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G'day, I've been looking at various ideas for windscreen wipers and I came across a gadget called 'Le Wipe'. SimpleI thought, just sweep it across as required and no need for electric wiper motors etc. Then I thought why not use an idea similar to that for wiping the inside of a fish tank. A magnet on the drivers side, and a softwiping pad on the outside. Simply wipe the magnet across the screen and the blade does its job on the outside of the screen. The magnet would be covered in felt to protect the screen and when not in use can be stored in the glove box with the blade. Simple eh.
 

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Very good idea , simplicity always wins the day :clapper::clapper:
 

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" when not in use can be stored in the glove box with the blade"


Not much use in sudden downpours, eg. on motorway ( freeway ) and having to pull over to assemble.

I don't know about other countries, but on some carriageways in the U.K. there are no stopping signs.
 

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I'd think that your sweep area would be limited by the curvature of whatever windscreen you're working with, BUT a sound idea - a teather of some sort would be handy if you ventures outside of the max-allowable windscreen-curve or cross-wind allowance.

sure beats "tear-iff" sheets of Cellophane ;)
 

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I'm not familiar with the fishtank world, but would it hold-up to the forces of wind while on the move?
 

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Hmmm, I'm thinking of something about the size of the old black board eraser from back in the school days for us older folks that remember them. A duel blade item with magnet in the center. Both blades to be fairly flexable. The outer portion could be shaped to present minimum effect from the wind.
Well, that's all I can think of for now. Not sure how to post a scetch or I would draw something up.
 

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Hi Willywingy,

Greetings from the Islandsat thevery North of Scotland. When I lived in Lancashire on the North West coast of Britain, there was a guyin the local GoldWing Club making wiper units for club members - unfortunately I have drawn a blank in contacting him, but after trawling the net, have found a trike for sale with one of his conversions on! It was a simple system which used a stainless steel bar attached by clamps to the top of the windscreen. Mounted on that bar was a block which extended back over the edge toward the rider so that he (she) could slide the block back and forward. The wiper arm and blade was fixed to the block so as to rest on the screen. I have (hopefully!) included a link to adecent picture of the rig for you to copy. http://www.gwocgb.org/goldwing/images/stories/adverts/kevan/kevan.jpg





Nothing to do with any of the above, but I would just like to thank Rudy :bowing::bowing::bowing:for his guide for replacing the cam-belts. It was brilliant, and although my bike is a very low mileage example - it has 18 years under its belt(s)
 

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Hi Ian. I recall Bill Squires made those wipers and they were called the Swiper (I think)
 

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Hi Willywingy and FitzAl, Yes, Bill did make those swipers and we are both in Goldwings North West (Check the site out), I've got one on mine and they do work a treat and as long as you do not apply too much pressure they do not mark either. Only problem is he has stopped making them. The Japanese elecrtic wiper does leave a destinct mark over a period of time, the magnet idea is sound, but I believe the pressure will be too much and you will end up with similar marks, be it non regular all over the screen. I cannot comment on a version with a spring cord (similar to a phone line) which I have also seen,except that the depth of cleanable area from the edge is not as good as my Swiper. Hope this helps.
 
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