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bionic.b
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PostSubject: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Wed May 08, 2013 11:13 pm

hi all,
can anyone give me advise,,,,i was thinking about buying a highway hawk windshield for my intruder volusia....do anyone know if they are difficult to fit???? this windsheild is only 100 pound and would you recommend having one
many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 7:32 am

They are all relatively easy to fit, which one are you fitting?
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 10:59 am

Been looking at one with a two L bracket coming off screen onto handle bars.only says its a highway hawk and model number.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 11:03 am

Model number 57-435
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 4:00 pm

Sorry can't find that number, even on the International Highway Hawk site. All the same it will be easy, they just use clamps.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 4:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Brian, I had one of those when I first bought the bike. I found that I couldn't tighten the handlebar clamps up enough to stop them from turning on the bars, consequently whenever I got above about 55mph, the screen began to come towards me. Eventually I binned it and bought another as it was very annoying. In my opinion it's better to buy a frame or fork mounted one, you'll pay a bit more but they are much better.
Hope this helps mate
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sat May 11, 2013 6:35 pm

bought and ftted the highway hawk.did have a bit of trouble with the screws cross threading,and looking at it now think there could also be a prop when riding at speed that the screen could flip up,as it dont seem to be a strong fitting .it could do with a anchoring down point,anyway lets see how it goes when i get a chance to ride if the weather changes.thank for your advice ,ride safe..
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sat May 11, 2013 8:11 pm

bionic.b wrote:
bought and ftted the highway hawk.did have a bit of trouble with the screws cross threading,and looking at it now think there could also be a prop when riding at speed that the screen could flip up,as it dont seem to be a strong fitting .it could do with a anchoring down point,anyway lets see how it goes when i get a chance to ride if the weather changes.thank for your advice ,ride safe..

I'm not sure I like the sound of that Brian Is there no way of fixing it so it can't flip at speed?
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sat May 11, 2013 8:31 pm

I would send it back & buy one that does what it says on the box, properly and with issue.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sat May 11, 2013 9:58 pm

I agree, thats a lot of cash on something that is not working as intended. Its fine to rework something new to work differently from intended but you shouldnt have to modify something to make it work right
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sun May 12, 2013 11:19 am

spoke to the seller screen will be returned if it dont do what it says on the tin.thanks for your views will let you know if it works or not.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Sun May 12, 2013 10:28 pm

I have a screen which mounts both to the handlebars and to the forks... It was fiddly to fit, but it's rock solid. Reckon that's the way to go. Sorry, cant tell you what model mine it, as it was a 2nd hand Ebay jobbie. Good luck in your search


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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Mon May 13, 2013 9:41 pm

I have one from Eagle screens and it works fine. Easy to fit and the right size for me.






I hope this helps. Fitting was a bit fiddly.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Wed May 15, 2013 11:05 am

screen on ,made a slight alteration and added a part to the screen to strengthen it rock solid and the part dont look out of place with it being chrome.will put some photos on when i work out how to do this. smudger.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Wed May 15, 2013 6:09 pm

Glad you sorted it to your satisfaction, will look forward to the pic's
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 16, 2013 4:16 pm

Good on yeh m8 looking forward to the photos,always good when a plan comes together.
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PostSubject: Re: windsheilds!!!!!!!   Thu May 16, 2013 6:51 pm

Nice one, glad your happy with the result
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