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Mounting a windscreen from God knows where...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LMJ, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. LMJ

    LMJ Faceplant in progress

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    This is pretty much a shot in the dark, but, why not?

    My dad found a windscreen in the back of the garage, and has no idea how it got there some 20 years ago. But, it's in pretty good shape, and I'd love to mount it on Igor (1983 CB550SC) for those freeway rides.

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    I tried mocking it up, but it should really be leaning further forward than it is in this picture.

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    Any ideas? I'm sure the windscreen's long out of production, I can't even find a website for B&S Plastics.
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  2. LMJ

    LMJ Faceplant in progress

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    Bump?
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  3. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    I don't think it would be too hard to find those two-piece clamps to clamp around standard 7/8" bars from another windscreen that mounted the same way. I bet the solid rods that pass through the clamp and support the screen are a standard diameter, too. If the rods are a smaller diameter, you could use longer set screws or shim the holes in the clamp, or drill out the clamp if the rods are too big.

    You could try a motorcycle junkyard for the clamps...
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  4. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Set it on fire and push it down a hill.
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  5. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    OK, sounds odd, but go to your local music store (instruments, not cd's) and look at the drum kit hardware. There's all sorts of clamps and things that will work with both the handlebars and the rods that are on the shield. Drummers love to add all sorts of carp to their sets and the manufacturers are all too willing to oblige.

    Trust me, I own a music store:evil
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  6. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better Supporter

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    Good info! Hhhmmm, camera mounts? drink holders?
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  7. LMJ

    LMJ Faceplant in progress

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    Sounds just crazy enough to work! :huh
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  8. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    That is not too bad but I suggest the local motorcycle parts joint... every town has got one... Our's happens to sell snowmobile parts also, you know the place...! ?

    They always have left over hardware from windshield installs and years of selling them to folks...
    Looks like the genaric versions of the National Cycles stuff would work...
    Or a m/c breaker...
    Best,
    Rob
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