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Still need windshield help
Written by goldwingman40 on 6/12/2011 at 04:57 pm

Karen,
Here is a link to a writeup by Leland on replacing the windshield:

http://www.directcon.net/lcshepp/WindshieldReplacementProcedure.txt

Somewhere on the list a couple of people wrote up about different ways of
ramoving the coating from the Honda windshields. I could not find it but maybe
someone knows and will speak up.
Fred



--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Karen Boehler <karen_boehler@...> wrote:
>
> Folx:
>
> The only reply to my last question about my windshield ended with the possible
trader backing off, so I'm back where I started.
>
> Since then, however, I took a 250 mile round trip (both day and night) and
while the engine performed flawlessly, the windshield is so bad I'm convinced
it's dangerous. (I can't see ANYTHING through the shield at night at all, and
the day is getting near that.)
>
> So, I still need to know if anyone (Scott?) has a video showing how to remove
the windshield.
>
> I need that because I'm going to simply remove the windshield and ride without
one until I can either save up enough for a new replacement (several years) or
find someone with a really good price for a used one. (Anyone?)
>
> Cutting it down won't help because A. I still won't be able to see through
what's left; and B. I have not the skills, knowledge or tools to do the work.
(Unless I can use a circular saw with a plywood blade. No? I didn't think so.)
>
> If there is no video, I may have to use that saw just to cut the windshield
down as low as possible, but since at least one person thinks the shield is
repairable, I'd hate to have do that. If I can take it off in one piece, I'm
willing to ship it for the shipping cost.
>
> Thanks again. You folks got the bike up and running, so now I'd like to be
able to enjoy the fact it IS running.
>
> KAB
> Roswell, NM
>
> ?Never underestimate the power of blind faith. It can manifest in ways that
bend the laws of physics or break them entirely.? "True Blood," Aug. 30, 2009
>

Message Thread for message #104427

motorcyclema...
6/12/2011, 07:25 am
Still need windshield help
Folx: The only reply to my last question about my windshield ended with the possible trader backing off, so I'm back where I started. Since then, however, I took a 250 mile round trip (both day and night) and while the engine perfo

    sr139fox
    6/12/2011, 04:03 pm
    Still need windshield help
    I sometimes check you tube for help when I need tackle a project I never tried before. I take the best from each video and tackle the job. Try these links and see what others are out there.

    goldwingman40
    6/12/2011, 04:57 pm
    Still need windshield help
    Karen, Here is a link to a writeup by Leland on replacing the windshield: http://www.directcon.net/lcshepp/WindshieldReplacementProcedure.txt Somewhere

      docpolycarp
      6/13/2011, 02:09 am
      Still need windshield help
      Somewhere in the archives, two individuals separately described using tape to remove their windshield coating. One used packing tape, the other used duct tape, pressing the tape on in strips then removing it. They said the coating came off wi

    wolfeman5r
    6/12/2011, 05:11 pm
    Still need windshield help
    Karen, is your windshield that badly fogged or scratched? If it is badly fogged or lightly scratched you could try meguiars plastex. It is a light abrasive, and worked wonders for my 89's original shield. It took a few times to get it clear.

    daviddockstader
    6/13/2011, 01:11 am
    Still need windshield help
    I think you will like riding with no windshield. That's how I ride every summer. As I recall you were going to trade for a stock shield, which for me makes unacceptable wind noise, so I think the person who backed out did you a favor.

    aayjayhod3
    6/13/2011, 10:48 am
    Still need windshield help
    Well, I hate to tell you this but you're going to have to learn to wrench if you really want to replace that windshield. You will really only need two tools, a phillips screwdriver and a metric allen wrench. You will have to remove

    motorcyclema...
    6/15/2011, 07:18 am
    Still need windshield help
    As you folks probably already figured out, I'm on and off this list. Thanks for the replies, and I'm going to try to answer them as they came in on the digest. So first, Dave wrote: > I sometimes check you tube for help when

    motorcyclema...
    6/15/2011, 07:20 am
    Still need windshield help
    Fred wrote: > Here is a link to a writeup by Leland on replacing the > windshield: > > http://www.directcon.net/lcshepp/WindshieldReplacementProc

    motorcyclema...
    6/15/2011, 07:31 am
    Still need windshield help
    wolfeman5r wrote: > Karen, is your windshield that badly fogged or scratched? Yup. Take a look at my album "Tupperware Dragon." I just cropped and blew up the photo that's there (it's 1:30 a.m. and dark, so I can't take a

    motorcyclema...
    6/15/2011, 07:39 am
    Still need windshield help
    David wrote: > I think you will like riding with no windshield. That's how > I ride every summer. As I recall you were going to trade for > a stock shield, which for me makes unacceptable wind noise, > so I think the person

    motorcyclema...
    6/15/2011, 07:44 am
    Still need windshield help
    Brian wrote: > > Somewhere in the archives, two individuals separately > described using tape to remove their windshield coating. One > used packing tape, the other used duct tape, pressing the > tape on in strips then re

    c172myp51
    6/15/2011, 11:34 am
    Still need windshield help
    I can no longer remove my windshield. All 5 of the bolts/holes that hold it in are stripped (tried new bolts already). I just work around it now. No big deal. There will be no video of windshield removal on my bike. -Scott

      aayjayhod3
      6/15/2011, 12:40 pm
      Still need windshield help
      All is not lost Scott. You should be able to drill and tap for larger screws. A.J. --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com,

        douglasvanb
        6/15/2011, 02:13 pm
        Still need windshield help
        And then you can use Helicoils (or similar product) to get the proper thread size again, if desired. Cheers, Douglas --- In

          tradewinds1964
          6/16/2011, 11:43 am
          Still need windshield help
          Last night I shot video of removing the mirrors, the windshield and the headlight bulb. I will try to finish editing tonight and have it posted on the 'tube by morning. Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red PC Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)

    motorcyclema...
    6/17/2011, 12:11 am
    Still need windshield help
    Ting wrote: > Last night I shot video of removing the mirrors, the windshield and the > headlight bulb. I will try to finish editing tonight and have it posted > on the 'tube by morning. THANK YOU!!!!!!! I've got a

    motorcyclema...
    6/19/2011, 04:34 am
    Still need windshield help
    Ting: > And the video is ready. > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKPL-cZK8ZQ Wonderful! I've watched it through the windshield removal and have it bookmarke

      tradewinds1964
      6/20/2011, 03:00 pm
      Still need windshield help
      Never a problem. And my thanks go out to Scott for helping me greatly with his videos (PC800 Fixes). He was the inspiration for this. Have fun and ride safe. Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red PC Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)

    xxrocinantexx
    8/12/2013, 12:00 am
    Re: Still need windshield help
    I can attest to the fact the standard Scotch brand packing tape removes the windshield coating with very little effort and fuss. I am going to coat the windshield with smoke colored clear Plastidip for a protective and stylish coating.Should