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post #1 of 12 Old May 21st, 2007, 12:49 pm Thread Starter
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Any one having or had trouble with the windshield motor. I like to adjust it a lot for speed, wind, rain, heat, cold etc. I would like to see if thatís OK or if that causes trouble down the line.
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Any one having or had trouble with the windshield motor. I like to adjust it a lot for speed, wind, rain, heat, cold etc. I would like to see if thatís OK or if that causes trouble down the line.
I put 108,000 miles on a windshield motor without beig afraid to use it. I'm absolutely certain that there are higher mileages out there.

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two things I use the most after shifting and the clutch are the windshield motor and the cruse controll, ( and the brakes and turn signals are also used.)

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I bet there is a ton of those motors out there that can be had dirt cheap. So play away. People usually bust the arm assy from dropping and that leaves them with a good motor.

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If ya burn up a windshield motor, it is relatively cheap to replace (used) and easy to do.

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Any one having or had trouble with the windshield motor. I like to adjust it a lot for speed, wind, rain, heat, cold etc. I would like to see if thatís OK or if that causes trouble down the line.
Play with it without thinking about it. If you have the stock shield there is virtually no problem raising it at speed, while you may find it difficult or impossible with an after-market shield. I cannot raise my Cee Bailey #2 -2 above 65-70 mph, so if I need to raise it I have to slow down a bit first.

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Oil it

Found mine sticking several months ago and it just needed a little oil on the hinges. By the way, I adjust mine all the time while riding. 30,000 miles and riding............................

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post #8 of 12 Old May 21st, 2007, 6:42 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, I do have the tall BMW shield and don't have a problem moving it at speed. I do like to look over it, but at speed it's not as nice as my CLC with a Laminar Lip, the Lip makes the CLC quieter (wind noise) at speed than the LT and I can look over the shield without been blasted by the wind.
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post #9 of 12 Old May 24th, 2007, 8:19 pm
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Screen motor

My UK spec LT will not allow the screen to rise above 80 mph.I have reached 120 mph with the screen up with no issues. I did however have mild steel pins fitted to my screen hindges instead of stainless steel and they rusted solid and where a bitch to remove. This as been my only issue with the screen. I have the BMW tall screen fitted.

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I had some trouble with mine about a year after I put a CB #2 -2 w/wings on it. Squirted some silicone on the hinge points and no problems - even at 80+ mph.

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post #11 of 12 Old Mar 17th, 2010, 4:49 pm
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Re: Windshield Motor

Mine froze solid recently, having been ridden almost all winter on salt laden roads. I think it was partly that I didn't use it enough.

Anyway, I put oil on the hinges and it's freed up.

My advice, lube it and use it.

Where have I heard that before?
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post #12 of 12 Old Mar 17th, 2010, 5:12 pm
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Re: Windshield Motor

I constantly use it. They rarely break and when they do there are cheap replacements.

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