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I have a Vespa-brand flyscreen installed on a GTS 300. I tried to remove it yesterday for the first time and one side is stuck. I seems like it was over tightened when installed, and the plastic anchor expanded and is staying in the open position.

And ideas for removal?

First picture shows the plastic anchor still expanded inside even though the nut is loose. Second picture shows the other support arm that came out ok.
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Unless they changed the design from the 2013 GTS, the mount point is open ended. Worst case, you can take the covering panel off and push it back through from the other end. Just be mindful of the tabs and screw areas that hold the two pieces together. They can break pretty easily during disassembly.

Someone else might know a trick that doesn't involve removing panels. My windscreen mounting hardware was an interlocking expanding piece instead of plastic, so the things I did might end up destroying that component. Sorry.
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I have loosened up a stuck windscreen expansion bolt by tapping it with a wooden mallet.
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Try a slide hammer.
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Dooglas wrote:
I have loosened up a stuck windscreen expansion bolt by tapping it with a wooden mallet.
That's worked for me, with whatever is handy. Loosen it up and then knock the support rod back up into the mount. Then yank the thing out.
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^^^^^^^^^^
THIS

You want to push the bolt in. And you maybe then can loosen the bolt and remove the bolt and the expansion plug.

My experience only!

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I have an odd piece of wood, about 1"x2" that I use as an extension to tap the screen bracket. It gives some extra reach....
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^^^^
This.

Essential if you have the Faco Tween Screen.
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You can hit it with a ratchet, tire iron, hammer, piece of wood, literally whatever is handy. There's no special technique or tool for the job, but you do want to turn the wheel so you can give it a good whack without hitting the bike, windshield or front rack. On my Faco shields, I stick the Harbor Freight allen socket into the bolt and give the end of the socket a whack, usually with the side of the ratchet I used to loosen the bolt.
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Thanks everyone! Your advice was very useful. I was able to remove it after some taps with a rubber mallet.
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