Created: May 23, 2021
Hey guys, are you looking for a full windshield, but also want to let the breeze in? Well, SuperATV has you taken care of here with our flip windshield for the Can-Am Commander XT. And today we’re going to get it installed.
[00:39] Once you’ve removed all the contents from your box, get the upper portion and lower portion and stick them on the machine to confirm fitment. To do this, you’ll have to remove this part of the clamp. After confirming both sides of the windshield fits, remove the protective film from both sides of the upper and lower windshields.
[01:04] Next, we’ll grab the windshield’s lower portion and our 90° bulb seal. When we take our bulb seal, make sure the bulb portion is going towards the machine. It’ll be installed like this.
We’ll start on this edge and run it all the way around until we get to this bracket. We’ll cut it and insert another piece, running it all the way along to here. Then cut off our excess. Once you get to this point, you’ll come in here, cut your bulb seal, and install it. After that, we’ll continue to the opposite side and cut off the excess.
[02:08] Next, we’ll grab our gasket, apply it across this surface, and cut off our excess. We’ll start here and run it all the way across to the opposite side. Then put your thumb here and tear it off.
[02:34] Our lower windshield is almost good to go. Lastly, we need to install our catch. We’ll grab our catch, catch support, and two small M5 screws with out Nyloc nuts.
I like to take the head of the screw and slide it in for both sides. Go over to the windshield and line the hardware up. Take the catch support and slide it onto the threads on the bottom. It’ll look like that. Then we’ll get our Nyloc nuts started.
[03:24] We’ll leave these loose for now. Later in this video, we’ll adjust our catch, catch support, and handle. Keep it loose for now, so it can rotate around when it needs to.
[03:40] Earlier, we told you to remove the clamps. Ours are still removed, so we’ll install the lower portion to the machine. We’ll pop the hood to make it a little easier. There’s a little hole where the windshield rides.
I’ll take a clamp and pull it around the cage. Make sure it’s fully seated and everything’s as far down as it can go. Grab the clamps we previously removed and get them reinstalled. Take the clamp and slide it onto the cage. Then get our screws lined up with the threads on the bracket and get both screws started.
[04:28] I like to get all my hardware started before fully tightening anything. Now that these are started, we’ll slide to the opposite side and get those started. Once both clamp hardware are started, we’ll fully tighten them.
[04:45] Now, we’ll grab the upper portion of the flip windshield. Take it and flip the shocks to the inside. Let the shocks hang down and get your clamps to where they ride on the inside. You’ll do this for both sides. It’s a tricky task to get everything lined up by yourself, but it can be done. Do it from side to side, making sure your clamps are in the right position.
Next, we’ll grab the hardware out of the kit. Make sure that your seal washer is up against the polycarbonate. We’ll line up this hole on the windshield. With the hole on the machine’s frame, get it through like that. We’ll start our Nyloc nut. Do the same thing on the opposite side.
[06:06] Then we’ll install this clamp. Make sure both screws are started before you tighten anything for both sides. This side hardware is started, so we’ll go to the opposite side. Now go ahead and fully tighten it.
Now, we’ll lift our windshield up. We want to get our clamps to a 90° angle. Get the clamp in place and snug the hardware.
[07:27] We’ll go to the opposite side and do the same thing. You want to make sure the clamps are symmetrical from each other.
Fully tighten the hardware that we installed through the cage. Then re-tighten this screw here you had to loosen earlier to get your clamps installed. Do it for both sides.
[08:13] Now, we’ll grab the same hardware we used on our catch, but we’ll grab our handle support, as well as our handle.
I like to take this plate and lay it up here. We’ll drop our hardware through the holes. Then we’ll take our handle and get our hardware started.
[08:52] Next, we’ll close down this windshield, make our adjustments, and fully tighten our hardware. When we lay our handle up here, it appears we’ll need to set the catch as far back as we can. That’s what we’ll do.
Come down here and make sure it stays slid all the way back. Then fully tighten the hardware.
[09:35] We’ll take our windshield and set our handle here—fully tighten it. Do that for both sides. You want it to latch hard, because that means it’s not going to rattle or move. It’ll keep it securely fastened.
[10:12] Now, we’ll lift it back up. We’ll apply our foam down both sides of the cage—through here and down through here.
Take the foam and get it butted as tight as we can to the formed cage. Run it all the way down into this crease right here and make sure it’s fully seated. I like to rub my hands up and down a few times, kind of push on it. That side is good, so we’ll go to the opposite side and do the same thing.
[11:01] When you close your flip windshield, you can make a nice seal to keep out wind that may have crept through these areas. It looks great.
All right guys, so that’s all there is to install SuperATV’s Flip Windshield on this Can-Am Commander XT. To pick yours up today, check the description for a link. Drop a like, comment, and subscribe. And we’ll catch you on the next one guys.
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