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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,



A simple question then:-



does anyone know of the existence of a conversion to the windscreen adjustment mechanism of the GL1800 to make it electrically achieved instead of the normal manual method?



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Hi,,Bosun,,to the best of my knowledge,,theres is none,,when you look at the set up ,under the front garnish,,you can see why,,,all the best

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I seem to recall reading a blog of a person who I think bought a used orange 1800 and proceeded to add every imaginable aftermarket goody - including an adjustable windscreen. This was a two piece contraption, the lower bit staying put and the upper screen moving on racks and pinions...I think.

Anyone else see that, (or was it the voices in my head)?

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Firecreek Accessories in the U.S. makes the Windbender windshield which is available with an electric option. It does not use the existing system on the 1500 or 1800 but is completely independent.

Don't have any experience with the electric option, as I can't really afford it, but their windshields sure work well and their service is GREAT!

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Firecreek make a conversion kit. It isn't pretty but it does what you want it to.

http://www.firecreekacc.com/electric.htm

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Many thanks folks, nice concise replies and good links.

The system in the link I feel detracts far too much from the clean and efficient engineering in the rest of the bike, so although for me it appears as the basis of an idea, I see it as an unfinished item or project in development.

The arrangement under the top fairing garnish of the GL1500 differs a bit from the GL1800, so once I've taken delivery of my new toy I'll be having a look and trying to source what I suspect is needed to achieve electrical control.
It's doing it in a compact and efficient way that doean't alter the overall appearance too much that's my goal.
If I succeed, I'll be posting details.

Many thanks again to each of you for being kind enough to reply.

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Wind Bender makes an electric adjustable model. I had the manual one on my 1500's and loved it.

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I have the older style electric.. It's great. I have 2 screens, the ST and the HP. I can swap them out in 30 seconds... seriously. I use the ST for 2 up, since Goldilocks doesn't like wind much, and the HP for me, since it's a bit shorter and I can see over it easily.
It was much pricier when I bought, but I wouldn't want to be without it at this point.

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