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It looks like National Cycle has made a different Vstrom windshield I believe still called a VStream, but the newer one looks better. Does anyone have or tried this new one, does it cause more front head wobble? Will it work with a madstad? Just curious.
 

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Windscreens don't cause wobbles but can cause buffeting. I can't think of a screen that won't work with a Madstad other than very early MP screens that had their own mounts. Any screen that fits the stock bike mounts will fit a Madstad.
 

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Front end wobble caused by worn or loose steering stem bearings will be worse with a big windscreen being pushed around by the wind. Fixing the bearings is necessary. Black Lab has an excellent write up with photos.
 

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I have one of the original V-Stream shields and It works Great !
nice and quiet behind and no buffeting... :^)

Best WS I have owned for DL and have had 3.
 

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I agree....i swapped my buddies "old version" vstream onto my madstad and was amazed how much less buffeting it was. I even borrowed it for my big bend ride.

i went to order the vstream when I got back, and saw this new one....i hope its as good.
 

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It appears both models are available for the same $160.US. . .
The old N20212


And the smaller N20213


My 23" CeeBaily is getting a little tired. Perhaps the new VStream will be a nice change.
Thanks for posting the new product find!
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you call it smaller but is it really? the specs I found were

N20212 (older) = 23" tall
N20213 = 22.8" tall

Is that the difference you were referring to?

I am just wondering because I wanted the older screen, but couldnt get it, so I got the new one.

I have a madstad bracket with the MP windscreen on it now (came on the bike when I bought it) and I must be too tall or something, because my buddy's vstream worked better for me.
 

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Just saw this post jump to the front, forgot all about it. I bought the new screen and have about three hundred miles on it. A little cold out now. Definitely better than the stock, however, I will probably run the stock here in the hot Missouri (summer) weather. If I keep the screen all the way up with the MadStad I can still see over it. I am 6'3. I prefer it in the middle of the MadStad slide and tilted about halfway back. Eliminates buffeting for me. If you wear a full face it will fog even with the helmet chin bar open at slower speeds. Thats how much wind it protects you from. Very well made and thick.
 

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1.) you call it smaller but is it really? the specs I found were
N20212 (older) = 23" tall
N20213 = 22.8" tall
Is that the difference you were referring to?

2.) I am just wondering because I wanted the older screen, but couldnt get it, so I got the new one.

3.) I have a madstad bracket with the MP windscreen on it now (came on the bike when I bought it) and I must be too tall or something, because my buddy's vstream worked better for me.
1.) Yes. It's narrower too.
2.) The old screen? Click this link: National Cycle: Products: My Order
With a catalog number and an order page, it would be surprising that the old screens are no longer available yet listed on the web site with a price & stock number.
And I kinda' like the old gaudy beast.
3.) I went through great expense & aggravation to kill the wind noise on my GS500F, and couldn't!
I tried many windscreens, Laninar Lip's, various spoilers, etc... Nothing worked. I felt defeated, (and was going broke).
Then I found Mark at Madstad Engineering and within a few phone calls he custom fabricated a system that turned my noisy drafty GS500 into a warm quite late model Goldwing.
Here's a look at my review: MadStad Windscreen Review (w/photos)

If you like I can send you some photos of my current DL1000 set-up with measurements so you can get an idea of how high & wide I had to go to get my Vee quite at highway speed.
IMHO, a cold noisy bike is simply unacceptable!
Well, other than my Sportster. :mrgreen:

NOTE: Dear Admin (topic police), If you would like this thing cut & moved into its own thread, just say the word because I think we're about to fatten up chubby's VStream thread in a big way.
Not a problem :cheers2:
Regards,
-Ej-
 

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I find myself jealous of the K4-K12 guys.
 

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I find myself jealous of the K4-K12 guys.
Yup!
I thank the Suzi Gods that mine is a 2006 with most of the oddities worked out of it already.
(Did someone say Clutch-Slap?)
 

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I spoke to the National Rep at the NY Motorcycle show and he did say they had re-designed the shield. He said they wanted to take some of the futuristic zigzag look out of it and after more testing, they came up with a better design...

Mark
 

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I have the new N20213 and it does block a lot more wind than the stock. I am 6'2" and have it set one up from the bottom. I still get some wind slapping around from the sides, but think it is caused from the mirrors. I have some mirror risers coming from Rick and hope they correct that issue.
 

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It says it's nearly 23" tall. Do you suppose that it's too tall for a 5'9" with a 31" inseam?
Nope! I'm 5' 10" and 30-in inseam, and I can see over mine just fine!!

'Course, I do have it set in the lowest position on the Madstad bracket, but tilting it back half-way or 3/4 of the way back improves both the "over the top" vision and also the windstream.
 

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I have the tall Givi on my Vee and it's okay, but I just got a fairly tall National VStream for my Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (yeah I know) and I really like it. Feels more solid than the Givi and well-designed to decrease buffeting. I'm wishing I had the VStream for the Vee.
 
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