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I have a replacement windscreen for my 1997 GL1500 Aspencade on the way, and want to do the work myself to save a few bucks. I've heard it's easy to replace. However I don't intuitively see where to start the disassembly to remove just the windscreen alone, and I don't want to just start pulling everything and remove more than I have to. Does anyone have a document or link that takes you cookbook-style through the steps? I only have the standard 1997 owners manual myself. Any info appreciated.
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A tutorial is right here on the site:

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500windshieldremoval.htm



Release the windshield adjustment lever (the one for adjusting it up and down).

Dislodge the rubber around the mirrors.

Dislodge the painted piece around the mirrors.

Pull the mirrors back.

Remove two screws (one either side) at the end of the large chrome cover.

Remove that chrome cover, it sit down on a couple tabs above the headlight. Slide it sideways.

Now you will see the screws that mount the windshield.

Sometimes the screws can be very tight, if so, give them a little tab and that will help to loosen them up. Use a large screw driver.


Oh........one other thing..............

Check your headlights and position light bulbs. That's the small lights on either side of the headlights. If any are burned out, now is the time to replace them.

You would only need to remove the little chrome piece under the headlight (2 screws) then remove four bolts and slide the headlight assembly forward.

Hint....amber colored bulbs really look good in those position lights. Two bulbs can be used (194 or 168). The 168's are slightly brighter.












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Very cool. Thank you very much. You saved me much hunting and pecking and a ton of time. Great advice on the bulbs too. Thanks again.
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Have you done it yet?

In case not, I have pictures from my headlight modulator install. They might help.



http://www.hrot.org/martino/goldwing...ight/index.htm





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I did a google for "How to remove a Goldwing Windshield" & the following popped up



http://www.gwrra-oks.org/install/F4C...windshield.pdf



I hope the link works....-Rich
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I did a google for "How to remove a Goldwing Windshield" & the following popped up



http://www.gwrra-oks.org/install/F4C...windshield.pdf



I hope the link works....-Rich
Rich, He has a GL1500, the link you provided is for a GL1800 windshield.

The step by step procedures are completely different.

The pm I sent him included the step by step procedure for the GL1500.

Apples to Apples...........not.........Apples to Oranges..........

With all due respect, providing folks incorrect information does not help them very much..........! But it could confuse them a lot.........!





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Rich, He has a GL1500, the link you provided is for a GL1800 windshield.

The step by step procedures are completely different.

The pm I sent him included the step by step procedure for the GL1500.

Apples to Apples...........not.........Apples to Oranges..........

With all due respect, providing folks incorrect information does not help them very much..........! But it could confuse them a lot.........!




Nowhere in the instructions does it say 1800. Last month I replaced my shield (1997 1500) using these very instructions. My intention was to help & not confuse anybody, including YOU. So if you're confused, I apologize.......
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Thanks guys. Good info. And I will be moving up to the 1800 one of these days, so no knowledge is bad knowledge. My windshield hasn't arrived yet, so all this was helpful.
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Rich, He has a GL1500, the link you provided is for a GL1800 windshield.

The step by step procedures are completely different.

The pm I sent him included the step by step procedure for the GL1500.

Apples to Apples...........not.........Apples to Oranges..........

With all due respect, providing folks incorrect information does not help them very much..........! But it could confuse them a lot.........!




Nowhere in the instructions does it say 1800. Last month I replaced my shield (1997 1500) using these very instructions. My intention was to help & not confuse anybody, including YOU. So if you're confused, I apologize.......
Obviously you don't look to close at things. If you look at the back of the mirror in the instructions, you will see it is a GL1800.

Last time I checked, GL1500's do not have turn signals on the back of the mirrors.

Anyone who knows anything about Gold Wing's would know that.........I apologize if you don't know that.

No doubt you used them to change your windshield, but they are not specific for the GL1500. What I provided was specific to the GL1500, not something just in the general "ball park".

I am not confuse but seems you could be a little confused (especially when you don't know the difference between a GL1500 and a GL1800.







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Jeese, let it drop, guys..........


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