When a five minute task.............

JimInOz

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Turns into a slightly bigger one.

I wanted to secure my GPS mount to the screen cross bar so I removed the screen. No problems.
Used two cable ties to secure the mount. No problems.
Put the screen on and inserted the top two screws a couple of turns. No Problems.
Inserted one of the bottom screws a couple of turns. Yep, no problems.
Inserted the last screw and was jiggling it lightly to engage the thread when it all went loose and I heard the soft "bump bump bump" as the screw and grommet fell into the insides.

:mad:

So this is where we are now.

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I had to do the full thing sooner or later so I guess it's now sooner.

PS: Just joined so I'll do an intro later.

Cheers

Jim
 

Graves

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At least you now know how the body work comes off.

Turns into a slightly bigger one.

I wanted to secure my GPS mount to the screen cross bar so I removed the screen. No problems.
Used two cable ties to secure the mount. No problems.
Put the screen on and inserted the top two screws a couple of turns. No Problems.
Inserted one of the bottom screws a couple of turns. Yep, no problems.
Inserted the last screw and was jiggling it lightly to engage the thread when it all went loose and I heard the soft "bump bump bump" as the screw and grommet fell into the insides.

:mad:

So this is where we are now.

View attachment 1461

I had to do the full thing sooner or later so I guess it's now sooner.

PS: Just joined so I'll do an intro later.

Cheers

Jim
 
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belrix

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Been there, done that!

After awhile removing the body work to retrieve a dropped item is almost fun!

Welcome to the forum!

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jbird710

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Did the same thing when I installed the tall windshield. i got lucky and the grommet fell through to the garage floor.
 

DELLA

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Changed to high Winshield and have T Shirt for dropped Grommet.

Now I want to hook up my Becker Navi to power source , it will all have to come off again
I could murder the penny saving idiot at Honda that left us without a 12V Socket.
 

jbird710

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Yeah, right there with you. I made a special bracket to mount my Garmin GPS holder the the Camel brace nearly a month ago, but haven’t installed it for not wanting to deal with those grommets.
 

DELLA

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I finally sorted my 12 volt supply by T off from the supply spare plug located over right driving lamp , I presume this spare socket in loom is for some option I don't have , possibly heated grips ?
 

jerryhymer

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Put the screen on and inserted the top two screws a couple of turns. No Problems.
Inserted one of the bottom screws a couple of turns. Yep, no problems.
Inserted the last screw and was jiggling it lightly to engage the thread when it all went loose and I heard the soft "bump bump bump" as the screw and grommet fell into
I know this is an old thread but anyone removing their windscreen should read the manual and save themselves this same pain. In removing the windscreen, you remove the top 2 bolts and only loosen the 2 lower bolts. The screen will drop in the bracket slot and the well nuts pull out as you pull the screen off. To re-install the screen just reverse this. You’ll never have to tear the bike apart for this again.



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JimInOz

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I know this is an old thread but anyone removing their windscreen should read the manual and save themselves this same pain. In removing the windscreen, you remove the top 2 bolts and only loosen the 2 lower bolts. The screen will drop in the bracket slot and the well nuts pull out as you pull the screen off. To re-install the screen just reverse this. You’ll never have to tear the bike apart for this again.



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What manual are you referencing?
My owner manual has nothing about this and I find no mention of the process you mentioned in my service manual.
 

jerryhymer

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What manual are you referencing?
My owner manual has nothing about this and I find no mention of the process you mentioned in my service manual.
Well, I guess there’s egg on my face regarding the manual statement. I thought I’d read it in the manual a couple of years ago (I have a ‘16). It could have been from a dealer service bulletin to techs, but I don’t remember. Anyway, after trying out my “google foo” there are several forums, including this one that have owners describing the same method. I have removed my windscreen over a dozen times and it has always worked for me.
Ride hard and ride safe!


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JimInOz

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No probs, egg comes off easy.
I had to pull it all apart to fit the 12VDC socket anyway.
At least I'm clued up for future screen changes.
 

JimInOz

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No, not even Honda have figured it out.

It's just one of those tricks that the users come up with. I wish I could remember them all ;).

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Hardtop

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Well, I have joined the crowd. I had read this and though it would never happen to me. Had the fairings off to wire a USB port and GPS. Dropped one of the hex bolts and it went into the front area. When I loosened the front fairing I heard the bolt bounce off the front fender and off the exhaust pipe to end up landing inside the skid plate. GREAT! I removed the skid plate to retrieve the bolt. I decided to leave the skid plate off just in case. Got everything back to the point of installing the windshield and - - - -. This time the rubber grommet at least landed on the floor!
 
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