Was at the dealer the other day and discovered the mounting screws for a Vic tall windshield are very different from the screws used to mount the shorter shields. The Vic tall has these support bars that run up the outside of the shield along the line of the mounting holes and the screws are simple screws threaded up to the head.
I ordered a set of mounting screws that have a shoulder at the top so are only threaded about halfway. The part of the screw that sits inside the mounting holes of the shield are therefore smooth. Also ordered a set of rubber washers to go between the shield and the screw heads. All this at the ridiculous price of $25, for 4 small screws and 4 rubber washers!
Anyway, picked them up yesterday and installed last night and I'm hoping they will do a better job of keeping the sheild from cracking at the mounting holes, but only time will tell. If they do their job, then I guess it will have been worth the price.
Guess I should have looked into this much sooner. Oh well, live and learn. I'll have the right screws when I order the next shield, which I intended to get one an inch shorter later this year.
2010 Victory Cross Country - Black & Chrome
2007 Honda VTX 1300 (Traded up)
2007 Honda VT750 Shadow (Traded up)
25 years without a bike :(
Honda CB 125, 360, & 550 in my youth, late '70s - early '80s