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    Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    on: Jun 22, 2021, 10.40 pm
    Jun 22, 2021, 10.40 pm
    A few weeks ago I replaced my my standard windshield with a Givi Airflow.
    installation was not very smooth due to some sketchy cowl nuts in combination with a not so properly mounted DIY GPS mount.

    Anyway, I had to let go of that GPS mount if I were to mount the Give Airflow.

    Last Saturday was my first proper ride (670km in a day) with that new windshield after some shorter day trips.
    For the first time a used the highway after 1900hrs which means 130kmph is allowed one some highways.

    After 30 minutes the windshield in the highest position was vibrating a lot when I was cruising at 130kmph (+  :007:)
    I decided to stop and adjust the windshield into a lower position. When did that I discovered that the windshield was only hanging on with one "bolt".  :789:
    The other bolts had "popped out".

    I performed some battle damage repair with some tie reps so I could continue.  :164:
    Luckily I made it home with the windscreen on the bike.

    I ordered some parts to attach the windscreen properly again.
    Looking at https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/en/honda-parts/2014-vfr1200xdl-dual-clutch-motorcycles/f-43-upper-cowl I am missing one thing: a 9mm nylon washer. For some reason only 8mm and 10mm nylon washer seems to exist.  :187:

    Is it okay (and safe)  to use a 10mm nylon washer in stead of a 9mm washer?

    Picture: Were these ever even proper cowl nuts???


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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2021, 01.27 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 01.27 pm
    You can just buy standard windshield mounting bolts (M5) Put the washer between bolt's head and the windscreen. These bolts are disposable. If you mount them in a few times, they will come loose and won't stick tightly.




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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2021, 03.24 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 03.24 pm
    Thank for your reply. I already bought some new bolts so I have some spare ones also.

    The Honda parts list url also mentions another nylon washer which do not seem to be included in other sets like on the picture you shared. I will use the 10mm for that instead of the described 9mm black nylon washer.

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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2021, 03.50 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 03.50 pm
    It's not a rocket sience, I think you can stay calm, it will do the job  :002:

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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2021, 07.34 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 07.34 pm
     :008: Somehow, the windshield is now attached to the motorcycle!  :007:

    Thank You for the inspiring words and trust!  :031:

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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2021, 10.21 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 10.21 pm
    You're welcome ! :001: :001: :031:

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    Re: Windshield (re)installation - What bits are exactly needed?
    Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2021, 10.30 pm
    Jun 23, 2021, 10.30 pm
    Vaak bu'j te bange  :164:

     



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