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View Poll Results: '02-'03 windscreen options
MRA Vario 3 8.33%
Cee Bailey (specify size in post) 7 19.44%
Givi 6 16.67%
Other 20 55.56%
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post #1 of 27 Old 01-22-2008, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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'02 - '03 Windscreen poll

I'm considering replacing the Windstrom Manta regular that came on my '02 and have narrowed the search down to 3. I'm looking for input regarding the pros & cons between the MRA Vario, Cee Bailey and Givi.

Since the '02 and '03's don't have the adjustable feature of the '04s and up nor the option of the MadStad, please keep that in mind when responding.

FWIW: I'm 6'3" so you of taller stature please weigh in.

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-23-2008, 02:55 PM
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I have the Cee Bailey 25"; I'm only 6'1", but most of my height is from the waist up (and out these days), as I only have a 31"inseam.
The CB worked "okay" for me; definite improvement over the stocker, not as wide at the top but the extra height helped quite a bit. Last Sept I took a ride out ot KC, and made a w/s extension for it, about 2.5 - 3" more; it worked pretty well until the velcro gave way somewhere in Ohio,,,,
My thinking is that you're better off buying a w/s that is too tall; you can cut it down in steps to get the height you want, but you can't add to one that's too short.
I recently picked up the Suzuki factory tall w/s to play with; as soon as I can get the time to put it on and try it out, I'll go for a nice loooooong ride!

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http://www.mpcycledesign.com/ says it can supply a Madstad for '02 models.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Dont mean to hijack the thread, but I wonder who, if anyone, has a Madstad-equivalent for the '02-'03 bikes. I still have the stock shield on my '02, which actually works OK, since I ride the bike in the warm/hot months and I'm tall enought that most of the turbulence is hitting me in the chest, not the helmet. Seems like raising the shield up and out might allow better airflow control. If no one makes such a critter, may have to spend some time in the metal shop. Kind of related to the windshield question, since no one seems especially pleased with any of the replacement '02-'03 windshields, though most seem to have advantages over the stocker.
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Klong: Do you have the one with the NACA duct (Pre-2004 Extended Vented Windshield) or the Pre-2004 Extra Tall Windshield? The vented one is stated to be 6" taller than stock but since I've never had a stock shield this doesn't really mean much to me.

GW: I'll do a little more digging on the MPCycle Design site, thanks! BTW: do you have any experience with their screens?

A little more info regarding this subject. I'm not looking for the calm envelope of air. I want that little kid with the wiffle ball bat that wasn't invited on the ride to stop hitting me in the side of the head! I've played with changing the rake, added some micro swirl edging from Saeng and repositioned the mirrors. These all have helped to some degree but there are still days when the banging on the noggin is a little much. I talked with the folks at Windstrom and was told that with my height that I need the tall screen or I should add their top spoiler. Since most screen makers won't let you return a screen after it's been mounted I want to gather as much info as possible before making a final decision.

Thanks to everyone so far!

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MP is an excellent vendor. I've gotten a number of shields there due to a previously totaled bike and touring as well as sporty shields for my present one.

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Smile Cee Bailey for the tall girl.

I'm tall for a girl, 6'4". Just try to find clothes that fit!!! Much less a windshield.

I bought a 26" Cee Bailey for my '02 DL1000. It's the extra tall without the NACA cutout.

It works pretty well. I could have gone to a 28" but I really didn't want a sail on the front of Fluffy.

I like the shape of the 'shield, and the installation took less than 2 minutes.
It's the light gray smoke colour.

Now Fluffy is faster, more powerful, and leaps 3 feet higher than she used to.


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I must be the only V-Strom owner in the world with a stock windscreen on their 2003. I am considering the Madstad. The reviews are all favorable. Before reading about the Madstad I was under the impression that there was no truely satisfactory solution for the 02/03 V-Strom screen. Oh, I'm a bit over 6'3".

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I must be the only V-Strom owner in the world with a stock windscreen on their 2003. I am considering the Madstad. The reviews are all favorable. Before reading about the Madstad I was under the impression that there was no truely satisfactory solution for the 02/03 V-Strom screen. Oh, I'm a bit over 6'3".
Nope, make that two of us...

But I'm confused, I didn't think there were any Madstads for the 02-03 models? I know there are instructions out there to convert the 02-03 front cowling and instrument cluster framework to the 04-later version, but the instrument cluster ends up needing to be hacked back into position due to diffs in how it is mounted between model years. Read about it here.

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Thanks, Mirage. I guess I've misunderstood the information here:
http://mpcycledesign.com/

I'm ready to try the MP modifications. When I read accounts of a smooth air stream I got pretty fired up.

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