Taka Windshield Installation Instructions
RETURN WARNING: WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETRUNS THAT DO NOT HAVE PLASTIC FILM ON THEM.
Thank you for purchasing a Long Ride Shields™ product. Please excuse the packaging of your shield; our priority is to protect it while in transit to you. Your windshield arrived safe and that is our objective!
5mm Allen wrench
10mm Box End Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver Medium
Peel away the rubber boot between the side view mirrors and the front fairing in order to access the front fairing cover attachment bolts. Then bend the mirrors forward and away from the fairing.
Release the windshield clamp at both sides so that the windshield can be adjusted up and down. Using a 10mm box end wrench, remove the hex head bolts holding the front fairing cover panel to the windshield clamp system.
Using care, remove the front cover panel from the fairing by prying the panel away from the bolt mounting locations on both sides of the fairing and then towards the front of the motorcycle, exposing the windshield clamp assembly and the retention screws that keep the windshield fixed to the bike.
Using an 8mm Driver and ratchet, remove the bolt holding the center of the windshield clamping mechanism so that the windshield clamp will rotate upwards allowing access to the windshield attachment screws.
Using an allen key and a phillips head screwdriver remove the screws that hold the windshield to the front fairing, and gently remove the two (sometimes 4) outermost metal plates which attach the shield to the bike. The center plate will remain on the loosened shield for now.
Slide the shield out of the clamp assembly taking care to avoid marring the surface of the shield or the bike. Once removed, the top and back plates at the center of the shield can be detached and set aside.
Without removing the protective plastic film, inspect the windshield for proper size, tint, and form.
Without removing the protective plastic film, mount or partially mount the windshield and, while sitting on your bike, check shield height in relation to your upper lip. Take care to not damage the shield or protective plastic film, as it will no longer be eligible for exchange.
If you find any issues with size, tint, or form, you must contact us directly or visit our Returns Page to initiate an exchange. The shield and protective plastic must remain intact for any exchange!
**ONLY PROCEED ONCE YOU ARE 100% SURE YOUR WINDSHIELD IS WHAT YOU WANT. NO EXCHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR SHIELDS AFTER THE NEXT STEP!**
Remove the plastic film from your new windshield (voiding return/exchange eligibility).
Attach the matte black grip plate provided with your windshield to the windshield. The grip plate goes on the inside of the shield. Use the center plate assembly to attach the grip plate to the shield prior to shield installation. See Photo Below.
Slide your windshield and grip plate into the clamp assembly and then attach the shield to the bike with the mounting plates and screws which were removed in step 5.
Attach the windshield clamp to the bike using the 8mm hex head bolt which was removed in step 4.
Replace front fairing cover panel to the bike. Ensure each of the mounting studs are placed in the rubber receivers, two between the headlights and one on either side of the side view mirrors. Ensure the panel is placed correctly over the clamp attachment studs.
Re-fasten the 10mm nuts, washers and rubber washer to the clamp assembly mounting location which were removed in step 2 using a box end wrench. With the hardware fastened to the fairing you can pull down the clamp levers and make sure that the shield is being held firmly in the fairing. If there is any movement, go back and check to make sure everything is installed correctly including the grip plate.
Push the side view mirrors into place and put the rubber boot back into place.
Congratulations! You did it!
**WARNING: DO NOT USE LOC-TITE ON ANY BOLTS!**
Chemicals like: LocTite, Ammonia, Gasoline, Glass cleaners, Petroleum and Alcohol based products, are corrosive to all plastics. To avoid damaging your windshield use mild soap and water or approved plastic cleaners.
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