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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:57 am

It's the plastic trim piece that covers the Windshield fasteners .
Over here it means any kind of decorative trim
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:03 am

The 'garnish' is that large W shaped plastic cover on the front of the scooter than covers the bolts that hold the screen in place. It's held in place by 4 screws, 2 in the centre above the headlight, and 1 either side of the screen. Unscrew them and remove the garnish by pulling down, being careful not to break the clips on the inside of the garnish.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:33 am

Thank you gentlemen. The pictorial makes the procedure quite clear, it was the use of the word garnish that confused me. I wondered if the rubber strip might be the candidate, but looking again at the pictures, that appears to be part of the garnish.

Reference has also made of using Bee Gees or Abba CDs. I treasure mine, so wondered whether a "Great Political Speeches Vol 29 - Ronald Reagan" CD would be an effective substitute.  

Rolling Eyes 

Salad garnish anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:58 pm

Job done!

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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:13 pm

cheers cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:29 pm

Colin B wrote:
Job done!

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Did you use your  "Great Political Speeches Vol 29 - Ronald Reagan" CD ?Razz
I used two credit cards myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:16 am

No, Ronny lives to enthral me another day. Just a gentle wiggle, as suggested. I actually found it more troublesome to re-fit because the wings on the new screen fit more snugly around the body panel (at the top of the garnish). Care and persuasion.

I installed the plates, but I fail to see what purpose they serve.

Incidentally, in the pictures above, a black, round headed allen bolt (as supplied by Givi) can be seen in the centre of the plate. My bike already had a large, silvered bolt here (like the one lower in the picture). No mention of this in instructions. I swapped it for the Givi.



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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:52 pm

Givi in notorious for bad instructions. You will be fine, many do not even use the plates.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:10 pm

model28a wrote:
Givi in notorious for bad instructions. You will be fine, many do not even use the plates.  
Especially those James Dean wannabes from California. Smile  The baaad JeffR.
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PostSubject: Plan B   Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:23 pm

Jeff B:

Thank you for your GIVI Windshield Pictorial. This afternoon the windshield arrived, I had some spare time on my hands, and I thought I could save some time by not waiting for my mechanic to schedule it in. I thought I could be on the scooter within an hour or two.

So I followed your directions explicitly with the removal of the old windshield. All rubber grommets were intact.

However when I went to install the GIVI windshield I found that I had to put some force on the screws to get them started.

To make a long story short. Two grommets were pushed inside the fairing!! And when they get in there, they are not that easy to find even with my brand new flashlight that I purchased just to try to locate them.

So, Plan B. I assembled the front cowling. Keep in mind that I no longer have a windshield on the scooter. Boxed the new GIVI windshield up, to include all hardware and took it to my motorcycle mechanic and requested (very nicely) that he order 2 grommets for me, and when they come in to let me know so I can bring the Silver Wing in to have the new windshield installed.

The morel of the story. I have a much greater appreciation for the skills that my mechanic has. I know that I will not complain when I get his bill. And in the meantime, I will be putting some extra miles on the Gold Wing until the parts arrive.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:05 pm

That's too bad about the grommets. I don't know why they couldn't make them permanent in the scooter. Hope all goes well with the mechanic though.
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PostSubject: Plan B   Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:49 am

I thought you might be interested in how this project turned out. We ordered the grommets. But before they arrived (I like to check with my mechanic somewhat frequently to check on the status of what we had ordered) my mechanic suggested that I bring the scooter in to see if we could locate the missing grommets. I was somewhat doubtful as I had ridden the scooter a few times after I lost the grommets. But, I brought my scooter in. We (my mechanic, my wife-who joined us and I) took off the front cowling. One grommet was clearly visible once this piece of plastic was removed. I thought that I heard the other grommet fall inside the fairing down to the lower floor step. We found the other missing grommet down there.

We secured the windshield mounting kit, which in this instance, came with the windshield; and when secured, covered and held the top and middle grommets in place. With the lower grommets one of us was able to reach in and put our finger under the grommet so it didn’t pop out when we inserted the lower screws to secure the windshield.

We reassembled the lower floor step, and the front cowling, and the scooter was ready to ride. With the 2 of us assisting my mechanic the cost was minimal-about $30.00.

The grommets arrived shortly after that, and I am keeping them as a spare if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:09 pm

Another successful givi adjustable shield installation thanks to the pictorials
and tips from the members of this forum.

Thanks to all who contributed.

Ken
I did install the metal supports that came with the screen.

After two moderate rides I wish I had done this along time ago.
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PostSubject: You all are the best   Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:00 am

I just printed off the homemade install instructions.  They are great and a huge help.......thanks for helping all of us backyard mechanics.  Though an easy install the GIVI Install instructions from the web scared the heck out of me as they were so hard to understand.......scoot on
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sat May 23, 2015 6:19 pm

Got mine installed today. Great pictorial. I did not use the brackets. Don't really see their purpose. I am 6' 3" so the extra height over the stock windshield is great as are the side flairs that keep my hands warmer.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sat May 23, 2015 8:15 pm

I used the brackets when installing the Givi Adjustable windshield on one of the SWs I had. I will be using the brackets on my friend's '04 when I install a Givi Airflow that should show up next week. I prefer using the brackets because they provide a metal to metal connection between the windshield and the bike frame. I tried installing my adjustable without the brackets but found it was a lot stiffer and more solid mount with the brackets. The instructions that come with the brackets seem to be written in Sanskrit and have pictures drawn with charcoal in a dark cave. it was necessary to adjust the bend angle on the two brackets to get a perfect fit.
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PostSubject: Replacing windshield   Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:38 pm

Thanks for pictures and tutorial. I should have read this first, instead I had a SW service manual so I read that to see how to remove the windshield (to replace my windshield). Not only is the service manual  totally confusing, it also does not mention about gently pulling the cowling down to release it without breaking the tabs. Thanks again.

