The instructions said 36 in.lbs, not 36 lbs as I thought..big mistake.
The windshield is the Victory Flip windshield.
The hardware that I messed up are four M6x16 mm buttonhead screws, they take a 4mm allen wrench and they are shouldered to fit thru the hole in the shield and a bushing part that compresses against a rubber washer that you stick to the shield before putting in the screw.
I am pretty sure I can get them out, they will be trash at that point. I'm thinking I can get the button head screws at ACE Hardware or another good hardware store. The hard part is Victory supplies the screws with a locktite on them, red. Once they are installed, they are tight.
Either of your suggestions may work, trick is not to mess up the bushings. Never had a great deal of success with easy outs. Maybe if I mess up the bushings I can dummy them up so you wouldn't notice.
2008 Vision Black gone 2005 TC- Sold
1963 Triumph Bonneville,not sure on color-be awhile
1983 XS 650 Custom Midnight Gold
2007 Ural Patrol Black-Sold
2011 Cross Country White and Silver
2012 Cross Country Red and Silver--Hers
A bunch of other bikes over the years, mostly all good
Life is short, eat dessert first, simple enough.
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