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1Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:26 am

Alheng

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Had a great arvo on the bike with my son and rode a whole tank away, 2 minutes from my house I decide to fill up and turned into the local gas station. Here is where I got careless, filling the tank I got distracted and the nozzle came up to just inside the lip and of course the fuel went everywhere, I mean everywhere. SH!T

My son got me heaps of paper wipes and we started wiping and I noticed that the windshield foil where the screws attach it to the windshield was all shattered! The plastic nut on the ends of the foil also cracked off. I cant believe that contact with petrol would cause so much damage. The windshield is also now fogged so heaps of polishing with Brasso to do Sad

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2Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:30 am

charlie99

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bugger al

dontcha hate that !!!

good luck with the repair ol mate ......did a similar thing on the way to the meet .....after all that hard work was looking good ...till tank fuel explosion ...ha !


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3Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:37 am

Alheng

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Are there aftermarket screens for the RT?

    

4Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:42 am

charlie99

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yes mate ....but none like the original beauty

look at motobins and all the usuall suspects .....

the cracks might not be so bad ...maybe you could quarterize the holes with a soldering iron and retouch up the finish of them to stop further cracking ?


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5Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:51 am

Alheng

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I am thinking of running super high viscosity superglue into the cracks. They will hold the lot together but arghhhhhhh! sob, sob, sob!

    

6Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 7:59 am

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Are you certain that the cracking occurred when the fuel contacted the windscreen? Or had these cracks already been there and you just came to notice them because of the accident with the fuel? I also cannot imagine that fleeting contact with petrol would cause this damage. The windscreen should be a high impact plastic, and consequently be resistant to chemicals commonly found around vehicles. It is possible that exposure to UV light over a long period coupled with stress from use caused the cracking. In any case, you'll either have to replace the windscreen or find a way of stopping the cracks from propagating. I don't believe oversized washers to spread the clamping load of the mounting screws is a long term fix. Neither am I convinced that the superglue will have enough strength to hold given the environment in which it has to live. Eventually the cracks will propagate, the same way an automobile windshield crack caused by stone hit continues to grow.


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7Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 8:04 am

Crazy Frog

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Here is a list of aftermarket windshield manufacturers.
I have not checked which one has one for the RT.



CF


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8Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 10:13 am

Alheng

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@robmack wrote:Are you certain that the cracking occurred when the fuel contacted the windscreen? Or had these cracks already been there and you just came to notice them because of the accident with the fuel? I also cannot imagine that fleeting contact with petrol would cause this damage. The windscreen should be a high impact plastic, and consequently be resistant to chemicals commonly found around vehicles. It is possible that exposure to UV light over a long period coupled with stress from use caused the cracking. In any case, you'll either have to replace the windscreen or find a way of stopping the cracks from propagating. I don't believe over sized washers to spread the clamping load of the mounting screws is a long term fix. Neither am I convinced that the superglue will have enough strength to hold given the environment in which it has to live. Eventually the cracks will propagate, the same way an automobile windshield crack caused by stone hit continues to grow.

Absolutely sure as 10 min before it happened, we stopped at the golden arches for ice cream and my son asked why were there two plastic screws and 2 metal screws and it was fine then, I wonder if it has something to do with the change in temperature when the petrol hit it.

    

9Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 10:17 am

Alheng

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@Crazy Frog wrote:Here is a list of aftermarket windshield manufacturers.
I have not checked which one has one for the RT.



CF

Cheers CF, will advise how I go!

    

10Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 10:28 am

RicK G

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Maybe the cracks were already filled with some wonder crack fixer and it came out with some fuel application.


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11Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 11:50 am

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Just a thought. Would a windscreen repair company be able to help. There are a load of firms in UK that advertise repairing glass screens with a sort of resin, would it also work on bike screens.
Maybe worth a look

http://www.autoglass.co.uk/Windscreen-chip-repair.189.0.html


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12Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 6:47 pm

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Someone on the forum put up this link as well. In Victoria.

http://www.screensforbikes.com/shop/bmw/


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13Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Sat May 25, 2013 6:49 pm

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@Alheng wrote:

Absolutely sure as 10 min before it happened, we stopped at the golden arches for ice cream and my son asked why were there two plastic screws and 2 metal screws and it was fine then, I wonder if it has something to do with the change in temperature when the petrol hit it.


fuel usually has a very low temp, quite noticeable after filling up, you get cold on the thighs.
does this also apply to plastics, causing existing minor cracks to rapidly contract,thus resulting in a disaster such as Al's.

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14Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Tue May 28, 2013 7:16 am

TacKler

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Also found this info on the front of my RT screen. Slipscreens 02 9624 3737.

Looks like it might be a boat screen manufacturer in Seven Hills.


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15Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 am

Alheng

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Think I may have got lucky locating a screen with the help of some great guys on the site!

    

16Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Eagle screen from Perth Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:14 am

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Hi this is my aftermarket screen from eagle screen perth.
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17Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:50 am

RicK G

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That's a good replacement for the LT screen, it looks the part


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18Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:45 am

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Looks like it's am original without the luminar lip. Nice!


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19Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:15 am

AJ.Valente

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Every time I see that (police) bike I get chills up my spine. It's the ultimate RT road bike. Can't outrun it or outmaneuver it. It just says, "Gotcha!"*

*Exception, Bourne Identity movie and the Paris police bike-car chase scene.

    

20Back to top Go down   What the crap happened??? Empty Re: What the crap happened??? Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:36 am

RicK G

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Yeah they messed up a few K75s in that one.


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