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post #1 of 21 Old Nov 6th, 2018, 12:52 pm Thread Starter
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Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

I need brackets to rebuild my windshield adjustment assembly. Beemer Boneyard is out of parts. I don't want to buy a complete replacement assembly for $775 from a distributor. So I want to find someone that can fabricate the parts for a reasonable fee and help me get my 2008 K1200LT back on the road.

See the attached drawing for the first bracket. I have not been able to remove the second bracket and will do so and create a drawing soon. It is very similar to the first bracket. These brackets attach to the windshield adjustment assembly on one end and to the windshield on the other.

Recently I had a crash due to mold release on a new tire. This resulted in a violent high-side type of crash. This separated the windshield from the bike

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

Enclosed are pictures of the brackets and the windshield to clarify the drawing.
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post #3 of 21 Old Nov 6th, 2018, 3:14 pm
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There is an assembly on eBay with one damaged bracket on it. Maybe enough parts to rebuild one good one?

Item number is 323522903989
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Alex, I've made a couple of the dog-leg brackets out of 1/4" thick Lexan material. Easy to work with using a jigsaw. Just trace a good one for duplicating. Also, you might check out RubbersideUp. They have a motor assembly for a good price and MAY have the small bits not shown. Good luck.

2000 BMW K1200LT Windshield Adjustment Electric Motor 46632307916 - Used Motorcycle Parts

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There is probably no real need to have them made in metal. You could probably get them 3D printed as an option.
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post #6 of 21 Old Nov 9th, 2018, 7:24 am Thread Starter
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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

I am having trouble removing the lower support arms from the assembly. They are held in place with an 8mm cap head screw. Knowing how much BMW likes to use thread lock materials I even applied a torch for ten seconds to loosen the fastener. So far no luck. Both sides are immovable.

Can anyone share how they removed these fasteners such that I can remove the lower supports and then fabricate new ones.

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

Dick,

Did you have any trouble removing the lower support arms from the assembly. They are held in place by an 8mm cap head screw and I cannot get them loose. See the attachment. These are the control arms attached the motor driven shaft.

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

That is not a cap head bolt but rather a long hex shaft. There is a cir-clip and the arms should just slide off.

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

Alex, I have a complete windscreen motor, with a broken part, in a box. It came off my 2009 K1200LT. It's been in a box for the last few years, but if I recall correctly the broken piece is the left-hand lifting arm; this is not the technical term for this part but it's what I call it. If you are interested or want more info let me know and I'll go find it and send a photo. You can have it for the cost of shipping.

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

Okay,

I still do not have the lower control arms removed from the assembly. I do not believe that there is a cir-clip holding these on. If there is a cir-clip, I can't see how to remove it. Enclosed are pictures of the broken arm and the fastener that is holding them in place.

How do I remove these? Surely someone has removed these before.

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Howard,

I will gladly pay shipping for the assembly, hopefully there are some parts that I can reuse. Have you ever removed the lower support brackets from the assembly? I am struggling to remove these. I need to replace both lower arms and just one of the upper arms. The frame is still in good shape.

I had a crash with a new tire covered in mold release compound that caused a high-side type of crash that slammed the bike into the road. The windshield broke loose and separated from the bike. Both lower control arms were destroyed and one of the upper.


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Howard,

I will gladly pay shipping for the assembly, hopefully there are some parts that I can reuse. Have you ever removed the lower support brackets from the assembly? I am struggling to remove these. I need to replace both lower arms and just one of the upper arms. The frame is still in good shape.

I had a crash with a new tire covered in mold release compound that caused a high-side type of crash that slammed the bike into the road. The windshield broke loose and separated from the bike. Both lower control arms were destroyed and one of the upper.


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I have not done any work on this assembly. It was removed by a BMW shop and I kept the parts.

I texted you to get your address, etc.

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Re: Calling metal fabricators for replacement windshield adjustment parts

E-clip on the bottom arm. I have an assembly as well, one bottom arm broken, both tops (the one you did such a beautiful drawing of) intact. Same deal as Howard.

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Your clip is gone. That arm should just slide off, but the hex rod might be trashed at this point.

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I have not done any work on this assembly. It was removed by a BMW shop and I kept the parts.

I texted you to get your address, etc.
Update: it took all of 2 minutes to find my windscreen motor and parts. Shipping them to you today.

To confirm: the left side upper arm is missing; this is the piece that was broken. The right side upper arm and both lowers are in place, plus the motor, wiring, etc.

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Howard,

I think that will be enough good parts to put this thing back together.

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Well I received the parts from Howard and noted that I still need another lower support arm. I have two good upper support arms. The assembly from Howard has one good lower support arm and two good upper support arms.

More importantly is the fact that I cannot get the arm off of the hex shaft. It does not just slide off. I wonder if this was press fit onto the shaft. I have tried using a screwdriver for leverage to pull off the arm. It does not budge.

the arm is up against the assembly such that there is no clearance for a tool to pry it off. I thought about using a fine metal chisel to get the part to move. If anyone has experience removing this support arm, I am ready to listen.

In order to build one good assembly I have to remove the lower arms from my old unit and reinstall new ones from other assemblies.

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Mark,

I would like to take you up on your offer. I still need one lower support arm. If you have paypal you can text me your account number and I will reimburse you for shipping charges.

Any idea how to remove the lower arm? They are supposed to slide off the hex shaft. The question is with how much effort. The three I have tried so far do not budge.

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I'll get the lower arm off, and I'll let you know how it came off. I'll just send you the arm itself, no charge. I'll be texting you later for your address.

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Mark,

Were you able to remove the control arm from the windshield adjustment assembly? I haven't heard anything from you in a couple weeks.

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Just got to it today. My apologies. Just took the e-clip off and pried outward. Slid right off. You might have chewed yours up wrenching on it. If Howard sent the whole assembly, you might want to rebuild that one instead.

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