The double-bubble design acts as a parabolic reflector, especially with dark tinted ones.
If you have your bike faced away from the sun, the sunlight will get focused near the gauges and melt the plastic.
The clear ones allow enough of the sunlight to pass through that it isn't as much of a problem.
Reportedly, Honda corrected the problem in '04 and up with a instrument panel cover made of different material that doesn't melt.
I want to install a Puig windscreen on my 2000 RC51. Did you guys remove the well nut from the factory windscreen or get new ones? It almost looks like there is an O ring on the inside holding it in place but I don't it is. Is there a trick to getting them off?
I wish I knew ahead of time about the sun burning the instrument cluster with the Puig screens. I guess I will have to carry a rag with me to cover the instrument cluster but it is rare I go anywhere where the bike is unattended.
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