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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:18 pm 
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I just picked up a new 2017 PCX 150, in Pennsylvania. I've been finding very mixed reviews on windscreens. Most of them are negative, and some say that living with the OEM design, as annoying as it is, is best. Also, I'm not seeing the "tall" windscreens on the distributor's websites for the 2017 PCX.

So, for you 2017 owners, what do you use, where did you buy it from, and what are your opinions?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Congrats on your new PCX! I have a 2017 also.

Didn't have any urge to put a windscreen on mine. If I did though I think I'd get one from National Cycle. Others on this forum also praise the Givi products. Here's a National Cycle link. Note that some of their windshields for the PCX are out of stock but if you're interested in one of their products you can always contact them. The Extra Tall Touring is the one I like. . .but I'm comfortable with the stock OEM Honda windscreen at this time. 8)

http://www.nationalcycle.com/


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:49 pm 
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I read many reports of people not liking the standard screen - and when I first got my bike I was quite aware of the buffeting at top speed. Having said that though - 34,000km later I don't even really notice it - completely used to it - inc some days where I'll ride over 300km. In my mind a wee bit of buffeting is just part and parcel of riding a motorbike.

For 3 seasons all I wear is a puffer jacket over a tee shirt.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I cruised up to a local motorcycle shop, just after posting this, and picked up a real helmet that blocks all of the air from my face. I think I'll be just fine now. I've been riding a Ruckus for the past couple years with a half helmet, but now that I'm going far over the Ruckus' 45mph limit, I needed something to block the bugs and keep the noise down.
This new PCX is a blast!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:40 pm 
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djc430 wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I cruised up to a local motorcycle shop, just after posting this, and picked up a real helmet that blocks all of the air from my face. I think I'll be just fine now. I've been riding a Ruckus for the past couple years with a half helmet, but now that I'm going far over the Ruckus' 45mph limit, I needed something to block the bugs and keep the noise down.
This new PCX is a blast!


Great news. Yep - a full helmet definitely helps at open-road speeds.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:39 am 
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I especially like using my FF helmets when the bugs are out. Going by marsh areas along the shoreline the gnats can be quite numerous at times and they hit my face shield like sleet. It's always better to wear a FF helmet but there are occasions when I'll wear my open face for short hops. During winter a FF helmet is a must. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:28 am 
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I use the Givi screen...... perfect block majority of air. Avail at revzilla.com

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:24 pm 
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PCX150Rider wrote:
I especially like using my FF helmets when the bugs are out. Going by marsh areas along the shoreline the gnats can be quite numerous at times and they hit my face shield like sleet. It's always better to wear a FF helmet but there are occasions when I'll wear my open face for short hops. During winter a FF helmet is a must. 8)


I concur!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I concur!


Wow. . .just saw the pic. . .I totally get that!

Every once in a while a "no see um" will sneek into the helmet through one of the vents. :o o_O :lol: :lol:

Lately it's been fun here dodging low flying Monarch Butterflies as well. 8)


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Wow. . .just saw the pic. . .I totally get that!

Every once in a while a "no see um" will sneek into the helmet through one of the vents. :o o_O :lol: :lol:

Lately it's been fun here dodging low flying Monarch Butterflies as well. 8)


Yep - at certain times of year I think they like to hover over the road where it's a bit warmer. That photo came from an approx 175km run in the evening.


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I installed the National Cycle Touring shield a few days ago. It comes up to the chin, and I kind of wished I bought the Tall version even though I'm only 5'6". It blocks some hand wind, which I welcome. The helmet noise is a bit louder, but if you ride with a tuck and right up to the windshield (which you shouldn't), it becomes completely silent - you'll only hear the engine.

I heard that if you park the scooter at a certain angle from the sun the windshield acts like a magnifying glass and can melt your dash. It doesn't seem that common so I'm not worried about it just yet.


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