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WindShield Options For The V....

CALSCI Windshield
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Versysprod.html
•Available in three heights
•Shape designed to compliment the lines of the Versys
•Excellent coverage of arms and torso.
•Exceptionally quiet cockpit area, with much less noise and turbulence than
stock
•No back pressure
•Made from 4.5mm thick (3/16") DOT certified impact resistant plastic.
•Laser cut for precision aerodynamics and fit
•Includes storage cover, micro-fiber cleaning towel, and mini-spray bottle of
windshield cleaner.

Shields for 2007 Versys

Stock +0" 12.5" 10"
X-Large +11" 17.5" 13" $150
Large +9.5" 17.5" 13" $150
Medium +8" 17.5" 13" $150

Note: We ship outside the US by air mail. International delivery takes about 10 days. Shipping charge is US$25 to Canada, US$42 everywhere else.
Competitive Upgrade: send us a Versys windshield from a competitor, and we'll credit you $60.

PARABELLUM SHIELD
http://www.parabellum.com
The Parabellum replacement windshield for the Kawasaki Versys is made from D.O.T. approved 5mm (3/16 inch) thick cast military aircraft grade acrylic, SPECIFIED FOR OPTICAL CLARITY. The windshield mounts like the stock shield retaining the stock 3 position adjustment. It is 19 inches wide and offered in clear or tint and 2 different heights.
Medium-21 inches
Tall-23 inches

$179 clear
$189 tint
Call (706) 864-8051 FAX (706) 864-5770

Cee Bailey's
http://www.ceebaileys.com/kawasaki/versys_06_ws.html
Cee Bailey's Versys windshield takes off where the stock OEM windshield falls short. Our larger shields for the Versys, are far superior to that of the smaller and less effective OEM shield that comes with the bike. We have two extended version models in two heights each, our unique "Euro" shield, which has an inverted "dome" cut, and protects the torso from the ram air blast, and our touring shield, which has a traditional domed top. Both shields enhance the riders comfort by combining a wider width to each shield, combined with swept rake and taller heights to make the Versys a more comfortable riders bike. The stock shield is approximately 11" tall, and 13" wide for comparison. The shield is made from aircraft grade acrylic, in thickness of .150, and is hand polished to a brilliant luster. It is available in Clear, Light green, light gray and dark gray tints.

All our Versys shields are 14" wide, so 1" wider than stock
Between $160-$180

Versys Vario Windshield $195
http://www.kawasakivista.com/accesso...hp?page=versys
Base windshield is wider and taller than stock • Unique adjutable spoiler controls airflow to suit different riders and conditions • 11-14" Tall x 15" Wide (stock windshield is 11" x 12")

Versys Tall Windshield - $129.95
http://www.kawasakivista.com/accesso...hp?page=versys
Windshield is wider and taller than stock to offer additional wind protection • 13" Tall x 15" Wide (stock windshield is 11" Tall x 12" Wide)

GIVI SHIELD - $124
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3831/652/
Stylish, well-constucted replacement windscreen for the Versys ('07-) features improved height and shape with top-notch quality. Mounts in minutes using stock fasteners. Features clear tint and precision-cut shape.
Dimensions: 445 X 460 mm.

MRA TouringScreen - $105
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/4562/652/
Similar in shape to the original windscreen, the MRA TouringScreen includes a raised extension approximately 2-3 inches (5-7 cm) taller than the original windscreen.
Available in clear or smoke gray only. Overall length: 15.35 inches (390 mm).

ERMAX SCREEN - $95-$105
http://www.frogspecialties.com/index.php?categoryid=26
High Protection Screen Light Black Screen Dimensions 15.25" Center to top
9.75" Top hole to the top of screens. Also available in multi-colors.

PUIG Screen - $85
www.puig.tv
Screens with a deflector that increases the wind protection and offers a more comfortable ride. The Touring series from PUIG also feature great clarity, perfect fit, and a shaded part on the lower section of the screen to cover cables behind the speedometer. Made with a 3mm thick Acrylic of High Impact and being wind tunnel proof, this PUIG Touring series will gvie you a great performance and a more pleasant ride.
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Left out Mike's shields:

http://members.cox.net/michealmims/mikesshields.htm

The Versys Touring model is
17" tall, 12" wide at the top and
16" wide at the base.
Available tinted or clear

The Versys Sport is 12" tall,
12" wide at the top and
16" wide at the base. Tinted only

The Versys Grand Touring is 21" tall,
15" wide at the top and 16" wide at
the base. Clear only 3/16 thick

All $70 and available without holes if requested to drill your own (ie for MadStad brackets).

