Looking for some help and collective group thought on an issue I've been pondering.
I picked up a used F-16 touring windscreen
to keep the wind down on longer highway trips. I did a few this past fall that were 1-3 hours in length and I think a little wind relief would go a long way into making them more pleasurable. That being said, I love the naked look of the 919 and don't want the windscreen on it all the time. This would ideally be an as needed type of thing.
From looking at other 919s with windscreens as well as the one I bought, which I have yet to put on, they bolt on pretty securely. That makes sense since it'll take a lot of force from the wind at highway speed. The hardware mounted on a 919 can be seen pretty well here
. That's all well and good, but I don't think it's a good idea to be bolting the windscreen on each time I want to go on the highway and then unbolting it afterwords. I can just imagine stripping things out and weakening the mounts. Those things aren't meant to be used like that.
This brings me to the issue: Is there a good way to quick mount the windscreen? I know there are systems on Harleys and other cruisers, but I got to imagine there's some way to do it with the 919. If not a quick release type system, the next best thing I can imagine is using something like this, a stud bolt, on the headlight housing:
And then using a separate lock nut to secure the windscreen to that. Granted, there'd be small bolts sticking out from the housing, but at least you wouldn't have to bolt and unbolt that portion all the time. You'd just be dealing with a few nuts which are very inexpensive to replace (when the nylon locking wears out).
Just brainstorming some ideas here and wondering what your thoughts are on this. Any suggestions are appreciated. I figure there's enough engineers and handy people on here to figure something out.