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2012 windscreen positioning

I'd like to move my windscreen to the highest position..position "C" in the manual...This requires the removal of the plastic rivets at the top most position...First of all I can't seem to get them out..without yanking a lot harder than I care to...Secondly..it would seem the hole left would be way to big for the normal well nuts...Anyone got something on this? I can handle the windscreen in it's stock position (A) up to around 75...In the B position it's just plain terrible...The C position I haven't been able to experience...
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When you remove the plastic push-pins, you'll find the holes they were in to be the same size as the windshield wellnut holes. Removing the wellnuts is sort of a PITA, it's handy to have spares you can just insert in the new holes and leave the old ones in place. You can wiggle them out, maybe get your finger around to the backside to push them out (with fairings off), stick a flat screwdriver between the side and the hole to shim/wiggle them out, barely insert a bolt and plier them out, or even push them through and hope they bounce onto the floor rather than hang up to where you have to search for them. I've done all that. Strange beasts, wellnuts. Someone probably has a better trick with lubrication, etc. I dunno....

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I'd like to move my windscreen to the highest position..position "C" in the manual...This requires the removal of the plastic rivets at the top most position...First of all I can't seem to get them out..without yanking a lot harder than I care to...Secondly..it would seem the hole left would be way to big for the normal well nuts...Anyone got something on this? I can handle the windscreen in it's stock position (A) up to around 75...In the B position it's just plain terrible...The C position I haven't been able to experience...
I just did the same thing with the plastic rivets...The trick for me was once you pull the inner part out a bit you can pull the whole thing out a little. Once the whole thing is that little way out then push the inner part back in ( about 1/2 the way you pulled it out) and then the whole rivet comes right out...It's strange for sure but that is how I did it. LMK if it works for you.


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Yeah those large plastic push pins can be a pain.
Trick is not to pull the pin part out "all the way", do it only "half way" and the whole thing will come out.

Just so you know for later... the smaller plastic push pins around the cluster - you push them in about 3-4mm.
When you get them off you pull the pin back out fully. To put them back make sure the pin is back out, put into hole then push pin flush.

With Well Nuts, it is easier to push them all the way through with a small screwdriver inside the hole pushing on the brass nut. They will just drop to the ground and bounce around a bit like jumping beans! LOL

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