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Kawi TALL TOURING Screen Question

Has anyone tried raising the OEM tall screen to make it more effective? I'm 6 feet inseam 33. The stock screen is crap for highway, the Kawi tall screen is wider but not taller. I've modified a scooter screen and it works great but I don't like it on the bike. I feel the answer is with the OEM tall screen. I've been experimenting with the angle. I moved the top forward 3/4" today and it improved the highway protection. Has anybody tried anything similar with either angle and/or height? I will make extender brackets to move it up from stock height. Anyone try this?
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Has anyone tried raising the OEM tall screen to make it more effective? I'm 6 feet inseam 33. The stock screen is crap for highway, the Kawi tall screen is wider but not taller. I've modified a scooter screen and it works great but I don't like it on the bike. I feel the answer is with the OEM tall screen. I've been experimenting with the angle. I moved the top forward 3/4" today and it improved the highway protection. Has anybody tried anything similar with either angle and/or height? I will make extender brackets to move it up from stock height. Anyone try this?
I have a CalSci XL (or is it XXL) screen.
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I just installed Mikesshields Gran Touring model( not the largest) and had in set in the middle position and highway riding was pleasent even with 10-20 mph winds. The extreme buffeting from the traffic was gone. I was able to pass semis without the usual wind. So far I am very pleased with the shield!!! I am 6'1" with a 34" inseam.
Hope this helps---great price for the shield also, Mike is very good to work with!!


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I use the OEM middle screen, and found it too short. I just added the Laminar Lip, moved it up as high as possible, increased the height by seven inches. Makes a much more pleasant ride.
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I have the Vario screen but the added screen spoiler was too short to be effective so I replaced it with the original screen. This significantly reduce the wind but unfortunately still allows a little air to get by resulting in some wind noise around my helmet
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Dorian, you got the idea. I'm working with what I got before I go after market. I'm taking an extended highway trip and don't want to feel like I went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. If I do buy one, I read good things about Mikes as Randy suggests.
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It has reduced wind enough that I can hear the engine at highway speeds, and I can turn my head without feeling like thew wind is going to take it off.


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I'm happy with Mike and the touring shield, not the biggest one. I'm 6' 34" inseam and no buffeting. I've ridden 1000 miles in 24 hrs. and still happy. Good price too!


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I just took a test ride. I've got to make up a couple of bars with holes in them that will allow me to move the Tall Touring screen up a few holes. As it is I moved it up two holes and made 3/4" spacers for the top and left the stock long ones on the bottom and noticed a significant improvement. I will need a longer ride. I think this screen looks the best. I'll post pics soon.
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Mike will drill the holes where ever you want or let you drill them yourself. Just a thought.
Took 100 mile circle today and am amazed at how much more enjoyable the bike is to ride with the new shield. THANKS Mike!!!!


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I have the Vario screen but the added screen spoiler was too short to be effective so I replaced it with the original screen. This significantly reduce the wind but unfortunately still allows a little air to get by resulting in some wind noise around my helmet
Looks great and i like the Corbin seat too. Never thought about doing that with the old windshield. Anyway, great idea.
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Thanks, I couldn't see spending more money on an other screen without trying this first. Works well enough, so I don't see the need to buy an other screen at this point.


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