April 18, 2010

by Kathy Kover
(Springfield, MO)

Well THE weather is here! Was above average temperatures all week and I scootered everywhere! Added a windshield, seems to have improved gas mileage a bit and cuts the wind hitting me.

Still debating on whether I want a rack trunk or not. Definitely going with whitewall tires if I get the chance. Still haven't really given up the idea of going to a little bigger scooter, but probably not this year unless I see a bargain I can't pass up.

Hope everyone is having good scooter fun by now! Later!


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Apr 22, 2010
by: Anonymous

I've decided not to try to add a windshield to my scooter because we live in Florida. We are having truly beautiful scooter weather now, but still some wind every day. Sure wish I could find my darn scooter keys, we're moving and everything is in such disarray right now...

Apr 21, 2010
Buddy Windshield
by: Kathi

Hey Anonymous (wish you'd leave your name)... I had a windshield installed on my Buddy when I bought it, on the recommendation of the sales guy who also drove a Buddy. It definitely cuts the wind, which does help you feel more stable, especially at higher speeds. I'm short, but I still have to duck down a bit when it's really windy or cold, to feel protected by the windshield (I'm only wearing a 3/4 helmet).

I really recommend the windshield...

Apr 20, 2010
by: Ron Goldwyn, Milford CT

I bought my windshield on Ebay, but be careful as many are too thin and are only for 50cc units only. Buy one that says it can take the pressure of a 150 cc unit as a minimum. See my photos in the section on "Scooter Mods"

Apr 20, 2010
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by: Kathy

I have a Yamaha Vino 125 ( 124cc). Unless you are pretty short, you might want the taller windscreen. The wind doesn't hit my body anymore, but does kind of get me in the face. A helmet shield stops that, but then I get a little bit of rattle and wind noise around the helmet. Windshield should help you balance better.

Apr 20, 2010
Windshield is good?
by: Anonymous

What type of small scooter do you have? I am also ordering a windshield soon! Cannot stand the wind... makes me feel unstable on my Buddy. Hope it is not a waste of money.

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