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PostSubject: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 00:08

I installed a Givi Airflow windshield on a friend's SW today. Took a bit less than half an hour from start to finish. I used the brackets in the Givi Installaton kit.
If you look at how the brackets tie into the scooter's frame after drilling out the plastic so that the bolt can pass through the bracket, plastic and into the threaded hole in the frame, it prevents a lot of flexing between the fairing, frame and windshield. It makes for a solidly mounted windshield. It's a lot stiffer with the brackets. I don't know why Honda has the threaded hole in the frame that they didn't seem to use but if you look closely at the plastic in the area you can see an oval molded into the plastic just over that hole in the frame. Apparently there was something planned for that hole and not done or perhaps European or Asian versions differ in that area.
Anyway the new SW owner is a lot happier with the Airflow screen compared to the OEM.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 01:21

Paul,

The AF is the best screen for the SWing IMO. That was nice of you to help him out too. I didn't put the brackets on the SWing I had because I'm a rebel but most here have done this.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 04:28

I'd say your pictorial has helped everyone on here who has fitted an AF, I remember installing mine on a cold dark January day in my unheated garage with occasional reference to the pictorial on my iPad.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 05:13

Paul W. applause

You need to change your signature line to:


No Silver Wing currently, but still working on them! Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 05:20

[quote="exavid" I don't know why Honda has the threaded hole in the frame that they didn't seem to use but if you look closely at the plastic in the area you can see an oval molded into the plastic just over that hole in the frame. Apparently there was something planned for that hole and not done or perhaps European or Asian versions differ in that area.[/quote]


   Maybe the Honda engineers couldn't figure out how to install those &&@$##&  brackets either.  Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 05:47

Why would they when the stock Honda screen uses the original mounting holes. The real mystery is why there's two captured nuts hidden under the plastic which you drill out to install the brackets.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 12:14

Precisely, that is indeed the question. There's a mystery part on the 1800 Goldwings as well, it's a link between two bosses under the exhaust system. Maybe Honda is hiding Easter eggs on its bikes just like Microsoft hides Easter eggs in their codes.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Thu 04 Jun 2015, 19:31

Meldrew,

Glad it helped and the Givi instructions are not very good. I know with the CTX I have Cee Bailey have very good instructions but the Givi instructions for the SWing kind of confused me.
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PostSubject: Re: Installed a Givi windshield today.   Fri 05 Jun 2015, 00:48

The instructions for the GIVI might be nice and clear for Italian speakers. The real problem I had with the first one I installed was getting the brackets right. Once I figured that out it went pretty well. The pictures in the instructions with the numbers showing which screw went where was a big help. One other thing that wasn't clear is that the shoulder washer goes UNDER the bracket with the original screw reused. A screw is provided but the original one works better. The drilling out of the plastic is pretty easy, go slow with light pressure using a bit smaller than the screw. Once the drill goes through you can see how well lined up the hole is and drill it again with a larger bit that will ream out the plastic to clear the threaded hole. That screw in the bracket to the bike frame is important to keep the windshield from moving against the bike frame and prevents cracking. It really is best to install the brackets, GIVI didn't provide those installation kits out of the goodness of their hearts, they're needed.
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