Screen for my 2015 Versys 650 - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Modifications - Cosmetic Discuss aftermarket and Do-It-Yourself cosmetic modifications

 5Likes
  • 2 Post By Whoknows
  • 1 Post By Tomasama
  • 2 Post By Whoknows
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 22
Screen for my 2015 Versys 650

Fed up with stock screen so made one myself out of a 4mm Perspex.

Perspex was about $35 here in Australia for the 60x60cm sheet.

Have to do some finishing to the edges to smooth them out etc but at 80kph I can ride with my visor up
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170309_133039.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	67.8 KB
ID:	117009   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170309_133048.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	72.8 KB
ID:	117017  
Doug Just Doug and joeusaf1 like this.
Whoknows is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 10:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whoknows View Post
Fed up with stock screen so made one myself out of a 4mm Perspex.

Perspex was about $35 here in Australia for the 60x60cm sheet.

Have to do some finishing to the edges to smooth them out etc but at 80kph I can ride with my visor up
Very nice!!! Looks better than a California Scientific screen. For WAY less $$$$!!!!!
JRW2007 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 02:13 AM
Member
 
Tomasama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 89
Garage
you going into business? where do i place my order?
aboyandhisversys likes this.

West coast is best coast!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My motovlog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tomasama is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 03:39 AM
Member
 
farmerboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Warrington UK but bike kept in Houston Texas
Posts: 109
Send a message via Skype™ to farmerboy
Well impressed. Do you have access to a vacuum former?
farmerboy is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 22
Just used a heat gun, a cardboard postage tube and some rope.

Initial bend by heating the perspex and bending it over the postal tube. Then used the rope wrapped around at 2 locations on the screen to increase the bend as I added heat and more tension.

Bent it to where I wanted it and just left it to cool down for 5 minutes.
quexpress and Duffy like this.
Whoknows is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 11:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Posts: 446
I've made several shields for batwing fairings but never had to heat/bend them. Good job.
Duffy is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 12:37 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 12,340
NICE job!

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V - BIG RED - AZ, '15 V650LT - the GREEN HORNET TOO - BC, and ('09 V - the GREEN HORNET - recently deceased..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
..)

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 01:25 PM
Member
 
andyversystheworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 36
Garage
Very sweet! Any buffeting?

BEST,
ANDY

"ALWAYS IN QUESTION, NEVER IN DOUBT".
andyversystheworld is online now  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 22
No not really, seems really strange riding with it on compared to the stock screen. It's so much calmer and quieter to ride.

I get some wind noise with my helmet visor down, depending on how high I have the screen set. Guess the visor up cleans the air flow over the top of the helmet.

Might bend a small curved lip into the top of the screen yet to see what that does to the airflow.
Whoknows is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome