Dash Shelf Adjistment

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Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by bill lumberg » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:43 pm

On the recommendation of a favorite uncle, I had an SE Cathey (Brydenscot) dash shelf on my 2014.

Having things up high was heaven. Constantly worrying about dash (or dash mounted item) contact with the shield was not heaven. Just getting the dash high/forward enough to clear the turn signal indicator lights brought it within a hair of shield contact when the shield was down and the bike was at speed. Despite careful adjustment, it was a pain.

Those of you that run an fjr dash shelf, do you write off the signal indicators, just run an OEM shield, deal with the contact, or what? I miss my dash, and am considering putting it on the 18, but I sure don’t miss dancing between leaving a signal on and scratching a windscreen.

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Re: Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by natehawk750 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:15 pm

I honestly just deal with the contact... mine only contacts on the wind shield supports and it's rather minor IMO.
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Re: Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by raYzerman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 pm

I just installed one on a Gen3 at Christmas, took the time to finagle so it wouldn't contact the windshield.. i.e., where the center front screw goes.... got it almost perfect before tightening it up..... I did bend the front support down in the middle (curved it a bit) which makes the shelf go forward a hair... put 1/8" washers under you windshield drive, lift it up... more if you want. What I did not check was the indicator lights... 'spose you can make longer rear support brackets too to raise the rear... they could use a little hockey stick shape to clear....
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Re: Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:17 pm

My original windshield had a few lines scored by the GPS/iPhone. I didn't worry about it, and usually snugged the windshield down to reduce the GPS/iPhone from vibrating. Just snug; not tight. We'll see how it works with the big Vstream that got installed Sunday evening.

As for turn indicators, you must be taller than me. I can just barely see the turn signals under the shelf's edge.

Uncle Hud's special ghetto use: using bulldog clips and the shelf to hold a plastic sleeve with my paper riding itinerary, like this one:

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Keeps it visible, so I can check it whenever I've forgotten where I'm going. Happens a lot.
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Re: Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by bill lumberg » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:06 pm

Excellent. Which vstream did you perpetrate, 20308 or 20309?

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Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:06 pm

20309, the big boy. I get chilled easily -- thin-blooded southern boy -- and wanted to see how it would protect during the wintertime. That, coupled with knuckle guards and a heated seat, should do me fine until springtime. Thinking about getting a smoked shortie 20307 for summer.
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Re: Dash Shelf Adjistment

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:42 pm

Badass..
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