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All 6' plus V riders....

I am in the market for a new windshield and I'm overwelmed with all the reading and searching. I am 6'1" tall with a 34 inseam, who out there matching my size....what windshield works best for you? I'm tired of the helmet shake with the stock shield @ 70mph plus on the highways.
Any and all input would be great!!
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I'm 6-3 and never found the after market screens to be very attractive so I made my own.

I found some 3mm lexan and cut out a template to suit my needs, traced and cut. Filed down and polished the sides. For bending it went in the oven @245 for about 10 mins, or, until I could just flex it. My garbage cans were the perfect radius and I just laid the Lexan down on one side for the correct profile. Splash of water to cool it in place and for about $30 (bought enough for two) I was good to go. No buffeting at speed and it looks like I want it to.

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I'm 6'1" with 35" inseam, and I love my Mike's Shields (gti20vturbo) custom 16.5" tall windscreen. Also available in taller versions for a reasonable price. http://www.mikesshields.com/

Cutting the brackets horizontally, grounding the halves down, and securing them with bolted metal flat-bars to lean windscreen back to 1/2" away from hand guards at full steering lock, got rid of the buffeting and vacuum pocket, and made it much more efficient and better looking (even if it's not green).




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I'm 6'1 / 36 inseam...The Givi rocks for me...
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I am 6'5" with 36" inseam. The stock windscreen hits me right in the chin when installed at he highest position. I moved it down to the lowest setting and now the air hits me in the chest - much better. I think I would need the tallest windscreen available to be effective and I don't know if I want to have that installed all the time. It often gets windy around my area, and a huge windscreen could be a problem.
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Hi,
I'm 6'1" and found that the Vario windshield with the deflector 2 notches from the top works best for me. I tried the Givi and the stock upside down also, but didn't have any joy.
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6' Tried the givi, didn't like it in any position. I've had good luck with the stock shield upside down in the centre position.
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I'm 6'2" with 36" inseam. I use the Vario even though I admit it's not the best looking screen out there (looks a bit too "techie" for my taste). What I like though is that it can be adjusted to suit different wind conditions. I move the foil up and down depending on where the wind is coming from and can usually get a good result.
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6'3" ......installed a Calsci small screen and modified to sit about 1 1/2" lower......no nagging issues what so ever.
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I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam. I use the Givi windscreen at the highest setting, but I still get a blast of air that hits the top of my helmet, at higher speeds. If I slouch instead of sitting straight up with proper posture it mostly goes away. If I made an extension to raise up the Givi an inch it might be perfect.



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im 6'2" 34 inseam.. i use the vario..removed the spoiler and installed the factory shield in its place...also made two flat plate brackets and raised the shield up...granted some may not like the looks of the set-up but its fully adjustable and works very well on the freeway..i just lower the top shield when i want more air
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Stock mid-height

I've gone back to the stock... mid height..seems to work best for me. 6'1.5". I felt lots of buffeting with the vstream- although it looked nice on the bike
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I'm 6'1" with 35" inseam, and I love my Mike's Shields (gti20vturbo) custom 16.5" tall windscreen. Also available in taller versions for a reasonable price. http://www.mikesshields.com/

Cutting the brackets horizontally, grounding the halves down, and securing them with bolted metal flat-bars to lean windscreen back to 1/2" away from hand guards at full steering lock, got rid of the buffeting and vacuum pocket, and made it much more efficient and better looking (even if it's not green).





That is such a good looking bike, I felt it deserved another post...





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I am 6'1" I have a Mikes shield in the upper position,does the job very well,no buffeting

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I'm 6'-1" with 33" seam and I always had helmet shake with the Givi, even on its highest setting.



So I went the other way and lowered / raked down the Givi screen with the help of the "Algard" adjustable Screen Brackets.



Now its perfect - smooth flow of air over the head while body is in shelter of the screen

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6' 1" and 34.5" inseam.
Flipping the stock windshield upside down made me happy, but then again, I wasn't looking for a totally wind free solution.
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'll flip the stock and see what I think.
Those of you using the Mikes shield didn't state which, touring,sport, or grand touring.
Invader, thats a sharp looking V!!
It sounds like the Givi raised higher is a choice. In standard measurement, how tall is the Givi?
Any more????
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Thanks Randy 49... Mine's a tinted sport in a custom taller 16.5" height. You can specify any desired height variation if you ask Mike. I even got a small bag of M&M's with mine for free.
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'll flip the stock and see what I think.
Those of you using the Mikes shield didn't state which, touring,sport, or grand touring.Invader, thats a sharp looking V!!
It sounds like the Givi raised higher is a choice. In standard measurement, how tall is the Givi?
Any more????
oops , Mine is the Touring shield.







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16.5" is taller? His website says the Touring is 17" tall.
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