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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Windscreen drive linkage loose?

This spring I installed the Yamaha Touring windscreen on my 2007 AE. Had the original screen and it function normally as far as I knew. Now it appears the drive linkage mechanism is loose (looser?) than I recall. The touring screen lower edges hit the faring when retracted and under load from slab or high speed (most the time) rides. I can move the screen top fore and aft quite a bit especially when retracted. Has anybody experienced a loosening of fasteners or wear of linkage bushing in this drive unit? Looks like removing the front faring and instructment cluster to get to the mechanism is required. Looking for clues bf opening up to inspect.
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Windscreen drive linkage loose?

Hank,

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.
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The Gen2 windshield mechanisms weren't the tightest..... you can also put some washers under the windshield to shim it up so some more air gets under it.

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