Thanks guys. I appeciate the nice compliments. To answer some more of the questions, the heads on the bolts I used are only .100 thick. The rubber for the windshield trim I took off was thicker. You could use a thicker head if you want to space your shield out and leave an air gap. As for rubber washers, Bill H got it right. I just use some large diamter thin rubber ones from Home Depot.
As for patenting this, I thought about it, but I've learned so much from reading posts here I thought it would be better to just give the idea to you guys in the hopes it helps someone else.
i the link to the write up does not require a Google account, but if you have trouble getting to it I will gladly email you the writeup.
Thanks again. It feels good to swim with the sharks!
2008 Road Glide