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Triman023
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PostSubject: windshield parts needed   Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:19 pm

I won the auction for the large GRiSO windshield, unfortunately, as happens in auctions, some parts are missing.
The guy told me the original bolts would work to install, well thats a no go, too short. I can get longer bolts but it looks like spacers are required to fit in the indent in the headlight bucket and keep the bracket from scratching the triple tree.
Anyone know where I can order these parts?
It would have been nice if the seller had been honest and said they were missing before shipping it from ENGLAND!
I believe the term is wanker.

Its like Peter Eagan from Cycle World said " I wish I could buy things from myself"

If anyone has installed this kit, any info would be great.

I am going to take a ride tomorrow at 6:30 AM and its just going to be cold. Would have been nice to have a windshield...
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:39 pm

The spacers aren't sold separately BUT their dimensions, apart from their length, are identical to or at least as close as makes no difference to the spacers used to mount the cam chain tensioner in 1970's/'80's big block Guzzis. I have a pair of these I've just taken out of a poor old nail I just put a camchain and proper tensioner in lying on the bench right now. If you'd like 'em I'll slip 'em in an envelope.

They will need cutting to length and painting because they aren't stainless but they'll do the job without looking horrid or bodgy.

Let me know.

Pete
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:47 pm

Pete

Thanks for the offer, if you can give me the ID and OD I can order them online. Save you a bit of postage..
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:35 pm

Pete

On second thought, send those spacers to me. I can use them to get started. Will PM you.

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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:31 pm

OK After apologizing, we are on a better footing. The seller left them on the bike when he left it at the dealers to sell. He is retrieving the parts and sending them to me. Not a wanker...
I sent him enough money for postage and a pint.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:21 pm

Triman023 wrote:
I sent him enough money for postage and a pint.

You, sir, are a class act.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Nice work. Let me know if they don't materialise and I'll flip you the pair I have. Didn't get to the post office yesterday due to the crap with Ralf's bike.

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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:55 pm

Will do.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:48 am

Final note:
While waiting for the parts, I made some spacers and got some bolts. What a nice shield this is! It bolts to the top of the fork and the headlight and the brackets are thick stainless, very ridged. Also adjustable and since its transparent it doesn't take away from the look of the bike. Wish I had had it last Sunday, 28F degrees in the mountains! Had to stuff newspapers inside my jacket for insulation. With this and my heated vest I can ride anytime.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:59 am

I finally got the original fittings. Much better than the cut tubing I have been using. Glad I convinced the seller to get them. Of course, the windshield will work the same but it will be proper now. One thing that I find odd about it is that it seems a bit forward in its mounting, a bit ahead of the headlight. I have tried several different adjustments but that seems to be they way it goes. Its OK, a welcome addition to the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:38 pm

Mine is the same about 6mm in front of the headlight.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:06 pm

Mine too.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:29 pm

Its an Italian thing! I just don't understand... but I accept.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:00 pm

Probably designed and tested in Guzzi's own wind tunnel. Move it 6mm rearwards and 'orrible things might 'appen. Aerodynamics really is a black art.
I have a clients Z1000 in the shed. Designed by an artist, headlight cowl looks very stylish and aerodynamic. Ride it at speed and an invisible Mike Tyson rides with you, continually beating you about the head.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:07 pm

Well it works very well as it is, and it looks good on the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: windshield parts needed   Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:13 pm

In reality, some high pressure zone air directly in front, would escape between headlight and screen and partially fill the void between the rider and screen. This is to stop excessive turbulence caused by high pressure air spilling over and around the screen, trying to fill the low pressure area behind the screen.

It takes FAITH to believe in something you can't see.
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