Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Appleton Wisconsin
I have a 2017 and have played with the positioning a fair bit. I am 6’1” tall 185 pounds with a 34” inseam running the stock tall Suzuki seat. I have changed out the stock mirrors for the cheap Aprilia alternatives.
For me, the smoothest airflow is with the lower shield in the highest bolt holes, the upper shield extended up approximately one inch from fully down. Additionally I have a one eighth inch spacer in the lower bolts to open up the bottom (and tilt the top back a little) for better airflow under. This combination seems to work the best for me.
Interestingly with this set-up, 80 mph has smoother air than 70 mph. Prior to the screen tilt, the air would get rougher the faster I went. I am having a little vibration on the helmet at high speeds but it is now very slight and better than many other bikes I have ridden.
2017 V-Strom 650
2012 DRZ 400