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looked for instructions everywhere and surprisingly could find it (watch someone find it immediately)

Anyways, this simple installation has me completely confused, i read the instructions on scooterworks where i ordered the part and it does not make any sense.

Help please?
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A little search is often useful
http://www.nyscooterclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=31788#31788

Basically most Vespa windshields mount the same way. There are expander sections at the bottom of the metal rods that support the windscreen. The expander sections are inserted into the holes in the handlebars (often they need a bit of a tap with a mallet so that they will go in). The bolts that run through the expanders are tightened to secure the support rods.

When you are mounting the windscreen, tighten the bolts just a little bit, just enough to keep the rods from sliding out of the handlebars. The slide the windscreen hardware over the rods and attach the windscreen again tightening just enough to hold things together.

When it's all put together but still can be moved around a bit, make sure everything is straight and at the right height and then tighten all the fasteners and expansion bolts fully.
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as mentioned in my previous post, i looked everywhere, i found that link and it was of no use.

as for your instructions

-the bottom bit that goes into the handlebars, right now its loose, could it be i bought the wrong size? seems too simple to just hit it in

http://www.scooterworks.com/images/pdf/Z216_GTWS1.pdf

doesnt exactly indicate that there, looks like things have to be unscrewed but the bit at the front feels like its welded on.

kinda sad noone has done a step by step photo bit of this.
i will gladly do so if i ever figure it out
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OlCeePee wrote:
as mentioned in my previous post, i looked everywhere, i found that link and it was of no use.

as for your instructions

-the bottom bit that goes into the handlebars, right now its loose, could it be i bought the wrong size? seems too simple to just hit it in

http://www.scooterworks.com/images/pdf/Z216_GTWS1.pdf

doesnt exactly indicate that there, looks like things have to be unscrewed but the bit at the front feels like its welded on.

kinda sad noone has done a step by step photo bit of this.
i will gladly do so if i ever figure it out
When you push the ends into the holes what happens when you turn the expander nuts? Is it still loose even after turning them all the way?
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OlCeePee wrote:
as mentioned in my previous post, i looked everywhere, i found that link and it was of no use.

as for your instructions

-the bottom bit that goes into the handlebars, right now its loose, could it be i bought the wrong size? seems too simple to just hit it in

http://www.scooterworks.com/images/pdf/Z216_GTWS1.pdf

doesnt exactly indicate that there, looks like things have to be unscrewed but the bit at the front feels like its welded on.

kinda sad noone has done a step by step photo bit of this.
i will gladly do so if i ever figure it out
The expanding section that goes into the handlebars is one size. Except that in some makes (I don't know about yours) it is designed to be a tight friction fit even before the bolts are tightened to expand the section. This will be obvious on close examination of the expansion section--tight fitting ones will have little prongs that stand up from the surface of the cylinder.

You need to figure out whether the expansion section goes all the way into the sockets in the bars. You can do this any number of ways. For example by sticking a pencil in the socket and making a mark to indicate the depth of the socket and then comparing this to the expansion section and how far the section goes in without tapping with a mallet.

It's possible that the bolts in the expansion section are already tightened a bit, so that they need to be a bit looser for fitting. You should be able to loosen the bolt by hand. If you can't, then use a wrench to loosen it.

If the expansion section doesn't go all the way in then you need to tap it in with a mallet (or a hammer). Gently.

If the expansion section does go in and it's quite loose, then you need to tighten the bolt at the end enough so that the rods stay in the sockets.

One of the problems with assembling even very simple items like this is that one needs a basic intuitive understanding of how the parts fit together, where the friction or other binding parts are and so forth. The fact that these items have little or no instructions with them reflect this fact--that most assemblers will be mechanics or mechanically-inclined.

A mechanically-inclined person will take one glance at the instructions or the comments posted at the url I noted and understand what needs to be done to mount the windscreen. Some folks don't have, or haven't yet developed this inclination or intuition. There's nothing wrong with such people; the reason the rest of us are here on earth is to help those people. They help us by providing beer.
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This is one of the first things I did when I got my 150 LX (this particular flyscreen in fact) - found great instructions on ivespa.com. I imagine by now you already found other instructions, but thought I'd mention this site for future reference!
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thanks folks!
Ill give all this a go and keep ya posted!
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Thanks tons for your help folks, gave it ago after i got back from the soccer game and it was easy as cupcake. As i suspected i felt a bit stupid for having overlooked the bit. My vespa just got one bit sweeter looking (and increasingly more functional)
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