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I have spent the last 45 minutes completing searchs and reading until my head hurts. I am looking for a windshield that will fix the buffeting on my 05 650. I am kust a tad under 6'03", with a 34" inseam.

Most of the posts I have read seemed geared towards people 6ft and under...

Thanks in advance!
 

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6'2", 34" inseam, laminar lip, every thing in the high position.......very satisfied. Easy install, low cost, does not change look of bike, buffeting minute. 8)
 

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Hey Rich -

Shoot me a message. I have a Cee Bailey's Tall screen that you're welcome to try to see how it does for you. I am 6'6". On my bike I angled the stock screen downward with some washers and longer screws, but I am still experimenting, as I am not completely happy yet.

I live in Oakwood and it's supposed to be a nice weekend.

Scott
 

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well

I will be installing a vario tour very soon, I am also 6'3". It was the only one that got consistamtly good reviews from all over the net.. I will post my reviews once I install it.
 

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I'm 6'3" with a 36" inseam, passenger is 5'6" with a 29" inseam. I have a MRA Vario Touring in the 4th position (I'm currently fiddling with the gap under the screen in this highest position).

The screen does not "generate" any detectable buffetting or turbulence for me or my passenger. The stock screen was a bit annoying for me, and made the experience quite difficult for my pillion.

Now the Vario is not a panacea. Remember it is still a small screen. When I am decending a hill at 85MPH on the highway amongst trucks and campers I am well aware of the "surrounding" turbulence and crosswinds. Heavy bugs are not deflected!! Plenty of air on the arms too, so if it's cold I can get that way too... (but that will be good when it gets warmer).

This is my 95% screen. In the case of some cold weather touring perhaps a screen that covers more would be nice, but this one is a keeper for most conditions I ride in.
 

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Ok

The other day, I was passing a LONG line of trucks, I don’t know how fast I was going when I passed the last one, but It know It was Triple digits, anyway at those speeds you do get a kind of annoying buzz from the wind blast, how ever with vario tour on its highest sitting I can actually duck out of 90% of that and I am 6'3" of course it not practical for me to ride like I was on a crotch rocket. besides its fricken hot and humid now, so I WANT the wind blast..
 
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6'3" and I like the Vario the best...I've tried both CeeBee's, Zuk tall, chopped stock and stock.
 

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I'm the same size as you (6'2"+, 34" inseam) and I have the CB 23.5" screen in the second position. It's much better than the stock screen, but still leaves me wanting more. I look over the top of the screen by just a couple of inches, a minor pain. I'd say I'm 85% happy with it. I was able to try out a friends MRA Vario Touring on a DL650 and it was a better screen than my CB. Less buffeting and much lower than the CB.

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I am 6' 9" , 38" inseam. No probs with the stock screen at the lowest level,
however I do wear a full face helmet.

Bought the V-Strom for the seat height knowing that no short person is going to steal it! :wink:
 
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Well, at 6'9" you are above the turbulent air. I'm 6'4" and also have my windshield in the lowest postion trying to get into that clean air.

I think that those of us in the 6'0"-6'5" range are screwed. The stock shield won't go low enough to get our helmets into the clean air and won't go high enough to get us out of the wind.

I don't ride my Rune with a windshield at all and it's less turbulant than the V-Strom. I just wear a quiet full-face helmet and it's all good.
 

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I have spent the last 45 minutes completing searchs and reading until my head hurts. I am looking for a windshield that will fix the buffeting on my 05 650. I am kust a tad under 6'03", with a 34" inseam.

Most of the posts I have read seemed geared towards people 6ft and under

I am 6' 2" 34" inseam. I have the Windstrom Manta. Its Dreamy.
 

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I have spent the last 45 minutes completing searchs and reading until my head hurts. I am looking for a windshield that will fix the buffeting on my 05 650. I am kust a tad under 6'03", with a 34" inseam.

Most of the posts I have read seemed geared towards people 6ft and under

I am 6' 2" 34" inseam. I have the Windstrom Manta. Its Dreamy.
Now that is an endorsement! :lol:
 
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I hope to post good things about my Manta when it arrives. I just rode 1500 kms in two days to PG and back. The stocker in the highest position is actually quite alright for me for about 5 hours. Then I start wishing for a little more protection.

Also could have been the serious drop in temperature when the sun set.
 
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I use the Givi Screen in the Lowest position. Im 6'4 and 34 inseam. I can run it i nthe highest position and with some readjusted seating be almost wind free. however it buffets some. In the lowest position I get wind on my helmet but it is SMOOTH and not choppy. And I like wind =P Especially when its HOT out =P
 

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Windshields? I've tried most of 'em!

I'm 6'4" with 34" inseam and I've tried a bunch. I tried the 25.5 Cee Bailey and still got buffeting and had to look thru the windshield so that went back. I bought the Suzuki tall first and it did nothing to improve it so that's going back. I have the Manta on now and it was not much better in stock form so I added the TS topspoiler and it was better but still did not eliminate the buffeting. Then I got the Lamina lip for the stock shield and it's about as good as anything so for but still does not solve my problem. So I stuck the Laminar lip on the Manta and this is the best so far (it's larger than the TS) but still has not eliminated the buffeting all together. With the Manta I have tried every possible combination of positions (not the highest because I don't want to look thru it) including shims to angle the screen back and forward. I'm still frustrated and may try the Vario next. The only way I have eliminated the buffeting is to ride with absolutley no windshield. At least it's clean hitting my helmet. When it is hot, I will probably ride this way and cut down my standard screen just to cover the windshield mounting bracket. But when it's cooler, that set up is not great and it is also fatiguing on long rides. I doubt there is a 100% fix for me because I am so particular and so tall. I think the screen is just too far away from the rider. I'm sure other providers will come on line, like Rifle, so I will not give up hope.
 

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Buckeye Rich said:
I have spent the last 45 minutes completing searchs and reading until my head hurts. I am looking for a windshield that will fix the buffeting on my 05 650. I am kust a tad under 6'03", with a 34" inseam.

Most of the posts I have read seemed geared towards people 6ft and under...

Thanks in advance!
You may have already found a screen, but if not, check out http://www.mpcycledesign.com/ . Talk to Paul. I just ordered one and should have it for installation next week.

This is a fairly new product, but the screen's been discussed in detail (um... in another forum -- check out http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=103877981659&search=mp cycle) . The latest scoop: screen comes in three different sizes, plus brackets with three different mounting positions. New brackets they're working on will have extra tilt ability for increased rake.

The reviews (various posts in several related threads over there) so far lead me to believe it's a phenominal screen. I'll let you know after installation. BTW, I'm only 6' tall (ordered the medium screen), but with three screen sizes and mounting positions, you should be able to find an ideal combination.
 
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