Created: December 30, 2020
[0:00] Are you looking for a full glass windshield with vents and a wiper for your Can-Am Maverick X3? Well SuperATV has the fix with our Glass Windshield, and today we’re going to show you how to install one. Let’s get right to it.
The first thing you’ll do is remove all the contents from your packaging. Take your windshield out and lay it up on your machine. As you can see, we already removed the roof. You’ll want to do that on your machine as well.
Once you’ve confirmed that the windshield will fit your machine, you’ll see that you have two pieces of 90-degree bulb seal. Apply these across the bottom portion of the windshield, as well as the upper portion. Start here and go all the way around, ending here.
[0:42] We’re going to do that now. When you’re doing this, make sure the bulb portion faces up, or toward you. It’ll look just like this.
This is the inside of the windshield. As you can see, our bulb is facing up. Once you get to this point, you’ll want to cut off your excess. We’ll repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
[1:14] Now we’ll take our foam seal and apply it along the edge of the windshield. Once you get to the bottom, cut it or you can put some tension on it. It tears really nice and easy.
That looks good. Now let’s repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
Next we’re going to install our vents. Make sure the handle goes on the inside so you can put it in the open or closed position. It doesn’t matter.
Once it’s set where you want it, take your thumb screws and thread them on. Tighten them all the way up. It’s locked in position now, or you can loosen them to open it, make it partially open—you have all kinds of options there.
Do the same thing on the opposite side vent. Make sure your handle’s on the inside and then set it up how you want it. Lock it down and it’s good to go.
[2:06] Next, you’ll see that you have four clamps in your kit. Take the note off one and pull the hardware out. Remove the grommet. Then, I like to take my screw and see the little insert inside the grommet? Push that out.
Then you’ll have your grommet and your insert. Find a hole—there’s four on the windshield—and feed it right down in the hole, so it’ll look like that.
Take your insert and reinstall it. Then, I have a little trick I like to use when installing these windshields. I like to flatten my clamp like this. Lay it over the hole and slide my hardware through from the outside, coming in. Then I’ll put the nut on it.
[2:54] That way, when you install this, you’re not trying to wrestle around in there to line these up. It just makes it a lot easier. That’s just personally what I like to do.
Now we’ll repeat those steps for the other three grommets.
[3:11] Next, get your wiper handle out. Remove the nut from the handle itself, and also remove the center threaded piece. Remove one nut from one of the sides, then remove your flat washers and rubber washers.
After that, take a steel washer. Install your rubber washer. We’re going to slide it through this hole and put a rubber washer on the steel washer. Run your nut all the way up by hand. Just snug it up.
Then we’re going to grab two 17 mm wrenches. This doesn’t need to be super tight—it just needs to be snugged up.
[4:07] Once we’ve done that, we’ll stick our handle through. Grab the wiper arm and remove the black plastic cap. Flip this up. Be careful—we have a ton of tension on it.
Now what we’ll do is take our wiper arm and install it to the handle. Make sure it lines up well with your splines. Start the nut, then we’ll take a 10 mm wrench and snug it up.
[5:10] On the wiper, remove the covering. We’ll slide this right on to the wiper arm. Make sure you hear the snap. Flip it down so that the wiper is on the glass. Take the plastic cap and reinstall it. It’ll slide right back into place.
Now we’re ready to install the windshield to the machine. Remove the nut off of the hardware. Wrap the clamp around and line it up.
I’ll have to apply a good amount of tension to it. Then reinstall the nut to the threads. Make sure you start all of your hardware before starting any of it.
Then repeat the same steps for the other three clamps.
[6:08] Once you’ve fully tightened your hardware, make sure the windshield is in the correct position. Reinstall your roof if you have one.
And that’s all there is to installing a glass windshield on this Can-Am Maverick X3! For more information on this windshield or any of SuperATV’s great products, be sure to give us a call or check us out online. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time!