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I picked up a used aeroflow for my 2000 K12RS. I'm having trouble figuring out how the brackets go. I keep trying fitups but when the windshiels arms move down, if you don't have it right they want to scratch the paint so I'm trying it fairly tentatively. I've e-mailed aeroflow but no response as of yet. I've searched the new but found nothing. I've searched the archives here but there have been no discussions of how to put it on except comments that the instructions provided by Aeroflow are excellent.

Does anybody have their instructions handy that they could scan and e-mail to me?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

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not sure i still have my instructions, but i still have the windshield mounted on the bike, need a couple pics?
 

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Pics would be a big help. You can e-mail them to me at [email protected][remove]adelphia.net. I've tried the brackets with the foot on the top and they don't seem to stop the windshield before the screws hit below. And the foot brackets don't seem to fit on the bottom. I'm starting to think I've got the hardware for a post 2002 bike. Thanks, Jerry
 

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Jim,
Got them. THanks. Those look like the screen I have. Now I'm thinking I have the right one again...just to be sure, what year is your bike? I looked at your profile and realize there is no place to put your bike year and model. On the Oilhead discussion group I below to this is imperative because there are so many varieties of oilhead that you always have to ask first what bike you're talking about. Moderator, should we add this to the public profile?

Anyway, thanks. I notice you're about a month older than me. Let me know if you still feel ok in Nov. :)

I'm headed to work now. Will give the install another try tomorrow.

--Jerry
 

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jimmm said:
i have a 1998 k1200rs
Excellent. There is still hope I can get this installed. Update tomorrow morning. --Jerry
 

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I think you will like the shield its a lot quieter and blocks a lot of wind. Watch over tightening the plastic screws. Other then being rather ugly I love mine! Instructions said to not exceed 80mph. I have hit 125 with it in the down position tho.Hate to think what would happen if it flew off at that speed.
 

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Stephejl said:
Jim,
I looked at your profile and realize there is no place to put your bike year and model. On the Oilhead discussion group I below to this is imperative because there are so many varieties of oilhead that you always have to ask first what bike you're talking about. Moderator, should we add this to the public profile?
--Jerry
Jerry, go to the User CP, and select "Edit Signature". Put your bike info in there in any form you like, as creatively as you want to be. Bit more flexible that way. :teeth



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Success!!!

Thanks Jim for your photos. It installed just the way I though it would in the first place but the boltheads on the lower support were touching. I moved some washers around, shortened the bolts, machined the boltheads down to make them lower profile (photo attached) and it works fine. It's still very close but it works fine.

I just couldn't believe that it would be that close to touching. If I were designing it with all the machining capability at Aeroflow's disposal I'd make a custom 2-piece shoulder bolt with very low profile on both ends and it wouldn't hit anything!!!

Any idea why they use plastic bolts to attach it? I'm thinking of replacing them with some stainless steel button head capscrews machined to low profile like the attached photo.

Razel, thanks for the tip on the signature. We should encourage everyone to do the same.

thanks,
Jerry
 

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plastic vs steel bolts

the steel bolts will alow the windsheild to stay in place in an accident and the edge cut your head off and the palstic bolts with shear off and the sheild fall way. Really.
 

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Yes, I should have figured that out. Thanks. I've wondered about crashes on gold wings. I suppose they have tear away windshields too. --Jerry
 

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if it matters, i cleaned out the garage today and found the actual areoflow instructions, you want a copy?
 

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Thanks Jim but Aeroflow finally e-mailed them to me yesterday. I see that I'm supposed to have some clear bump-ons for the screen and arm to hit against. I actually have some here on my desk that I was using for feet on a box I made. The aeroflow is much better on wind protection. Still a little noisey but I guess not too bad. I don't want a gold wing or I would have bought one, right? I'm now searching for a pair of custom fitted earphones to keep noise out and let music in. --Jerry
 
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