Honda AT windscreen maintenance

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by canyncarvr, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. canyncarvr

    canyncarvr Been here awhile

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    The black cushion washers that are part of the windscreen assembly aren't good for more than one use it seems. At least, when I took my screen off to clean it and the otherwise inaccessible dash bits, all of then were mangled.

    WASHER, SCREEN SETTING
    64205-166-610

    How many owners replace those washers at $1.60 each? Or...use small o-rings maybe? The originals are squeezed to nothing after one installation.

    I used hollow punches to cut replacements out of an inner tube.

    I'm curious what other riders have come up with.
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  2. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I found some softer o-rings at my local hardware store. I think it was a couple of bucks for a dozen. They work well and are reusable.
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  3. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    Don't tighten down the screws so much. If you're squishing these washers completely flat, I'd say the screws are too tight. I take my windscreen off to clean it several times in the last year and have never felt the need to replace any of the hardware.
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  4. canyncarvr

    canyncarvr Been here awhile

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    Granted. Mine were flattened enough to be in pieces from the local dealer...assuming they put the windscreen on. Certainly they were tightened to excess. I know better.
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  5. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I found a loose one on my bike. One missing.

    Ordered a new set (all four) at the dealer. I was raped for $28.XX. I hope they'll not loosen this time or i'll be very unhappy.
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  6. canyncarvr

    canyncarvr Been here awhile

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    You are referring to the setting washer? That piece missing shouldn't give you anything loose. Or a screw was missing?

    Well nuts are available from other places than Honda. I bought 10 'em from the bay.

    M5 5mm Rubber Well Nut Windscreen & Fairing 10mm 3/8 Wellnuts - 10 pcs for $4.

    As noted above, OEM online retailers like zilla have the setting washers for less than $2 each. You have to pay for shipping on low $$ orders, but you will be way ahead of a $28 charge...and get them in your mailbox.

    Button stainless screws should be available at a hardware store. Online they are less than $2, too.

    If you got four SETS..the stainless screws, well nuts, nylon and setting washers, $24 isn't awful.
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  7. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    It was all the hardware required to screw the windscreen back on. I didn't want to go searching for this here and that there. Bike is only six months old!*


    *with 18XXX miles. :lol2:imaposer:p3rry
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  8. canyncarvr

    canyncarvr Been here awhile

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    Too tight and fitments get damaged. Too loose and they fall out.

    Maybe they have to be 'tight just right'....and a bit of blue loctite. I did use that...and it may be a mistake I'll find next time I take the screen off. There isn't a lot holding the well nuts in place. Loctite may make the whole mess spin.
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