WindShield Washers & Battery Strap

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WindShield Washers & Battery Strap

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A quick couple of questions. Cleaning up my new to me R1250 2019 I took the screen off. It is the BMW original standard screen. I noticed that it looks like the previous owner has over tightened the screws as three of the holes have stress cracks 😳 so new screen incoming I guess. The question is are any plastic washers meant to be on any of the six screws? RealOEM shows six plastic washers but doesn’t show where they would go. Videos of screen changing do not show any.

Second quick one no rubber battery strap, the dealer fitted a new battery which I wasn’t expecting as well as new tyres, should I have a strap?

Thanks in advance.
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Mac001 wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:35 am A quick couple of questions. Cleaning up my new to me R1250 2019 I took the screen off. It is the BMW original standard screen. I noticed that it looks like the previous owner has over tightened the screws as three of the holes have stress cracks 😳 so new screen incoming I guess. The question is are any plastic washers meant to be on any of the six screws? RealOEM shows six plastic washers but doesn’t show where they would go. Videos of screen changing do not show any.

Second quick one no rubber battery strap, the dealer fitted a new battery which I wasn’t expecting as well as new tyres, should I have a strap?

Thanks in advance.
I fitted a Wunderlich screen yesterday that came with two plastic washers and two longer screws. I didn't use them but the bottom screw on the left wasn't long enough with the new screen which must be slightly thicker and I remembered that there were an assortment of small screws and washers in the paperwork folder given to me by the dealer, so I used one of them.As for the stress cracks I'd wait and see if they got longer but that's up to you.
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I have a battery strap on my 2019 1250 and on all our fleet bikes, 2019 unto 2022.
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Thank you, I have ordered a battery strap as well as the missing pin and circlip. As suggested I will put the screen back on and see if the cracks grow. As it is a new to me bike I need to make sure the screen height is all good for me anyway. Cracking bike though and a light year from the R100RT which was the last RT I had many years ago. Cheers.
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You need the plastic bit the strap goes onto as well if you haven't got it :)
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Mac001 wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:35 amThe screw holes have stress cracks.
I purchased a used Ztechnik windshield, the screw holes had cracks around them but the previous owner had drilled the end of the cracks to prevent them propagating any further.
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I have owned two RT,s never had any washers on the windscreen, just held by bmw screws , you should have a plastic battery strap to hold the battery in place .
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Casbar wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 2:52 pm You need the plastic bit the strap goes onto as well if you haven't got it :)
Many Thanks. I grabbed a torch and can see that is still on the bike along with a peace of broken strap. I am guessing that the dealer mechanic, who put in the new battery, snapped the strap but didn’t have time to order a new one in before I picked up the bike. I cannot complain as they also fitted new tyres, which I hadn’t asked for, and these are Michelin Road 6 GT.
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