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After collecting my GTS in terrible weather it got me thinking that a screen would reduce the wind/rain on my chest.

Been looking around and there appear to be different height screens.

I really like the look of the low screen but worry that it may just divert the wind etc from the chest straigt into the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any experience?
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Re: GTS 250 - which screen?
mark3eric wrote:
After collecting my GTS in terrible weather it got me thinking that a screen would reduce the wind/rain on my chest.

Been looking around and there appear to be different height screens.

I really like the look of the low screen but worry that it may just divert the wind etc from the chest straigt into the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any experience?
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I have a Faco. The top edge is 13 1/2" above the headset when installed. That puts it a little below eye level. When driving you can feel the air going over the top of your head. Rain and bugs not as much. Probably still want to wear eye protection. Keeps you almost dry if you wear a helmet and face shield.
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Re: GTS 250 - which screen?
mark3eric wrote:
... it got me thinking that a screen would reduce the wind/rain on my chest.....
Ideal setup:
Get the Vespa Tall Screen and cut it down so you peer over the top edge and see the road surface 40' ahead. That way you will have a clear view, but wind and debris will go over and around you.
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Re: GTS 250 - which screen?
stinkyjones wrote:
mark3eric wrote:
After collecting my GTS in terrible weather it got me thinking that a screen would reduce the wind/rain on my chest.

Been looking around and there appear to be different height screens.

I really like the look of the low screen but worry that it may just divert the wind etc from the chest straigt into the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any experience?
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FWIW - and I have no experience of anything other than a standard screen - I like the mid screens and will get around to treating myself to one of these for my GT60:

http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/GT60-GTV-Mid-Size-Flyscreen-Windshield/1680

IMO the full height screens do take something away aesthetically but I guess are the most ummm... functional.

Best,

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I have two- This was my report posted a while ago-
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I have a GTS250 and own two windshields.

First, let me start by saying that I'm 5'11. This matters...

I run the Faco Mid windshield in cooler weather. It puts the wind either in my face or on my helmet, keeping it off my body- Ideal for cold weather commutes (I'm in California, it gets down to 30 degrees in the winter mornings). I have a 3/4 helmet and the wind-sound isn't bad at all. I ride on surface streets and freeways. With the Faco Mid, I hit the top speed before the speed governor kicks in pretty quickly.

I run the Prima flyscreen in warmer months. It looks cool, but puts the wind right in my chest. Like the Faco mid, it's not super noisy... I also noticed that with the Prima flyscreen, I rarely hit the top speed before the speed governor kicks in.

If you're style over substance, get the Prima flyscreen. It looks cool. Otherwise, go for the Faco mid. Or, get both like me (the hardware is resuable between the two windshields).
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vintage red matthew wrote:
I have a Faco. The top edge is 13 1/2" above the headset when installed. That puts it a little below eye level. When driving you can feel the air going over the top of your head. Rain and bugs not as much. Probably still want to wear eye protection. Keeps you almost dry if you wear a helmet and face shield.
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Here's a pic of the Vstrom screen
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http://veukscooterspares.blogspot.com/2010/06/auto-faco-tween-screen-for-vespa-gtgts.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

If this works then i think i have found alink to the FACO TWEEN.

I will definitely be ordering one if they do it in a dark tint.
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While I can't tell you which will work best on your scoot, I can tell you about my recent experience cutting a couple of windshields. We just got a full Vespa screen and the large Cuppini, both of which needed to be trimmed down. The Vespa screen cut like butter. Though my line wasn't quite as smooth as I would have liked, the cutting itself couldn't have been easier. The Cuppini, on the other hand, was much more brittle and hard to cut. I ended up taking a couple of good sized chunks out of the edge and then a few inch-long cracks went through the screen. My technique was the same with both - both sides of the windshield covered in blue painters tape, fine toothed blade on the jigsaw, screen well supported to reduce vibration. The main difference, as best as I can tell, was the material they are made of.

Your mileage may vary. I'm sure others here have cut Cuppini screens without incident. I wasn't so lucky and ended up with a useless chunk of plastic.
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Just looked further into it. The small section is indeed tinted and the top clear section is fully adjustable.


I have ordered one so will update on looks/performance when it arrives and is fitted.
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