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    Senior Member retmotor's Avatar
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    I finally got around to ordering the shield. Jim was great to deal with on the phone, and via email. He shipped it out the same day I ordered it. It arrived today. Jim does an outstanding job of packaging the shield so it is not damaged in transit. The shield looks great. All shiny and pretty -- good quality material -- no distortions. Installation was easy-peasy. It's entirely unnecessary, but I'm going to post the install just because, 1) I'm excited to finally get the shield and 2) as a frustration relief because I've been trying for hours to do this with my new tablet in an attempt to learn how to use the darned thing and for every problem I resolve, another pops up so I gave up, hopped on the laptop and here it is:





    Remove the phillips screw from the cowling:







    Remove the cowling by pulling the tabs out of the grommets (both sides):







    Remove the grommets (that picture got lost in the shuffle somehow)





    Included are two neoprene spacers. Put those on where the grommets go:







    Place the shield over the spacers, ensuring the spacers are within the holes of the shield:







    Replace the grommets:







    Replace the cowling (don't forget the phillips at the bottom):







    What it looks like installed:







    Tools required for the job; a phillips screwdriver and a small screwdriver or similar to help get the grommets off over that lip:







    I didn't make time to ride the bike today, but I'm eager to get it on the road and test the difference. It's a bit hard to motivate myself to ride when visibility is less than a mile. If you noticed an orange tint to the photos, that's the fire smoke turning the sun red/orange.
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    Another way to get the grommets off is to lubricate the posts with soapy water and then just pull them off. That way there's no chance of damaging the grommets with a metal tool.



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    An excellent thought, thanks.
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    These are a sweet addition to the bike, if for no other reason than they finish off the look of the cowl that is just kind of wrong without the screen. So easy to install too.

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    Well I got to put about 80 miles on her today. The shield definitely moves the air off my chest. I cannot say for sure, but I really think that shield makes this bike good for a few more MPH on the top end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retmotor View Post
    Well I got to put about 80 miles on her today. The shield definitely moves the air off my chest. I cannot say for sure, but I really think that shield makes this bike good for a few more MPH on the top end.


    My impressions too. Not earthshaking, just noticeable.

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    thats sweet! if you dont mind me asking...whats one of those shields set a person back...shipping and all? I do alot of pavement riding and thiunk it would help alot.

    Thanks and God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazewellteedubb View Post
    thats sweet! if you dont mind me asking...whats one of those shields set a person back...shipping and all? I do alot of pavement riding and thiunk it would help alot.

    Thanks and God Bless
    $55 delivered and you don't pay until after you get it, JimboC is a good guy. If you want to order, just drop him a PM or email him at [email protected].
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    Nice post Redmotor.

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    Yup on the order info, and thanks.
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