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Stock Windshield Advice

Just got my 2011 V a couple weeks ago, and probably 50mph has been my max so far. The stock windshield is in the lowest position (position 1 in the manual). I am 6'1" so would like to raise it. Position 2 looks like it would make it more vertical and position 3 looks like it would raise it the most. But in that position it also looks like there would be more space under the windshield where air could come in. Does anybody have it in 3 and are you bothered by the wind coming under the stock unit? Thanks, Chuck

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Hi, i have the 15 V, its a different winshield, but i have it in the highest position leaving a space under the windshield and i cant thell you that i dont feel the wind that pass under it. i guess you should try it in the different positions and leave it in the one that you like it most.

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Thanks AFRK. To everybody else, (and I know much of this is individual preference), do you notice more difference with a windshield higher or with the windshield more vertical? Chuck

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Chuck - I have a Madstad bracket on my '08, and right now I have the shield quite low and tilted towards me. The air seems to hit my chin-bar, which works PDG for me, NO head-toss....


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Got mine in p-3, It helped but still get the wind in my face. a taller wind shield would probably help but at 6' 3" it's gonna have to be pretty tall to get completely out of it for me.
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I've got a 2011 as well. I am 6' 3" and couldn't find any position that the OEM windscreen worked in. Heck I ran it without a windshield for a while (at least there was no buffeting) I ended up trying out quite a few different ones until I settled on this set up. It's not perfect but better with the adjustable spoiler on top. For the life of me I don't know WHY the pictures are turned!! They are oriented correctly on my computer when I add them.......
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I tried all 3 positions, the best position was removed. I went for the Kawasaki branded MRA Vario screen in the highest position with spoiler fully extended



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I'm only 5'9..so not sure my advice would help..but I got a Puig Touring Windscreen...kind of weird looking but she does the job quite well...
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im 6'2 and i have my stock windshield inverted and in position one.still get some wind but not to bad even at 80+

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Above 6' tall, you are definitely going to need an aftermarket shield. I'm just 6' tall, and the tall Givi shield for the Vs. 650 will get you by for fairly inexpensive at first. It knocks most of the wind off and it's the bullet proof Lexan type shield too that also adjusts on the stock positions (but the adjustments don't really do much for me.) It fits with the strong 90 degree angle stock mounts, which is a seamless mount. I am going to put a Givi Air Flow scoop on mine later if I ever get through with my exam boards. There may be some used ones available as well.

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I am 177cm (it must be 5"8) I first used Givi touring screen. Then I crashed it and got MRA with vario thingy. I remember Givi was better.
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I love my Givi Touring screen (D410ST). I think the bike looks better with it and it does a decent job of keeping wind off of my body at highway speeds yet allows enough breeze to get through to keep cool in the summer.

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im 6'2 and i have my stock windshield inverted and in position one.still get some wind but not to bad even at 80+
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Another Givi user. I love it and in the upper location there seems to be a bit of laminar flow going on and I find I have even less noise and bugs in the face action.

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Another Givi user here. No wind or bugs for me. 5'10", windshield in highest position.
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I'm 6'3" with a 2009 stock shield that was in the highest position. I would get some head buffeting. I'm actually experimenting with Weljo's ideas of inverting the shield, and it's definitely cleaner air (not as much buffeting), but I still feel the wind quite a bit. My next experiment will be totally removing it. I have 3 hour trip in a couple weeks where I'll try all three on the interstate to see which works best at highway speed.

I realize my version is not the same, but perhaps it's similar enough.

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Im 6'4.5" (195cm)
Madstad Bracket with Madstad 20" Sprots CR screen (light smoke tint) is wonderfull.





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