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post #1 of 4 Old 08-18-2016, 01:11 PM Thread Starter Sponsor
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Stiffening Vee2 Over the Dash GPS/Shelf Mounting

I took measurements and ordered some springs today in the hopes of reducing the windscreen bounce on the Vee2. The first attempt will be a second spring set that will exist inside the existing spring.

Will update as soon as they arrive and are tested.

On a related note, it occurred to me that the springs could be replaced with low cost mini-linear actuators. Along with the DPST switch someone could have a electric operated windscreen that would not have the spring play of the existing set up.

The length of the existing spring varies only about 1" over the full range of adjustment. While it may seem silly at first to have an electric adjustable windscreen when the Givi AF3105 works so well over a 7" range of height, but if the springs don't do the job this might be a good option. It would stiffen the screen substantially while retaining adjustability.

Fingers crossed.

Update" Springs arrived, will install tonight and update thread.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-18-2016, 01:32 PM
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Is this so your over the dash gps shelf will be more applicable for use on rougher trails?

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-22-2016, 11:02 AM Thread Starter Sponsor
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Theoretically - yes.

Here is how do do it.

The springs I chose are from McMaster Carr. McMaster-Carr

They fit inside the stock springs and have about 125% of the pull of the stock springs so stability is more than doubled.

To install line one end of the springs as shown in the next photo. Then slip over this part over the bottom mount.

Using a pair of pliers (lineman's pliers work well) grasp the inner spring and insert it into the upper mount hole. Then do the same with the stock "outer" spring. Remember they are springs and can be twisted as needed to make their way into the hole.

Works great. No difference in operation, just a more stable platform for shelves and GPS mounts.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-23-2016, 11:58 AM
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Just ordered a pair od springs from eBay. Not the same as yours but very similar. I don't have GPS mounted on screen brackets but my Givi Airflow on top holes makes the screen bounce too much for my taste. Let's see if additional springs will improve the stiffness.

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