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Cure for Water under Windshield ?

If we get caught in the rain my GL1500 gets water between the windshield and rubber strip. (see pictures). This looks unsightly and the only cure is to strip off the windshield and clean the rubber strip.

Is there any way of preventing the ingress of water ?

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I don't have this problem with mine. Could your seal need replacing?

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I got caught in a downpour and mine looks that way right now.

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Water under windshield.

Thanks for that Jon. I don't think so as it was replaced about 8 years ago but I will check on the price and if they are not too expensive (some chance !) I will get one.

other thoughts anyone ?

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I have this too.

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I'm pretty sure that the rubber piece was designed as a trim piece and not intended to be a seal.

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I agree, it's a trim and gasket but not intended as a gasket for sealing but for vibration absorption.
You can try a thin sheet of self stick neoprene on the fairing where the gasket shows through the shield. It'll put a little more pressure against the windshield to help the seal you want.
Tho I think you'll still have tell-tail water marks.
Another way to not see it, paint the underside of the windshield black like they do on cars.
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I like the paint idea. When I do my winter maintenance I will try and remember to do that. Thanks for the idea FM

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My 99 shield came through painted black. OEM I think.
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I like the paint idea. When I do my winter maintenance I will try and remember to do that. Thanks for the idea FM
Ya know?
Instead of just black paint one could do a custom mini mural or photo(s) of "?"
If one is astute to micro electronic lighting, .. .. .. possibilities abound.
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