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how much wind do you get with the stock windscreen.

Almost ready to buy a 09 versys, Still stuck on color!! leaning toward the blue! Anyway I have a drz400sm and you are the windscreen, really wears you out after awhile,If you let loose of the grips you will actually slide back on the seat due to the air pushing you! How is it on the versys? Sure wish they had the burnt orange color here in the states
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Not a lot better. The stock windscreen is fairly small. It does deflect a bit of flow, but if you want total protection, there are many aftermarket choices.



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Not too bad for summer. I replaced the stock windscreen with a Givi last fall for the colder temps. I also find i get some wind blast comming up through the gap between the forks and tank.
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Im not really looking for complete wind blockage but enough so I can enjoy a long ride and not be exhausted by a death grip on the grips constantly. Was just curious how much different it was going to be than the drz400sm. I dont want to have to put a sheet of plywood size windscreen on it to enjoy it more than the drz.
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I find the stock screen to be great for warm weather. It takes the pressure off your chest but leaves a nice slight push on you sholders and arms.

Your head is in clean air and it is nice and quiet.

Cold weather is tough with the stock screen. You will need a better solution.
The V-Stream shield looks promising. We are all waiting for MacDaddy's final review.
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The stock windscreen was inadequate for me. I went with a Givi and like it much better.
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I took the stock screen and flipped it upside down. It seems to deflect much better this way. It is fine for warm weather. I'm saving up for a Mikeshields Grand Touring shield for the winter.
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I was coming off a KLR before the V and that windscreen just caused turbulence no matter what. I continue to be surprised by the V screen on the highest setting. I'm 5'11" and find that it takes the wind blast off my chest while keeping my head in relatively smooth air. Of course on a long highway ride on a windy day you will feel it, but I just tuck in.
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