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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2011, 9:33 am Thread Starter
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Storing Spare Windscreens

Windscreens for the KGTs can be bulky, and at the same time they are easily scratched. Does anyone have a clever way to store their extra windscreens so that they out of the way and protected from scratches or other damage?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2011, 8:02 pm
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Storing spare windshields

I've got a couple of windshields stored in the boxes that their replacements came in, wrapped in foam and bubblewrap. The one shield I didn't have a box for got hung on a nail in an out of the way spot in the garage.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2011, 10:51 am
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I recently moved, so I had some of those furniture blankets made up of recycled bluejeans (and dusty bunnies and crushed bugs for all I know). I put my WS in the plastic bag that the new shield came in, wrapped it all in one of the blankets and stuffed it into the cardboard box from the shipment. Tapped it up and threw it into the pile at my storage room, never to be seen again. Clever enough?

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I recently moved, so I had some of those furniture blankets made up of recycled bluejeans (and dusty bunnies and crushed bugs for all I know). I put my WS in the plastic bag that the new shield came in, wrapped it all in one of the blankets and stuffed it into the cardboard box from the shipment. Tapped it up and threw it into the pile at my storage room, never to be seen again. Clever enough?
Well yeah, but:

* I don't have boxes for two of my screens. The new Aeroflow screen was installed by Paige at his shop. The original BMW tall windscreen was installed by the dealership before I took possession of the motorcycle.

* I would like a solution that allows me to store them safely, free of potential scratches, but where I can swap them in and out as the seasons (or my whims) change.

The idea of putting up long nails and hanging the windscreens by the screw holes is a good one. Obviously the screw holes will line up for multiple screens. I could sandwich old blankets between the screens. The only problem is that I don't have a lot of wall surface. Nearly all of the garage wall space is cabinets, shelves, workbenches, etc.
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Sort of a poor man's solution but why not buy some big white 100% cotton t-shirts, sew the sleeves shut and use them as a big sock to cover the shields? If you have any box close enough to the right size you could then stack them on top of one another without the fear of them scratching one another?

Just make sure the shields are cleaned and waxed before you put them away...

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This is what I use

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

I can actually store 2 windshields in a bag - I separate them with a piece of carpet underpad. Works great.
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Is that even big enough for a GT screen? Have you seen how tiny some of those HD screens are?

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Is that even big enough for a GT screen? Have you seen how tiny some of those HD screens are?
Yup, big screens aren't cool

With that said, it fits my Harley touring screen which is bigger than the stock GT screen
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