Author Topic: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement  (Read 1050 times)

Offline lefthander

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 84
1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« on: February 17, 2024, 05:49:46 AM »
 On my 1992 k75rt it came with a standard windshield. it has two wings, one on each side of the windshield. The original parts that secured the wings to the w.shield have completely fallen apart. The wings can direct airflow away from you or towards you depending on how you position them. Does anyone know of replacement brackets for the 4 oem brackets that are two for each wing? Or maybe an alternative solution to make them operate as they should. I like their feature when working as they were designed to. any help, suggestions or even pics of a solution will be greatly appreciated.
  Thank you,
  Lefthander
  • Savannah GA
  • 1992 k75, 2002 1150gs

Offline lefthander

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 84
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 04:10:18 AM »
 If there is not a fix or brackets are not available, anyone using an aftermarket shield that they recommend?
 I've looked at the Clearview? with the vent in the lower center of the windshield and the looks to have some promise.
  • Savannah GA
  • 1992 k75, 2002 1150gs

Offline lefthander

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 84
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2024, 10:03:52 PM »
 Anyone?
  • Savannah GA
  • 1992 k75, 2002 1150gs

Offline frankenduck

  • Adrninistrator
  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 5136
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2024, 10:37:30 PM »
I had those on my first K75RT. Very handy to flip them around for airflow when it gets hot out.

If any one of those hinges is still good then 3D printing might be a way to get replacement parts.

Another option to consider would be converting to the later electric windscreen.
Once I had a Collie pup. Dug a hole and covered him up. Now I sit there by the hour. Waiting for a Collie-flower.
New to K bikes? Click here.
K Bike Maintenance & Mods: Click here.
Buy parts here.

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

  • Administrator
  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6683
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2024, 07:26:22 AM »
I found those wings to be useless for getting some air when the weather was hot. 

What I did was get a cheap used windshield and cut it down to get lots of air.  The nice thing is that it got my head in clean airflow which cut down the turbulence around the helmet. 

I saved the original screen for use early and late in the season when the weather was colder.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline lefthander

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 84
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2024, 07:46:38 PM »
 I wonder if some kind of cabinet hinge setup may work. has someone found a replacement product that could mimic the original setup? Its either I find a fix or go aftermarket. just trying to retain originality of the bike. Thanks, Lefthander
  • Savannah GA
  • 1992 k75, 2002 1150gs

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

  • Administrator
  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6683
Re: 1992 75rt windshield wing bracket replacement
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2024, 09:47:15 PM »
I would avoid drilling additional holes in the event you can find replacement hinges.

For the time being I would just take the wings off and watch eBay for a used windshield to come up for a reasonable price that has hinges.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"