With the PX screen the first one we did was fitted to our test PX and was a perfect fit. Once the first batch of 15 went out we had two customers who reported that they needed to trim some plastic to get clearance around the gear selector and under the headset to allow the scooter to go to full lock. It seems the PX isn’t quite as straightforward as we expected so the mould was altered to give extra clearance to allow for differences between machines. For instance if your headset base is close to the top of the frame stem it will make the screen closer to the legshields than it should be. The same goes for the gear selector, if first gear is further round than it should be it made the screen too close to the selector.
We’ve adapted things to give better clearance now though so any screens going out now should fit perfectly. You can easily trim your screen using a Dremel or hacksaw if you do find you need a few mm extra though. They’re made from ABS plastic so it’s simple enough to trim and you just take any sharp edges off with a Stanley knife. The plastic can also be T-cutted if you scratch it.
Sports or Touring?
We also gave riders a choice of Sports (short, as pictured), or Touring (40mm taller top screen). Personally I think the Sports option is the nicest looking but if you’re a taller rider the Touring might suit you better and help giant people look more in proportion to their scooter. Both are available as an option when you order.
Drinks tray or Tech tray?
We also developed and recreated the ‘Drinks tray’ as it was called back in the day. For the PX you have the option of the original style tray, or the Tech tray (pictured above). The Tech tray is designed to give you somewhere to mount either a mobile phone or Sat nav, just use the mount of your choice to attach your device.
With the GTS the Tech tray is the only option, it’s designed to sit just off the headset top but we recommend you use a thin piece of rubber (or similar) between the tray and the headset to help take the weight of the sat nav and reduce any vibration.
On both the PX and GTS the trays are an optional extra, you can choose at checkout if you want to add one or not. They do finish the screen off nicely though so are well worth having.
For the millionth time, we’re not doing slats! They were rubbish in the first place, they rattled and dropped out. We have looked into making them but the process would have to be different to what we’re currently using and it costs £7,000 just for the tooling. If you want to all chip in let us know…
What we will be making though is a perspex lens cover, that will be available soon in a choice of clear or tinted and with a bit of vehicle trim tape you can make your own slat effect across the front.
Where can I buy one?
Have you seen our latest SLUK Merchandise?