Created: June 17, 2020
[0:00] Hey everybody! Braden here at SuperATV. Today I’m going to show you how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s Flip Windshield on this Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT.
First, we’ll take our lower windshield and lay it up on our machine to confirm that it fits. We’ve already done this, so we’ll remove the protective film from either side.
[0:31] Once we have our protective film removed from both sides of our lower windshield, we’ll grab the bulb seal. It’s a straight seal here, so it doesn’t matter which way you flip it—it’s gonna go on the same.
You have a side with two holes here, as well as two holes on the opposite side. We’ll apply the bulb seal to the side opposite of that, so the lower portion will have the curvature.
Now we’ll start down here on the bottom and start working the bulb seal all the way across, ensuring that we get it fully seated. Once we know that we have it fully seated all the way across, I like to go through and push on it to double check. It looks like that’s fully seated.
[1:15] After that, we’ll make a nice, clean cut on the edge.
On either side of the flip windshield, you’ll have clamps that come with screws preinstalled in them. I went ahead and removed them. There are two in each side, so four total. Go ahead and remove this and open your clamps up. Then we’ll just grab it and lay it up on the hood. Center it and make sure you’ve got good contact all the way across.
[1:45] Now get all of the previously removed hardware and start it back into your clamp. I like to take one hand and squeeze it as tight as I can, and then I’ll take an Allen socket and get it started by hand. You’ve gotta really crank it in there. Then start your lower screw here.
Once you get the top one started, the lower one goes in pretty easily. Then we’ll do the same thing for the opposite side. Take an Allen socket and line it up.
Sometimes it can be pretty difficult to start your bolt into your clamp. In that case, what I like to do is take a Phillips and pull it as tight as I can until the hole lines up so that I can get my bolt started.
After you have it all lined up, get your hardware started in there. Again, just run it in by hand and once you get it started, it’ll start pulling that clamp together. Start your opposite side screw. As long as it’s making good contact all the way down on the hood, you’re good to tighten these four screws.
[2:59] So we get this question a lot—how tight does the hardware need to be? If you listen, you’ll hear a squeaking noise. When it starts to squeak, you know it’s tight enough.
Next we’ll grab our catch and our catch support, and then one of the hardware packs included in the kit. You need two short Allens and two Nyloc nuts.
I like to slide my hardware into the slot on my catch on both sides. When we get our holes lined up on our support, we’ll get the nut started.
[3:42] Now we’re not going to fully tighten any of this yet—we’re just getting as much as we can installed on the lower part of this flip windshield.
After that, slide on over to the opposite side and start your hardware into these little grooves. Just slide the head of the bolt in and it will hold it for you. Just wiggle it around a little bit.
Now we’ll take our support and slide it on. I like to thread them all the way up to the Nyloc.
[4:20] For the next step we’ll install our handle and handle support. This is the outside of the flip windshield—I don’t know if you can tell. But the side that you’re looking at here will be the inside. Make sure your handle is on your inside and your support is on the outside.
Now lay that back down. Take two of the black hardware included in the kit and slide them through. Then we’ll line up our handle and start it on the inside. Do that for both sides.
Then repeat the same steps for the other side of the windshield.
Now that we have both sides of our handle secured to the windshield, we’ll make sure we remove our clamps just like we did on the lower windshield. Remove all the hardware—we have four screws on this side and four on the other side.
Now we’ll get our clamps open so they’ll be ready to install to the machine.
[5:52] Typically, you can do this by yourself. But this windshield is pretty wide so it’ll be tricky. We’ll be able to get it, but if you do have somebody to help, it’s never a bad idea to ask for a hand!
Now we’ll start all of our hardware. I like to start one in each since there are quite a few—that makes them go together a little bit better.
Once you have everything aligned, start tightening your screws. The biggest thing you’re looking for is the gap down here between the upper and lower windshield. You want the face of the lower to make good contact with the upper.
Ours is looking pretty perfect right now. We still have to throw a seal in there but other than that, everything is lining up good.
[7:03] Next we’ll take our gas strut and open the windshield all the way up. Hook it up and then start the provided nut. Do this on both sides.
After that, we’ll take a 13 wrench and a 12 wrench and fully tighten our hardware. Now that we’ve fully tightened it on this side, we’ll do the same on the opposite side.
Then close the windshield to see where it needs to be. I’m going to tighten my handle for both sides and then we’ll figure out where we need to have our catch for it to hold this flip windshield perfectly.
[8:37] With this one, I can push it all the way back. Close the windshield to make sure it fits securely. That’s perfect—that’s exactly how you want it to be.
The last step is to install our seal. We’re going to peel the backing off and go all the way down through here, like this. Once you get to the edge you just pull it right off.
[9:14] Now close the windshield and make sure everything seals up nice and tight. The tighter, the better. Get it to the point where you have to pick up and pull down a little bit. That windshield’s not gonna rattle, and that’s what you want.
Once you’ve done that, go through and double check all of your hardware.
And that’s how quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s Flip Windshield on this Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT. For more information on this flip windshield or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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