Created: April 27, 2022
[0:00] What’s up guys? Today we’re going to install a SuperATV Flip Windshield on this Polaris RZR Pro R. The first thing we’ll do is remove all eight fasteners securing the roof to the machine.
Once the hardware is removed from the roof, set it aside. You’ll want to remove all the contents of your packaging from SuperATV. As you can see here, we have our windshield and our seals.
Once you’ve confirmed that the windshield fits the machine, remove the protective film from both sides.
After that is removed, flip the windshield so the bracketry is facing up, or toward you. This will be the inside of the windshield.
[2:06] In your kit, you’ll notice that you have two different kinds of seals. You should have a straight bulb seal, which is this one here. And you’ll also have a 90-degree bulb seal. The 90-degree seal needs to go on the upper portion of your flip windshield. The straight one will go along the bottom.
We’ll grab the straight one and apply it to the lower portion of our windshield. Start on this edge and run it all the way across, then cut off the excess.
We’ll start this one here. Be sure to get it fully seated into the contours of this windshield by firmly pressing. We’ll do that all the way across. Once it’s run to this point, go back through and make sure it’s fully seated in all the contours.
[3:15] Then come to this edge and cut off your excess. It should look just like this.
Now that the straight bulb seal is installed on the lower portion of the windshield, we’ll grab our windshield and flip the top toward us. Just rotate it around like this. This will be the inside of the machine.
As you can see, where the brackets are sticking up, that’s where you’ll be looking inside the cab. You want to make sure the seal portion of this 90-degree seal faces toward the inside of the machine.
[4:20] We’ll start the seal right here at this edge. Run it all the way across to the opposite side of the same edge, then cut off the excess. Once you get to this point, go ahead and cut off the excess.
Next, grab the handle, handle bracket, and handle support. You’ll also need two Allen-headed screws and two Nyloc nuts, which all come in the packaging. Grab the handle bracket first.
When installing this bracket, make sure this portion that’s raised up with two holes is facing toward the inside. If you have your windshield oriented like we do, with the bottom facing you, this is the inside. Make sure this bracket here, with the holes in the bend, is facing toward the middle of the windshield.
[6:02] After you have that, take the handle and line it up with the holes. Then take the support bracket and stick the hardware through one of the holes, just like this. Come from the bottom side and slide it through the hole in the windshield. Then go ahead and start your nut.
Repeat the same steps on the opposite side of the windshield.
Next, we’ll install the catch to the catch bracket. Take the same Allen-headed screws that were used to install the handles. Slide the hardware through and put the nut on the back side, like so. Then do the exact same thing to the bottom.
Then, to make sure this doesn’t fall off or rattle around, I’m going to snug this hardware. We’ll just have to loosen it back up when we make adjustments later.
[7:42] After that, repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
Next, we’re going to take the passenger-side catch bracket, take the clamps, and install them to the cage like this. I’m going to rotate it up to make it easier to start the hardware in the clamps. Make sure we’ve started them all, then we’ll rotate it and get down into position here.
Now we’ll rotate our clamps so the catch is toward the inside of the machine. Pull this flap out of the way. You can either flip it up or trim it off—that’s totally up to you. Today we’re just going to flip ours up on top of the clamp like so.
[9:08] We’ll leave it like this. There’s no need to fully tighten anything just yet. We have quite a few adjustments to make first. We’re going to repeat the same exact steps for the clamp on the driver’s side, then we’ll move on.
Next, we’re going to grab our clamps out of the kit. They’ll look just like this. I’m going to plop them up here and pull them together a little bit. You will have to adjust them. We’re just going to get them in position. That way, when we lay our windshield up here, we can start the hardware to secure the windshield to the cage of the machine.
[10:05] Next we’ll mount our windshield to the clamps that we previously installed to the cage. You can do this yourself but obviously, it’ll be a bit easier if you have somebody to help you.
I like to lay it up on the machine, then flip the upper portion of the windshield up and slide it into position. Then we’ll take our hardware and make sure the sealing washer is making contact on the windshield.
After that, grab the upper clamps with our bracket on it. Lift the windshield up and slide it in, just like this. Make sure the two holes and the upper portion of the windshield line up with the upper clamp. Then we’ll start our hardware through here, using the M6 x 30mm screws. Start the hardware for all the clamps.
