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Old 23rd December 2009, 13:27   #1
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I have a bull '06 (Machismo 350) with a windsreen fiited from the RE. However, its been more than 3 years and its like diwali during nights when the lights come on and i'm looking through the windsreen.

Now that i'm planning to replace the present one with a new one, thinking if , it would help to put a transperant sunfilm on both sides to avoid the same airline sratches on them.

Please suggest if someone has done this or share your experiences.

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Please don't put any sunfilm on the front windscreen. It's like wearing sunglasses at night and will greatly reduce your visibility.

If this is a recent problem, its probably because your 3 year old windscreen has too many scratches. Replacing with a fresh windscreen will greatly improve matters. However, if its a problem since day one, then its an issue that all of us live with on Indian roads (i.e. tackling oncoming headlight glare).

Another suggestion : Why don't you remove the windscreen altogether and use a helmet with visor?
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I guess the 1005 visibility films are available in market, and they would be good for protection of the screen. But check the prices first.
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Please don't put any sunfilm on the front windscreen. It's like wearing sunglasses at night and will greatly reduce your visibility.

If this is a recent problem, its probably because your 3 year old windscreen has too many scratches. Replacing with a fresh windscreen will greatly improve matters. However, if its a problem since day one, then its an issue that all of us live with on Indian roads (i.e. tackling oncoming headlight glare).

Another suggestion : Why don't you remove the windscreen altogether and use a helmet with visor?

Thank you for the sugesting not to film the front of the windscreen, but i dont want to completely remove it either. The windscreen gives the hmm factor and a very nice appeal to the bike and it also protects me from tears rolling down my cheeks while on long drives.

Though there is a drop in speeds at around 100 km/hr and can feel the drag at these speeds. But again, it has both sides for the better.

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Raghu, if you want to retain your front windscreen, probably best to get a new one. Your current one may have gotten scratched with time, thus limiting visibility at night.
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Raghu, if you want to retain your front windscreen, probably best to get a new one. Your current one may have gotten scratched with time, thus limiting visibility at night.

Thank you, will look at the replacement for a new one, but , again the question is should i film the new one before the install.

Please note that the windscreen from the RE accessory store is a Fibre glass.
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as an option you may try dropping the height by a few inches so that the shield's top clears helmet visor bottom level. Trick work & is irreversible but makes most use of a scratched screen. shield can be cut at existing joint or better re-profile the top curve.

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