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How do you remove a windshieldfrom a 1984 GoldWing Aspencade?



I just bought this bike. ---It has a broken windshiled. I have ordered a new one that should be arriving in a couple of days.



:?The problem is I don't have a clue as to how to take the Metal Shield Guard and the old broken windshield that fits behind itoff of the bike.--- Any help from anyone who knows how to do it will be greatly appreciated!



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Take off your mirrors. (two screws each).

You may have to turn them "up" to get easy access to the screws.
Those four screws allow the windshield "garnish" to begin to tilt away from the windshield.

Tilt the top of the garnish away, and you'll see a clip holding it along the bottom. Pull the garnish straight up. (requires a bit of a tug).
 

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carefully pull the rubber boot of your mirrors and it will show two philips bolts that can be also undone using a 10MM socket, since its your first time, remove both bolts and take the mirrors off.. then using a flat screwdriver wrapped in a rag or something soft, put it between the headlamp and the windshield metal guard, pull UP and it will release, take the metal guard off and it will show 4 philips screws that secure your windshield.
 

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Kokopelli Kid wrote:
How do you remove a windshieldfrom a 1984 GoldWing Aspencade?



I just bought this bike. ---It has a broken windshiled. I have ordered a new one that should be arriving in a couple of days.



:?The problem is I don't have a clue as to how to take the Metal Shield Guard and the old broken windshield that fits behind itoff of the bike.--- Any help from anyone who knows how to do it will be greatly appreciated!



Thanks,



The Kokopelli Kid
It's WAY easier than you may think. Bend all that rubber around each mirror back. Go ahead !! BEND !!! It won't break, rip, etc. You'll see some screws in there. Take all of them out on each side. I think there are 4 on each side. Whatever the amount, take all of them out.

That'll free up the metal guard under the wind shield. Not sure about your particular year.............you may have to either just lift the metal guard off or slide it off. If it does slide, I don't remember whichway. ( To the right or to the left. )

Once that is done, the same goes for the windshield. The screws for the windshield will be just as obvious, but be more careful when removing them. There are probably 5 large screws to remove. Before removing, TAKE NOTE of their placement in their respective slots. High or low in the slot. It'll help when placing the new windshield in.

The old windshield will also probably slide out of some slots. Again, don't remember in which direction ( to the right or left ) it'll slide out.

If the old windshield has been there a very, very long time, it may take a little "persuasion" before it starts to slide out.

Good luck. Hey, if I did it, anyone can. Just take your time.



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To everybody who responded to me---- Thanks a ton.--- Knowledge is a POWERFUL thing, and obviously I don't have any as it pertains to this antique GoldWing I just bought. Everything I have owned up to now has been an HD, but this old Honda was just too pretty to pass up!---- Unfortunately, what I know about Honda GoldWings I can put into a thimble and pour water in behind it.---I'm sure I'm going to have a lot more stupid questions over the next several months.--- Again, thanks for the reponse. It is appreciated!

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Kokopelli Kid wrote:
How do you remove a windshieldfrom a 1984 GoldWing Aspencade?



I just bought this bike. ---It has a broken windshiled. I have ordered a new one that should be arriving in a couple of days.



:?The problem is I don't have a clue as to how to take the Metal Shield Guard and the old broken windshield that fits behind itoff of the bike.--- Any help from anyone who knows how to do it will be greatly appreciated!



Thanks,



The Kokopelli Kid
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WARNING on that windshield removal.



If it is like my 1985 Interstate, and it probably is, there are four screws that hold the windshield on. The two inner screws (the ones over the headlight) have captive nuts backing them behind the mounting bracket and you can take the screws all the way out. The two outer screw (the ones nearest the mirrors) do not have captive nuts and if you completely remove the screws, the backing nuts will fall down inside the fairing and you will have to retrieve them either by fishing or going into the fairing to find them. Your old windshield as well as your new one should have the outer mounting slots open at the bottom just for this so you do not have to completely remove the outer screws.





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Pull the rubber covers up from teh bottom of the mirrors. You will see two (2) bolts/screws. Loosen the bottom and remove the top. Rotate the mirrors so the reflective side is facing the ground. Lift the metal garnish of the trim upward and rotate it toward the front wheel (roll it forward). It should lift off without any problem. underneath this metal trin you will find 4 large phillips head screws. these attach the windscreen to the fairing of the motorcycle. Being careful remove the 2 screws that do not have a slot out of the bottom of the windscreen and just loosen the other two that have a slot that the windscreen can slide up in. Some say that these have un-captured (being able to fall deep into the abyss of the fairing:shock:) so until you find otherwise do it this way. Look carefyully at how everything goes together and comes apart. Put it all back the way you found it. Last time I had my windshield off I took all 4 of the screws out and didn't have to go fairing diving:clapper:. However I did take the extra bolt off that secures the mirror bolt brackets off and spent an hour and a couple of adult flavored beverages looking for the lost parts.:crying:



Read a lot in here, ask questions, download the service manuals and fear not. You are among those who were once or are still in your shoes. You have found THE ultimate source for information on Honda's crown jewel of motorcycles.



Oh and by the way welcome from the Buckeye State. Ride safe:action:
 
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