Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Welcome! There are long threads here on both the center stand and the windshield issues for Gen3s.
Bottom line for the center stands is that there are two on the market: SW-Motech and Hepco-Becker. The SW-M has interference issues with the side stand (which may or may not be a big annoyance for any given user) and the H-B has potential interference issues with the drive chain (which may or may not be a big deal for any given user, and there aren't many actual reports of interference, just the potential for it). A few, but not many, users report installation issues with the SW-M (and most report that it isn't necessary to trim the plastic lower cover as SW-M directs). The H-B apparently has no installation issues. There has recently been an unbranded center stand pop up on eBay; I haven't seen any reports from buyers yet. Kawasaki could've done us all a big favor by either providing a center stand as standard, or offering a fully engineered and tested one as an option. All my prior bikes have had factory center stands, none of which had any issues whatsoever. Also, be aware that certain center stands may prevent installing certain aftermarket exhaust systems if that's something you may be considering.
Bottom line for the windshield is that it is very dependent upon personal preferences, height, other installed options/farkles, etc., even ear plug/helmet preferences. Many of us have tried two or more aftermarket shields before settling on one. The good news is that there are often shields for sale on this forum with very few miles on them. :^)
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.