help a lot of guys. Thank you.

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post #3 of 82 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
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Great find! Their instructions are MUCH better than what is in the Service Manual!

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post #4 of 82 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 07:59 AM
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good find! ...
thanks for posting that one
(I'm getting ready to put a new windshield on)



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post #5 of 82 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 08:40 AM
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Very clear instructions. Thanks for the post.

I'm glad that my stock w/s is fine for me. Replacing a G-W windscreen is much more involved than replacing an electrically adjustable one on a BMW touring bike!
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Thanks, this is why I love this forum always great information.

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post #8 of 82 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009, 12:42 PM
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Thanks. I need to change it out. Looks like it will be easy.
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I think that even I could do this! Thank you.

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post #10 of 82 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 05:48 PM
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Replaced my oem with an F4 +4 and wow what a difference. I just followed the instructions took my time and it took me about 45 minutes. I really appreciated the tip about stuffing a rag in the mirror in case....glad I did cause I did!

F4's service was incredible. I can't say enough about how well I was treated. They even said to call them and they would walk we through each step on the phone if I had trouble.....really first class.


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