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Without Windscreen? or Replacement?

My windscreen on my V is pretty scuffed up...Must have happened when the PO "hit a bird"... (uh huh)

Anyway, I took it off today and the bike looks pretty good without it...

Anybody running it without a windscreen? I ride pretty upright anyway and don't mind the wind. Tested it out and frankly, since I never touch the slab, or slab speeds, a windscreen isn't a big deal to me... Hit me evenly in the chest instead of up around my head. Might even be better without.

So, I may leave it just a little more naked. Anybody else do this?

If I do replace it, what should I get?

thx

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i had mine off for quite sometime and liked how i had no buffering but didn't like the extra fatigue to me at the higher speeds. then i had the crazy idea of putting the stock wind screen on upside down and WA!LA! perfection. keeps the wind off my body and no buffering around the helmet! try it, you might like it

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I did almost the same. I liked the no-screen option but thought the bike looked a bit unfinished, and as you say, at speed the back force is too strong. I mounted my screen upside down but without the screen brackets. See this thread on the UK forum. It looks good and there isn't the pressure, but unfortunately it is now creating some turbulence at the bottom of the helmet. I might try different length spacers and see if I can cure it.
http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...5&topic=6457.0

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My windscreen on my V is pretty scuffed up...Must have happened when the PO "hit a bird"... (uh huh)

Anyway, I took it off today and the bike looks pretty good without it...

Anybody running it without a windscreen? I ride pretty upright anyway and don't mind the wind. Tested it out and frankly, since I never touch the slab, or slab speeds, a windscreen isn't a big deal to me... Hit me evenly in the chest instead of up around my head. Might even be better without.

So, I may leave it just a little more naked. Anybody else do this?

If I do replace it, what should I get?

thx
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Right now I ride with no screen or brackets. Much quieter that way. I'll add a tall touring screen back when it cools off.
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Someone recently posted a pic of their V on another thread where they had removed the shield and brackets and replaced it with a helmet face shield.
It looked really sharp,like it could have been stock.A very nice low profile.
I've searched for a while but can't seem to find the thread.
Anyway,I think it's worth a try.
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Someone recently posted a pic of their V on another thread where they had removed the shield and brackets and replaced it with a helmet face shield.
It looked really sharp,like it could have been stock.A very nice low profile.
I've searched for a while but can't seem to find the thread.
Anyway,I think it's worth a try.
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from this thread:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...een+faceshield



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Antman did it to his bike. Here ya go:





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That does dress up the problem... I'm still running w/o a screen and might give this a try.

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I ride with the screen and brackets off all summer and I like it!
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