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Apparently the GL 1500 Interstate came with a different one. Not a shine chrome one but a burnished aluminum one. Anyway, the darn thing is almost impossible to get on. Takes way to much cussing, sweating, grunting and puffing to get it on so I want to go back to what fits properly. Problem is, I don't know whats its called.

And if any of you happen to have one laying around that you want to sell, that would be nice.

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It's really easy to get on. Really!! But you should remove the black vent looking plastic piece underneath first, 2x Phillips screws. Then pry the rubber boot around the base of the mirror gently to get at the mounting screws, one on each side. Remove those and the panel will pop off, slightly rotate it down to unhook the two 'fingers' which locate above the headlight.
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i believe they call it the windshield granish several on ebay.
 

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This is for an Interstate. It's different from the one that goes on the Aspencade and the SE. This is why it's so gawd awful hard to get on.
 

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If I remember correctly from when I changed mine from the stock one to a chrome one, the chrome one needed an additional bracket fitted just above the headlamp. Is this what is causing difficulty?
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I know when I went from stock to my Tulsa windshield, the extra 1/16" thickness made it almost impossible to get it down where the two side screws would start. I ground down a little bit of the rubber on the inside and it fits WAY better now, more like the stock one. Point is: if you have an aftermarket windshield, that may be your issue. I have a 91 Interstate.
 

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Fritz,
If I read this thread right, you're looking for the stock aluminum one? If so, I got a Aspy spare andthe black plastic too laying around thatyou can have for shipping. probably 14 bucks or so to ga. Let me know.
 

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da_bull wrote:
I know when I went from stock to my Tulsa windshield, the extra 1/16" thickness made it almost impossible to get it down where the two side screws would start. I ground down a little bit of the rubber on the inside and it fits WAY better now, more like the stock one. Point is: if you have an aftermarket windshield, that may be your issue. I have a 91 Interstate.
I had to do the same thing. Even then, it was nearly impossible to get the two screws in. The problem isn't the bracket over the headlights, it's the two screws on the side that actually hold it on. About a year ago, I destroyed the screws and the little clips they screw into and had to order more. The plastic on both sides is mangled from taking this thing on and off too many times. I figure if I go back to the correct one I can save me some future grief. As it is, I dread the next time I have to take it off. :(
 

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IRAQI RAM wrote:
Fritz,
If I read this thread right, you're looking for the stock aluminum one? If so, I got a Aspy spare andthe black plastic too laying around thatyou can have for shipping. probably 14 bucks or so to ga. Let me know.
Thank you sir. PM sent. :clapper:
 

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I have a Cee Bailey windshield on my 1500 which is considerably thicker than the OEM windshield. My '93 originally had the brushed aluminum bezel, or garnish if you prefer, which I replaced with an aftermarket chrome one. Both bezels fit thebike and the windshield adjusters work properly to adjust the windshield up and down. One difference with the Cee Bailey windshield and with the chrome bezel was I had to readjust the operating range of the adjusters to make them work and to make the end screws in the bezels fit right. It's just a matter of loosening the screw that goes into the slotin the adjuster on each side and allowing the adjuster clamp to go to it's maximum opening which is with the screw in the forward part of the slot. Once you have the bezel installed adjust the screw in the slot aft until you get the right amount of pressure on the lever to lock the windshield in position.
 

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IRAQI RAM wrote:
Here's a pic if you want this one.
Yep. Looks like her to me. Thanks. :)
 

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Fritz_The_Cat wrote:
da_bull wrote:
I know when I went from stock to my Tulsa windshield, the extra 1/16" thickness made it almost impossible to get it down where the two side screws would start. I ground down a little bit of the rubber on the inside and it fits WAY better now, more like the stock one. Point is: if you have an aftermarket windshield, that may be your issue. I have a 91 Interstate.
I had to do the same thing. Even then, it was nearly impossible to get the two screws in. The problem isn't the bracket over the headlights, it's the two screws on the side that actually hold it on. About a year ago, I destroyed the screws and the little clips they screw into and had to order more. The plastic on both sides is mangled from taking this thing on and off too many times. I figure if I go back to the correct one I can save me some future grief. As it is, I dread the next time I have to take it off. :(
I am thinking we went as far as taking the far edge ones totally off the garnish. If you look closely at the rubber pieces, they have three little raised pieces (like a fork) per rubber piece. I ground every one of those flat, so the raised rubber sections are gone. All of those pieces are now flat. That allowed the garnish to go further towards the back of the bike and the screws lined up a BUNCH better. One of my screw holders were messed up too. I fixed the one I had, but I can see your delimma. It took me and my wife a little more than3 hours to install a windshield, lol :cool:
 

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You already got your answers and what not but do you know I kept trying to get that fly off my screen. :cheeky1:Until I realized it is your avatar.:dude::dude:
 

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LOL, yep. Fooled me too first time I saw it. :D
 
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