FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Windscreen drive linkage loose?
Take a look under the W (window dressing) to see if you have any broken windshield screws. They cost less than US$2.00 each from Yamaha, and they are specifically intended to shear off in a wreck, so the windshield does not become a row of sharp plastic shards. I would not advise replacing the stock screws with metal screws, although that is easy to do, because the safety aspect vanishes with metal screws. These plastic screws may break randomly due to age or certain impacts, so keep some extras on hand. I consider the plastic screws and plastic "rivets" to regular maintenance items, not a big deal.
Do not use thread locker on the windshield screws, or you may regret it. These screws do not need serious torque, just install them well snug. It may be good to use RTV sealant under the screw heads, to prevent loosening. That RTV stuff never gets too hard.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.