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Adjustable Windshield prototype

This is from a company that makes fairings. He make's a fairing for the KLR that has Hella Lights and a adjustable windshield. So I got in touch with him about a adjustable fairing for the Versys. This Is in the design stage.





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its different. Keep us posted.
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I like it - what's it like to ride with it?

(Nice sticker on the side, too.)
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The main thing I like about it. You can leave the thumb bolts slightly loose and slide it up or down going down the road to get that fine tuned adjustment. Come off the interstate on a hot day and you have the option of pushing it all the way down to get some air.
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I'll buy it! Let me know when it's available.

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Not bad! What I'm wanting is a clear screen that (looking from the front) follows the headlight shroud shape down to the side tank farings and the flairs out and back, almost right above where Golf's KLE sticker is. The givi up top is fine. The V is pretty leggy and tall from the front and a screen that shapes down and out would lower the look of the front end and eliminate the gut/chest blast that now comes right under the bars.

clear as mud, i know.
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Sorry but i think that is very ugly - from the front it looks like a Samurai helmet. I am hoping for this solution to become Versys flavoured.....

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Laminar Lip coming any time soon? This is sort of like it but on the other side of the windshield.

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If the backer was also clear I would be intrested ,but the soild color does not look good to me

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Unique concept. How is the wind blast with that screen? also, Are the hand guards effective in keeping your hands warm in cold weather?
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That symbol are you making fun of BMW's?
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Hm. Interesting...
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MadStad Versys adjustable windshield mount

Coming in mid-November is my MadStad Adjustable Windshield Mount for the Versys. This is the same concept, actually the same patented brackets as have been used on the V-Strom for over 2 years. (see photo). I finally made the time to adapt them to the Versys.

The system bolts in place of the stock brackets. The adjustable brackets slide up and down 2.5" for height, and back and forth 25 degrees of tilt. They are bare stainless steel in the photo but the production version will be satin black to blend in with the dashboard. The adapter plate is aluminum to keep the weight down.

Although the system in this thread is creative, it does not allow tilt which makes all the difference in the world. My brackets also give a full view downward in front of the bike, which this system does not.

Check out my video of how the MadStad system works on the V-Strom (www.madstad.com) or Google "MadStad" or search any of the V-Strom or adventure rider forums. There are hundreds of posting, and there is nothing else like the MadStad brackets. They are truly and fully adjustable and they work, period.

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Hurrah for MadStad - me want. Shame it doesn't look like Speedy's GPS mount will fit though But I would (sadly) sacrifice that for a good windshield mount.

How much??

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Sign me up. I want one, to use with my Givi.

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Is that the finish that will be available. Would be great if it was powder coated black. Is that a option?
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Is that the finish that will be available. Would be great if it was powder coated black. Is that a option?
His Vstrom mounts are powder coated black stainless steel. and sell for $89 - Well duh his email says that they will be powder coated black

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I did'nt know you had to able to read to be on this forum. I also like this setup better. I'll step up and buy one. I also hate to loose my Zumo setup.

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I did'nt know you had to able to read to be on this forum. I also like this setup better. I'll step up and buy one. I also hate to loose my Zumo setup.
Sorry golfmuch I was Duhing myself for not noticing - not you. I do stuff like that all the time - stating the bloody obvious.

Agreed about losing the Zumo/GPS option.
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No offense taken. I love the looks of that Zumo over the dash but it makes for reach.
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