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Speaking of windshields...every time I take a spirited ride over a speedbump or something along those lines, I play dodge- the- windscreen with my face. One of these days, I'm eating a healthy serving of acrylic.
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Are you VERY tall and sitting too far forward and "slouching" too (bike is perhaps too small for you)?

Are you short and sitting really close to the front of the seat?

Is your screen angled a bit too far back towards you (you could perhaps bend the arms of the screen slightly away from your face)?

Are you wearing a full face helmet (in which case this is less of a worry)?

Whatever, it sounds quite dangerous as you could have a minor bump into the rear of someone and get hurt by this.

Charles.
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charlesm wrote:
Are you VERY tall and sitting too far forward and "slouching" too (bike is perhaps too small for you)?

Are you short and sitting really close to the front of the seat?

Is your screen angled a bit too far back towards you (you could perhaps bend the arms of the screen slightly away from your face)?

Are you wearing a full face helmet (in which case this is less of a worry)?

Whatever, it sounds quite dangerous as you could have a minor bump into the rear of someone and get hurt by this.

Charles.
Shove a picture on...any excuse for a picture!!
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charlesm wrote:
Are you VERY tall and sitting too far forward and "slouching" too (bike is perhaps too small for you)?

Are you short and sitting really close to the front of the seat?

Is your screen angled a bit too far back towards you (you could perhaps bend the arms of the screen slightly away from your face)?

Are you wearing a full face helmet (in which case this is less of a worry)?

Whatever, it sounds quite dangerous as you could have a minor bump into the rear of someone and get hurt by this.

Charles.
Well..."quite" dangerous is quite possible...which I suppose is the point I was making: "one of these days...I'm eating a healthy serving of acrylic..."

Alot of things can go wrong if I'm giving a car a "love tap." Avoiding a mouthful of acrylic...well...just add it to the pile of crap to sort out.

Size-wize, I would imagine many people fall into the same category, because the only real parameter that matters is how far away the lip of the windscreen is from your mouth, and if its trajectory is in the right direction when--say--you're going over a bump. Most mid-sized windscreens are pretty much in the zone, if you're not a giant, and not really small.

No, I don't sit particularly far forward/backwards; I usually like to have my seat right at the butt curve in my seat. I'm 5-8"; I'm not particularly large/small. My riding *is* spirited, though, so I'm not always sitting in any one position. Sometimes, I'm actually standing a bit, so there's less unsprung weight on the bike so that it handles bumps better. Often it's those times where...whack...I'm taking a windshield somewhere.
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Yes, a picture would be helpful. I have a cut-down Vespa tall screen on my LX. I'm also 5' 8" and 195# or so. I can't imagine ever being close enough to the windscreen to eat it. Which brand/model is it. Are you sure it is installed correctly?
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danny*h wrote:
Yes, a picture would be helpful. I have a cut-down Vespa tall screen on my LX. I'm also 5' 8" and 195# or so. I can't imagine ever being close enough to the windscreen to eat it. Which brand/model is it. Are you sure it is installed correctly?
Ya...I'm you...with about 40lb less weight.

I've a vespa Tall on my LX as well. Now...with that one, I get whacked plenty...but it's taller than my eye-level, so it's hitting the brim of my helmet, not my chin. Again, it doesn't whack me when I'm just cruising around. It's when I'm riding vigorously, and there's alot of pitching action (pitch...as in yaw, roll, and pitch)--going up a ramp into a parking deck...over the speedbumps in my neighborhood...over the occasional rough patches of road...that kind of thing.

Fair question, but it is most certainly installed correctly. Mebbe I'll snap a pic when it's light out...although it won't be while I'm in motion!
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