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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-28-2016, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

So I just picked up my 09 versys with 2,800 miles on it for 3,200. I really like the bike since coming off of a 07 zx-14. I'm 5'8" with a 29 inch inseam so I ordered the kit from Speedy's after looking at multiple positive reviews on here. Also ordered the mirror extenders and new mirrors which cured my mirror vibration issues.

Anyway, to the point...

The bike already had a Givi windscreen installed when I got it. In the lowest setting, I still get a decent amount of wind buffeting on the top of the helmet. Can't crack the visor either without having tons more turbulence added.

On the highest setting, it clears my helmet if I keep my head down, but it's REALLY loud. I wear ear plugs so I guess it's not too much of an issue. I would just like to enjoy the Delkevic exhaust more without all the wind noise.

My question is, if I use spacers on the bottom holes of the Givi windscreen to kick the bottom out, would it allow for air to move up on the inside of the windscreen to alleviate turbulence and buffeting? Has anyone tried that?

Also I have seen these MRA "deflectors" that can be installed on top of the existing windscreen to help kick the air up higher. Not sure that would solve my issue.

I've also been working on obtaining a stock windscreen to try it out to see if having my head in "clean air" would be better.


Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts?


Thanks!

Steve
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I can't answer your question directly, but I have the Givi and the Gen 1 Madstad mount. Raising the shield and tilting toward me makes a pretty decent pocket. I don't know if you can reproduce that without an adjustable mount, but definitely worth a try. The Gen 2 Madstad mount is a bit pricey and some old Versys riders don't like it as much as the original style. If you can find a used Gen 1 one cheap.. it makes a world of difference.

'08 Versys.. Givi rear rack, JCW trunk and E21's, Givi shield, Madstad bracket, Speedy peg and mirror brackets, lowering kit, SC Seat, R1 Shock.. other stuff. '09 KLX250 setup for singletrack. 2011 Xterra, '80 CJ-7

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