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Has anyone installed a sport windshield bracket? Mine arrived today, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the front two bolts tightened down, and still use the plastic trim cover that covers the panel above the headlight/below and infront of the instruments. It's only 4 bolts, and it would be easy were it not for the trim panel (if you look at the photo on the top of the site, you will see the panel I am referring to, above the headlight and between the two signals).

Naturally, the bracket came with zero documentation/installation instructions.

Hoping someone here has done this and can offer some advice.

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I had mine installed by the dealer and wasn't around to see the process but i know the plastic cover still there.
In fact, the space between the shield and the plastic is perfect for fitting my ezpass.

I'll take some close up pictures for you, hope they help.
 

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I appreciate it, but you don't need to bother with photos. I've found plenty of stock photos. I do see that the trim panel is there, its how it gets there that is my question!

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Ha! I just got a scan of a install manual from my dealer. The screws go in from the bottom! You remove the headlight and go from the underside.

I would never have thought of that. Awsome.
 

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LONG driver

My screen came already mounted.
Not speaking from personal experience, but
posts about the R1150R screen mounting
suggested using an extra LONG shaft 6mm Hex driver key
which has a BALL head on the end,
because it's hard to get at and see what you are doing.
Makes the job somewhat easier.
6mm Hex Fillister head screw may be Torx now.
Some others even sourced longer head screws
to help in getting them started.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.

By the Way, I have no idea what Fillister means.
Is anybody else tech-savvy on fastener lingo?
Does it matter?
 

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Took all of 10 minutes. And yes, they are torx. E-Z, from the underside, once the headlight is off. The headlight aim took an additional 5 min.
 

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That's cool!
I can think of a few places to use one.
 

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Thanks jhawk
Easy to see the Fillister heads have more bulk.
Good photos.

btw
Like the pinstripes on your avatar, too.
 

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I'm beginning to install my new Sport Windshield right now and the "remove the headlight" solution is the BIG secret. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I'm beginning to install my new Sport Windshield right now and the "remove the headlight" solution is the BIG secret. Thanks for sharing.
Have a little torch (flashlight) handy when accessing the upside-down screws heads above the (removed) headlight - that will make visibility and therefore access so much easier.

L of S
 

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Well, this weekend I plan to install the Sport Windshield I bought from Max BMW...but something in the installation instructions (which Gregg at Max emailed to me) has me scratching my head, and I'm hoping someone on here can help me out.

Underneath the 'headlight bezel' (which is the plastic piece that snaps into place over the headlight) are two holes in the 'instrument carrier'. The 'flat nuts' get installed over those holes. The headlight cover is then re-installed -- thus covering the flat nuts in the instrument carrier -- and then the windscreen holder (the bracket or frame) is installed, after which two M5x16 screws are installed through the bottom of the instrument carrier, where they will be captured by the flat nuts. BUT...I cannot see how those screws hold the windscreen in place. Unless they don't.

Looking at the instructions, and the supplied hardware, it looks like the screws inserted through the bottom of the instrument carrier simply serve as locating pins, and don't actually clamp the windscreen holder: Can anyone tell me if that's correct?

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Well, this weekend I plan to install the Sport Windshield I bought from Max BMW...but something in the installation instructions (which Gregg at Max emailed to me) has me scratching my head, and I'm hoping someone on here can help me out.

Underneath the 'headlight bezel' (which is the plastic piece that snaps into place over the headlight) are two holes in the 'instrument carrier'. The 'flat nuts' get installed over those holes. The headlight cover is then re-installed -- thus covering the flat nuts in the instrument carrier -- and then the windscreen holder (the bracket or frame) is installed, after which two M5x16 screws are installed through the bottom of the instrument carrier, where they will be captured by the flat nuts. BUT...I cannot see how those screws hold the windscreen in place. Unless they don't.

Looking at the instructions, and the supplied hardware, it looks like the screws inserted through the bottom of the instrument carrier simply serve as locating pins, and don't actually clamp the windscreen holder: Can anyone tell me if that's correct?

Thanks!
Many screens on my various bikes have been on and off more times than a bride's nightie. Can you post a pic (readable) of the instructions you refer to?

L of S
 

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Many screens on my various bikes have been on and off more times than a bride's nightie. Can you post a pic (readable) of the instructions you refer to?

L of S
After I posted that plea for help, it dawned on me that the tab on the windscreen holder slips under, not over, the flat nuts on the instrument carrier, and this is what holds it in place.

Boy, it's tough to get old...:)
 

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Seek - and thou shalt find...

L of S
 
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