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post #1 of 33 Old 05-25-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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GIVI #D260ST Windscreen dash melt warning

Hello All,

Does anyone know anything about the GIVI D260ST windscreens. I am looking at replacing my OEM. I read somewhere that it may melt your dash if left out in the sun too long.... I also read that it works well for buffeting, not sure what to believe, except I know for sure I do not like the one on my 2009 Wee:mrgreen:
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I mounted my stocker one position higher than it is designed to go by putting both bolts in the lower holes.
It cured the buffeting for me and is holding up just fine (others have done this as well). You can also add spacers to change the angle.

You may want to try that before spending cash on a givi screen.
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Yes they will melt your dash don't ask me how I know. Don't park it with the sun at your back, heed the warning sticker that comes with the screen.

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Givi Windscreen Tinting

So, if I look at placing a strip of dark Tint along the bottom, angled roughly in the area of the dash, do you think it would stop the melting problem...

Speaking of melting it is going to hit 38 degrees celsius here today.
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I didn't know about the dash melting problem but I love my givi windscreen with madstad bracket. What a profound difference! I highly recommend this combination. Suddenly, life is bliss on the bike.

Just adding this in. Went to the box the givi came in. I had the sticker still in there. Didn't even read it before. It says:

"WARNING: in case of sun exposure, the incidence of sun rays on the inner curvature of the screen may cause a "lens effect". As a consequence, we advise against parking your vehicle under direct sunlight or, at least, recommend you cover the parts directly exposed. Givi denies any responsibility for damages due to non-compliance with such recommendations."

In short, our screen melts your dash. Wow, I didn't realize this before I bought the thing. It's such a good screen though. I wonder if placing some sort of reflective film on the critical areas of the fairing would fix it?

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I'll tell ya what I'm going to do until I figure something better. I'll just carry me an old white t-shirt in the saddle bags and when I have to park in the sun for any length of time I'll stuff the shirt all around the fairing under the screen. Fixes that problem until I figure how to protect the fairing permanently.

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I'll tell ya what I'm going to do until I figure something better. I'll just carry me an old white t-shirt in the saddle bags and when I have to park in the sun for any length of time I'll stuff the shirt all around the fairing under the screen. Fixes that problem until I figure how to protect the fairing permanently.
Even easier, just pull the shirt over the screen.

Or don't really worry about it, I have had a Givi screen for 4 years and never had a problem. I never worry about the sun direction when parking.

I guess it might be more likely to cause problems in the southern states where the sun hits the bike from a higher angle.

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It's probably a personal thing, but the madstad bracket does the most for me to cure buffeting. I tried all combos when I got the Givi. Nothing without the madstad was tolerable, everything with it was.

I have had no trouble with dash melting since I installed the Pat Walsh shelf. I don't even think about it anymore.

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Hello All,

Does anyone know anything about the GIVI D260ST windscreens. I am looking at replacing my OEM. I read somewhere that it may melt your dash if left out in the sun too long.... I also read that it works well for buffeting, not sure what to believe, except I know for sure I do not like the one on my 2009 Wee:mrgreen:
I have that one, in conjunction with a MadStad bracket. I really like this setup. I tried the D260ST when I first got it, without the MadStad bracket, and the buffeting was still there. Just being honest about it. It works wonderfully well with the MadStad.

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Even easier, just pull the shirt over the screen.

Or don't really worry about it, I have had a Givi screen for 4 years and never had a problem. I never worry about the sun direction when parking.

I guess it might be more likely to cause problems in the southern states where the sun hits the bike from a higher angle.
Now why didn't I think of that? Excellent idea! I just tried it out and it works perfect. My screen wears a size Large T-Shirt.

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