Created: February 28, 2022
What’s up, guys? Today, we will be installing a flip windshield on this Can-Am Maverick X3.
[00:30] Before we get started on the installation, there are a couple of things that you will have to remove. If you have any side-view mirrors that are utilized in these two factory holes here, on either side, you’ll want to go ahead and remove those if you have a roof installed. And then you’ll want to remove the roof as well.
[00:48] This is a factory Can-Am roof. If you have a different roof, it’s probably going to come off a little bit different. This one will have the twist knob here, and then it will have four twist knobs on the inside all the way across. So once we’ve removed all of our hardware from our roof, we can remove it from the machine. I’m just going to slide it back and sit it on the rear portion of the roof here.
[01:32] The next thing we’re going to do is grab our lower windshield, confirm that it fits on our machine, and then remove the protective film. We’re going to remove this protective film from both sides of the windshield. So next thing we’re going to do is grab our passenger-side lower clamp. We’re working on the passenger side of the windshield, so that’s why we have the passenger-side clamp here.
We’re going to grab our M6 allen headed screws, two M6 nylock nuts, and two M6 flat washers, and slide it through our bracket. Then we’ll line it up with the hole on the windshield, start our nut, and do the same thing for this hole. You’ll then repeat the same steps with the driver’s side bracket on the opposite side.
[3:20] So we’re going to do our lower windshield next. You’ll want to grab your bulb seal out of the kit. We’re going to install it on the lower portion of the windshield all the way across, and you’ll stop right at the bend. Once you get to this point right here, you’re going to want to cut off the excess bulb seal.
[04:15] Next, you’re going to grab your catch, your catch support, your M6 hardware, and your two M6 nylock nuts. So, I like to take my catch, and I like to slide my hardware into these notches. That way, it holds it for you—making it a little easier.
And then we’re going to flip the windshield up, put our catch support on the bottom, and pop our hardware through. Reach around to the backside, and start the M6 nuts. We’re not tightening anything just yet because everything will need to be adjusted.
[05:01] Grab your gasket provided in the kit, and you’re going to apply it to your windshield, just like so.
[05:32] Now we’re going to grab the middle windshield out of the kit. Confirm that it fits—we’ve already done so. Then we’ll come remove our protective film. And again, we’ll do this for both sides. With the windshield being oriented like this, with this bracket facing up, this will be the driver’s side, and this will be the passenger side.
So whenever we grab our bracket, we want to make sure that we grab the driver’s side for this side because we have the windshield flipped upside down. Once we’ve grabbed our bracket, we’ll lay it in place. We’re going to grab the same M6 hardware. You’ll want to make sure that we have a ceiling washer on each of our four bolts, and then we’ll grab nylock nuts.
We’re just going to lift our windshield because we want our hardware to come from the outside to the inside. Then we’re going to repeat the same steps on the opposite side with the passenger-side bracket.
[08:16] Next, we will grab our handle, handle support, two M6 screws, and two M6 nylocks. We’re going to grab our handle support, put this on the outside of the windshield, and slide our screw right through the hole to the inside. Then we’re going to take our handle and install it, and we’re going start our nut.
[09:00] Now we’re going to grab our clamps out of the kit on this machine. Because it has an overhead radio installed, we may have to move our clamps down or move it to the side—it just depends. We’re going to get our clamp and just lay it on the cage, and for now, squeeze it together just enough so it makes it a little bit easier whenever you go to install the windshield to it. So we’ll just leave it hanging there loosely and repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
[09:17] We’re going to grab our upper windshield and remove the protective film off of both sides. We’re going to install our ceiling washer to our M8 hardware. And we’re going to take our M8 hardware and slide it through the hole on the upper portion of the windshield to line it up with the clamp.
[10:25] Next, install the center windshield to the upper windshield. We’re just going to line it up with the hinges on the upper windshield. We’ll use our M6x20 tapered head allen to fit into the hinge, and then just an M6 nylock nut without a flange. We’ll go through and start all the hardware in each of the three hinges.
[12:10] Now we’re going to grab this bracket, which will be for the passenger side, and line it up on our windshield just like so. We’ll take our short M6 hardware with a ceiling washer installed, drop it through, and then install an M6 nylock nut and hand tighten it. Do the same thing for the other hole here.
Then we’re going to grab our M6x65mm screw and install it through the cage to our bracket. We’re going to install this bracket to the passenger side using our M6 allen headed screws with the ceiling washer. And then we’ll take an M6 nylock and get it started onto our hardware. Next, we’ll take our M6x65mm hardware and install a flat washer to the head. And finally, we’ll install the hardware through the cage and the bracket. Repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
[14:33] At this point in the install, you’re going to want to go through and fully tighten all the hardware: the bracket, hinges, this bracket here, the hardware going through the cage, and your clamp for both sides.
[15: 40]So now we’re going to grab our lower windshield and get it installed to the machine. You want to make sure that your clamps open up and wrap around the cage like so. Then you want to slide this windshield down into the pocket here below the hood of the machine.
[16:00] Then we’re going to install our hardware into our clamp. We’re just going to install the hardware loosely. We’re not going to fully tighten the clamp yet because we may have to adjust a little bit.
[17:04] Next, we’re going to flip our windshield down to our lower portion to see if it lines up. What I’m looking for is an even gap all the way across.
If you have to make any adjustments, you can rotate the windshield and move your clamps up and down. But this is what you’re looking for—a little bit of a gap here. You don’t want it to be too tight—otherwise, it’s not going to open and close properly. We’re just going to hand tighten our allens that go into the clamp from our bracket to our windshield on both sides.
[17:40] Now we’re going to grab our clamp with our strut mounted on it and put it on the cage. The most important part is to make sure that your clamp is flat. You don’t want it angled in, and you don’t want it angled out. You want to make sure it’s as flat as you can get it. You’re going to have to adjust it to make it as flat as possible. So we’ll go ahead, and use these screws—they go in the clamp. We removed them from the clamp before we attached it to the cage.
Once you get it around the cage, you’ll take your M6 hardware, like we did on the other clamps, and get it started. I don’t want to fully tighten my clamp just yet. Because we will have to adjust, we’ll go to the opposite side and do the same thing.
[18:35] I like to start my clamp up here, next to this weld on the cage. As you can see, this gusset in the cage has a weld that runs down. I like to get my clamp pretty close to that. You can rotate it up to the point that it’s just butting up to that weld. That’s a good place to start. We’ll go to the opposite side and do the same thing.
[19:10] Now that we have our struts attached to the cage, we’re going to flip our windshield down and line it up with the strut. You can go ahead and start the hardware here. We’ll want to do that for both sides.
[19:44] So now we’re going to tighten our handle hardware fully, and we’re going to adjust our catch to the handle. So by looking at it, it seems like we’re going to need to adjust our catch to the rearmost position, which is where it’s at right now. So we’re just going to go ahead and pull it tight.
[20:29] The last thing that we need to do is make sure that our windshield lines up properly and engages into the catch. It does fit into the catch. If there’s any hardware you haven’t fully tightened yet, you’ll want to go through and double check it.
At this point, you should have confirmed that your handle lines up with your catch properly and went through and made sure all your hardware is fully tightened. Now all that’s left is to reinstall any OEM components or any components that you may have removed.
And that’s all there is to install SuperATV’s X3 Flip Windshield. Be sure to check the description below for a link to pick yours up today. While you’re there, drop a like, comment, and subscribe. Thanks for watching, and we’ll catch you on the next one.