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Installed OEM roof and trying to get the superatv flip windshield to fit and top clamps seem to be a long way from fitting. Bolt just touches other side of open clamp and needs about 1.5" to close fully. Cant even get nut on it. Any ideas?
 

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Installed OEM roof and trying to get the superatv flip windshield to fit and top clamps seem to be a long way from fitting. Bolt just touches other side of open clamp and needs about 1.5" to close fully. Cant even get nut on it. Any ideas?
I used a small set of vise grips to close the clamp to give enough bolt to start the nut. It is hard to start the nut but is doable
 

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Installed OEM roof and trying to get the superatv flip windshield to fit and top clamps seem to be a long way from fitting. Bolt just touches other side of open clamp and needs about 1.5" to close fully. Cant even get nut on it. Any ideas?
I just installed one last week on mine. Those top clamps are a pain. I used a pair of small needle nose vise grips to collapse the clamp ends so the bolt would go through...start the nut then release the vise grips.Hope that helps
 

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Can you guys post up some pics of the problem? That way it can help other folks that run into the same problem.
 

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Not seeing where I could grab it with a vice grip. I know the juat want the rubber compressed real hard so that is why it's so tight but dang it's hard to start
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I see what’s going on. If you have zip ties, run one around it to compress it down, if you can’t get the vise grips to work.

Also, email that photo and description of the problem to SuperAtv so they can adjust it. Like you said, might just need a longer bolt. @SuperATV
 

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I am just going to go buy a longer bokt
I see your problem. You have one end of clamp on outside of the windshield. Both ends of the clamp should be on the inside of the windshield, making sure that the rubber spacers are between the clamps and windshield. The 2 clamp ends should come together and almost touch ( depending on how tight you tighten it). The only thing on the outside of the windshield should be the screw and robber grommet with the metal bushing in it. You have to push the metal bushing/sleeve out of the grommet to be able to get the rubber grommet in the windshiel, the slide the metal sleeve back in. Then you can slide the bolt through the windshield and through both end of the clamp. This is when I used needle nose vise grips to compress both ends of the clamp to be able to get the nut started.
 

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I see your problem. You have one end of clamp on outside of the windshield. Both ends of the clamp should be on the inside of the windshield, making sure that the rubber spacers are between the clamps and windshield. The 2 clamp ends should come together and almost touch ( depending on how tight you tighten it). The only thing on the outside of the windshield should be the screw and robber grommet with the metal bushing in it. You have to push the metal bushing/sleeve out of the grommet to be able to get the rubber grommet in the windshiel, the slide the metal sleeve back in. Then you can slide the bolt through the windshield and through both end of the clamp. This is when I used needle nose vise grips to compress both ends of the clamp to be able to get the nut started.
 

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I am just going to go buy a longer bolt


Update it's a metric #6 bolt. Purchased one a half in longer and went on easy
See my previous message. Both clamp ends should be on the inside of the window. The way you have it will definitely work, but having the clamp going “Over” the windshield edge like that may cause it to crack under vibration...just my thoughts.
 

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Yep, like @Mark66 and the others said. It needs to be on the inside of the windshield, and a pair of vice grips will get let you get it started. Its a tight squeeze, but the length is precise. Just takes some patience to get it started. It would be easier if the bolt was a little longer, but then it would stick out and not look as clean.
 

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Wow ok. I will switch it. To me it just looked like the hook ends were made to clip over rubber grommet but I was concerned about it putting pressure on windshield. Thanks for the help
 
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