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PostSubject: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 6:29 am

Is there anything you can put on your windshield to kinda have the rain roll off when yer caught in it? I have a nice high Givi windscreen so I stay almost totally dry (except when stopped at a light or stop sign Sad ) but wondered if there is something like Rain-X to put on a plastic windscreen to have the raindrops roll off, since we don't have windshield wipers on a bike....
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 6:54 am

First you shouldn't be looking thru windshield. Second Pledge works as good as anything-----some windshields have warning on what stuff you can use on them.

Trim windshield so you can see over---otherwise rain/snow/sleet/bugs/riding into sunset or sunrise really dangerous. Glass shops can usually trim shield if you cannot do yourself.

OR get Givi adjustable shield. Seeing is very important inthe staying alive deal.

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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 9:46 am

john grinsel wrote:
Seeing is very important inthe staying alive deal.

John Grinsel

Oh Yes.

To be alive is to ride tomorow!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 9:51 am

I use rain-x on it and on my visor
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 9:59 am

Pledge, even an Arai rep recommended the stuff. Most homes have a can and it's way cheaper than dedicated rain dispersant!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 3:30 pm

I'm not impressed with Rain-X at all, it seems to work for a hour and that's it. I haven't used Pledge, Mr Sheen or similar products, but I've used Plastex on the bodywork for years, and maybe I'll try it's rain dispersal qualities out on the Airflow screen and my visor.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 3:54 pm

Rain-X is not recommended for the polycarbonate used in most cycle windscreens.
A friend of mine used it for quite a while on his 2000 Coucours and it yellowed and crazed the windscreen after a few years.
Lemon Pledge will not affect polycarbonates that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 9:27 pm

Thank you for the responses. That's exactly the info I was looking for. I know some things you cannot use on the plastic of the windshield or the visor of my helmet. Soooooooooo Pledge will work just fine. Great. I have a can of that.

As for looking thru the windscreen, if I have it cut down, won't that allow the wind to hit me in the head again??? I have found it is sooooooooooooo nice not to be beaten up by the wind as I ride. What a difference. I can ride without my visor down on the helmet at slower speeds without worrying too much about bugs etc hitting me in the face, the windscreen deflects the wind that much! I LIKEEE!!
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 25, 2011 11:26 pm

I trimmed 2 inches off the Givi high screen and allows me to see over it. The wind is not that bad, not as bad as the stock screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 1:49 am

Hi "Scooter Jo",

I have to agree with you in that I don't like the wind hitting my head and I also like to have the visor up on the helmet at lower speeds. I've had a tall Givi for nearly 3 years now (since I started riding 2-wheeled vehicles) and while it's not foolproof (there's always "some" wind) it is still better than the stock shield by far. I've enjoyed it immensely.

To keep my Givi shield clean, I've most always used "Plexus" plastic cleaner that I learned about on this and the other SilverWing site. I bought a can of it at the local Honda dealer. Has proven itself for easy bug removal plus it does a very good job of rain rolloff too as I found out on a day-long PGR trip one nasty day. And yes, I've used Lemon Pledge too (it just smells better Smile ) but have never really tested it in a substantial rain.

As for cutting the screen down, I also wondered as you did as to whether or not you were defeating the reason for buying the taller screen to begin with. Might just as well get a "Laminar Lip" setup or the other adjustable Givi(?) unit. Really, just keep the darn thing clean and clear and I think you'll eliminate most of the hazards that are sometimes attributed to the taller screen. Anyway, good luck on your decision. You always get plenty of valuable info on this site.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2011 3:37 pm

jobo2mi wrote:
I have found it is sooooooooooooo nice not to be beaten up by the wind as I ride. What a difference. I can ride without my visor down on the helmet at slower speeds without worrying too much about bugs etc hitting me in the face, the windscreen deflects the wind that much! I LIKEEE!!

As you can with the Givi AF214, AND!!! you can look over the screen rather than through it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 02, 2011 11:36 am

Donodii wrote:
I trimmed 2 inches off the Givi high screen and allows me to see over it. The wind is not that bad, not as bad as the stock screen.

I think the standard GIVI screen has a reverse curl at the top the helps push the wind up. When I cut my GIVI down by about 2.5 inches, I notice the wind does not go over my head quite as well as it used to. A Laminar Lip helped a lot after the cut-down.

I dislike looking through a windscreen - late season low-hanging sun, bugs, dirt, rain are all hard to see through.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 pm

I do use rain - ex although I have been warned of the draw backs. Hand buffing very lightly, so far OK and works. I will try the Plexus, although my shelf has so many types of cleaners on it now , any more and the shelf might crash down on me, killing me. so I'm not sure how safe it would be to get.
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PostSubject: Re: Rain the windshield   Rain the windshield I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 08, 2011 5:57 pm

I've read some excellent reviews for "Brillianize" for cleaning and polishing plastic. supposed to resist scratching as well . I think I'll give it a try
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