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This has been done to death but....

Right, I have read the thousands of threads that have gone back and fore with regards to a new wind shield, however I cannot seem to make head nor tail of which one will be best for me.

I am 6,1, 34 inside leg. I get bad buffeting at the moment and have the stock shield upside down in itīs lowest position and that seems to be the best itīs gonna get.

I have been looking at the European market, and here we have puig,ermax,vario,givi..off the top of my head.

Can anyone with similar build and height give me an idea?

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Hi Spainy,

5'11", 185lbs, 34" inseam. Used Givi D405ST at middle and highest setting. Quite good air flow over.

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I've used OEM, MRA Vario and Givi.

Get the MRA Vario.

Simple enough.
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Thanks for your input Stlee.

How tall are you Ivan?
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Kiwi 41 on my bike. Maybe kiwi41 can through in some comments on the wind effect.

Present set up.Givi tall screen with LIP.


I am 5'9" and should work for you in high setting-IMHO. BTW you need to spend some time on the setting of wind screen to find your sweat spot. Its call fine tuning.

Hope you will find one for your liking.
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My sweat spot is my armpit
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The set up on Fastomans blue horse is brilliant, lot better than my stock screen
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Hey Kiwi!How tall are you ? The lip I take it is not part of the Givi then?
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190cm. On a good day.
Givi is very bad for me. It makes all kind of noises and it's to large for those brackets. It's good in the rain because it protects you the most.
Mra Vario was good but I broke it in a crash.
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Ok so the Givi is good for short people , and bad for tall, but 190 is a few inches more than me anyway.Still no nearer to a decision.
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Can only suggest the best quickest way would to test ride a buddy V having the windshield you fancy. Good Luck, Spainy.

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unfortunately Stlee, I have only see 3 Vīs in nearly two years , and I donīt know the owners
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I've used OEM, MRA Vario and Givi.

Get the MRA Vario.

Simple enough.
Is the aftermarket MRA Vario taller than the OEM Vario? I've got the OEM version and haven't been able to make it work for me at 6'0"/34" (very close to the OP's measurements). Alternatively, someone suggested adding some more spacing behind the lower pair of bolts to get some extra tiltback. Haven't tried it yet, but I like the idea, at least as an alternative to dropping 100USD+ on a Madstad.

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I took the stock shield and a givi with the stock upside down. Drilled a set of holes in each windshield and bolted together making a taller windshield and covering the gap at the bottom. I'm 6'2" 33 inseam and this works great. Doing 90mph on the freeway and it was a nice calm ride.

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Seem to have forgotten what my thread was about after seeing that last pic....errrmmm

Anywho, for someone who would be too scared about drilling the shield and would think that it would look a bit strange anyway,having 2 shields together, does anyone else have any suggestions.

I am a bit disappointed to here the vario doesn't do the job since it is the one I like aesthetically the most from the aftermarket shields.

Does anyone know about the Ermax or Puig?
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[QUOTE=spainy;173152

Anywho, for someone who would be too scared about drilling the shield and would think that it would look a bit strange anyway,having 2 shields together, does anyone else have any suggestions.

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Drilling the holes were a piece of cake. If you don't want the 2 shields together you can just drill a givi to raise the height.

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Piece of cake for someone who isnt afraid of getting the wholes slightly off or cracking the screen lol.

Here is the ermax for those who haven't seen it :
http://www.motoevolution.co.uk/catal...=212&year=2007
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Drill the holes with a cement drill bit. Works great. There is a video of the method on my website.

BTW if you want to try one of my old shields that I have laying around the garage just paypal me enough money to ship a 4 lb box that is 19" x 16" x" 6" to you and I will send you one.

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Spainy,

Weljo brought up a maybe solution. No need to drill new holes.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...8&postcount=46

You might need to enlarge the existing hole on the Givi. Also longer bolts. Thanks.

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