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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Please help with windshield for Versys

I am new to this forum and new to road riding I just got a 09 Versys and did my 1st ride today went about 150mi and I love the bike but the windshield is not working for me at all I am 6'1" and most of the wind is hitting the lower part of my helmet beside the noise this is a big problem for me because I broke my neck a few years ago and the wind pushing on my helmet causes a lot of pain, I hate to put a big windshield on it because I want it to look kind of sporty, can any of you tell me what you have tried and liked or did not like?
I like the MRA Vario Touring Windscreen but I am afraid is will not block enough of the wind has anybody used them?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 07:30 PM
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Do a search on windshields Ben, there are more than a few threads here with lots of pics. I have the V-stream shield but I am 5'9" or so, I don't think that one would be the best choice for you.

This thread has a pretty good summary of most of the shields available, there are a few news ones now too, just keep on reading. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ght=windshield

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Ben -- I'm 5'-8" and I use the Givi windshield. I also wanted to keep a sporty look, so i kept away from the larger windshields. On the highest setting, the wind just hits the top of my helmet. Wind buffeting my head is no longer a problem. Noise much better than with the OEM shield, however, I usually use earplugs so noise was never really an issue. I really think the Givi looks better than the OEM shield. Good luck.
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Welcome Ben...I and a lot of other members here use the Givi...The only time the Givi doesn't work well is if you install handguards, the guards run into the shield limiting your turning radius...But for wind protection it rocks and looks great doing it IMHO...Good luck

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Hi Ben,

I use a GIVI too. I am 5' 9" and like the shield, as it does keep the wind pressure off. That said, it is still noisy and I can't ride without ear plugs at all. I am sure it is partially my helmet, but with a wind shield you are always running into noise issues. The same helmet had no noise behind a naked bike and I though it was the best one I ever owned until I got the Versys. You might want to check out CalSci. Their shields don't look sporty, but they are very tall and can help with your 6' +.

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Look at Parabellum shields. They work great for me, I'm 6' tall.

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Thanks to everybody for your help I just ordered the Givi D405 ST should be here by the weekend, I am sure it is going to be better that the stock, cant wait to try it
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I'm also 6'1" and am thinking about Mikes touring shield, tinted. In the mean time Ben270, flip your shield upside down, the diff. is amazing.

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