Originally Posted by Dren
Next windscreen, I'll just wipe everyday so I will never need to put pressure on in.
May I make a suggestion? After long road trips for many days & miles; it sometimes becomes hard to keep up with all the bug debri & other road grime.
I usually take a towel just large enough to cover the entire windscreen & soak the towel with water that is towards the hotter side of warm. Then immediately cover the windscreen with that towel and let it sit for about 10 minutes or so; then lift the towel and you will find all the bug debri & other dirt & grime; has all loosened up!!! A lot even stays on the towel when you lift it up. Flip the wet towel to the clean side first & then you can just wipe it clean w/o the risk of scratching the crap out of your windshield; or having to apply undue pressure to clean up the mess. Then just dry and polish as you normally would.
I learned that trick 12 years ago from a MC touring buddy of mine; after my first long tour & have been using it ever since. Works great every time!
Good luck, hope ZG decides a replacement is in order at no charge!