[11:23] Now we’ll start the hardware in the clamps, securing the windshield to the cage of the machine. Again, we’re just starting it and not fully tightening anything just yet.
Next, tighten the clamp that’s on top of the windshield, securing it to the cage of the machine. Then we’ll fully tighten this, just like that.
Now we’re going to install our gas strut. In your hardware kit, you’ll notice that you have four M8 Nyloc nuts. Those will go on the threads of your strut. What we’ll do is flip our windshield up and start the nut on the backside.
[14:26] We’ll take our strut and attach it to the bracket for the handle. Start the nut just like so. Then we’ll go to the opposite side and do the exact same thing. Once the strut is started, we’ll fully tighten the nuts.
Now that the struts are installed, we’ll take the clamps and get them as flat as possible. Then we’ll snug the hardware up so that it doesn’t float around loosely. We’re not going to fully tighten it yet because we’ll still have to make a couple adjustments to ensure that everything aligns properly.
Like I said, we’re just going to hand-tighten these. I just have the socket but you can use an Allen wrench, or whatever you have on hand. You just want to snug them up until it starts to pinch the clamp down on the cage so it doesn’t move as easily. Do this for both sides.
[16:08] Once they’re snugged up, we’ll put the windshield in the closed position. Find out where it seals best, which is right there. This windshield is lining up perfectly. As you can see, our clamps are parallel with the windshield. You also want to look on the inside and make sure your clamp for the handle lines up perfectly with the clamp for the catch.
All your bracketry should be symmetrical with each other. They shouldn’t be misaligned—everything should line up perfectly. This side looks great, so we’ll fully tighten everything and then go to the opposite side and check it out as well.
If it’s aligned, we’ll fully tighten it. If not, you’ll just want to loosen everything up a little bit and get it to where everything lines up nicely. Tighten these clamps until they talk to you a little bit. You’ll hear them squeaking. Once they squeak, that means they’re good and it’s time to stop tightening.
There’s the squeaking—these are good and tight.
[17:47] Obviously we can’t tighten our catch where it’s at because our handle is in there, but what we can do is take a wrench and snug it up a little bit. Sometimes it will catch, depending on how tight you had it initially. But a lot of times you’ll have to pinch it to hold it in place, release your catch, or release your handle from your catch.
We’ll just hold it and lift it out of the way. We know where it needs to be so we’ll take our socket and wrench and tighten this completely, like that. Pull it down and make sure it lines up and looks good, pulling the seal up against the machine nicely, which is exactly what we want. We want it to line up perfectly.
[18:52] I have a good airtight seal here on the bottom. Everything is lining up and flowing good. This side could probably come down a touch—I need to run it out about there when we look at the alignment of our clamps and bracketry.
We’re looking at this bracket here. Make sure they’re right in line. We don’t want any of them cocked, and ours aren’t, so we’ll go ahead and tighten the clamp. This clamp could rotate just a little bit because again, we want the faces of these clamps to be completely flat and aligned with our windshield, just like we did on the opposite side.
We need just a bit of rotation there. That’s exactly where we want it. It wasn’t much of an adjustment, but enough to where it would make a difference on how well this windshield is going to seal to the machine.
[19:57] Ok, so remember that we said our alignment was good. The bracket is straight, so we’ll go ahead and tighten our handle bracket. It doesn’t take a ton to tighten these.
We need to see where we should be here. Looks like we need to run our catch all the way out to the bottom, as far down as it will go. Again, just get your wrench, socket, Allen, or whatever you’re using.
If you look at it now, we’ve got a nice seal all the way across. Everything is fully tightened. Just a quick reminder here—on this rubber flap, you can slide it up or out of the way, or you could trim it off. It’s totally up to you on this machine.
We’re just going to leave ours but on yours, you could definitely take a razor knife and just trim the little edge off.
[21:14] Once you’ve fully tightened all your hardware, everything is adjusted, the windshield is functioning properly, and you’ve reinstalled your roof if you had one, that’s all there is to it! You’ve installed SuperATV’s Flip Windshield on this Polaris RZR Pro R.
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