1995 R100RT windshield install
So I am at the point of trying to push/pull the rubber teats through the holes in the new stock windshield.I got one through,pulled one off and mangled it before I quit.Does anyone have the tried and true method? Tools?Lubricant?
When I try the search function I get 26 pages of completely unrelated posts and cannot access the post I bookmarked about the 1984 RT(which is probably the same as the 95).
RT Windshield intallation
We used WD-40 to WELL lubricate the the "****", and a pair of needle noise pliers to gently pull them thru.
lube for windshield gasket install
I would advise against any petroleum based product unless you know for sure the specific rubber is compatable, some are not. I use Isoproply alcohol on all rubber bits that I need to make slippery. As long as you can keep it wet (IPA dries real quick) I've had no problems with those little nubs. Push with a dull tool on the front and pull at the same time from the back helps. Good luck.
I have a tube of Sil Glide
Which I think is made for this purpose. I use it in the shop mostly for pulling rubber things through steel things, jamming in weather stripping on cars etc. Claims won't harm rubber. One tube is probably a lifetime investment. Don't recall where I got it. NAPA or something.