No more scramble - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
WannaRideVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thumbs up No more scramble

I got my Givi Windshield in today and got it mounted in minutes (of course). I know it's been said a million times by others, but OH YEAH! No more bobble head on my V! I took a short ride at higway speeds to really make sure it wasn't all in my head. Windstream is now right at the top of my helmet, with the screen on the second to top setting on '09 V windshield mount. I even had to try it without the helmet to FEEL the difference- No more watery eyes. I might try it at the highest position for longer highway travel, but for now, I'm just ecstatic that I got my Givi!

Thanks to all who have had any input on windshields on this forum.

'09 Greener
Ride on. Ride hard. Respect the bike.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
WannaRideVersys is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 09:37 PM
Member
 
buffamazon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to buffamazon
Good to hear. I hate fwy riding with the stock windscreen. This may be my next farkle...

09 Versys In Go-Fast Green
Acerbis Pro Pack Handguards
Ogio Tailbag
Ogio Saddlebags
Vortex 44T Sprocket
Wolo Bad Boy Air horn
Trackside 12 volt power adaptor
buffamazon is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 11:38 AM
Member
 
Nytrydr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tracy, California
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaRideVersys View Post
I got my Givi Windshield in today and got it mounted in minutes (of course). I know it's been said a million times by others, but OH YEAH! No more bobble head on my V! I took a short ride at higway speeds to really make sure it wasn't all in my head. Windstream is now right at the top of my helmet, with the screen on the second to top setting on '09 V windshield mount. I even had to try it without the helmet to FEEL the difference- No more watery eyes. I might try it at the highest position for longer highway travel, but for now, I'm just ecstatic that I got my Givi!

Thanks to all who have had any input on windshields on this forum.
Can you get a picture up of your new Givi mounted?

Donn
Nytrydr is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
WannaRideVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Picture

Nytrydr, I will snag a picture tomorrow and post- late night tonight.

'09 Greener
Ride on. Ride hard. Respect the bike.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
WannaRideVersys is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 07:16 AM
Member
 
toocanad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: GTA
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Not sure how tall you sit in the saddle, the Givi didn't stop the buffeting for me.

I ended up drilling a couple of extra mounting holes and raised the sheild another inch and a half. Much better for me.
toocanad is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 10:33 AM
Member
 
JakeSabre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by buffamazon View Post
Good to hear. I hate fwy riding with the stock windscreen. This may be my next farkle...
Your right hand guard will most likely hit the wing section on the Givi, mine are hitting my Givi and I've tried with and without 1" riser, rolled the bars down as far as possible, the right handguard still hits the windscreen.

-------------------------------------------------

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jake Sabre
2009 Kaw Versys
40 years riding, 2 years MX racing
20 bikes owned over time, 3 MC shops worked at
Couldn't live without 2 wheels and a motor
JakeSabre is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 10:45 AM
Member
 
stlee29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bukit Mertajam,Penang,Malaysia
Posts: 3,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Glad the Givi is working out for you, WannaRideVersys.

Maybe possible to use spacers to push out the Givi away from the handlebars.

My V Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ride safe,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
stlee29 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 02:40 PM
Member
 
Nytrydr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tracy, California
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Hey, wheres that picture?
Nytrydr is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
WannaRideVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Givi

Please forgive the background noise. So far I've had no problems with the handlebars- of course I don't have barkbusters or anything on either.
Here's the stock vs the Givi.




'09 Greener
Ride on. Ride hard. Respect the bike.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by WannaRideVersys; 09-04-2010 at 11:29 AM.
WannaRideVersys is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Member
 
outdoorvtguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Jericho, VT
Posts: 250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
If you want to be able to adjust 'on the fly', add a Madstad bracket to that. I have the Givi and the Madstad and having the ability to move the windscreen around is a great feature. I move mine up a little higher when I hit the highways and then lower it for around town.

Toys : 2009 Versys ( Blue ), 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Needs : 2016 Mazda CX-5 ( RIP Mazda5 ), 2007 Honda Civic
outdoorvtguy is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
WannaRideVersys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Red face Givi upgrade

I've noticed that with this shield, the stock mirrors don't seem so high and out of place. Now if I could just get them to stop vibrating so darn bad.

'09 Greener
Ride on. Ride hard. Respect the bike.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
WannaRideVersys is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 06:36 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
WannaRideVersys, the bike which you have shown here tats really very fantastic looking. As I like that too much. The more thing that I want to say that I like plastic coated which you have shown in the second pic thats really very nice. As I really like your that idea to keep that for your safety.
nikjerry is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Here is mine -Givi with DIY laminar lip.



No more ear plug needed, but will use anyway to protect my ears.
Full lock it knocks the hand guard but can be fine tuned.

Happy man here.
Fastoman is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 12:48 AM
Member
 
CJBROWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: OC, So-Cal
Posts: 1,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Installed a givi screen today and it makes a HUGE difference.

Barkbusters are coming. I'll have to just trim the wings off the screen so the guards clear.

Thanks Jake!!

Chris Brown
In SoCal
2009 V - custom black-on-black - SOLD
CJBROWN is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 09:20 PM
Member
 
bildhauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
ive got a madstad bracket and givi on the way - cant wait to get them on.

hey fastoman, does that laminar lip work ok for you ? it seems like it would be more "stuff" in your line of sight. (or is it actually below?) that and the added resistance seems like it would tend to flicker around at higher speeds. but i like the idea of not having too much plastic out front - i hate looking through windshields if i can help it. just trade offs i guess - thanks in advance
bildhauer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome