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post #1 of 72 Old 05-29-2003, 10:09 PM
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Windshields...

I've read everything all of you wrote about windshields and it helped as much as it got me confused. Didn't know what to do or buy. I finally decided to buy the Givi one. It's only 100$ CDN and I might experiment by
cutting part of it, like one of you did... Should get it next week. I'll write
about results.

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I agree it did get a bit cornfusing. The opinions were very valuable, and were very different. I for one, don't mind the wind hitting my skid lid. It ads to the fun for me. I would like to try one of the larger shields on a distance run though.

I met a V-Strom owner this morning on my way to work and we talked a bit. He was on his way for a 10 day adventure on his 2003 yellow V-Strom that he recently purchased. He installed the Givi shield a few days ago, and didn't have much of an opinion yet. It will be interesting to see what he thinks after his tour.

I am going to hold off on getting a different shield because I am anxious to buy the Touratech hard cases, and they are pricey. If only I was rich....

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post #3 of 72 Old 05-29-2003, 11:50 PM
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I couldn't stand the tall suzi shield untill I installed the Lip. Big improvement. Not perfect though. Head still gets knocked around a little by turbulence.

I think maybe a 4x8 sheet of plexiglas? :lol:
 
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Many of us in the KLR world experimented with removing the stock shield, and riding without one at all. While this made the ride more enjoyable by eliminating buffeting, I didn't think it looked that great. And of course, we are all about looking great eh?

I installed the (now Kawasaki) larger shield, and I didn't care for it much. I guess what I am getting at is:

Has anyone removed their stock screen, and how did it fare compared to having the screen on?

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post #5 of 72 Old 06-03-2003, 10:30 PM
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I am 6'8" tall and have added about 3" to the seat height. I ordered a cee bailey shield 12" taller than stock and 5" wider. I really like the less buffeting and bug protection. Any questions please ask. [email protected]



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post #6 of 72 Old 06-08-2003, 08:11 AM
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I hear that the Cee Bailey windscreens are very good. A friend of mine just bought one and he said it is pretty good. I think I am going to get one shortly. Bill S., St. Louis, Mo. 8)
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post #7 of 72 Old 06-09-2003, 05:41 PM
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well it seems I am just as confused as y'all. I only get the buffeting with a pillion on the back. over here in the UK we seem only to have the 20cm taller factory screen on offer and at 75's it's an expensive experiment. I'm open to suggestions......

On a brighter note I've just got a Baglux Bagster in matching yellow, should look great when it's fitted. will try and post piccys.
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post #8 of 72 Old 06-09-2003, 10:10 PM
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I installed the Givi windshield today... the only better thing is went you
bent down, there's a pocket free of noise and buffeting but standing
streat, it's worst than the stock...
I'm p..... and I don't have much time so I'm odering the lip and ears.
Check this out motorcycledaily.com may 14th 2003...

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post #9 of 72 Old 06-10-2003, 01:31 PM
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I installed the standard Cee Baileys and it was a definite improvement but still not right. The buffeting is still vision blurring. The buffeting has been so bad that after riding I am extremely tired and have head aches.

My next experiment has been to cut down the stock windscreen. WOW, what a difference. Other than added wind presssure to my shoulders, I enjoy riding again. I know there will be a lot of bugs but it will be worth it if my head doesn't pound after riding for a few hours.
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I too installed the Cee-Bailey windscreen that is 22" tall. It made a huge difference in wind noise, I use to have to ride with ear plugs in. I do agree that the buffeting is still there, less severe but at a higher frequency to where it feels like a vibration to the head at times over 70-75 mph. I'm 5'11 and only have to tuck down about an inch to make it stop. I'm thinking that if I cut the seat down that much I might improve that but for now I'm just riding it the way it is.

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