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Tall touring screen

Does anybody have any experience with the Kawasaki tall touring screen for the V ? I am six feet tall with a 33 inch inseam. I like the look of that screen the most but does it work? I would need it for the highway at speeds of 75 or 80. Any input will be a big help.
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I'm using one. It's both taller and wider than stock. I'm 6' tall with a 34" inseam. The main reason I chose it is because I like the shape of it over the stock screen (and the aftermarket ones I saw for the V). I had to loosen the windshield brackets to make the holes line up (that involved removing the side panels on the bike). What Kawasaki doesn't tell you; because of the shape of the lower portion (where it fits around the headlight), it includes 4 spacers that lay the tall screen down much more than the stock screen. Therefore, it didn't really add any height to the air pocket just width. I took the screen back off and used a Dremel to cut the lower portion of the screen then cut the lower spacers in half which tilted the screen forward more. That helped a lot but I wish I had cut the screen more and removed more length from the spacers to make even more difference (maybe a future project). The screen could have been designed better in my opinion. I don't think it is a Kawasaki made part. Over all, after I made the modifications, it is a better screen than the stock one giving a taller and wider air pocket and I still think it is the best looking screen on a V.

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Give http://members.cox.net/michealmims/mikesshields.htm a try, he's a member here, or do a search. There's a lot of info here. Jim


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I'm not as tall, but I did try the Kawasaki screen and didn't like it. I went with the Givi and it works for me.

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Thats all good info. Thanks. I was hoping the Kawi shield was more effective because I believe it looks best. Mike's look effective.
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I was curious about the tinted Kawasaki screen. It's 13" tall by 15" wide. the vario(taller one) is 11-14" tall by 15" wide---stock is 11" by 12". I think the tinted one would look pretty good on the V. Anyone out there with that screen?
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I was curious about the tinted Kawasaki screen. It's 13" tall by 15" wide. the vario(taller one) is 11-14" tall by 15" wide---stock is 11" by 12". I think the tinted one would look pretty good on the V. Anyone out there with that screen?
The Kawasaki tall tinted screen is the one I have. Read my post above. I think it is the best looking screen on the V.
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Thanks Dennis! I figured it would just line right up to the brackets and bolt in. I guess if I order one I can plan on mods. How is it for the wind compared to the stock windshield?
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Before you spend your hard earned $$...The Kawa tall (tall for who?) is a pos if you want wind protection, but it looks purdy. If you want wind protection but a seeover size go with the Givi... I'm 6'1 and the Givi is perfect for me.

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Whats the best site to see a good picture of the Givi?
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Thanks contractor. That screen looks nice and doesn't look like it takes away from the bike like some do. How does it do with cross winds? Also saw on twisted throttle the MRA touring sreen in smoke gray. Any knowledge of this screen, great price, good look and taller it says.

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All I can tell ya is the Givi is really thick, like really well made, mounts in 10 minutes ( no shims or screwing around) crosswinds are not a prob...I looked at them all and this was my choice... Wish you luck...

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I am not sure this qualifies as a "tall" screen, but it is taller than stock and works pretty well in this position:



It's a Powerbronze "flip screen", mine is the light tint. It was $69 on e-Bay when I got it.

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Gustavo, I like the Powerbronze. How well does it protect at highway speeds?
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I had a Give but it was too short. The one I finallly ended up with is Mikes. Best wind protection I have had with any of the windshields.

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Gustavo, I like the Powerbronze. How well does it protect at highway speeds?
It creates a pocket large enough to push the wind around on the sides and to the top of my helmet at speed. If I ride in the rain at highway speeds, I stay mostly dry in my upper body, but the helmet gets wet.

It's a pretty good compromise for me, I don't like large screens. But. as you've read, many people found the Givi to not be big enough, while I wouldn't really like it because it is way too big... You need to figure out what your preferences are to know if the Powerbronze will work for you.

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