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V Stream Windshield

Well guys/gals, I just bought my Versys and the dealer threw in a V Stream windshield. I received the stock shield as well so I could compare the two and what a difference. This V Stream shape really pushes the wind out and away from my full face helmet. This bike is now comfortable to ride at highway speeds. Just though I'd give my .02 . Anybody else experience the V Stream yet?
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Where can we see it or show us a pic pls.

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MackDaddy's picture look better than the shield pics on National Cycle website. Different bracket maybe?
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MackDaddy's picture look better than the shield pics on National Cycle website. Different bracket maybe?
Nope, OEM brackets.
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Thanks for the pics McD, nice shield. Now not to get off topic too much but, where did you get those mirrors (they look like piaggio units, right?)

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Mirrors are OEM 2008 Kawasaki z1000.
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Hi,

Mackdaddy how tall would you be? I am 6'2'' and have tried the vario screen which just caused turbulence and so did the standard screen at the high setting. The only way i found round this problem is placing the standard screen on the lowest setting which resulted in clean air hitting my helmet and the screen keeping wind off me upto about my neck. Bit like riding a naked bike. Do you find the V-Stream
A) redirects air over and around you at all times?
B) the air runs off the screen cleanly and causes LESS turbulence when hitting you
C) Redirects the air over and around you only when tucked behind it.

Just trying to get an idea of how it performs best as i can not get any positive reports for any screen at the moment and people seem to be settling with the stock one. Versys is brilliant untill it comes to wind protection. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Mackdday, what is that bar across the handlebars? Is it for vibration reduction? Or just general rigidity?
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More details in this thread..

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1172

I think I mention my height in that thread too, but I'm approx 5' 10"

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Mackdday, what is that bar across the handlebars? Is it for vibration reduction? Or just general rigidity?
Pro-Taper SE Aluminum bars. Structural integrity..

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Thanks MackDaddy. I thought that might be the reason.
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Hi- New member here. Just got the Verseys this weekend and the bike is great but the windshield sucks. So after putting the windshield in every position possible I ordered the V Stream and should have it in a couple of days. I read every windshield post on the internet and thanks to the board members here for all the good info. I hope the V Stream works. I'm about 5'8". You guys who have one do you run it in the highest position? I'm going to make a flyscreen out of the stock windshield and try that too. Great board here, thanks again.
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Because of the shape, you have to use the top position. It may send the air right over you at 5' 8". I am finding it hitting me in a way I don't like at 5' 11" with a tall upper torso.
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I'm not sure I counted right, but it appears the VStream windshield has 2 favorable reviews and one unfavorable, so far. Has anyone else tried it. What did you think of it? Please include your height and typical riding speed.
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Overall Happy

Overall I like the windscreen. My previous bike was a KLR, and I'm used to lot's of buffeting. As for the V-Stream. There is a drastically reduced/directed airflow around my torso. I'm 6"1' and the top flow hit's me mid-visor. With my Scorpion EXO-700 Helmet it's quite loud. Still wear ear plugs. I never expected perfection when I bought the windscreen. While there is still noise at the top of the helmet , it is still much better than the stock screen (Mid-position). I didn't write earlier..since Mack Daddy did a great initial review. Overall I like the shield, and it's shape in my opinion compliments the Versys.
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Well I got the V Stream and installed it the way they recommended. What I found out was I had light but constant helmet buffeting with it at any height. I then installed the thicker dampers they give you with the shield on the bottom screw holes to angle it back more. This lessened the buffeting and turbulence around the torso, I knew I was onto something here. I had some longer screws the same size so i cut some 1 inch dampers from some fuel line and installed these on the bottom and the thick dampers they give you on the top. This angled the shield so it's about the same angle as the top of the headlight cowling. It also puts the shield closer to you. Success! After some more testing I have the shield in the lowest position with this setup. The buffeting is gone and the protection around your torso is much improved. There is still some wind noise but it's tolerable and I wear earplugs anyway. I found my open face helmet with a flip down shield quieter then my full face helmet. I also made a flyscreen out of the stock shield but it was only slightly better then stock. I'm glad this worked as I'm a little tired of screwing with this windshield thing. I think I could get it even better but I'm going to leave well enough alone for now.
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Timberdog, How tall are you if you don't mind , I've got the same screen and have the same problems you have talked about,It would be great to find a solution. Silverman &
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V stream

After completing my first long trip on the Versys, 600 miles to the ADV rally in Cocke Co TN, in torrential rain and wind both ways, I decided to upgrade the windshield. Thanks to Mackdaddy's multiple shield reviews I bought the V stream this morning.

The ride proved that my mods so far, pro taper bars, barkbusters, 44 rear vortex sprocket, sw motech racks and tail ,and the "big foot" side stand all worked really well. The gearing is spot on now for high speed slab and also the twisties.

Cant wait for the V stream, hopefully by the weekend.

the Versys is the Best bike ever, and I have owned a lot,

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