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post #1 of 8 Old May 13th, 2008, 4:19 am Thread Starter
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I am new to the world of the LT's having purchased a new to me BiKe about a month ago and located on the Gold Coast... We have done about 4,000Km's in this time and am enjoying the Bike immensely...after having a range of BMW's over the years such as K 100RS, K 1200RS and before the LT an R 1200GS - can anyone tell me whats on the screen of my 2003 LT - it seams to be a film of some sort, not sure if it's on the inside of outside surface and it makes the screen slightly cloudy and looks like it's peeling away at the edge in small areas... can it be removed?...if so how?... or is there some way to improve the appearance and clarity of the screen...Or do I just learn to live with it..
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post #2 of 8 Old May 13th, 2008, 5:05 am
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Peter g'day

your screen is stuffed and you are just prolonging the pain same thing happened to mine i think it is from cleaning with the wrong stuff at least thats what happened to mine. it will continue to peel. there are a couple of screen suppliers one in WA called eagle screens http://www.eaglescreens.com.au/index.htm I have one and just replaced it last week after 2 years of use, nothing wrong with it but I wanted to change now I have a z tecknic screen from this guy http://www.mototoys.com.au but this is a large screen I can just see over it in the lower position I love it. they seem to be around the same price 300.00
good luck.. oh and since the screen is not all that good, one of the best polishes around is Mr Sheen furntiure polish but try it on a little corner first. you might be surprised how well it works even on the panels.

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Peter, check these threads... Foggy Windshield & this one
there may be some hope for it yet....
maybe a few things worth trying before you have to shell out all that money, although if its started delaminating... well.......

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Thanks Guys for the info, I guess I will persevere for a while and consider the options... If I end up purchasing an after market screen I would like to be able to look over the top of the sceen with ease at the low setting as I just don't like looking through screens at all... which one do you recommend would be most suitable...
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P.S. can you tell me if both sides of the screen has a coating or is it only on the front side...
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not sure if both sides are the same mine peeled on the outside its in the shed dont know why I kept it sentimental I guess

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Hi Guys,
Checked out the cost of new screens from the web sites you supplied before I attacked the screen with a water blaster... the screen is coated both sides and the blaster worked perfectly... you can see the coating peel away if you angle the water jet at about 30 degrees to the screen and it only takes minutes to do each side... the screen now looks new and has never been clearer so I'm a very happy boy and can recommend this method to get new life out of the original screen...
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well done pete that'll save you some dough glad it worked for you

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thats good to hear Peter... it might put off shelling out the extra $$ for a little while at least!

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