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The WINDSHIELD / WINDSCREEN PHOTO thread

I've seen lots of new folks join lately along with windshield threads. If there's enough interest, how about a thread with windshield photos..maybe even a sticky.
I have an added bracket on mine to raise the mounts. I have the stock windshield upside down with rubber stripping around it (to keep crud out) and the Givi over it. I'm thinking about the Parabellum next, I'd like to see some pics of it mounted and how you like it.

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Size-stock vs Givi-



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Jurock 20"


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Vario windshield on a Madstad bracket, spoiler in the low/flat position.

I think the Madstad is set fairly close to the position of the standard Versys brackets.

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Might be a good idea if the posting listed the rider's height and inseam?
I am 6-5", inseam 36".






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I made this from a piece of flat perpex, cut out with a Dremel, heated with a hot air gun and bent to shape, wet and dry to the edges and sprayed the back with car plastic bumper / fender paint.
Works ok for me.




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Thumbs up Good Idea!

Nice project. It is helpful to see windshields on actual bikes.
Might be a good idea if the posting listed the rider's height and inseam?

Dont bother me with DETAILS!
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This is my modified CalSci... the windshield without my mods was very similar as the Parabellum, a little "square" shape for me.
It offers good wind protection but in rough roads it shakes, maybe because Im using the MadStad Adjustable Windshield Mount which is a littel flexible... I think the OEM support is more rigid.
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National Cycle V-Stream mounted on Algard adjustable windscreen brackets, in fully laid back lowest streamlined position. No buffeting what so ever at all speeds in this position.

When mounted on OEM supports, it does not work.



I have also tried the Givi, with and without the stock flipped under it, but the V-stream + Algard brackets is the best combo for me.

6' - 1/2" in stocking feet.

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Stazjemo,
What is your impression of the 7JuRock screens? I am 6'5" and put the Givi on about a week ago. I don't like it for my height. I think the Givi would be perfect for someone 6'1" or smaller, but it did not help with helmet buffeting for me over the stock screen. The 7JuRock screens look like they have much more protection all around. I think the Givi is roughly 18" tall (for the 09 model Versys), so I'd probably go with the 19 or 20" 7JuRock screen. Feedback on the 7JuRock is much obliged!

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What is your impression of the 7JuRock screens? I am 6'5" and put the Givi on about a week ago. I don't like it for my height. I think the Givi would be perfect for someone 6'1" or smaller, but it did not help with helmet buffeting for me over the stock screen. The 7JuRock screens look like they have much more protection all around. I think the Givi is roughly 18" tall (for the 09 model Versys), so I'd probably go with the 19 or 20" 7JuRock screen. Feedback on the 7JuRock is much obliged!

thanks,
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I don't have the JuRock, those are just some great pics I found from MackDaddy's former posts.
I agree with you about 6'1" and under for the Givi. I think I'm going to switch to the 23" tinted Parabellum, but I have yet to see one on a Versys.
Thanks for the photos folks, we can make this thread a windshield database!

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No pics, but....

The other day in town I saw a green '09 V with a neon green plexiglass windshield. I looked very cool. So cool that I went to my local plastics supplier and bought a 20x20-inch piece of neon to make my own.

Pics when (if) ever I'm done.
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Puig Touring Screen, website shows 8 color tints.


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Stock shield flipped and chopped. Lowest position.

This is my stock shield. When I flipped it I was limited to the top position. After the chop I can use the lowest position. I wanted a small shield, Im used to naked bikes.
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This is my stock shield. When I flipped it I was limited to the top position. After the chop I can use the lowest position. I wanted a small shield, Im used to naked bikes.
That is interesting. Have you considered painting the inside black? Bet it would look good.
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That is interesting. Have you considered painting the inside black? Bet it would look good.
I have but am worried that it will not last long and will look bad. I'm thinking of using matrix vehicle "wrap" on the inside. Anything would look better than clear.
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Powerbronze Flip Touring Windshield. I like this windshield, negligible turbulence on the top of my helmet and nothing to speak of on my arms at 65 mph. I have it at it's most upright setting. When the top was tilted aft, I did get more turbulence at speed on my helmet.








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