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post #1 of 21 Old Apr 8th, 2014, 11:05 pm Thread Starter
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Broken wind shield support

My right side wind shield broke on my 2005 K1200LT. I searched the internet for a replacement with no luck. Does anyone know where I can get one. I am currently riding without a wind shield. Not much fun.
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post #2 of 21 Old Apr 8th, 2014, 11:10 pm
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You might check or call http://www.beemerboneyard.com.

I think VernVernVern is parting out an '03 LT also.
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post #3 of 21 Old Apr 9th, 2014, 1:35 pm Thread Starter
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DasBoat2003 I will give them a call.
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The Beemer Bone Yard did not have what I needed. Who is VernVernVern with the 03 LT and how would I get in touch with him?

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post #5 of 21 Old Apr 9th, 2014, 2:22 pm
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Hi, Kelvin. If you're talking about the slightly dog-leg piece that is running lower left to upper right in your picture, I might be able to help. You can remove the left side 'pivot arm' (which is what I call that piece) and pick up a plate of 1/4" thick Lexan at your local glass shop - then make an outline copy on the plate and using a variable speed hand jig saw, go slow and cut out the piece. To make mine, I used a rattle can of dark paint and sprayed over the good piece, and that left the outline to cut. Once cut, I used the tube-sanding piece from a Dremel set and beveled the edges. A variable drill wuz used to bore the pivot holes to fit the pivot sleeve. Getting it all back together almost required four hands, due to the spring fitment involved - butt it's doable solo with patience.

BTW - I might be able to find one remaining piece from my inventory that I made several years ago. If so, can you use it, and do you just need one? Or would you rather make your own? HTH.
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Dick that's good information as usual from you.

Freeman, I was thinking of the making of one from a 1/4 sheet of aluminum. I don't need one but I thought I could cut and mill one that was probably as good as the factory one.

But the Lexan idea is better. If you go that way, you gotta be careful drilling in thick stuff as a drill can catch and crack it in a heart beat. And all corners need to be beveled to keep any cracks starting. Better to have a drill press and have the work piece clamped to the table.

Also if you make your own, I'd suggest you get/use 2" masking tape to tape over the piece on both sides and then mark it up. Then I'd suggest drilling the necessary holes before you do all that cutting as it would be a heartbreak to have the piece all cut out and then to crack it on drilling it.

Just a thought on that - Let us know how you fair with all this.

Good Luck with it anyway.

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post #7 of 21 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 1:22 pm Thread Starter
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Dick, tconnell

I have given thought to having one made, now that I see how rare this piece is. Personally I do not think I can manufacture one. Even with the instructions provided, mainly because I do not have the tools. I would take you up on your offer (to make one). Yes, it is the dog leg top piece in the pic. I only need one. I am willing to pay for your trouble. Please let me know.

Dick,

So you made one before and it is still holding up?

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post #8 of 21 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 1:47 pm
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There's a guy on Craigslist in the San Diego area parting out a 1999. Not sure if the parts the same or not. Here's his listing.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/mpo/4383649877.html

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post #9 of 21 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 2:26 pm
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Dick, tconnell

I have given thought to having one made, now that I see how rare this piece is. Personally I do not think I can manufacture one. Even with the instructions provided, mainly because I do not have the tools. I would take you up on your offer (to make one). Yes, it is the dog leg top piece in the pic. I only need one. I am willing to pay for your trouble. Please let me know.

Dick,

So you made one before and it is still holding up?

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Hi - yep, made several of 'em and passed 'em forward to folks in need. The one I made for ole Toad is still working as original and I see no abnormal stress or wear. In truth, I'm of the opinion that Lexan, in this application, is better than the ?pot-metal? OEM piece. The OEM piece doesn't fail doing it's intended function/purpose, butt rather can't win-out when some tangential stress or force is applied torsionally to the piece - as occurs when the shield puts stress on it during a fall.

Lemme know if I can help, Kelvin.
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post #10 of 21 Old Apr 11th, 2014, 1:44 pm Thread Starter
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Dick,

I'm not sure how my support broke. It sure was not as a result of a fall or drop. Just one day I noticed the wind screen was 'loose'. Actually the wind screen is fine. I just removed it to keep it from blowing away.

Do you have a template to make another one? Can you make one for me? Like I mentioned earlier I am willing to pay you for your time and trouble.

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post #11 of 21 Old Apr 11th, 2014, 2:01 pm
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Kelvin, if you're not in an urgent hurry, I can make one for ya - just have a full dance card at the moment, so it will be into early next week before I gitterdun. I'll ping ya soon as I'm ready to mail it, so I can getcher mailing address. Don't wanna be remunerated - just find yourself an opportunity to help someone in the future and "pay it forward" when you can. K?
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I have a plexiglass one that I made I can send ya. This all comes from Daves pay it forward program. Send me your address via pm or email Ill send it out asap.
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My right side wind shield broke on my 2005 K1200LT. I searched the internet for a replacement with no luck. Does anyone know where I can get one. I am currently riding without a wind shield. Not much fun.
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post #13 of 21 Old Apr 13th, 2014, 9:55 am
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I meant Dicks pay it forward program
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Kelvin, if you're not in an urgent hurry, I can make one for ya - just have a full dance card at the moment, so it will be into early next week before I gitterdun. I'll ping ya soon as I'm ready to mail it, so I can getcher mailing address. Don't wanna be remunerated - just find yourself an opportunity to help someone in the future and "pay it forward" when you can. K?
Hi, Kelvin - gotterdun. Be ready to mail it to ya when I get to the P.O. tomorrow. Just need your mailing address - by PM. BTW - don't mind that little bit of gold paint on one side - I used that in making the tracing. You can paint over it if you wanna make it look like your left side pivot arm. Just stick a rag or sumpthin' in the pivot holes to keep the paint spray out. Hope this puts you back on the road soon.
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Dick,

Man you guys are awsome . Good looking out for a fellow Beemer rider. Jeffgs sent me one made of plexi-glass. I wanted to insure I had one in hand before I told you that I did not need one. Did not know you would make one so soon. I should have it changed out tomorrow if I figure out how to remove the bottom pin (spring loaded) . Not sure if I need to remove any panels. Any tips would be helpful. If all goes will I will be back on the road with wind screen tomorrow night or Friday. Will let you know how it goes.

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Got it done. Was not as difficult as I thought. Just figuring out what to remove to get to the lower pin of the support took the most time. The actual R and R was pretty simple. Just insuring I did not drop any of the pin parts. I just stuffed rags in all the places something could fall into. Actually I did not drop anything. My experience as a AF avionics specialist came in handy. If you drop anything in the cockpit of an aircraft, you would have to stay on the air craft until you find it. On to my next project. Radio problem. Well check out the pics.



Again thanks all.
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glad its all back together, now go ride.
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Rode that night. I pretty much ride year round. Will be heading to Jackson Ms. next weekend. And Houston in July. No really long trips scheduled this year.

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And again thanks Jeff, for the "support arm. I am saving the old one for a template just in case someone needs it.

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Guess this means Dick now has one in "stock" .

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Guess this means Dick now has one in "stock" .
John - yep. Got 2 actually - had an extra small piece of Plexiglass left over that I didn't wanna waste, so made two. . Hopefully tho, no more breaking pivot arms!
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