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Hi all

I'm planning to cut down my GIVI screen and have read various posts on the subject - mainly those by Kruella_DV and Greg. As a result of my readings I have purchased a fret saw, painters tape and some non permanent markers.

Regards to removing screen. I'm nervous that if I do it wrong the conical nuts will fall inside the handlebar area so......

Do I just remove the four screws on the stalks? Is that all I need to do? Is there anything to watch out for?

Finally, with regard to finishing off the screen - would ANY sanding block do the job or should I splash out on the Perma-Grit block?

Merry Christmas one and all!
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Re: Removing GIVI screen
Danzargo wrote:
would ANY sanding block do the job?
I use sandpaper and a small block of wood. Start course and go up incrementally to fine. I recall using 100 grit, 150, 220 and then 320. Be careful not to "roll" the sandpaper around the edge and touch the face of the windshield. YMMV
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I found the windshield easy to remove just using the two mounting bolts, no dropping parts or drama. The best way that I have found to cut down the windscreen is to borrow my friend's band saw with a metal cutting blade, a much smoother cut than anything I've been able to do by hand. But if it does come out a bit wobbly, it is easy to straighten out with the sanding block, try to duplicate the rounded profile of the stock shield (as viewed from the side), it will be quieter and flow better.
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Danzargo, I've removed my GIVI windscreen several times, since my first mishap, with no problems. When you remove the windscreen, loosen the conical nuts but don't back them all the way off. Once the conical nuts were loosened I was able to pull the windscreen brackets out, conical nuts still attached.
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If not removing the hardware drape a towel or soft cloth under it when unscrewing the plastic allen screws from the stems.
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Pepperoni Bros. wrote:
I found the windshield easy to remove just using the two mounting bolts, no dropping parts or drama. The best way that I have found to cut down the windscreen is to borrow my friend's band saw with a metal cutting blade, a much smoother cut than anything I've been able to do by hand. But if it does come out a bit wobbly, it is easy to straighten out with the sanding block, try to duplicate the rounded profile of the stock shield (as viewed from the side), it will be quieter and flow better.
Thanks thats very useful to know. Happy New Year!
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ScooterGirlinAL wrote:
Danzargo, I've removed my GIVI windscreen several times, since my first mishap, with no problems. When you remove the windscreen, loosen the conical nuts but don't back them all the way off. Once the conical nuts were loosened I was able to pull the windscreen brackets out, conical nuts still attached.
Cheers Scootergirl. Appreciate your post. Happy New Year!
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I've had the unfortunate circumstance (twice now) where the expander sleeve gets stuck/seized inside of the headset thingy. I've had to disassemble the rider-facing headset piece to remove these. If you haven't done so already, I'd apply some anti-seize grease to the expander sleeve before re-installing.
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