SXC/LC4 BMW windscreen

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Steelhead, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Steelhead

    Steelhead It's all good

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    I just recently sold this bike here in "flea market".


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    I have been emailed/PM'd/called about this windscreen about 15 times in the past couple weeks so I thought I would post a little info about it here for anyone who might interested in duplicating this project.
    Had I known this BMW windscreen would have generated so much interest from the LC4 crowd I would have put it on ebay. :lol3


    This is simply a stock windscreen off any BMW 1100GS years 1995-1999.
    They came in clear and in smoke and should be available on ebay or maybe even here in the flea market.

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    It installs fairly easily but you must be willing to spend a little time fabricating some hardware/bolts etc. The main supports bolted onto my Baja Designs front turn signal brackets that were mounted to the upper triple clamp.
    The bolts are about 3 inches long and are rubber mounted to absord a little of the shock. I had to drill a couple holes in the sides of the screen to have a place for the turn signals since I was occupying the original mounting positions.

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    The upper half of the screen attatches to the brush guard clamps on the handlebars. I used an extra set of clamps I had sitting aroung the garage but these can be picked up anywhere for cheap and IIRC they are standard bar clamps.


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    Another shot of the hardware. The total length from the handlebar clamps to where the support rod is mounted to the screen is 7 inches long and is rubber mounted to the screen with stainless bolts and flat washers.

    Not a big project but is a little time consuming.
    You may try calling Baja Designs for the 04 SXC front turn signal bracket but everything else can be had with a little imagination at the hardware store.

    cheers :freaky
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  2. techieguy

    techieguy Lost in the woods

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    Thanks for the info and pics.


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  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Indexed. Thank you Steelhead for the great writeup.

    PS - your nutz to sell that schweet bike. :D
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  4. Steelhead

    Steelhead It's all good

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    Nice work on that Index thread there Meat!
    Great resource.
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  5. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    what are ya' riding now? That was a cool looking SXC.
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  6. Steelhead

    Steelhead It's all good

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    Just finishng up my pimping project on a shiny Yamaha WR450 and
    taking her to Baja for a torrid 2 week love affair in a couple days. :lol3

    I love Mexico so much I can hardly sleep...... :jump
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  7. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    What kinda soft bags are those?
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  8. Steelhead

    Steelhead It's all good

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    They are just doggie saddle bags you can get from any pet supply place. Had to modify a couple straps to secure them to the subframe and are less than $30 and disposable IMO. Soft luggage is the only way to go in the dirt IMO. I don't want hard bags landing any where near my legs if I go down.
    Travel lite, put your stuff in zip locks and these bags work great.
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  9. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    Cool thanks.

    I'm intimately familiar with the ziplock routine...

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