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a new take on windshield options

took my vario shield and removed the spoiler, replaced it with my stock V shield....raised the height of it...works great now!!
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That's pretty darn cool.


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Umh....

I think it is ugly, but functional...

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I agree it's not that great looking but i prefer function over form....and perform it does
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Pretty darn ugly but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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I call it creative and cosmetically objectionable.
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I have a 2400 mile ride comming up in 3 weeks. I am going to prototype this with my Vario windshield.
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Seen this last fall on a picture on the forum. I rode when it was cold with it and it worked great. Maybe put 1500kms on with it. Just replaced it back with the Vario extension for summer for the stock look...
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Question: Has anybody fabbed a bracket for the stock screen to make it a little taller? That is all I want, 1-2 more inches would be just right.

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If you look closelyn at my pics..you'll see i did that exact thing...made two flat plate brackets and attatched those to my existing mounts then to the shield....raised it about 3 inches
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I did this to mine as well a couple months ago, got the idea from a member of the UK forum

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I wonder if it would look better if the original screen was behind but still above the Vario?


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not sure how you would mount it that way..i used the stock spoiler mounts to install the stock V shield to the vario
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Maybe upsidedown with a bracket extended from the spoiler bracket, perhaps with up and down adjustment.


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I had an old shield from another bike and cut it down. Is 15" tall and works terrific for my 5' 8". Think it is 15" wide at the wide part and has a turned up lip on top. All i trimmed off was the bottom. Just enough to get me a couple inches higher than the kaw. aftermarket highway shield that needed to be a couple inches taller for me. About the same exact width. Now the wind is off my helmet and the bugs go over most of it and much more fun to ride but not so big as to limit all the air. Need some of the air to stay cool and remind me to slow down just a little sometimes. Most of the time i still speed but life is fun. Runs great at 70-75 with little wind blast. Hard to determin what shield as you read all the posts and the rider size differs and one shield someone loves won't work good for you. Most guys have had more than a couple shields trying to find the right one. Use what works for you. Tinted highway shield looks the best but didn't work for me and only had it on a few days.

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I made brackets for my bike to raise my aftermarket windshield about 3 inches. Cosmetically it doesn't look that great but it sure makes a big difference on the highway. It cost me about $5.00 for a piece of steel about 4 feet long at the local hardware store. My windshield is now just below eye level. I'll post a pic in my pictures.
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I made brackets for my bike to raise my aftermarket windshield about 3 inches. Cosmetically it doesn't look that great but it sure makes a big difference on the highway. It cost me about $5.00 for a piece of steel about 4 feet long at the local hardware store. My windshield is now just below eye level. I'll post a pic in my pictures.
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Guess it isn't a bad solution if you already have the vario screen. However, my Givi is just about the same height and I don't need any extra brackets, so it is a lot easier to put on and looks better...

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