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I've noticed I take quite a battering when riding at anything 50mph or above, so I think a windshield is in order! What's the smallest I can get away with (as I like the aesthetic less and less as the size increases!) in terms of windshield, that will take the edge off the wind hitting my body? I ride in a full face helmet so don't need it to fully clear my head, but if they body could avoid the wind that would be ideal. Would a fly screen be sufficient or am I better off going with something bigger?
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A fly screen will give you a bit of a break, but I don't think it will give you what you're looking for. I think you'd likely be better off with the medium sized screen; you can always cut that down pretty easily if you wanted.
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Personally I like the fly-screen (the small screen) on my GTS - the wind misses my stomach and head, but hits my shoulders which is fine as that's where my stabilising arms are attached.

On other scooters I've used a medium screen with a Laminar Lip at the top, to fling the air right over the top of my head, but I can still see over the combination.
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A fly screen keeps most of the air off your body and interferes minimally with the looks and operation, i.e. it won't turn into a sail as larger windscreens can do in strong winds.
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I have a fly screen and a mid-height screen for my GTS. I use the mid-height screen in Fall-Winter-Spring. It helps keep me warmer and eliminates most of the wind buffeting that occurs against my chest and helmet. I use a fly screen in the summer as the additional airflow helps keep me cool in warm weather.
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I just swapped out my wife's 2021 GTS 300 Super's fly screen for a medium Vespa windscreen. The fly screen did little to nothing to stop the wind buffeting that we both experienced when riding her bike. The medium windscreen is just so much better at keeping the wind off her body and the bugs off her helmet's shield. I bought it from Scooterpartsco and once again a pleasant buying experience.
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I cutdown the large OEM windscreen to what I considered the perfect height for me. I documented the process and the results here, 14 years ago.
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Took my new (to me) 2020 GTS out yesterday for a longer ride. The windshield that is on it does about what you're looking for, wind off chest but helmet in the air. I'm 5' 10" with a shorter upper body if that relates.

I've ordered a larger shield for traveling use since I wear a 3/4 helmet and prefer to keep the bugs out of my teeth

Picture to show screen height. Note the CalSci screen on the Himalayan, wish they made those for the Vespa.
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