Windshield fix

Wednesday, May 28 2014 [10,525 miles]

Safety wire

Safety wire

Safety wire
Replacement clips

Replacement clips

Replacement clips

About 6 weeks ago on a ride to Death Valley I noticed that I’d lost a clip and that the right side pivot pin for the windshield was trying to fall out. I ride with the windshield in the low position — good thing as with the windshield in that position plastic bodywork blocks the pin from coming all the way out. At a fuel stop I wraped some safety wire around the notch where the lost clip fits. Yes, I travel with some safety wire in my kit.

I finally got around to ordering some replacement clips. Today I cut off the safety wire, replacing it with a new clip. I ordered two clips. Having a spare pretty much guarantees I’ll never need it.