So my recent trip convinced me that I needed a bigger windscreen for distance travel. Looked around, read the reviews, and decided to go a different direction and try something else. Found 7JuRock.com and liked the size. 7JuRock - KAWASAKI VERSYS 2006-2009 WINDSHIELD
Ordered and received in short order, and this is a preliminary review since I only had time to run down the street and back on it. So far I'm not amazed, but neither am I disappointed. To begin with it's plexi rather than polycarbonate. This is clearly stated in the description, so it's not a negative. It's also stated in the description that it's thicker than the original. What's not really stated is that it's -pounds- heavier than the stocker. The windscreen support for the first gen vs. is not all that strong, so this is a serious problem for me. The additional height combined with the additional weight mean that it flexes the mount pretty badly. Since I'm the kind of guy that voids warranties, I mounted the windscreen to the highest holes and drilled a third set at the lowest hole and added two more screws, which seems to have tightened it up a bit. Haven't put it on the road since then however. Another problem is that the mounting holes are "cnc drilled to match factory specifications" per the description. However, they're clearly drilled prior to the shaping process as evidenced by the holes being oblong. Unfortunately this also means that they move a little bit. For most this wouldn't be a problem since the mounts are flexible enough to take up the slack. However, I have one of those nifty aluminum GPS mounts installed that lock the mount exactly where it should be, so for me the top holes didn't line up particularly well.
On the good side, it's very well made, optically crystal clear and the edges are nicely finished. Fit was as stated earlier, and my no-name handguards just miss the screen at full lock.
Riding impressions: Goodish. The stock screen put the dirty air right at the bottom of my helmet, which led to much noise and some buffeting. Obviously, it had no impact on forward vision. This screen puts the air right at the top of my helmet, leading to a little bit of buffeting but a much quieter ride overall. Optically it's clear and easy to see through, with the top edge being right at the horizon line for me. I plan to keep it as a winter screen/distance screen, and pop the stocker back on the rest of the time.
What would I change? I'd make it 2" taller, and 1/3 thinner. I will proably come up with a stronger mount for it, but I'm not sure yet what that will entail. It may be a replacement of the stock mount, it may be two additional arms that come up from the fairing to the screen top, it may (will probably) include strengthening the entire front fairing mount.
Will give more impressions as I get time on it, and will get less bad pictures soon. Last night was spent cleaning the barn and teaching a class.