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Windscreen Etension brackets

I just got my Versys. I have tried the windsield in all positions, even upside down. Still I get buffeting, that I don't want.
I would really like to keep the OEM windshield.

Does anyone make Exteneder brackets?
That would bolt to the OEM brackets, thus moving the OEM windsield upward.
If not looks like I am going to look into fabbing something myself.
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Does anyone make Exteneder brackets?
That would bolt to the OEM brackets, thus moving the OEM windsield upward.
If not looks like I am going to look into fabbing something myself.
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You might want to try a different helmet that has better aerodynamics.

Another option is the Powerbronze windshield since it looks similar to stock but is a couple inches higher. Pretty cheap to.


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Another option is the Powerbronze windshield since it looks similar to stock but is a couple inches higher. Pretty cheap to.
Does anyone have the Powerbronze windshield on their bike?
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There's an adjustable windshield bracket for sale in some shops:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...rint/4893/652/

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It is over 2 times the cost of a Powerbronze windshield though.
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Does anyone have the Powerbronze windshield on their bike?
Yep, this is mine. It pushed the heavy airflow to the very top of my Bell Star helmet and reduced the buffeting considerably



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That's a neat looking windshield... I like it.
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You might want to try a different helmet that has better aerodynamics.

Another option is the Powerbronze windshield since it looks similar to stock but is a couple inches higher. Pretty cheap to.
Different helmet never crossed my mind. I do have a couple others I could try.
I am liking the Powerbronze windshield.
What helmet do you wear?
What is your hieght?
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There's an adjustable windshield bracket for sale in some shops:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...rint/4893/652/
I was a fan of the Bracket, until I saw the Price!
Thanks for posting, I really think anyone could get the OEM windshield to work, with the bracket though.
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If you mentioned what year your Versys is, I didn't notice it so my suggestion may not be a viable one for you.

This is what I replaced the OEM windscreen with after fiddling with it as you've attempted. It isn't perfect but it is adjustable and does work nicely - in my case, at least - to reduce buffeting. It looks good, is well made, and doesn't cost a king's ransom either.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/4561/363/

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Try this if you're looking for cheap. Basically two strips of aluminum from Home Depot.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1144
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Try this if you're looking for cheap. Basically two strips of aluminum from Home Depot.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1144
I have thought about doing something similar. I have to go to the hardware, this morning I will check on the stock.
Thanks for your post!
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Windshield Extenders mounts

I developed these about 2 years ago and it's something you can do in your garage with a grill and grinder and a little paint. You can raise your windsheld 4" overall or somewhere in between

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Givi.
Pick up a used one for under a hundred. No fiddling, no adjusting, no farting around with it to make it work. Just bolt it on and go. Looks good, works, good, solves the issue. The rest of all that adjusting bracket crap is for the birds.

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Givi.
Pick up a used one for under a hundred. No fiddling, no adjusting, no farting around with it to make it work. Just bolt it on and go. Looks good, works, good, solves the issue. The rest of all that adjusting bracket crap is for the birds.
Well, maybe for you.

I have the Givi shield and its not quite tall enough for me.
The buffeting is not bad but the wind noise is way too much, even with ear plugs.
I was planning on getting the Madstad bracket as I had great results with the one on my Strom & Buell, but first I will try fabbing up a set of extenders.

Oddly my bike came with the Givi on it and other than the wind noise I thought it was pretty good.
A few weeks ago I tried the stock screen, I have been swapping them back & forth and at least for summer I think I prefer the stock one.
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Hmmm...I'll have to try the stock one again.

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...I was planning on getting the Madstad bracket as I had great results with the one on my Strom & Buell, but first I will try fabbing up a set of extenders.
Anyone else find that the Mastad bracket is too wobbly? I'm suppored to have one of the newer ones, with the strengthing L-bar horizontally, but is has a real bounce and rattle with the Givi shield.
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I don't have the Versys bracket so I can not reply about the bouncyness, but on the Strom once you made your basic adjustments if you don't snug up the lower screws they would rattle.

Even with the lowers snugged up you can still use the upper wheel screws to adjust the tilt.
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I developed these about 2 years ago and it's something you can do in your garage with a grill and grinder and a little paint. You can raise your windsheld 4" overall or somewhere in between
I fabricated a set of brackets yesterday. I used 3/4" x 1/8" aluminum flat stock. I cut them at 7 1/2" long each. I was able to move the stock screen up 3 1/2"
I tried it out at 80MPH I think I can live with the results!
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Givi.
Pick up a used one for under a hundred. No fiddling, no adjusting, no farting around with it to make it work. Just bolt it on and go. Looks good, works, good, solves the issue. The rest of all that adjusting bracket crap is for the birds.
If you can find One Used, let us know!
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