Street Glide Windshield

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by racerx, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. racerx

    racerx Banned

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    Just bought a 10" windshield for the Street Glide.
    Any advice on installing?
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not sure on the newer bikes, but a warning from my experience. On my bike ('03), the 3 screws that secure the front fairing and clamp the windshield, fasten to brass threaded bolt holes molded into the inner fairing. I got too rambunctious when I was tightening these one time and stripped the brass "socket" out of the molded plastic. Had to come up with a plan B. This is a very fine line since the screws have to be tight enough to secure the windshield, but too much force and the sockets twist loose!!

    TQ
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    +1 on what TQ said. Also be VERY patient and be SURE the shield slots are around the brass sockets and not wedged anywhere else or you will crack the shield as you tighten. Don't ask me how I know this!
     
  4. racerx

    racerx Banned

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    Thanx guys
     
  5. drbf22

    drbf22 New Member

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    Is it possible to replace these brass inserts into the fairing?
    Thanks
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Yes I used a two part epoxy (don't ask)
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    What happened Steve? :D
     
  8. I have the short shield. I thinks its the four inch. Its the real short one. I want a little more protection but still want the sleak look. does the six inch make a difference over the four inch?
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Go with the 6'' recurve or windvest