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Question Best Height Setting For Givi Windshield

Hello All, I have a Givi Windshield being delivered and was looking to get advice from someone that is 6'2" as to the best height placement for it. Get a lot of wind in Texas and the stock shield is just about worthless.
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Greetings, I had the same issue myself and replaced my stock with a GIVI. I found that it performed best for my 6'1" self in the middle settings. the tallest setting seemed to cause a lot of turbulance for some reason, and the lowest one was just a touch too short. I do look forward to the hot summer when I can slap the stock back on again though. Happy riding.
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Thanks Scotty, That will save me some time when i mount it. By the way my fathers family is from Hazard KY. Not sure how close that is to you.But it sure is some beautiful country to ride.
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C-ville is in central KY where it is a little flatter. Not Fort Worth Flat , but def flatter than hazard. My job takes me over there sometimes, but you're right, KY holds a lot for motorcycles, especially the V. For some reason, no one understands why I would have this instead of a GSXR or a HD. With a green V, I become an alien in more way than one. Enjoy the nice weather down there!
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Hi Weljo2001,

About 5'11. Middle setting works best.
I had however put now to highest setting as inserted the stock windshield upside under the Givi screen.

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Givi Windshield

I've tried all the various heights, the top seemed to be the best.
My last and present position is to put the windshield in the low position, replace the bottom bolts with much longer ones and place about 1/2" worth of washers to bring the bottom forward. This will bring the top back about 2".
The increased rake looks like it flows with the other lines of the bike and it seems as if the flow of air is greater on my helmet with less turbulence, and looks better from the side.
This may only good for me but it's easy to do, costs little and it is not a permanent change. Good Luck !
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Thanks guys, i'll keep a list of all your recommendations and see what works best for me. The shorter the amount of time to have to fiddle with it give me more time to ride
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What works for me

I'm 6'-1", and after trying my Givi shield at each position (and then taking a 10 minutes test ride), I decided the top position (the highest setting) provides the best protection and the smoothest air.

If you're anything like me, you're going to love this windscreen. It's a huge improvement over stock IMO, and my Versys exhibits much better high-speed stability with this screen, compared to the stock windshield.

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Received the windshield yesterday. I have everything delivered to work so i can put it on the bike as soon as the little brown truck delivers. Put it on the top setting and rode home from work. The difference was amazing smooth air was able to flip up my modular helmet with the inner sun shade down cruising at 70mph no watery eyes.Very happy with the purchase and thanks to all who responded to my help for advice

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