shims under rear windscreen bracket - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By fasteddiecopeman
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
mrchunks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 9
Garage
shims under rear windscreen bracket

i have a 2018 versys650abs and am a newb (dang newbs) even worse a newb on a budget
i have lowered my bike with a trex lowering link and raised the front forks as well per other threads recommendations .

i also raised the stock windscreen up to where the topmost slider bolts are above the the bracket proper and the thumbscrew is at max height..all this to try to decrease the wind noise and buffeting at highway speeds ...the mod helped a bit and i didnt get a mad oscillation on the top of screen that i had anticipated.............

(yes there is a question) i want to loosen the bolts on the bracket to frame connection (4) and add a shim or washers to the rearmost mounting point to pitch the windscreen forward (away from my face more vertical like) maybe 1/4 inch to 1/2 in ...

Has anyone done this before and what was the result? (or am i the only nutjob that dicks with things till they break? (dont answer that i already know)

i do have my eye on a Vstream windscreen but dont wanna spend the cash right now...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg national_cycle_vstream_tall_screen_clear_vers_ys_kle6501000_750x750.jpg (31.0 KB, 17 views)
mrchunks is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 07:45 AM
Member
 
Devilsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 734
Have you thought of a Laminar Lip? They're a little pricey but...




And I do believe you can find something similar on Amazon/Ebay for a lot cheaper.


Here's a Puig at Revzilla for a little cheaper:

Devilsfan is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 08:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: mid Flowriduh
Posts: 482
I used onna these on my '15 with a Madstadt shield. I mounted up side down for better effect. It quieted down noise and buffeting, a lot. No drilling required. Not sure how strong the mount is but I've run over a ton(100mph) and have run all day at 75 or 80 and it's still there. Also, quite frugal, about $25 from Amazon.



E bay, Amazon, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/XX-eCommerce-...s%2C187&sr=8-9

Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SteveinSunnyFlorida)

'15 KLE650LT
'99 Concours(with 234,xxx miles on it), sold
'98 KLR650


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


And most of Canada too, eh?
SteveJ is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
mrchunks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 9
Garage
i have seen those clip on style but wasnt sure how strong a single point of contact would be despite the brand name recognition...also wasn't sure how gimmicky it was ...at that price i will try it out
thanks
mrchunks is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 06:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 334
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrchunks View Post
i have seen those clip on style but wasnt sure how strong a single point of contact would be despite the brand name recognition...also wasn't sure how gimmicky it was ...at that price i will try it out
thanks
I have one on my 2009 Versys with an aftermarket screen. It helps remove the buffeting, so much so that I ride most of the time with my face shield up. It does rattle a bit when on gravel roads, but it hasn't broken anything yet. I actually have it installed "upside down". That diverts the airflow enough so I don't have an extre 3 - 4 inches of plexiglass in my view.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg CheesmanRsvr2019.jpg (106.6 KB, 40 views)

'09 Versys
Jmason is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 12:28 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,012
Watch your OEM windshield brackets - I broke mine several times riding gravel in AZ w/ a larger 'shield on the bike, then welded it/ painted it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC05810copy.jpg (369.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05811copy.jpg (387.8 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05812copy.jpg (345.6 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05813copy.jpg (261.6 KB, 5 views)
onewizard likes this.

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


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

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


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

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


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve Shims waltermitty General Discussions - V-650 8 05-26-2017 10:43 AM
Shims engine to frame ....why ? cb1313 General Discussions - V-650 4 03-10-2010 05:31 PM
Anyone put on an under tray / under tail? cvienna Modifications - Cosmetic - V-650 11 08-28-2008 07:59 PM

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