Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:04 pm

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Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:04 pm linkquote
I have a Faco adjustable windshield on my GTS. Works well enough but I do get some buffeting even when raised high (much worse when down all the way). I have to stoop down a bit, but that gets uncomfortable.

So I purchased a windshield extension (see picture). Test rode it today and I'm not sure I like it. If I raise the windshield all the way, it cuts out the wind entirely. But I have to look right through the extension, which is wavy/distorted just enough for it to be annoying. Faco windshield is crystal clear but this extension is obviously not made that well.

So I guess I have to choose between noise and view.

FYI, on longer trips, I have earplugs in, so no big deal. But around town and running errands, I don't use earplugs.





Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:30 pm

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3583
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3583
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:30 pm linkquote
That combo resembles a circus act: quite the thing to witness, but perhaps too complex for its own good. While I could see that extender on, say, a mid-sized single windscreen (Vespa or Faco, take your pick), having that many elements within my field of vision would make me nervous. And that doesn't even take into account the mechanics of it all.
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:36 pm

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Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3111
Location: Springboro, OH
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:36 pm linkquote
I do think you should wear earplugs for every ride, not just longer ones. It only takes a few moments before putting on your helmet.

I also have a Faco Twin Screen and wasn't satisfied with the height of the clear screen when fully extended. I was gifted a spare windscreen for a Genuine Blur and modified it to replace the clear inner screen.

I had to cut it in a few places to remove the hand guards, drilled new holes for the mounting hardware, and heated it in a makeshift cardboard box lined with aluminum foil heated with a heat gun to adjust the curve of the plastic.

I've been pleased with the result for many thousands of miles. I'm sure you could do something similar as well.





Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:39 pm

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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3583
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:39 pm linkquote
CC: Wow, that's one itinerant mod! More than a tad involved though, but looks the business.
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:45 pm

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GTS300
Joined: 29 Mar 2019
Posts: 57
Location: Utah
 
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Location: Utah
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:45 pm linkquote
Crazy Carl - yes, that's exactly what I need. A taller clear screen.

I'm definitely taking off the extension. Besides looking goofy, it's not a great solution for me.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:51 am

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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E
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Location: Springboro, OH
 
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Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:51 am linkquote
amateriat wrote:
CC: Wow, that's one itinerant mod! More than a tad involved though, but looks the business.
It was a bit of a project, but well worth it. In fact, I scavenged it off my wrecked GTS last year (seen in the pics above), and will be putting it on my new-to-me GTS when my new Twin Screen arrives in a few days.

For anyone who wants a taller inner screen for their twin screen, I'd recommend finding a used screen to modify for this. It really wasn't all that hard - I managed to do it!
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:20 am

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2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9797
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Posts: 9797
Location: KS USA
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:20 am linkquote
A bit over the top. No pun intended.
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