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Clarification about why double bubbles melt gauges

Ok, I contacted Puig directly and straight from the horses mouth:

"The problem is when the sunrays hit the screen on the interior part. Then,
it gets reflected to the gauges and provokes a melting.

That usually happens when the sun runs low (winter time).

If the sunrays hit the windscreen on the exterior side of the screen, then
no problem.

Depending on what bike you have, you might need to worry about it.

Thank you for your interest.

Motoplastic , S.A."


So ultimately, face your bike into the sun, if you own a Puig at least. I also saw some posts a while back about laying a cloth down over your gauges. Im not sure I would try that. It might set the cloth on fire. What I do is take a helmet sack, pull it down over the windscreen and pull the drawcord around your mirror. That way the rays never even get to the screen and it wont blow off in the wind.

Hope this saves some gauges!

BTW, I put this in general discussion since it doesnt just apply to any particular year model.

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thanx for the info. it will come in handy when I buy my black puig.
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Fooldog is right. i looked into this awhile back.

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=43066






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or if you had seen this thread

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=112980


basically what I said


and its not necessarily just during winter. If your bike is outside very early in the morning.... grrrr, just read what I said in the thread lol
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Yeah sorry if I created a topic that may have been addressed to an extent. After getting into a thread earlier that had a whole lot of theories/opinions I decided to go ahead and make a thread to let everyone know what the guys at Puig said. Just looking out for everyone!

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thats not true. at least for me.

I know nearly the exact time when my guages melted on my 05 with a Puig DB.

I came home from a ride about 1pm and parked my bike in the driveway facing west. around 5pm when i went back to my bike the guages were melted.

the sun was facing the front of my bike the entire time it was sitting there.


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go back to stock, I rock it and park it outside work since spring and no melting parked facing,away,sideways to sun.
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Son of a ......

I knew what melted my gauges..but I thought it was a FLuke....I didnt realize it was a widespread issue....I'll be a son of a .......

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thats not true. at least for me.

I know nearly the exact time when my guages melted on my 05 with a Puig DB.

I came home from a ride about 1pm and parked my bike in the driveway facing west. around 5pm when i went back to my bike the guages were melted.

the sun was facing the front of my bike the entire time it was sitting there.





that was actually from one of you neighbors who hates you and your bike.
I saw them holding a magnifying glass to it

I SEEN IT!
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If you wear an UA skull cap or bandanna under your helmet, try using it to cover your gauge cluster when you park your bike.
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when im riding i have to lower my head to see if my signal ect...is on (im 6.1), so i thought id get a double bubble so i can see the whole dash without leaning a bit but less than a minute after i installed the db i took it right back off, db changes the whole look of the front which i absolutely didnt like at all....

so now i have two reasons to not like the double bubble!!


yea yea yea, i know my cycle may one day get me killed..... but i get to ride it first!
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the stock shield does it too, it's not just dual radius screens.
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damn i would be pissed if i see my gauge all melted
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it's very minor. some are more finiky about it than others i suppose. i look at my bike like i look at most ATVs. there to be used, and abused. breaking things are no big deal.
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it's very minor. some are more finiky about it than others i suppose. i look at my bike like i look at most ATVs. there to be used, and abused. breaking things are no big deal.
yea... break'n/wear'n out stuff while ride'n it is one thing (i mean you did buy it to ride), but something like that happening from just sitting around parked would piss me off!


yea yea yea, i know my cycle may one day get me killed..... but i get to ride it first!
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good thing warranty took care of mine. no question about the DB either
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