Remove Windscreen to Clean

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herbg
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Remove Windscreen to Clean

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On my newly acquired 1975 R90S, I see that the windscreen in fastened using plastic rivets from the factory. Thinking I could simply remove the windscreen to do some detailing, I am now faced with what appears to be a very big exercise.

Looks like you have to drill out the rivets to take the windscreen off. Then, I assume, you need some kind of special tool to refasten the windscreen with new plastic rivets - assuming they are readily available.

I just want to clean up/detail the bike. Is that what you guys go through to get the job done?
Herb in Ontario ...
1969 BMW R69S
1975 BMW R90S
1999 BMW R1100S (Sold)
2005 BMW R1200 GS (Sold)
1972 Ducati 350 Desmo
1978 Ducati 900SS
1985 Ducati Mille S2
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S

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vechorik1373
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Re: Remove Windscreen to Clean

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The original plastic expansion rivets are a real pain to install and remove in order to simply remove the windshield for cleaning the dash. And you will find that these plastic rivets are pretty much one time use. And they do not give them away, though they are still available.

Now, this is not a stock part, but I used brass book screws to hold the windshield on the the dash and fairing of both of my R90S's. This makes the removal much easier and the book screws are reusable. The other advantage to them, versus a conventional nut and bolt is that if you get the proper length of book screw, they will bottom out, and it will not crush the windshield and make it crack on the mounting holes.

This is what I am talking about, a picture is worth a 1000 words... Book screws are available in brass, steel and aluminum. I preferred the brass ones, but that is just me...
bookscrew.jpg
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herbg
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Re: Remove Windscreen to Clean

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Thanks Vech! I realize this might be the only option if I want to regularly clean the screen. Ideally, a version of your screw with a strong nylon- or plastic-type, black finish would be ideal.
Herb in Ontario ...
1969 BMW R69S
1975 BMW R90S
1999 BMW R1100S (Sold)
2005 BMW R1200 GS (Sold)
1972 Ducati 350 Desmo
1978 Ducati 900SS
1985 Ducati Mille S2
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S

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