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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 25th, 2009, 8:36 pm Thread Starter
 
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Windscreen screws torque

While doing some cleaning around my office workspace (there was a section there of bike-related items that survived a bike inquisition-like-purge I did a few years ago..) I discovered something I had long forgotten about. Just before my accident I had ordered a bikescreens screen for Andromeda. I scanned my mailbox (there's crap in there since 1998..) and indeed I found the emails exchanged with Herwini in New Zealand about it. I didn't, however, find what size of a screen I ordered and in the box there's nothing about it.

To make a long story short, the screen looks perfect and I'd like to try it. I did take the windscreen out on Andromeda twice and used the "snug fit" method, but I'd really like to it by the book this time. I scanned through the threads and came up with "25 inch pounds of torque" used in CeeBaileys screens. Is this universal?

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post #2 of 6 Old Jan 25th, 2009, 8:46 pm
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Re: Windscreen screws torque

The torque spec I found is:


Windscreen to windscreen adjuster

2 Nm
1.5 lb-ft
17.7 Lb-in

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Thanks, that's what I needed!
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Re: Windscreen screws torque

Just an idea for you,
The Cee Bailey's windshield on my LT has mounting holes that are larger than the factory windshield,
so what I did is cut some short pieces of rubber hose just a little bit longer than the thickness of the windshield, inserted them into the holes and "slipped" the mounting screws inside the hose,
because they are "just a little longer" the hose spreads out as it gets tightened, holds the windshield very firmly with no worries about cracking.


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I found the best thing to do is to get new screws that have the proper thread lock on them. I found that to be more important than the torgue valvue. You don't want those puppies coming loose riding down the road.

Just my .02 cents worth.

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Re: Windscreen screws torque

Well I always tighten them little screws until they brake in two then back them up a 1/2 turn. Okay thats what all the older mechanics always told me when ever I asked that question.

What I did until I bought a torque wrench that reads that low was use the short handle of the hex wrench to tighten the hex screws. And even then you can over tighten them its just not as easy.

Watch the rubber gasket that goes between the windshield and the mount when it squeezes out a little your done.

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