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Old February 11th, 2017   #1
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I have an 03 non abs model without the power shield, has anyone ever added it? is it a lot of finding and splicing of power wires? and is it worth doing/ Thanks
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It can be added but the parts list will come close to $500.

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I'm not sure it's worth the expense and effort. My windshield stays at the same height all the time. The only exception is when the bike is on the lift and I want to avoid the windshield hitting the hoist chains in the ceiling...
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I find I also use it very little and that can be somewhat problematic.
There is a degree of maintenance it will require, primarily cleaning and lubricating the tracks.
When you use it very little you tend to skip the service and keeping it clean and lubed is critical to it lifespan.
The motor drive is quite a spendy item and I think the $500 estimate is low to install the entire system.

If you have or will put on a oversized windshield I would think twice about going to the electric adjuster.
A barn-door sized windshield and adjusting it at speed is a fairly good way to insure problems with the gears in the drive unit.
Even cleaned and lubed it puts serious strain on the motor adjusting on the move.

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Old February 12th, 2017   #5
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Operating the shield at 75 mph puts a lot more stress on moving parts then doing it at rest.
I have a feeling that's why they fail.
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