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Yes, I am in the north and the north tends to have flies and such during the limited summers. So, a screen - but which one?

Any comments?

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I have the tinted fly screen and it does not do much but it does look good. It might keep the bugs off your torso but your neck and helmet will get slaughtered.

The fly screen pushes the wind up to your neck, kinda annoying.
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Here in CA the flyscreen seems to do all that's required. A different story in the UK, where Faco Tween screens works well for us. Given you're in BC, I'd recommend the Faco Tween screen - it's adjustable in height.

Faco Tween Screens - fitting example
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^^^^
Same here. I installed the twin faco on the GTS and it has stayed longer than any other screen. It is a winner.
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I have the mid height windscreen but I cut it down about 2 inches because the top of it split my view of the road ahead in half. It keeps the wind and rain off my chest brilliantly so long distance riding is more comfortable in that respect, but it directs the wind to my helmet so it's quite noisy. I can always duck behind it though.
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I replaced my OEM fly-screen with a tall windshield..
With the fly-screen and a 3/4 helmet, it felt like the wind
was pushing my helmet up. With the full windshield I feel no wind at all...
Since California does not require open semi trucks with vegetables to be covered, it's always nice to have a little extra protection from a displaced tomato or garlic falling off a central valley truck....

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Thanks to all. I found a mid-size windscreen which also covers the hands from Italy. A reasonable price from Isotta. I wish shipping charges would disappear!!!

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Question on this subject
Would a tall windscreen make the draft from a tractor trailer better, worse, or no different? I got to thinking about it when I got hit by a particularly bad blast on Wednesday - I thought I could have bent the handlebars I was hanging on so tightly.
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Re: Question on this subject
Piglet wrote:
Would a tall windscreen make the draft from a tractor trailer better, worse, or no different? I got to thinking about it when I got hit by a particularly bad blast on Wednesday - I thought I could have bent the handlebars I was hanging on so tightly.
I have the Tall Wind Screen. I was riding last weekend, about 55/60 on a 65 mph road. I got passed by a couple of semi's (going in my direction) and didn't get pushed too much.

I find that the trucks / trailers, etc that are coming from the opposite direction push me quite a bit more. Just my 4 cents.
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I agree with your observations. Only time they really bothered me traveling in the same direction was when I was boxed in by three or four of them - not a comfortable feeling!
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Maniac wrote:
I replaced my OEM fly-screen with a tall windshield..
With the fly-screen and a 3/4 helmet, it felt like the wind
was pushing my helmet up. With the full windshield I feel no wind at all...
Since California does not require open semi trucks with vegetables to be covered, it's always nice to have a little extra protection from a displaced tomato or garlic falling off a central valley truck....

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Free food too..... tomatoes and garlic... I'd keep some bread with me.
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When I bought my used Vespa I was intent on cutting down the full size oem that was on it but the previous owner said the tall windshield is the best and I have to agree. I now ride 70-75 mph indicated on speedometer with no issues. But I don't ride above 60 mph indicated in windy weather.
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My experience with the Issotta windscreen is not long, but at 100 kms the scooter is stable and the lack of bugs hitting my helmet is very nice...
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