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I bought a Faco mid size screen from Motorsport Scooters they delivered to Oz in quick time and in one piece.
I had a Cuppini small screen which I sold, I found it to be worse with it on due to noise and buffetting.
The mid screen works fine it sheilds the wind and doesn't seem to buffett like the small screen and looks good too.
The Cuppini screen was finished off nicer than the Faco it was chromed smooth with one bar into the body instead of the extra bar welded on with the Faco but this is a minor issue and not one to worry about, it went together easier than the Cuppini. Bit hard to see in this photo but its there!
Cheers,
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faco screen
just ordered one today from alex(13" windscreen), i'm gonna try it on a gts for fun.
hope i dont have to do any mods.
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I have the same screen. Definitely a good one. Although, the "glass" (er, plastic) is a bit scratched up at this point... little wear marks, etc. Wonder if it can be replaced easily?

Not that it's hard to see through. It's not hear that yet... it's just an idle curiosity...
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I remember a product advertised for 'repairing' eye glasses. Wipe it on and let it dry. Wonder if it'd work on windscreens?
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Re: faco screen
ramrezz425 wrote:
just ordered one today from alex(13" windscreen), i'm gonna try it on a gts for fun.
hope i dont have to do any mods.
I can't imagine the screen fitting being different to the GT200, the GTS is basically a cosmetic change with a larger engine, I'm sure the screen would slot right in.
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That's actually a screen that almost makes the scoot look better

I usually don't really like screen, but this one is neat! How does it affect the performance or handling?
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I must admit I haven't had a chance to go above 80 kph but I knew as soon as I rode with it it had none of the problems I experienced with the small screen. I will try and get out this weekend to give it a squirt.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
I have the same screen. Definitely a good one. Although, the "glass" (er, plastic) is a bit scratched up at this point... little wear marks, etc. Wonder if it can be replaced easily?

Not that it's hard to see through. It's not hear that yet... it's just an idle curiosity...
I polish my Piaggio screen with Auto Glym Super resin polish, which seems to remove the fine scratches. Hope this if of use...
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Nice windscreen! Looks great on the bike. I debated between that one and this one. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/escaloni@sbcglobal.net/detail?.dir=/a1f4&.dnm=274dre2.jpg&.src=ph Not my bike but same screen. I went with the second one.
I really liked the look of the Faco, could not justify the extra $$. I picked up mpgs, and mph. Really am enjoying it, Beale.
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I just got the same one you did Beale. I liked the idea that it covered the hands as in cold weather this is the only place I get cold.

I'm glad to hear it works out so well. I have not had a chance to put mine on yet. I do think the one that does not cover the hands is the best looking screen I have seen for the GT but I want my hands blocked from the wind in cold weather and don't wnat to put those really ugly wind blockers on.

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Faco mid size screen
I am wondering if you are looking just over the top of the Faco mid size screen at normal riding position or through it. I prefer to just barely look over the top of a windshield and I can hunker down a bit if it is raining. I am thinking of getting the tall Vespa windsahield and cutting it down to my personal height.
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Faco mid size screen
I forgot to ask, How tall are you. I am 6'2".
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Meguiar's makes Scratch-X, which is made for removing small scratches from paint. I used it on my speedo when I was repainting my P series, and it removed all the scratches from my speedo lens. It does take a while, and a lot of rubbing.

You could probably do the same with a scratched windshield, but I'd try it in a small corner first.

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That's for the suggestions on the screen scratches (the fine ones of course)! I'll check it out.

For those wondering about handling I've actually noticed little to no difference... I think it makes the tank slap you get on the front a little more noticable but I've noticed no increase/decrease in my top speed and no "sail" effect you might imagine.

I put on my screen right before going down to LA from SF, and the screen saw me at a top speed of around 75 with no problem. It takes a lot of the force off your chest. The FACO screen is also short enough to see over during rain, etc - I'm 5'6, so that was a major concern for me.
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I had the same Faco screen on my GT... I've since moved it to my GTS, seems to fit in exactly the same way.. no problems!
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I have the FACO mid-sized screen on my GT and really like it. I have the smoked version which gives me a pretty good inverted 'heads up' display of the instrument panel. Certainly good enough to see is I have left a signal light on without having to look down.

It would have been nice to have my hands covered by the windscreen - I'm still looking for the right solution for the cold I will face in the early spring.

At about 5'5" I look over the screen when looking ahead, but through it when picking around pot holes and such.
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Another satisfied owner of a Faco mid-height windscreen from www.scooterwest.com. I esp. like the trim & the way it flares around the edges. At 5'4", no visibility problems once I adjusted the height downward.

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faco in Seattle
I put my FACO on about 3 months ago...love it. commute every day on the freeway across a floating bridge with cross winds...so far absolutely no problem. Actually this screen seems to make the GT more stable than the fly-screen that I had before. GT seems to run smoother. I'm 6'3 - so the wind-noise in my helmet didn't get reduced, but the wind that was directed from the flyscreen under my helmet has been reduced greatly. Has anybody noticed though that there seems to be more airflow from the back forward due to the air-dynamics?

cheers,

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pdxvespa wrote:
Another satisfied owner of a Faco mid-height windscreen from www.scooterwest.com. I esp. like the trim & the way it flares around the edges. At 5'4", no visibility problems once I adjusted the height downward.
rilled w this solution for cold digits!)
Just wanted to add my 2cents. Love my mid height 16" Faco and the great service I got from scooterwest. At 5'2", I have a great view just a couple of inches above the windscreen. Just perfect! It was easy to instal too!
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