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Old 01-23-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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r80gs windscreen install on an HP2

I'm installing an R80GS windscreen on my HP2. I've seen it done here on advrider a few times and liked it. But it seems the install takes some work! So here is what I've done. The main idea is I want the install to be reversible -- so that I can easily revert the bike back to its stock form.

My friend has been helping me out as I don't have all the tools (nor a garage) at home. The plan is to have three mount points. Two close to where the bottom to "natural" mount points are on the r80gs windscreen -- but we've shaved those off. Instead, I'll mount directly through the screen via a hinge that clamps to the grab-bars. The 3rd mount will be to the headlamp.

Here are a few shots of the hinges in development:

















As you can see, we hollowed-out some pipe on a lathe, and bonded a swivel-point to the hollowed-out and halved pipe.

Attached to the swivel-point is the mount for the windscreen. We had to cut bottom of the windscreen down a bit to make sure it clears the grab-bars, and to stop it from colliding with the tank faring.

That's it so far. Next week it should be done and I'll post more details then.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Looking good

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Old 01-30-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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The project came to a conclusion today. IMO it's a pretty nice set up with room for some tweaks.

The next thing we needed was something to relocate the turn signals. What we did was mill some extensions, so that the turn signals would clear the windscreen. The right-side extension will also have the added duty of being the brace-point for the windscreen.



Notice the nice touches on the extenders. If they were plastic they could maybe pass for OEM.



















Once that was done, we mounted everything up, snugged everything down with loctite, did some last-minute trimming to the bottom of the screen to ensure it clears the tank faring, and voila. You can see we had a change of heart on where the best 3rd mount-point was for the windscreen. We decided to go with beefy turn-signal extenders that we could fasten the windscreen to.








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Old 01-30-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Nicely done, looks like it came with the bike
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:11 PM   #5
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Thumb good job

the R80GS wind screen just seems to fit the character of the HP2. It should have come installed on the bike.

nicely done
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:45 AM   #7
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the R80GS wind screen just seems to fit the character of the HP2. It should have come installed on the bike.

nicely done
agreed, it looks great. and, and industrial-strength mount.

great work!

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Old 02-08-2009, 05:13 AM   #8
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the R80GS wind screen just seems to fit the character of the HP2. It should have come installed on the bike.

nicely done
+1 Very nice!
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #9
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Well done!

And I must say ...

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... that is one IMPRESSIVE water crossing you just did, even on an HP2!
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Over the summer of 2009 the vibrations on the windscreen caused the welds on the grab-rail mounts to snap. So I added this brace to the left turn-signal mount. This seems to be sufficient.

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