Created: November 2, 2020
[0:00] What’s up guys? Are you looking for a polycarbonate flip rear windshield for your Honda Pioneer 1000-5? Well SuperATV has the fix and today we’re going to show you everything you need to do to install it.
The first thing you want to do is remove all the contents from the box you get from SuperATV. Test fit your windshield and make sure it’s going to fit. We’ve already done this, so we’ll go ahead and remove the protective film from both sides of the windshield.
We’ll want to go ahead and remove our packaging from the gas struts. You’ll have a zip tie on this one over here. Just remove the zip tie and pull them off, then set that aside. Then right here on this lower edge, we’ll get our straight bulb seal. The seal will look just like this. We’re going to apply this across the lower portion of the windshield here. That side will have the handle.
So let’s go ahead and start right here on this edge. Run the bulb seal all the way across. Once we get to this point, we’ll cut off the excess.
[1:34] To make sure your bulb seal is fully seated, just push on it. Then we’re going to grab our foam gasket and apply it right down through here, along the edge of the windshield all the way to right here. Then you can just tear it off. We’ll do the same thing over here for this side of the windshield. Just peel it off the same as we did on the opposite side.
Now we’re going to take the lower portion of the rear windshield and set it aside. We’ll grab the upper portion and get it up here. Install the seals to it.
Alright, so we have the upper portion here. We’ve already test fit it, so we’re good to go ahead and remove the protective film. Then we’ll grab all four of our clamps. Remove the nut off of your screw and pull your grommet out. Then take your screw and slide it in here.
[2:32] There will be a little insert inside the grommet. Once the insert is out, go to these four holes across the top of the windshield. Beat the grommet into your holes and slide the insert in.
Repeat that same step for the other three holes.
Now we’re going to grab our 90-degree bulb seal and apply it here to our windshield, on both sides. Make sure this is facing up and make sure you install the seal with the bulb facing toward the inside. It’ll look just like this.
Once we get right here, we’ll go ahead and cut off the excess. Then come over here and do the same thing—cut off your excess. Then your rear windshield, or the upper portion of your rear windshield, will look just like this.
[4:14] Now we’re going to move onto the rear. We’ll install our clamps, as well as the upper portion of our windshield. Now we’ll take our clamps and position them in the following positions. Make sure we have the flat facing toward the back side of the machine.
Also, if you’ve installed a roof, you want to remove your rear hardware and get it up out of the way. As you can see, we have some boxes just kind of holding this roof up to get it out of our way and make it easier. If you don’t have a roof, you don’t have to worry about doing that.
We’re going to take our first clamp and it’ll go right here, in this position. Again, make sure the flat is facing toward the rear-most portion of the machine. That just makes it easier when you go to stick the hardware in. Right here we’ll also have a clamp, and right here too. Lastly, we’ll have one all the way down here.
[5:06] Once our clamps are in position, we’ll grab the upper portion of the windshield. Lay it up here and stick your hardware through. Get one nut started and we’ll keep going down through here, installing our hardware to our clamps. We’re not going to fully tighten anything just yet. We’re just going to start it—that way the windshield is laying up here in position.
Just make sure you’re starting all of your hardware, that way it’ll still move a little bit for us.
Now we’re ready to install the lower portion of the rear windshield. We’ll remove all the screws out of the clamps and do this to both sides of the windshield. Before we install our windshield, we want to get in our hardware pack. You’ll have some small Allen-headed hardware as well as sealing washers.
Make sure to go ahead and get your sealing washers on all of the hardware because when we hold it up here, we’ll want to thread everything together. That way it stays in place for us long enough to get the clamps on and fully attach it to the cage.
[6:59] I’m going to grab the windshield and make sure the clamps are all open, and we’ll slide our windshield up underneath the upper portion, just like this. Make sure we get it on both sides. We’ll reach through and start the hardware. I’m going to get all four of them started. We have ours kind of wedged in position to where it won’t move, because we have a spare tire carrier, so it’s kind of sitting up here on this side.
If you don’t have one, you’ll have to hold it in place while you put the hardware in. If you have somebody to help you, this would be a great time to involve them.
Alright, so our hardware is started. We’re going to go through and install all of the hardware to our clamps. I like to use a long Allen socket. We want to have it so we have at least a couple threads on each of these clamps with one screw. That way we’re safe. We know it won’t fall on us or anything of that nature.
[8:05] All of our hardware is started here. I can already tell from looking at mine that we’ll have to do some adjusting. We want to line everything up enough to where our windshield will clear this bolt right here on both sides. We’re going to work the windshield up to right there, so that’s looking pretty good. We’ve got clearance.
I’m going to start snugging some hardware up here, just to ensure nothing’s going to move. Alright, so we have clearance there on that bolt. We’ll go ahead and tighten the rest of the hardware up.
Go ahead and tighten our clamps. Just make sure to get your hardware started before you fully tighten it, and then double check that you have clearance once everything is tightened up. Make sure you don’t over-tighten these. Once you start tightening them, you’ll hear them start to squeak. Once they squeak a couple times and they’re good and tight, there’s no reason to tighten them any more.
[9:31] Now we’ll go through and fully tighten all of our clamps. This is another point where if you have somebody to help you, that would make it a little easier.
After that, we’re going to flip our windshield up, grab our gas struts, and slide them into the hole, just like this. Do it on both sides—that way it’ll kind of rest. Then we’re going to grab our Nyloc nuts that were provided in the kit. Thread them onto the threads. Get a 12 mm wrench as well as a 13 mm wrench or socket—either way, it doesn’t matter.
I’m going to fully tighten our gas strut. We’ll do this for both sides, so it should look just like this.
Now your windshield should open and close nice and easy with your gas strut. You may wonder how you’re going to secure your windshield in the down position. Well, that’s why we send these heavy-duty Velcro straps. Just put your windshield in the closed position, take one of the heavy-duty Velcro straps, and slide it through. Wrap it around your cage and just wrap the strap back around itself. That way it secures it, and we send you one for both sides.
[11:24] Get it nice and secure, then all you want to do is remove the boxes from the roof hardware, if you had a roof on your machine. If you didn’t, you’re done! And as you can see, it fits perfectly with SuperATV’s fully tinted polycarbonate roof. It gets you that much closer to having your machine fully enclosed.
If you have questions about enclosures for your Honda Pioneer or anything that SuperATV offers, be sure to check us out online or give us a call. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time!
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