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    Riding in the rain - windscreen
    on: Nov 14, 2016, 07.29 am
    Nov 14, 2016, 07.29 am
    Just wondering what you all have found to be the best way to use the windscreen/windshield while riding in the rain.

    After almost a year of ownership I have decided that the optimal solution for me is to adjust the windscreen so that the windflow hits my visor. A lot of my riding is in the dark, and unfortunately having the big screen up means that oncoming headlights just cause too much dazzle. No matter how clean my windscreen is it just doesn't seem to clear itself until 80mph. Also, in heavy rain, or extended periods of light rain, I find that rainwater creeps up the inside face of the screen which is a bit distracting.

    Sub-30mph in the rain is a PITA, just cannot keep screen or visor clear, so it's visor up and wet face/stinging cheeks time!

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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2016, 10.56 am
    Nov 14, 2016, 10.56 am
    Hi Jings, I too ride a lot at night coming home from work, I find the best height to be just below nose height. I gauge this by the wind going over my helmet with the visor up with no interference. I'm 5'9 so maybe height plays apart in this. I know what you mean by headlights glaring back through the screen. I do tend to drop the screen a bit more on the country lanes on my way back home. I never have the screen covering my line of sight, always lower so my eyes are not covered by the screen.


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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2016, 02.28 am
    Nov 15, 2016, 02.28 am
    Normally ride with the top of the screen down about 1 to 2 inches below my line of site when it is not raining. When it is raining, I rise the screen until the water is going over my head. In a serious storm, rise it up all the way & it works well. I stay pretty dry until I get a red light.   :028:

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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2016, 03.44 pm
    Nov 15, 2016, 03.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Tenequip [+]
    Normally ride with the top of the screen down about 1 to 2 inches below my line of site when it is not raining. When it is raining, I rise the screen until the water is going over my head. In a serious storm, rise it up all the way & it works well. I stay pretty dry until I get a red light.   :028:
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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2016, 12.55 am
    Nov 22, 2016, 12.55 am
    One great thing about the Trophy screen is that I can adjust the height so that the rain is blown down my visor. That way I don't have to constantly use the wiper blade on my glove to keep it clear.

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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 2016, 08.34 pm
    Nov 26, 2016, 08.34 pm
    I also do a lot of night riding and being Oregon we get our share of aerial water.  I typically leave it down so the windflow at about 60 it just hitting the top of my helmet.  I look over the screen easily but get good protection.  I also use Rain Magik on the windscreen to make it easier to see stuff up close.  It is a repellent designed for plastic/lexan similar to Rain-X.
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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 2017, 12.29 am
    Jan 26, 2017, 12.29 am
    I have found that RainX Plastic water repellent helps both on the windscreen and visor and keeping the windscreen low to keep the airflow on the visor.
    Slow speed with the water from tyers nothing seems to help.
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    Re: Riding in the rain - windscreen
    Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2017, 11.54 am
    Jan 26, 2017, 11.54 am
    Make sure the product label states it is OK for use on Plastic / Acryllic screens.

    "Popular" products such as the original "Rain-Ex" were designed for use on GLASS,
    and if used on Plastic / Acryllic screens can cause yellowing of the plastic,
    visible "crazing, and / or brittleness of the screen material ! 

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