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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by doug » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi Adam,

You have done nothing wrong; this has come up before. The stock fairing was made to fit rigs that didn't have the current left turn signal bracket (maybe required only in the U.S. and Canada?), and as you will discover over time with more than just a few parts, the folks at Ural felt it was "good enough" because you could still get the fairing on, and as such they did not make the necessary changes to the fairing when the new turn signal bracket was added. I fiddled with mine quite a bit and there is no way you will get the fairing to sit on the light well unless you cut a notch for the turn signal bracket in it. Here is a previous post about it:

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/view ... 34#p155233

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Ivan Rider » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:37 pm

I put my mounts under the handle bars and didn't cut or modify the fairing at all. Fit just fine.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by sspect » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:38 pm

The're all a little different....with one inch bar risers....
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by doug » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:21 am

Ivan Rider wrote:I put my mounts under the handle bars and didn't cut or modify the fairing at all. Fit just fine.
Absolutely no offense intended here but from the top photo it appears that a bit more of the head light is sticking through the fairing at 10 o'clock on the light than it is at 4 o'clock (as you're facing the bike) where the turn signal bracket is. Yes, by Russian standards mine "Fit just fine" (mine was installed by the dealer) and your fairing appears to be about where mine was if the fairing was set out (forward) almost at the open end of the slots in the mounting brackets that slip over the headlight bolts. I cut the little notch in the bottom of the fairing and I was able to push the mounting brackets that slip over the headlight bolts to a more secure position on the headlight bolts (deeper into the slots) and get the fairing to fit the same all around the light.

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by wall018 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:33 am

When I picked up my GU in June I bought the oem fairing, I should have had the dealer install it being that it is a bit of a pain. I figured it was too warm out anyway and that I'd install it in the late fall. Dmitry of Ural of New England walked me through the install process when I took delivery of the bike, so I took notes and put it on today. His instructions worked very well, but I still had a few trial and errors attempting the fit. First he told me to cut off about 1/2" from the headlight mounting tabs as to not scratch the headlight mount. Then cut a slot about 1/4" wide at the six o'clock position of the headlight hole, and place weather striping on the edges. Mount the fairing with the handlebar clamps and headlight tabs positioning them as centered as possible. Then mount the rubber ring with 4 small self tapping screws when you get it in the right position. It seems this method allows for turn-signal stalk clearance and a tighter fit around the headlamp. It all worked very well. Good luck!
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by EricD » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:25 am

What is everyone using to do all this cutting? A simple hacksaw? I'm worried about making a bit of a pig's breakfast of a $300 accessory. It wouldn't be the first time. :(
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:18 am

EricD wrote:What is everyone using to do all this cutting? A simple hacksaw? I'm worried about making a bit of a pig's breakfast of a $300 accessory. It wouldn't be the first time. :(

I used a hacksaw. You don't have to make a very big notch to get around the turn signal bracket. Take your time.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Adam » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:45 am

I used a metal hole punch to punch a hole then a small cut off wheel on a dremel to cut up to the hole from the bottom of the fairing. I then cut a rubber grommet in half and slid that around the notch that I made. 8)

If you don't have a metal hole punch, a drill could possibly do the same thing. Yes, take your time.

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:57 am

Adam wrote:I used a metal hole punch to punch a hole then a small cut off wheel on a dremel to cut up to the hole from the bottom of the fairing. I then cut a rubber grommet in half and slid that around the notch that I made. 8)

If you don't have a metal hole punch, a drill could possibly do the same thing. Yes, take your time.

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This solution sounds like it would be much cleaner and look somewhat professional....Good suggestion Adam.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by windmill » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:50 am

EricD wrote:What is everyone using to do all this cutting? A simple hacksaw? I'm worried about making a bit of a pig's breakfast of a $300 accessory. It wouldn't be the first time. :(
I just used a file, quick, easy, and neat.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by EricD » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:51 am

Yes, thanks for the suggestions. Perhaps it's not so intimidating. Cutting this is so permanent.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by rivers » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:44 pm

Seems to be more than one specific way to do this. Mine was dealer installed when I bought the bike(011). From the front view the rubber ring is pretty equally spaced around the headlight. Pretty much no gap but at the bottom of the light the rubber rig extends about 0.5" forward of the light. I've got about 0.25" gap between the fairing and the bracket for the turn signal staulk. I suspect if the 0.5" forward of the headlight gap were closed up the sheet metal would have to be slotted for the turn sig bracket. FWIW the headlight bolts are about 3/4 of the way into the slotted ears that the headlight bolts slide into. On the tube braces to the bars mine are forward(away side) of the bars. Prolly what others consider under the bars. The left tube clamps sits about 0.5" from the end of the rubber boot tip on the clutch gear. The cable actually touches the tube brace. Looks like a future chafe point so I'll slip in a piece of fuel line or similar in between so vibration doesn't bite me later.Tube sticks out the bottom of the clamp about an inch. On the throttle side the tube clamp sits about 0.25" from the head of the bolt that holds the banjo fitting to the master cyl. Tube has about 0.5" stick out at the bottom of the clamp. All above measurements are eyeballed. I would loosen and lightly snug everything up so you can knock things around with your hand or a rubber mallet. Hope this helps more than confuses. I may have my camera at home or it may be at my sons house. If I can get some pics I'll PM you for your email and send them to you. I don't have a pic hosting account so posting pics on a web forum has never worked for me.
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Post by EricD » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:18 pm

There's an upload attachements tab under the reply box. You can upload pictures that way. I'd like to see your arrangment.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by markhas » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:29 am

If you DIY with a hacksaw, use a fine pitched tooth blade, like a minimum of 14 TPI, 18 or 24 are better choices.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Hogmaine » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:41 am

Dremel tool, cutoff wheel, and 1/4" fine cylinder wheel.
I also had to trim the opposite side as the sheet metal was not really formed properly.
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