Created: December 29, 2020
[0:00] What’s up, guys? Are you looking for a full glass windshield that has vents as well as a wiper? Well SuperATV’s got you covered and today we’re going to show you how to install one on a Can-Am Defender.
The first thing you want to do is get your contents out of your package from SuperATV. Lay the windshield up on the machine and make sure it fits. We’ve already done this.
Now we’re going to grab our bulb seals. All of these bulb seals will be the same, except you’ll have two different sizes. You’ll have a long seal that goes across the bottom, and then a shorter seal that goes along the sides.
[0:36] What we’ll do is apply the seal across every edge of the glass windshield. Start on this corner and run it all the way across.
For the next step, we’ll take the shorter seal and apply it across the side. Start right here and apply it all the way up. Once we get to the top, cut off the excess. Then repeat the same steps for the other two portions of the windshield.
[1:13] Once all of your bulb seals are on, you’ll find vents in your kit. Grab them and lay them on there, just like that. You can put them in an open or closed position. That doesn’t matter—it’s totally up to you.
Grab your twist knobs and thread them down. We put ours in the closed position. Lock them down. If you wanted to loosen them up and open the vents, it’s as easy as that. Close them and lock them down.
Next, we’ll come over here and do the exact same thing. Use the thumb screws, nice and quick and easy.
Now we’ll grab our wiper handle. You’ll have a little 10 mm nut on the end—just remove that and then remove this threaded portion here. Take one of the nuts off completely. You can leave the other one in the position it’s in.
[2:02] You’ll see that you have two flat washers, as well as two rubber washers. Pull off these washers. You’ll have one rubber. Then put a flat washer on and put the rubber washer on top.
That way when this goes through, the rubber is making contact with the frame.
Take the rubber washer and slide it on. Then take the flat washer and slide it on, then we’ll take our nut and thread it all the way up. Just hand tighten this.
Then we’ll grab our two 17 mm wrenches. This doesn’t need to be super tight—you just want to snug it up a little bit. Don’t crank it down because then you could potentially tear up the rubber.
So right there, it’s pretty tight and not going anywhere. Now take the handle and slide it through, just like that. Take the wiper arm and flip it up, like this. Slide it onto the handle.
With that 10 mm nut that we previously removed, we’ll thread it right back on. Make sure you line it up with your handle, so just hold that in place. Run the nut up and then you can take a 10 mm wrench and tighten it up, just like that.
[3:43] Take your wiper blade and remove the cover from the blade itself. Rotate this around here so we can get to it a little easier. Slide the wiper arm right into the blade until it snaps.
Once our blade is on, let’s flip it around. Slide it onto the actual glass. Then we’ll take the cover and reinstall it, right where it came from. It’ll slip on, just like that.
[4:18] Then we’ll grab the brackets from the kit. They will install just like this, on the inside. Grab our short Allen-headed hardware with a sealing washer, as well as a Nyloc nut. Slide the hardware through the frame.
Start the nut. I just run them up to the Nyloc, and that’s good. You don’t need to fully tighten them just yet. Repeat the steps for the rest of the three holes.
Now we’ll grab the cage clamps. Loosen the hardware up quite a bit. Loop them around the cage, like this, and let them sit there for now. Make sure your hardware faces toward the rear. They should be oriented just like we have ours. Let them sit there, just like that.
[5:11] Then, what I like to do is grab my glass windshield after the brackets are installed. Lay it up on the cage and position our clamps where they need to be. You want them to line up with the brackets on the windshield.
Now we’ll grab our short Allen-headed hardware, our lock washer, as well as a flat washer. Take the lock washer and install it, and then our flat. It’ll look just like this. Take the bracket we installed to the windshield and line it up with the bracket on the cage.
Go ahead and start it. Everything’s loose still. Take this clamp and slide it up into position. The seal will hold it into position really nicely.
[5:53] Line this up and install the hardware. Then repeat these steps for the other three clips.
Once you’ve attached the brackets to the clamps and fully tightened your hardware, that’s all there is to it!
That’s it for installing SuperATV’s Glass Windshield on this Can-Am Defender. For more information on this windshield or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.