And don't forget to put the little thin rubber washers between the windshield and the lifting arms. If you don't the windshield will crack for sure. If you don't have the washers cut some out of a bicycle inner tube or get some round shaped ones from the hardware store.rowie said:Ditto to Dan's comment - every time I've done it, I've been freaking out that I'm gonna break something, but it has worked each time. Be super careful on putting the new screen on - the torque setting is very low (measured in inch-pounds, not foot pounds) and it's easy to crack a windshield. HTH.
Hmmmm - that's weird. Of all the tech sessions I've been to, and all the times I've taken the chrome thingies off of ole Toad's windshield, I've watched folks remove those thingies by 'always' pulling up from the inside and rotating to outboard of the shield. Maybe if the little metal thingies that hold the windshield to the brackets were switched and the tabs were located on the inboard position, it might be possible to pull from the outboard side toward the inboard (center of shield) side. Butt, if that happened, then the chrome pieces would have to be switched? Hmmmm - weird.wArt said:All good advice. Just did it. Grab from the outside of the chrome and pull towards the center. The Clymer's manual was really vague about this; that, or I'm an idiot.
Also, anyone doing this should wear gloves or risk ripping a few your skin or nails off.
Thanks, Stu.wArt said:Dick, you're correct. Memory fault on my part. Here is a picture of the left windshield mount cover (if it uploaded), with the bottom being the outside edge.
Has anyone found a way to eliminate a low RPM viberation from the little chrome thingie's? It does not hurt anything just drives you nuts while idling and a stop light.mycamel said:in my foolishness, i've broken off some of the tabs that the 'thingie's' slide into. i have had to put a couple of dabs of silicone adhesive to hold them in place. not too much-just enough to hold them. should i need to remove them again, i will just use more silly cone.
signed: el dumbo