Good morning. I am installing a 1914 windshield on my speedster and have a question. After using the long brass rods which run from the hinge bolt to the front fender brackets and mounting the brass clips to the top of the firewall, it appears that I can't tilt the lower half of the windshield rearward because the top of the clips will interfere with (or bear on) the glass. The clips appear to be properly mounted to clamp on the windshield frame. Do these clips need to be shortened? Or am I missing something? Or if someone could post a photo of this detail it would be appreciated. Thank you.
The brass rods to the front fender brackets weren't used after 1912, so maybe that's why the clips interfere with a 1914 windshield?
Richard, I believe the back half of the clamps was shorter to allow the windscreen to lay back. On my friend's 1913 tourer, he sometimes has trouble with the screen jumping out of the clamps because of this.
Allan from down under.
Those clips are not brass in '14 and the rear one is definitely shorter than the front so you must have earlier clips. You are going to have to play with things to make them work and the same is true of the support rods as the support rods were designed for a straight up-and down windshield not one where the lower panel slants back unless you have a set from a Torpedo.
Thanks for the info. Having the wrong clamps would explain the problem. Hopefully, I can shorten the back parts of the clamps so they can work with the bottom windshield half tilted back. As for the support rods, they are longer than necessary with the windshield straight up and down, so again hopefully I can pull them back far enough to work.