Windshields and flyscreens are very useful accessories for your Vespa. They not only provide protection from the elements and road grime, but also enhance the overall appearance and performance of the scooter.
Windshield or Flyscreen?
Windshields, also called windscreens, are transparent screens that are attached to the front of the scooter. They are designed to deflect wind and other elements away from the rider for a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.
Flyscreens, on the other hand, are attached to the front of the scooter, directly above the handlebars. They are designed to protect the rider from flies and other insects that can be annoying and potentially dangerous while riding.
Windshields and flyscreens are made of a variety of materials, including acrylic, polycarbonate and glass. Acrylic and polycarbonate are the most commonly used materials for windshields and flyscreens for Vespa scooters. These materials are durable, scratch resistant, and lightweight, making them ideal for use on a scooter. Glass is also a popular choice for windshields, but it is heavier and more fragile than acrylic or polycarbonate.
Finding the right model
When choosing a windshield or flyscreen for your Vespa, there are a few factors to consider. First and foremost, you should choose a windshield or flyscreen that is designed specifically for your Vespa model. This will ensure a good fit and optimal performance. The height and angle of the shield should also be considered. A higher windshield offers more protection from the wind, but it can also obstruct visibility. An angled wind or fly shield can help reduce wind noise and gusts, making the ride more comfortable. In addition to the size and shape of the wind shields or flyscreens, you should also pay attention to the color and design. Many windshields and flyscreens are available in different colors and styles, so you can choose the model that matches the look of your Vespa. Some modelsl even come with stylish designs or graphics that give the scooter a unique touch.
A wide selection of windshields and flyscreens are available at SIP Scootershop.
The correct mounting
Once the right windshield has been selected for your Vespa, it is important to install it properly. Most windshields and flyscreens come with all the necessary parts and instructions for installation. Installation is a relatively simple process, but it is important to follow the instructions carefully to ensure a proper fit and optimal performance.First, you should gather all the necessary tools and materials. In doubt, a screwdriver, drill and other tools specified in the instructions are needed, which are supplied with the plate. Also needed are the screws, bolts and mounting brackets that are usually included. Next, carefully remove the existing windshield from the Vespa. This may require removing screws or bolts with a screwdriver or drill. All parts should be stored in a safe place as they will be needed to install the new windshield or flyscreen.Once the old windshield or flyscreen is removed, the new windshield can be installed. The instructions should be followed carefully as installation may vary by model and manufacturer.Generally, the brackets are attached to the handlebars or front fork of the scooter using the screws and bolts provided. Once the brackets are in place, the shield can be attached to the brackets using the supplied hardware. Some windshields and flyscreens may require holes to be drilled or additional hardware to be used for installation.It is important to make sure the windshield or flyscreen is securely fastened and properly aligned before the next ride on the scooter.
If you are unsure how to install the windshield or flyscreen, it is best to get help from a professional.
In summary, windshields and flyscreens are essential accessories for Vespas. They provide protection from the elements and improve the overall performance and appearance of the scooter.