Windshield differences from a 59 to a 60 windshield

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PanPal
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Windshield differences from a 59 to a 60 windshield

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Post by PanPal » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:53 pm

What are the differences from a 59 to a 60 windshield? I am not certain the windshield that came with my bike is correct and the top section is cracked and missing some of the bead on the edges.



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Re: Windshield differences

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Post by 55PAN » Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:53 pm

The '59 and back to '49 windshields are narrower at the top and come to a peak, and the adjustable window above the headlight is straight across at the bottom and curves toward the fork.
The '60 and later windshields are slightly wider and rounded at the top, and the adjustable window above the headlight is cut out to follow the contour of the headlight. Also all of the HD windshields of this era had beading around the edges I believe.

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Re: Windshield differences

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Post by PanPal » Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:37 pm

Thanks for the info 55PAN. I now know what to look for.

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Re: Windshield differences

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Post by FLH57 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:18 pm

THE 59 AND BACK HAVE 7 HOLE RETAINING BAR. THE 60 AND UP HAVE 5
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