Vent Installation - BEWARE!
I have two Honda Goldwing 1800s, both 2010 models. I just finished installing an F4+2 windshield on the second Goldwing. Let me say first that these are fine windshields. No problem there. They work well and even with buying the $10.00 special F4 Customs Windshield Cleaner, I would still probably give them a 5 star rating. My problem comes in with the installation of the VENT. On the Wingstuff website, it states â€œStd and +2 Windshields with Vent Hole use same GL1800 Stock OEM Vent that was stock on 04+ Newer Honda GL1800 models.â€ And on the F4 Customs website it states â€œWe use an OEM GL1800 stock 5-position vent in our windshields.â€. NO WHERE does it state that you must MODIFY the OEM VENT to install it in the F4+2 windshield. And no where in the printed instructions that come with the windshield, no where in the F4 Customs videos, no where on YouTube, and no where on GoldwingDocs EXCEPT under the GL1100 information. Well after installing two of these windshields, the OEM Vents must be modified to fit into the F4+2 windshield. The OEM Vent is a 2-piece design. The piece of the vent on the front side of the windshield has a slot on the top where the piece of the vent from the back side of the windshield slides down into. This slot must be widened to allow more room for these 2 vent pieces to fit together. I used a Dremel tool and made the slot wider. Widen the slot until it snaps easily together. If you donâ€™t do this modification, you will fight to install this vent and end up possibly scratching the new F4 windshield like I have. F4 Customs should be including something on the Vent installation in their instructions.