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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 23rd, 2007, 3:14 pm Thread Starter
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I have an alternate source for the windshield screws (466 32 351 521) at a fraction of the cost. Same dry 3M Scotchgrip lock patch (don't use liquid Loctite as it will harm the windshield). Only difference is that it's a Phillips drive instead of hex - which should be OK since this is a low-torque joint.

3M says the Scotchgrip fasteners can be reused, because there are enough thread-locking micro-capsules that rupture each time to secure the joint. However, the design engineers here at H-D who have tested Scotchgrip fasteners on Harley vehicles say the fasteners need to be replaced after 6 uses.

Not long ago, I was riding to work when my windshield started vibrating awkwardly as I raised & lowered it. I pulled over and discovered that one of the bottom fasteners had worked completely out.

So I figure about every 5th or 6th time I pull my windshield off, I'd better start using fresh fasteners.

My dealer wants close to $3 per screw, and Chicago BMW wants $1.60 plus shipping. I could probably send out sets of 4 for $5 including S&H (savings of about $8 over Chicago), or sets of 25 for $30 (save $16.50) or sets of 50 for $50 (save $36.50).

If there's enough interest out there to get this going, I'll order a batch and see how it goes.

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I'll take a batch of fifty, and can redistribute locally to the folks here at cost, saving you time packaging them individually. Another excuse to meet up with friends works for me!

Lemme know whether you want payment via PayPal or a check by snail mail.

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I'll take a batch of fifty, and can redistribute locally to the folks here at cost, saving you time packaging them individually. Another excuse to meet up with friends works for me!

Lemme know whether you want payment via PayPal or a check by snail mail.
So.. uh... do you consider me local?

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So.. uh... do you consider me local?
Zippy, I'll meet you at your house and we can ride down together.

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Please save me 8 or so until I get to your house.

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Hi Dave,
I would definately take 8 (shipped). Let me know when. I'll also be watching the thread.
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Count me in for a handful, Dave. Got 4 different 'shields I switch between and figure mine are losing grip about now.

Will keep an eye on the thread for more information..
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Dave, I would also be interested in a few w/s screws if you are able to make this happen.

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