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    emperkin
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    I've searched and searched....

    Can someone point me where to find the stronger windshield brackets for the 1200 RT? I can't seam to find it, I know it has been referenced in this forum.

    The stock ones broke. I replaced it with another stock one and put the stock windshield back on, but I really miss my cee bailey's.

    Thanks in advance

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    The link your looking for

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...windshield+arm

    There is the link your looking for. I bought them and they work great.

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    RT Windshield Brackets

    emperkin, I second the recommendation by heavyjetpfe
    I bought a set of the brackets shown in the link. Mine were powder coated black I believe. They work great and are easy to install.

    Here is the contact info.

    Don Westra
    West Tool & Design inc.
    1220 North Tower Road
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
    218-739-4990
    Don@westtoolff.com
    www.westtoolff.com
    Plen Smith
    07 R1200RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyjetpfe View Post
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...windshield+arm

    There is the link your looking for. I bought them and they work great.

    +1!

    I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU WESTRA'S INFO, BUT THIS SITE REFERENCE DOES THAT FOR ME.

    GOOD LUCK!
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    Brackets

    Tried to talk them into a Group Purchase - no bite !
    Anyway, I will order some today

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    emperkin
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    They are on order for me as well!

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    Windshield brackets

    Please advise how easy to install......
    Mechanical idiot able to do ?

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    emperkin
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    I wouldn't call it difficult. You have to take out some screws that hold the dashboard on. This allows you enough room to get the old bracket out.

    The only problem I ran into was the pin was a very tight fit on one of the new brackets. Found it difficult to get the pin in even with it out of the bike.

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    Why would one need stronger struts? Is it something to do with larger aftermarket shields?

    Thx.

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    glennhendricks
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    To replace the broken one in my case.

    I dropped the bike against the wall and broke one of the brackets . It is an 1100 RT and I need to check if that outfit makes them for me.

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    emperkin
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    Yes an aftermarket windshield (Like my Cee Baily's) can put too much pressure on the arms and they will break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperkin View Post
    Yes an aftermarket windshield (Like my Cee Baily's) can put too much pressure on the arms and they will break.
    YUP. Happened to me, with my big ass Cee Bailey.

    For many of us, due to our size, egonomics or just a desire for better/different wind protection, the OEM shield on the R1200RT is inadequate.

    Hence the replacements, and the need to deal with greater aerodynamic pressures.

    To be fair, though, I was cautioned by several R1200RT owners that their supports were snapping (usually when retracting the windshield) on the OEM screens, due to the arms being made of 'pig metal.' Interestingly, this almost never happened until the bike was in service for at least two years. Obviously, repetitions may be a factor in the fatigue of this part.

    Sure enough, when I examined my broken support arm, it was forged with 'slag' (pig metal), and had numerous air pockets, which compromise structural integrity and give it all the tensile strength of a Rice Krispy bar.

    Good Luck with the better arms from Westra Tools!

    I have a pair on and they appear bulletproof.
    Last edited by Greenwald; 12-18-2008 at 01:50 PM.
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