Otherwise, excellent summary!
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Good info, thanks for the post. It saves a lot of searching for folks.

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There are a couple of shields for sale on ebay made by Powerbronze. Does anyone have experiece with these? Thoughts/opions? They are 14" tall. Buy it now for $70 doesn't sound all that bad.

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Great job putting this together for us...Going to help a ton as I am on the hunt for a replacement screen...

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Just food for thought, if you use the madstad adjustable windshield mount, you can then use any vstrom shield in addition to the shields made for the Versys. This will provide additional options.




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Nice ride Motor...And Thanks for the heads up on madstad...Kinda put that and the Kawa oem tall shield on my short list.

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Left out Mike's shields:

http://members.cox.net/michealmims/mikesshields.htm

The Versys Touring model is
17" tall, 12" wide at the top and
16" wide at the base.
Available tinted or clear

The Versys Sport is 12" tall,
12" wide at the top and
16" wide at the base. Tinted only

The Versys Grand Touring is 21" tall,
15" wide at the top and 16" wide at
the base. Clear only 3/16 thick

All $70 and available without holes if requested to drill your own (ie for MadStad brackets).
The Sport is $45, Touring is $70, and Grand Touring is $125. Shipping included for USA. Add $25 for shipping to Canada (UPS). Can ship via USPS upon request...
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Thanks joshmedley for putting all that together.
VERY useful.
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I tend to think that the options in windscreens would be better if people were to say waht height they are, or height above the seat.

eg
stock screen ok for dwarfs
vario OK for not quite dwarfs
blah screen great for 1.8m...1.9m (~6'...6'3" for the metrically challenged)
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Anybody out there about 5' 8" running the taller oem factory shield? Any input? thanks

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Would a madstad mount work on the taller oem windshield and maybe get enough air off my chest and no helmet buffet for my 5' 8" height? Would the Givi be too tall for me to look over. I don't want to look through any shield. Always hear from you tall guys. Appreciate from you short riders. thanks

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The Madstad mount gives a lot of flexibility. I have it set in the upper postion on the holes on the shield. Mounted this way when I put the shield all the way up it comes up to my nose giving me plenty of view over the top. Cee Bailey and a few other manufacters make Vstrom shields that are taller and wider if a person wanted a bigger shield. The only problem with a wider shield would be the mirrors hitting at full lock. I am 510 with a 32 inch inseam with a stock seat. With the sheild set as described above, I typically ride with my visor open and have very little buffeting. It seems what buffeting I get comes mostly from the mirrors. I think I willl try some mirror extenders to see if they make it even better.
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What shield are you running that it comes to your nose? I really don't want a huge shield. Not a really cold weather rider anymore. Just want something to Keep the bugs off my face shield. The 650 R ninja i had would cover my faceshiled with bugs every evening ride. I am going to try the tall oem shield first off and go from there. thanks for the input

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I am using the Givi windshield.
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Motordog, are those OEM saddlebags? If so, what trunk do you have? It seemed on the Vista Kawi website that you couldn't put the rear trunk brackets (K16160-0016) on with the saddlebag racks.
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mz33, they are the givi v35 sidecases, and the givi 46v top case. the v 35's are the standard kawasaki bags made for kawasaki by givi. the sw moto, and the givi racks enable the mounting of the side and top cases together. the standard racks supposedly will not allow the combination.
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MadStad Bracket with MP shield

Mark of MadStad was gracious enough to get me
the same windshield as on his Versys demonstrator,
a mid-sized MP shield, to save some shipping expense.
The one he chose compliments the shape of the bike,
not being too big and should not interfere with any
handguards I choose.

When I first installed it I put the MadStad bracket all
the way up and forward and it deflected almost all the
wind over my head, with a substantial amount still
hitting my chest. Sunday morning it was foggy and
my faceshield was not clearing well so I moved the
windshield down about an inch and it not only allowed
just enough air to clear my face shield of the excessive
moisture but also reduced the chest buffet.

I took it up to 110 (for testing purposes only, ha ha)
and it did very well. Since the bracket accommodates
V-Strom windshield spacing, I had them drill the Versys
windshield with that wider spacing for stability and my
speed test bore out my theory nicely.

If I were going to change anything I might make the
windshield an inch bigger all around but it does a very
good job as ordered. Let's see if I can include a picture:
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