Created: February 26, 2020
Have you ever wanted to enclose your machine, but also want to get a cool breeze? Well SuperATV has got you covered with our flip windshield, and today we’re gonna show you how to get one installed on this Midsize Ranger 570.
The first thing that we’re gonna do is go ahead and get our windshield out of the box. Lay it up on the machine, make sure it fits. We’ve already done this so we’re gonna go ahead and start removing our protective film off of both sides.
So we have our windshield laid out like this. This side right here is gonna be the top. You can tell it’s the top because these two holes right here will be close together, as well as these two holes on the opposite side.
We’re gonna apply our bulb seal starting right here at this point and then all the way around, and stop at the same exact point on the opposite side. The top portion of the windshield will be the only portion without bulb seal.
I’m just gonna go ahead, go through and start applying it. Make sure that we get it fully seated. Now cut off the excess.
Next we’re gonna grab our lower frame and attach it to the lower portion of the windshield on the inside—the side with the bulb seal facing up. So this side will be on the inside of the machine.
We’re gonna go ahead and grab our M6x20 screws, and we want to make sure that we install our ceiling washer with the seal facing upward. We’re gonna come from the bottom side, which will be the outside of the windshield here. I’m gonna go ahead and get our screw started. We’ll just take an M6 nut and put it on the back side, just like that.
I like to do the outsides first, so we’ll do this side and then we’ll come over here. And yes, you’re gonna have to bow your windshield to the bracket—that’s perfectly normal. That’s how it’s designed to work, just like that.
And then we’ll just go through and install the same exact screws in the rest of the holes.
Once all your hardware’s started, you wanna make sure that your bracket is in the center of the slots or center of the adjustment. And then we’ll go through and fully tighten all the hardware.
Next we’re gonna grab the top frame and we’re gonna install it to the upper portion of the windshield, on the inside. You wanna make sure that the raised portion goes downward, towards the bottom side of the windshield. The only holes that you don’t wanna put screws in yet are the ones that are too close together, like that.
What we’re gonna do is go ahead, start here on the outside, grab an M6x20—the same hardware that we used on the lower portion—and we’re gonna do this just like we attached the lower portion. Start with the outsides, work our way in. Just make sure you don’t put any screws in the two holes that are together.
Next we’re gonna go ahead and grab our hinges and then two M6x20 Allen-headed screws with no ceiling washers. We wanna make sure that the hole portion of our hinge is facing away from the machine, so we’re just gonna lay it on the bottom side down here, which would be the outside. It’ll go just like this. And then what you do is you take your screw, stick it through, and then take a nut, put it on the back side. Then we’ll do the exact same thing for this opposite side.
Now you wanna go through and fully tighten all the hardware for all the screws except for the hinges.
If you have a roof installed on your machine you’ll just wanna remove the hardware and just slide it back out of the way so these holes right here are exposed. We’ve already had a flip windshield on our machine before so we’ve went ahead and cut the seal right here so we can gain access to these two holes, because that’s where our windshield is gonna be bolting on.
Once you have that you wanna grab your gasket out of the hardware kit and we’re just gonna apply it, starting here and going all the way to the opposite side. Once we get to right here, we’ll just go ahead and cut off the excess.
So now we’re ready to get our windshield installed on the machine. This is easier if you have somebody to help you, but you can absolutely do it by yourself. What you wanna do is just lay it up into place. And if you have a soft cab enclosure like we do, you’ll just wanna kinda peel it back out of the way.
So now what we’re gonna do is lay on our brackets. We’re gonna want to get our windshield slid up all the way into place, where it’s gonna lay, so somewhere right around there. We’re gonna kind of lay our brackets out where they need to be adjusted at. So right there, it looks like all the way on the edge of the adjustment is where we’re gonna want to tighten it down. So we’re gonna go ahead and tighten our hardware down. It may vary per machine, but we’re gonna tighten ours down.
We’re gonna take our M8 Allen-headed screws and M8 nuts and simply line up the holes in the bracket with the holes in the frame. You’ll just have to lift your windshield up, put your bolts through, and then start your nuts on the back side.
So once you have everything lined up, you’ll just go through and fully tighten all the hardware.
The next thing that we’re gonna do is grab our cage clamp—it’s gonna look just like this—and we’re gonna attach it to the cage right here in this location. So we’re gonna slide it through here, and it’s gonna go up as high as it possibly can to where it almost touches the handle, so just like I have it right here.
Then we’ll go along on the back side. Then you go ahead and get your screw started, and then you’ll just wanna slide it all the way up here to the top, like this. Then you can go ahead and fully tighten this clamp. And then you’ll take a measurement from this point right here up to the cage, to the bottom of the bracket, and then do the same exact thing for the opposite side using that measurement.
So now we’re gonna grab our gas struts and we’re gonna grab our M8 nuts that look just like this right here—the non-flange headed—and we’ll go ahead and take the side of the strut that has the canister on it, like this, and thread it into the bracket that we just previously installed to the frame. You wanna thread it all the way in, then you’ll grab your twelve wrench and go ahead and tighten it down.
Once you have it fully tightened, we’ll just bring our windshield down, then attach our strut to it like that. We’ll grab our nut and go ahead and get it started. We’ll go ahead and fully tighten this hardware and then we’ll repeat all these steps for the opposite side.
Next we’re gonna grab our two catches and then our catch bracket here. We’re gonna lay the catches in place. We’re gonna grab our M6x16s, the shortest M6 screws in the kit. We’re gonna go ahead and slide the hardware down through this groove right here, on both sides. That makes it easier, instead of trying to push it down through there. You just slide it in there just like this and get it lined up with your holes. Then we’ll flip it over on the back side and we’ll start our M6 nuts.
For the next part you’re gonna want to remove the two factory push pins that are located here, as well as here. Once you’ve removed them you’ll just take your bracket and the side with the cutout—we want that to face toward the inside. We’ll take the M6 screw that we’ve been using—the M6x20, the same one we’ve used the majority of the time—and then a flat washer. We’ll line it up with the hole and drop it through, just like that. And then we’ll do the same thing over here for the opposite side.
For the next step we’re gonna have to lift the hood of the machine. With the hood lifted up we’re gonna go ahead and get a flat washer, as well as an M6 nut. We’re gonna go ahead and reach up underneath the dash. If you want, you can come through this way right here. It’s easier if you can use your left hand. Slide your hand straight up underneath here and, as you can see, you can feel the threads sticking down. So you’ll just slide your washer on and then slide your nut on as well. You’ll just wanna go ahead and get this started. Then you’ll want to start the opposite side as well.
Once you have them both started, you can go ahead and fully tighten the hardware. Then we’ll adjust our catch to work with our windshield.
Now we’re gonna grab our windshield and pull it down and see where it’s gonna lay out on our bracket, to see where it’s gonna latch the best.
Now that you know where your windshield is gonna latch and that it’s gonna seal up properly, you just wanna make a little mark or just find some way of noting where the brackets need to be. Then you’ll just take the handle back loose and go ahead and fully tighten it.
Now, as you can see, it’s latched. Everything’s fully tightened. And there you have it—that’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s flip windshield on this midsize Polaris Ranger 570.
For more information on this 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.
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