Tip Out Windshield Handle

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JOE YOUNT

SXS Nation Regular
Jul 21, 2020
42
3
74
TUCSON
Side X Side(s)

2015 POLARIS RANGER XP 900

I am looking for a replacement handle for my Tip Out WIndshield. Mine had a catastrophic failure. Both torsion springs broke one leg off and then the one of the holes2 that the pins go through to hole it to the windshield broke at the seam. I am also in need of a clear picture of the back side of the handle to see the orientation of the springs.

I am wondering now, has anyone else had a problem with the handle on their tip out windshields??
 
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JOE YOUNT

SXS Nation Regular
Jul 21, 2020
42
3
74
TUCSON
Side X Side(s)

2015 POLARIS RANGER XP 900

.After looking all over the internet for three days for a handle for my tip out windshield decided to use what was available and fix what I had. Apparently, there is no one that sells the handle PN # 5452827 with the springs PN #s 7043894 & 7043895. I had a broken place on the outside edge of the handle where the pin holds the handle on the windshield which also holds the spring in place. That was my priority.

THIS ATTEMPTED REPAIR DID NOT WORK AND BROKE AGAIN ON MY FIRST RIDE. I fixed it by drilling 1/16” hold in both sides of the handle above the break. Then I took a small length of 24-gauge wire and shaped it around the broken area and inserted a ¼” into the holes. That was easy but it would slide off without some support. I used my plastic welder to heat the wire and melt it into the handle than using a bit more plastic I built it up all the way around.

I ended up buying a new handle and bought two packs of springs from Graingers. Once I figured out how the springs were supposed to work the installation of new springs was pretty much a snap.
I compressed the legs of the springs together and held them together with a zip tie. Then with the legs pointing forward I inserted the coil into the handle and pushed / worked the retaining pin into place. Then it was a simple matter of getting the screw into the pin.
WOW. My new handle stays up where it is supposed to and I have a couple spare springs if needed.
Once I figured it out using the old handle I put the new handle in in about 20 or 30 minutes with testing.
 

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