Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:27 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Molto Verboso
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Location: Ohio
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:27 am linkquote
Monday morning's rain ride in the dark on a lineless black road while dealing with the massive glare of my official Piaggio accessory Liberty fly screen - was the final one.

No, at $230+shipping I didn't rip it off and throw in the corn field - but I was going to do somedam thing with it - before I come out here again in the dark!

Before I get out the rattle can of flat black paint and spray the inside - like this mock-up....


...I thought I'd try cutting a piece of foam to stuff down there. Use it for night rides - then carry it under the seat the rest of the time.

Looks tacky - but works. Where I ride - no one is looking anyway!

From this....


to this.....


O.S.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:23 am

Addicted
2012 Genuine Stella 150 4T "Penultimate"
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 912
Location: Texas
 
Addicted
2012 Genuine Stella 150 4T "Penultimate"
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 912
Location: Texas
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:23 am linkquote
I guess nobody makes a visor for that headlight shape like they do for round headlights?
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:11 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:11 am linkquote
Putting things in front of the headlight can cause it to melt.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:03 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Molto Verboso
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Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1789
Location: Ohio
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:03 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Putting things in front of the headlight can cause it to melt.
Nothing is in front of the light. Not looking to reduce the light on the road - just the glare on the screen.

This worked, too - except I can't see my Rotor Speed or Exhaust Temp warning lights!


O.S.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:37 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
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Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1831
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:37 am linkquote
OldSchooot wrote:
Nothing is in front of the light. Not looking to reduce the light on the road - just the glare on the screen.

This worked, too - except I can't see my Rotor Speed or Exhaust Temp warning lights!


O.S.
At what speed does the baseball cap part company with the screen?
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:34 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1789
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
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Location: Ohio
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:34 pm linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
At what speed does the baseball cap part company with the screen?
It won't. It's a genuine 'fitted' 59FIFTY on-field cap.
O.S.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
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Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Posts: 8388
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:45 pm linkquote
I'd tape the lower edge of the screen, should stop the light propagating through to the outer edges.
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:13 pm

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3137
Location: Springboro, OH
 
Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3137
Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:13 pm linkquote
While the foam solution works, it might not always stay securely in place.

I like the idea of applying some black tape at the bottom of the screen or painting the whole thing black on the inside.
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