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Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Pissed Bent windshield frame 1200 GSA

Some dude dropped my bike while parked . On the way down, the windshield hit something and it is now bent left and the right side has moved towards the back. Not too bad, but noticeable, it is the the frame that holds the upper two bolts that is crooked. The dealer says it may brake if straightened, but at $300 bucks, I will give it a try.

Any advice ? e.g. removing the top bolts, warm the aluminum go gently ? thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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just grab and pull

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Some dude dropped my bike while parked . On the way down, the windshield hit something and it is now bent left and the right side has moved towards the back. Not too bad, but noticeable, it is the the frame that holds the upper two bolts that is crooked. The dealer says it may brake if straightened, but at $300 bucks, I will give it a try.

Any advice ? e.g. removing the top bolts, warm the aluminum go gently ? thanks
Honestly, just grab both sides of the windshield/bar, and pull on the bent side, push on the other. It'll bend right back. I did it, as did a friend on his bike on the same trip a couple weeks ago. If this is the 1st-3rd time you are bending it, it won't break.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Some dude dropped my bike while parked . On the way down, the windshield hit something and it is now bent left and the right side has moved towards the back. Not too bad, but noticeable, it is the the frame that holds the upper two bolts that is crooked. The dealer says it may brake if straightened, but at $300 bucks, I will give it a try.

Any advice ? e.g. removing the top bolts, warm the aluminum go gently ? thanks
Ask "some dude" for the $300?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 AM   #4
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Some dude dropped my bike while parked . On the way down, the windshield hit something and it is now bent left and the right side has moved towards the back. Not too bad, but noticeable, it is the the frame that holds the upper two bolts that is crooked. The dealer says it may brake if straightened, but at $300 bucks, I will give it a try.

Any advice ? e.g. removing the top bolts, warm the aluminum go gently ? thanks
Please post pictures, i just replaced some parts and have some leftover parts of that area.

You can have them for free if you need the part that ive leftover. (aslong as you cover shipping)
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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Mine bent in a crash quite severely and was straightened by hand. The guy who did the straightening for me did say it could easily break, but we went ahead and gave it a try. Came out pretty good for "eye balling" it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Please post pictures, i just replaced some parts and have some leftover parts of that area.

You can have them for free if you need the part that ive leftover. (aslong as you cover shipping)
Thanks a lot it is very generous of you I will try to straighten it by hand, ( I am trying to post a diagram of the part
but I just don´t know how... I know... dumb with computers!!)
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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Mine got a slight bend in a similar tip over and I straightened it by hand. Never quite had the balls to push it just that much more to perfection but it's so close no one notices but me.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #8
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Get the exact frame from Cee Bailey for about $139.00. I put the GS Enhanced shield on my standard GS and the bracket is the EXACT one sold and used by BMW. See it here:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gsepws.html

Scroll down to the pricing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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I highballed trying to not to run over a friend who went down in front of me---bent the frame pretty good ---straightned it out by hand --not perfect but since I bought this big B(*&^ to ride hard it works good for me --still a small lean to the right but only I have noticed it and I ride with some pretty sharp eyed gentlemen----still working on the right side pannier but its getting better too ---

Amazed me at the impact that it took and only bent some
Threw me off and fractured right shoulder socket in three spots --It looked wierd seeing the BMW at that angle --all the while hoping that it would not land on me ---
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:47 AM   #10
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Get the exact frame from Cee Bailey for about $139.00. I put the GS Enhanced shield on my standard GS and the bracket is the EXACT one sold and used by BMW. See it here:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gsepws.html

Scroll down to the pricing.
^^^ THIS ^^^

But only if straightening it don't work
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #11
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Ditto on spare parts.............after my tree mating incident last year I have some windshield parts that were replaced but not damaged beyond further use, post pics of what you need and I can send for cost of shipping.
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