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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2006, 4:09 am Thread Starter
 
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Hard to get to area on the windshield

Hi All,

I was wondering how you guys clean the windshield area close to the "mounting bracket" on 06+ GT? I have medium size hand, I can't seem to reach in there and wipe of water/dust in that tiny area.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2006, 4:56 am
 
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Hi All,

I was wondering how you guys clean the windshield area close to the "mounting bracket" on 06+ GT? I have medium size hand, I can't seem to reach in there and wipe of water/dust in that tiny area.

Thanks.
yes...
bad design feature
you can't clean that area without REMOVING the windshield
which is ridiculous, of course
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yes...
bad design feature
you can't clean that area without REMOVING the windshield
which is ridiculous, of course
My friend got a R1200RT, really easy to clean the windshield. Wish GT is the same way...
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2006, 7:10 am
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#1. If you don't have to see thru it, what's with all the cleaning?

#2. If you must clean it, it's only six screws. Zip, zip, zip, zip, zip, zip and they're off. (DeWalt electric screwdrivers rawk!!)

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Yeah, and to add to that frustration seems the love bugs love [ pun intended] to collect around the inside just in that area!!! I have a soft plastic handle off of I think it's called a swifter or some other goofy name that I wrap with a piece of microfiber and us Plexus. Still a PITA, but gets the job done.

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Yeah, and to add to that frustration seems the love bugs love [ pun intended] to collect around the inside just in that area!!! I have a soft plastic handle off of I think it's called a swifter or some other goofy name that I wrap with a piece of microfiber and us Plexus. Still a PITA, but gets the job done.
Dayem love bugs! We recently had a huge infusion of snout nose butterflies. So prevalent that the front end of the bike would change color with the guts. Hello cleaning the oil cooler.

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I have a flat little brush for washing......

As far as dust and water I blow it out with a can of compressed air, like you can get at comp-usa or anyone who sells electronic crud, even wally-world. Not perfect but it prevents the water spots from forming.......

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I have a flat little brush for washing......

As far as dust and water I blow it out with a can of compressed air, like you can get at comp-usa or anyone who sells electronic crud, even wally-world. Not perfect but it prevents the water spots from forming.......
How far do those cans of compressed air go? Say I wanted to blow water out of all the lower crevises, under the seat area, windshield, etc. How many washes would one can last for?

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How far do those cans of compressed air go? Say I wanted to blow water out of all the lower crevises, under the seat area, windshield, etc. How many washes would one can last for?

My guess is about 3 or more washes maybe more if your doing lots of the nooks and crevices. I don't try to get all the water out just the big dropplets so waterspots don't form on the windshield. If I was just doing the windshield the can would last a long time. I'm sure if I was super anal I would go through a whole can just trying to get the whole bike dry..... BTW, if you have a compressor cheaper than the cans, I'm just lazy and I get that compressed air sutf from work all the time........

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Thanks dude.

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