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Do you have a full on shot with the screen removed?

I think wind buffeting and noise can be a deep discussion where helmet, height, hearing protection, comfort are all factors. Glad you found a solution.

At 6' I went with the Puig and run it all year round. Hot or cold. I wear mesh but also hydrate on the fly with a camelback. Ride in temps over 110. Not so bad so long as you are moving. Sweat evaporates lol.

But again I would dig seeing the bike with the screen off. That is a clean install with the fill pieces.
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I tried a National Cycle VStream Tall/Touring windscreen today. Horrendous noise and buffeting around town and on the highway. Back to naked!
 

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I have to say it looks really cool without the windscreen! Nice job SS7 (y)
 
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I ride 90% of the time with the v47 top case and stock side cases. I figure when I get pulled over they give me a pass because I look like a traveler not a hooligan.

After riding with the cases my friends don't recognize the bike on first glance.

Thank you SS7. That front end looks awesome! I wouldn't mind swapping the front screen off just to see how it feels/looks.
 

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FWIW - I have a PUIG 5999 'shield, and when I rode across Canada and back in'17 [8,668 miles, 25 days] I reverted to the OEM 'shield, and haven't put the PUIG back on. VERY happy w/ the OEM!
 

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FWIW - I have a PUIG 5999 'shield, and when I rode across Canada and back in'17 [8,668 miles, 25 days] I reverted to the OEM 'shield, and haven't put the PUIG back on. VERY happy w/ the OEM!
The stock shield was causing buffeting for me in the worst way unfortunately. Lots of undesirable low frequency sounds.
 

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FWIW - I have a PUIG 5999 'shield, and when I rode across Canada and back in'17 [8,668 miles, 25 days] I reverted to the OEM 'shield, and haven't put the PUIG back on. VERY happy w/ the OEM!
I am 6'2" and I don't like the OEM windshield. At the lowest position is not low enough for me to have my entire helmet in clean, non-turbulent air, and in the highest positions is not high enough to deflect all the wind from my helmet.
I was thinking of trying the Puig 9421 (V650 my'17) to see if that would protect me better.
 

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I am 6'2" and I don't like the OEM windshield. At the lowest position is not low enough for me to have my entire helmet in clean, non-turbulent air, and in the highest positions is not high enough to deflect all the wind from my helmet.
I was thinking of trying the Puig 9421 (V650 my'17) to see if that would protect me better.
I was having similar problems with the stock screen at 6'4". I purchased one of these Puig off of eBay just to see if I'd like it. In the top position I very rarely get any buffeting, it's so quiet.
 

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Now trying a Puig. I also tilted it back to proper angle to somewhat match the forks by drilling the rear mounting hole larger, adding nylon spacers that I sanded down at an angle, and switching to socket cap tapered hardware to allow for proper torque contact. The front screw is not tightened all the way in the second picture by the way.

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Took several rides tonight with the Puig. Tilted brackets, stock brackets, low, high, extra high (moving the track above the brackets), didn't matter - horrible low-frequency noise and I wear NRR 33 foam ear plugs too. I must have a super long torso or something. It would take a ridiculously high screen to do the trick. When I tucked behind the screen on the highway it was fine but the seating position was ridiculous on the Versys. Something I noticed - the tilted brackets were slightly better than the non-tilted brackets. Doesn't matter though, nothing I did could alleviate the low-frequency buffeting noise.

Back to naked again, what a relief. Nice and quiet now. I guess the last screen worth trying would be the Givi Airflow, since that one supposedly sends the air high over the rider's head. Or maybe a Madstad.
 

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I need to clarify something - the low-frequency buffeting noise or whatever you want to call it was so bad that I literally couldn't hear myself talking. Unbearable. At one point I thought about taking off the windscreen and stuffing it in my jacket to ride home - that's how bad it was for me. Never been on a bike that has caused this much frustration over a windscreen!
 

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...Never been on a bike that has caused this much frustration over a windscreen!...
And (FWIW) I have never had an issue of buffeting on any of my three V650s, w/ OEM screens, PUIG 5999, or (on my Gen1s) a modified Yamaha Majesty scooter 'shield.

I am about 5' 9", 31" inseam.
 

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And (FWIW) I have never had an issue of buffeting on any of my three V650s, w/ OEM screens, PUIG 5999, or (on my Gen1s) a modified Yamaha Majesty scooter 'shield.

I am about 5' 9", 31" inseam.
That makes sense since you are 5'9" - I've crouched down to emulate a shorter person and I had no buffeting. Being tall ain't always great!
 

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I bit the bullet and ordered a Madstad 24" clear (almost $300 shipped, ouch). I really really want to make a windshield work on this bike, so we shall see.
 

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FWIW, I have similar buffeting issues on my 2015 and I’m no where near as tall as the OP. I’m 5-7 maybe but with 32” inseam. I’ve tried the stock windscreen in different positions, added a “spoiler” to the stock windscreen, nothing eliminated the buffeting completely. I have bought a Givi barn door windscreen for winter and with it set in the highest position, no buffeting. But this is insufferable for summer riding although I’m getting better at riding standing up....so I can cool off. So I’m gonna try taking off the windscreen and try semi-naked for a while and see what effect that has on the comfort level of riding in the heat. I can certainly use the extra wind flow to my helmet.
 

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OK so I tried a 24" clear Madstad. Very cool adjustment system. Unfortunately the buffeting/low frequency noise was just as bad as the Puig, no matter the height or angle I set it to. Madstad is a great company that offers returns, very grateful for that. Great customer service. I guess the last one to try is the Givi Airflow, but I'm hesitant now that nothing has worked.
 

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I also tilted it back to proper angle to somewhat match the forks by drilling the rear mounting hole larger, adding nylon spacers that I sanded down at an angle, and switching to socket cap tapered hardware to allow for proper torque contact.
I also tilted the windshield but not as much as you did... and buffeting is gone! Now I can ride highways for hours at any speed and just enjoy the ride! :cool:
 

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Ordered a Givi Airflow to try as a last ditch effort. Fingers crossed
 

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I was finally able to ride my 2015 without the windscreen today and I liked it. Not a windy day here so I have no idea what effect wind will have. I didn’t do a 4 lane run so I don’t know how auto and truck turbulence will feel. But for today, it was enjoyable. First time to ride this bike with out some buffeting at some point annoying me. The fairing/cowls blocked basically my torso leaving my shoulders and helmet in clean air. I don’t think I’ll need the Givi until much later in the year.
 

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I was finally able to ride my 2015 without the windscreen today and I liked it. Not a windy day here so I have no idea what effect wind will have. I didn’t do a 4 lane run so I don’t know how auto and truck turbulence will feel. But for today, it was enjoyable. First time to ride this bike with out some buffeting at some point annoying me. The fairing/cowls blocked basically my torso leaving my shoulders and helmet in clean air. I don’t think I’ll need the Givi until much later in the year.
Isn't it awesome? Such a great feeling.
 
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