Originally Posted by frontiercat
Well, on my dirt road experience last weekend, I noticed how much the windshield flops around on the rough roads.
I thought that when I was installing the side wind shields (whatever they are called) I would add a small brace to see if it puts a bit of rigidity in the whole dash assembly. With my big honkin' Montana flopping around up there on the Madstad bracket.
Here is what I came up with. $3 worth of 1/8"x1/2"x36" cut down to two 8" braces:
Going camping off of the bike this weekend; report to follow!
That looks very effective.
Here is what I built to do the same thing plus hold my GPS.
First I made a templet.
From the templet I made the (two) brackets.
After the brackets were made (and powder coated) I clamped it to the bike (using a 3/8” bolt as a locator) and drilled the mounting holes.
Mounting hardware and the 3/8” locating bolt.
Right side mounted.
Left side mounted.
The hole on very the top of the mount I will put a cross bar that will hold my GPS. End result is I have a dual purpose bike with a dual purpose bracket. It stiffens the wind screen mount and holds my GPS.
Because of my metal inventory, and my contacts, my cost on this project was $00.00.