Just a note of caution to others - the 2 side screws just above the glove boxes, just be careful not to drop them into the wind duct just below them while taking out the screws. One of mine fell into that duct ( it looks like an AC vent in the car), and there was no way to retrieve it from deep inside the fairing, without removing a lot of tupperware. So my cowling has no screw now, on one side.

Was it Murphy's law which says - if something can go wrong , it will !
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:25 pm

I did manage to find the screw which had dropped in the air duct, while removing the windshield fairing.
As I was moving the bike out of the center stand, the screw just fell out from below the fairing. So that saves me the trouble of going to Ace Hardware to find a matching replacement. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:21 pm

I highly recommend a magnetic tool. Keep one touching a screw that might fall while you're unscrewing the fastener and it won't get away. I have a couple of Harbor Freight's telescopic magnetic tools that are worth their weight in my toolbox. Inexpensive and handy to prevent losing a bolt, nut or screw into the dark wilderness and for retrieving them when they do escape.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-inch-telescoping-magnet-37187.html

Why the GIVI brackets are worth using is because the bracket solidly attaches to the bike's frame in two points while the other two screws only attach to plastic with rubber grommets. The higher, heavier windscreen has a lot more pressure against it than the OEM one when moving. The two screws solidly attaching the brackets on each side not only firm up the rubber mounted screws but provide two ridged attachment points on each side. Much stronger. If you omit the brackets the windshield is much easier to push back and forth at the top. More flex at road speeds.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:54 pm

exavid wrote:
I highly recommend a magnetic tool. Keep one touching a screw that might fall while you're unscrewing the fastener and it won't get away. I have a couple of Harbor Freight's telescopic magnetic tools that are worth their weight in my toolbox. Inexpensive and handy to prevent losing a bolt, nut or screw into the dark wilderness and for retrieving them when they do escape.

I think I need to heed this advise. in fact one of my other current bikes is a 2001 Cocnours 1000, in which I keep running into the exact same problem of hardware falling into the deep etherspace in the tupperware.

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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:50 pm

I use the magnetic tool quite a bit, removing machine screws in some areas where you can't get your fingers the magnet pulls them right out once they're unscrewed and keeping them from falling when they come free.

Unfortunately on my scooter all the screws are stainless and the magnet doesn't work. I often use a flexible picker upper tool on these but it's not has handy as a magnet tool. Mad
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PostSubject: New Givi AF 214 installed   Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:47 pm

I was finally able to install my new Givi AF 214 windshield today. I am very thankful for the pictorial instructions. This windshield provides far superior wind protection than the stock screen. Money well spent. I look forward to some long rides on the Silverwing. I have also installed a motor-mate back rest and this has given this 6 foot rider the needed room to make this a touring bike!
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:15 pm

Glad the pictorial was able to help you. The AF is a great screen isn't it? I had many and the AF was the best. Hope you continue to enjoy it. You will probably really like it in the summer. I hear it gets pretty hot and humid in Alabama in the summer and you can lower the top part to get a nice breeze but it doesn't give the buffeting.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:06 pm

Jeff's comment on hot weather is definitely on the mark. I thoroughly enjoyed the adjustable on my last SW when the temps rose over 100F. I'd have to find a way to replace the screen on my GT if it didn't have the electrically operated adjustment.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:16 pm

Jeffr
Just want to thank you for the PDF file on installation of the Givi af124. I'm getting a 2013 SWing and have the windshield.
Thanks again Blain
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:36 pm

exavid,

Yes, the AF if really good for the different weather. Although it would be nice to have an electric windshield while riding.

Blain,

I hope it helps and there are other pictorials as well. The manual to me was kind of difficult to follow at times when removing the tupperware. Please give us a review of your new SWing when you get it and some of the mods you do.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:26 am

Having drops of more than my share of fasteners I found draping a large beach towel over the bike just below the work area has made retrieval a lot less stressful.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:32 pm

The biggest mistake most people make when they re-install another w/s is trying to "force" the screws into the rubber grommets. It will push them through almost every time and then it is tough to find them. I have replaced mine a few times going back and forth with windshields and I also learned the hard way.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 am

Too true, you need to get the screws lined up with the grommets so that you aren't forcing them. I always turn the screw backwards until I can feel it lined up with the grommet. You can feel a tiny 'click' while turning it CCW. Then with GENTLE finger pressure start the screw in the normal manner but with very little downward pressure. I've done two of these windshields now, one on my own and one on a friend's bike. Now if they'd just make an adjustable for my GT it would be the best of all worlds. Being able to raise and lower the tow and change the angle of the whole thing with the electric motor would be unbeatable.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Windshield Installation Pictorial   Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:07 pm

Pictoral instructions looked great. I would guess it would be similar with install of the AF214 windshield except for the drilling of the two holes.
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