6. On FXSTB models only: Remove existing turn signal
clamps from fork tubes. Remove the original turn signal
standoff from the turn signal. The original clamp and
standoff will not be used during re-assembly.
7. See Figure 5. Assemble mounting hardware for lower
windshield mounting as shown in illustration. Assemble in
the following order, and leave assembly loose:
a. Locate the mounting hardware supplied in the docking
hardware kit. Thread jam nut (9) from mounting kit
onto the turn signal standoff end that is opposite the
end with the flats (3).
b. Thread standoff into turn signal assembly with jam
nut facing turn signal.
c. Place flat washer (5) and bushing (4) on standoff.
d. Thread the clamp (8) onto the standoff.
e. Install clamp assembly onto the fork tube with the
clamp nut forward toward the headlamp.
Do not exceed recommended torque when installing
mounting screws. Damage to windshield can result.
8. See Figure 6. Assemble hardware for upper windshield
mounting as shown in illustration and tighten button head
screws to 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm). The spacer (1), not visible in
the illustration, fits between the retainer wire bracket (6,
7) and the upper fork triple clamp.
Figure 3. 5/32 inch Minimum Clearance between Fuel Tank
and Upper Bushing (looking down on docking point from
Check for proper clearance between upper bushing and fuel
tank before installing windshield as follows:
See Figure 3. Turn the front forks to the left, allowing the fork
to rest against the fork stop. Measure the clearance between
the fuel tank and the upper bushing.We recommend using the
shank end of the proper size drill bit as a feeler gauge between
the fuel tank and the upper bushing. Before checking the
clearance, place a piece of paper against the fuel tank to
eliminate the possibility of scratching the fuel tank paint. Repeat
this process with the front forks rotated fully to the right fork
stop. If clearance is less than 5/32 inch (4 mm), contact your
Harley-Davidson Dealer for additional information (reference
P&A Service Bulletin P-40).
9. Hook the two top windshield assembly "jaws" into the
grooves of the top bushings (4) then slide the lower clamp
assemblies up until the lower bushings firmly fit into the
lower windshield "jaws".
10. With windshield in place, tighten lower clamp (8) hardware
by first tightening clamp nut to 10 ft-lbs (14 Nm). Be sure
the clamp does not rotate during tightening (the mounting
bushing must be parallel to the windshield brackets).
11. With clamps secured to forks, tighten standoff into
mounting clamp to 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm). Then, align turn signals
and tighten jam nuts (9) to 10 ft-lbs (14 Nm).
12. See Figure 4. Remove windshield by grabbing windshield
edges parallel with center brace and firmly pulling windshield
loose from upper bushing grooves. Lift windshield
assembly off of lower bushings. With windshield removed,
and using cable straps in kit, securely route turn signal
wires. After wires are secured, check turn signal wire
clearance with the windshield installed.
13. Reattach brake line clamp to upper fork triple clamp.
Improper installation of accessories or loading of cargo
can affect motorcycle stability and handling, which could
result in death or serious injury. (00455b)
Failure to provide adequate clearance between stationary
and moving parts can cause loss of control, which could
result in death or serious injury. (00378a)
Inspect windshield upon completion of installation. Be sure
windshield mounting does not restrict full left or full right
movement of front fork assembly. Restricted movement could
affect handling, resulting in death or serious injury. If restriction
does occur, adjust windshield as needed until proper clearance
is obtained. Have experienced Harley-Davidson service personnel
correct any problems before riding with this accessory
Check mounting hardware periodically. Never ride with loose
mounts. A loose mounting causes extra stress on all other
mounts, as well as the windshield itself, and could result in
premature failure of components.
Date published: 2013-10-23