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  1. #16
    Lee,
    Thanks for all your trouble.

    Actually, it is not the arm that failed. It is the flex f shaft that the arm mounts to, or specifically, the fitting on the end of that shaft. I found part 46632307796 - but that is the older version. I found the rod itself, part 9 in the attached drawing, and the part you referenced, part 8 in the attached drawing. There is an additional fitting, 2 required, that fits into the rod and connects the rod (9) to the crank (8). It also has the crank for the spring as shown in your previous photo. One of those fittings is broken where it clamps to the crank (8). I don't see it in the drawing, and the rod appears to be permanently crimped to the fitting in any case. It seems that the item must be replaced as a unit, the rod (9), and the two ends missing from the drawing.

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  2. #17
    Lee,
    Thanks for all your trouble.

    Actually, it is not the arm that failed. It is the flex f shaft that the arm mounts to, or specifically, the fitting on the end of that shaft. I found part 46632307796 - but that is the older version. I found the rod itself, part 9 in the attached drawing, and the part you referenced, part 8 in the attached drawing. There is an additional fitting, 2 required, that fits into the rod and connects the rod (9) to the crank (8). It also has the crank for the spring as shown in your previous photo. One of those fittings is broken where it clamps to the crank (8). I don't see it in the drawing, and the rod appears to be permanently crimped to the fitting in any case. It seems that the item must be replaced as a unit, the rod (9), and the two ends missing from the drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    Lee,
    Thanks for all your trouble.

    Actually, it is not the arm that failed. It is the flex f shaft that the arm mounts to, or specifically, the fitting on the end of that shaft.


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    Part 9 from the exploded assembly drawing is 46637653390, and does include the ends to connect to part 8. Now all it will take is money, time, and effort.😃

    Weighing whether I want to wait in Illinois, or ride to Georgia without a windshield.

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    Can you place the shield in the low position and duct tape it in place?
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  6. #21
    Darn it.

    There's one problem with that idea. . .

    It never occurred to me. That's what I'll do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    Darn it.

    There's one problem with that idea. . .

    It never occurred to me. That's what I'll do.
    The little lever on Debbie's RS broke when both bikes went over in a storm.
    JB weld did not hold to fix the lever so I used a little duct tape to kept the shield from shaking.
    It worked on the 1,000 ride from Texas to Iowa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The little lever on Debbie's RS broke when both bikes went over in a storm.
    JB weld did not hold to fix the lever so I used a little duct tape to kept the shield from shaking.
    It worked on the 1,000 ride from Texas to Iowa.

    Something like this?:
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    I'll let you know how it went when I get home. Thanks.

  9. #24
    I'll need a new windshield. The options that I'm considering are:

    AeroFlow (tall) -
    I'm willing to assume that the breakage of the linkage was induced by lack of maintainance or some other oddity. They can make me a windshield, even though they will no longer make the mounting hardware. The windshield looks good on the bike, and is fairly rigid due to compound curves. However, I always wished it was taller, maybe 2". I'm 6'1" plus, and mostly from the waist up.

    BMW "Comfort" windshield. Probably the best choice, except I think it's even shorter than the AeroFlow. I have the long bar-backs, and suspect it would be more windy than the AeroFlow.

    Parabellum -
    From the pictures, they look to have single axis curves only, and are about the same price. They also look taller, so might be better for wind noise.

    I would also consider a top extension.

    Anyone have any thoughts/advice/experience to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    Something like this?:


    I'll let you know how it went when I get home. Thanks.
    I used less tape but that should work
    Remove the tape as soon as you get home so it does not react with paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post

    Anyone have any thoughts/advice/experience to share?
    I'm a bad one to ask, both me and my wife used the stock RS shield in the low position.
    I'm 6' with 34" inseam and my wife is 5' 10" with 34" inseam.
    A tall shield will keep more air off of you but a short shield or no shield is quieter a lot of times.
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  12. #27
    Got back Thursday. Tape held fine from Central Illinois to home 100 miles south of Atlanta.

    The whole trip involved trailering from Atlanta to Reno for the National Air Races. Circled and visited Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, North to Crater Lake, back to Reno, then to Salt Lake, snow storms and camping in Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, across Wyoming and Nebraska, daughter and grandkids in Illinois, and back to 98 degree temperatures, stop and go traffic, and smog warnings through Atlanta.

    Gone a month, camped a little less than half. Nice to be home. I'm ready to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    Got back Thursday. Tape held fine
    Good deal
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  14. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    A tall shield will keep more air off of you but a short shield or no shield is quieter a lot of times.
    I removed what was left of my tall Aero-Flow windshield and rode about 20 miles at up to 75 mph or so. Windy, of course, but not much noisier, if any, as you suggested. Maybe quieter, or at least a higher pitch hiss rather than a low turbulent rumble, if that makes sense. Anyway, I get your point. Thanks.
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  15. #30
    I bought the 'last ever' tall AeroFlow (according to them).

    Somewhat to my surprise, it is taller than what I had. The previous owner must have inadvertently mislead me.

    The top of the windshield is just below eye level when in the up position, and is much quieter than my old windshield.

    I'm happy with it.

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