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Recommendations for touring windscreen - 2010+, 5'9", barkbusters

Hello,

I'm overwhelmed by all the comments about all the different windscreens people have tried!

I'm looking for something decent for touring that doesn't interfere with barkbusters and doesn't flex too much on the highway.

I've dug around the forum a bit. The most promising seem to be:

MRA X-creen / Touring combo - reports of excessive flex
Parabellum - looks promising, though expensive. Barkbusters clearance issues?
Calsci - reports of clearance issues
Zero Gravity / Givi -Cheap and decent for my height?

Any others I should consider?

Thanks!
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PM Weljo2001. That man has tried just about all the windshields and seats there are for this bike.
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Screens are made to fit without barkbusters.
so your choices will be very limited.
then if you want to get bar risers later on that's another obsticle.

Get a screen that you are comfortable with and suits your riding style with minimum buffeting etc.

shave the screen to fit... when you get barkbusters.

dont forget MadStad screens and Robo bracket.
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I'm 5'9", have Barkbusters and a Givi shield. Everything works fine for me. Initially I bought it for the price, figuring if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be out too much $$$ if I ended up going to a different shield. Just yesterday I hit 85 MPH in a high wind and was impressed with the lack of flex in the shield. I should say I prefer a little air in my face (hey that's why I ride a motorcycle) as opposed to a huge shield that stops all air flow in the cockpit of the bike. I do look over the shield as opposed to through the shield but it does stop enough air that I can go up to 55 MPH with my face shield up, which comes in handy if it's raining since I don't get enough airflow to clear water from my faceshield until about 65 MPH.
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Sent a few back ended up with medium Givi and love it. Than Givi came out with the large for the V, always wondered about that screen?




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I am also a new owner, and 5'9" tall - and looking for a larger windscreen.

Which Givi ? TheThis one ?

http://www.giviusa.com/my-motorcycle...dshield-detail
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...I do look over the shield as opposed to through the shield but it does stop enough air that I can go up to 55 MPH with my face shield up, which comes in handy if it's raining since I don't get enough airflow to clear water from my faceshield until about 65 MPH.
Be VERY careful as large bugs can come just above the 'shield and into your face....

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I am also a new owner, and 5'9" tall - and looking for a larger windscreen.

Which Givi ? TheThis one ?

http://www.giviusa.com/my-motorcycle...dshield-detail

Yup thats the one!



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Thanks everyone, I'll give the givi a shot to start
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I've dug around the forum a bit. The most promising seem to be:

MRA X-creen / Touring combo - reports of excessive flex
I use the MRA Touring without an X-creen on my 2011, and it's perfect for me. YMMV.

I'm the same height as you, though I've got a short leg/long torso build.

A cool thing about going with the MRA Touring screen is if it's not right for you, you could easily add the X-creen.

My Cycra DX handguards touch the screen at full lock. It isn't a problem. If it were, I'd move them or trim the screen.

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I have the Kawasaki Vario Screen. I prefer my helmet to be in the clean air instead of buffeting behind a screen. The Vario part is enough to push the air up when cold or raining.

A quality FF helmet is the key to comfort. The Bell Star is a great helmet that flows a lot of air in the summer as long as you are not hidden behind a touring screen.

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