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post #1 of 21 Old 04-14-2004, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Great New Windshield really WORKS!!!

4/13/04 Great news on new style Windshield for the V-Strom

Today I installed my new " Fairingscreens.com " replacement windshield and I could not be happier with the results! The noise and buffeting is gone. I can ride with my face shield open, no ear plugs and ride as fast as
I care too without bugs splattering me. I feel some wind around my shoulders and chest area but this is as close to perfection as I can imagine with any shield mounted on a V-strom with the sharp angle of the windshield.
It measures 27.25 in tall and 13.5 inches at the bottom tapering to 10.5 inches at top with 3 distinct aerodynamic patterns and a triangular hole just above the instrument dash with a 1.5 inch reverse flip at the top. I easily look over it. I am 5'11 tall.
Basically, Marcel took the best of 3 different ideas and made one great windshield! I have ridden over 2000 happy miles in the last month on this great bike and the stock shield was my only complaint. It is plain horrible.
I have read about many unhappy owners trying many different windscreens unsuccessfully from half a dozen manufacturers, so I was wary about what I could expect from upgrading. For the Record, This is my third and best shield from Marcel. He replaced at no cost to me the shield the Dealership originally installed incorrectly . I was not happy with the shorter replacement so I waited with a temprary fix until the new style was unveiled. Now I am a happy owner and heartily recommend to anyone who needs a replacement, email or call Fairingscreens.com. You will be very happy you did.


Marcel always did what he said he would, was very acommodating and enthusiastic in making sure I was satisfied.
What more could any reasonable person expect. I would love to post pictures of the shield If I can figure out how to do it - I will.

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What's the name of the screen that you purchased. The fairingscreens.com
does not give any reference to a VS.

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post #3 of 21 Old 04-14-2004, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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It should pictured be on the web site soon...
**You can call direct and speak to Marcel who is the craftsman who makes them. It is called the Extra Wide for the V-Strom. You can reach him at 775 315 3391. He will make it to any length you want.
I rode another 100 miles today without ever closing my faceshield.
This is the best of both worlds to me. Having the safety of a full face helmet and the ability to ride with the shield up!!
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Have you contacted Marcel yet? I have an '04 Strom, and, even with the new adjustable windscreen set to the highest mark, there's lots of wind...I can't ride comfortably over ~ 40 kph with my faceshield open.

I've looked at the Cee Bailey website, but before I make a choice, I'd be interested in finding out what the new screen cost in $CDN...with taxes and shipping.

I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam.

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post #5 of 21 Old 04-17-2004, 06:46 PM
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Cee Bailey windscreens for the V-Strom work well. I use a very tall one (plus 12 1/4 inches). But they aren't the most attractive screen out there... I think what everyone really wants is something that looks cool and works well too.

But given the choice between comfort and looks - I went with comfort for now.
post #6 of 21 Old 07-17-2004, 09:55 PM
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News bulliten!
I have had the worst dealings with Fairingscreens that anyone could have.
Long story but I had two of their shields crack within 200 miles.
Trying to get the problem resolved was a joke! As a matter of fact Marcel, the owner hung up on me! I then immediately called back only to get the answering machine. I then left a message to return my call. Its been two weeks and no call.
Trying to communicate with him what you want is next to impossible.
Oh by the way you have to oblong the holes to make it fit. I made the mistake of not fully reading their website. It states that modification is necessary to make there shields work. I had to modify mine to where the screws and rubber bushings almost did not fit.
I have since sent both of them back with a "nasty gram" attached.
I probably will see nothing come of this and just as well have thrown money right out the window!
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I went for the Cee Bailey flip screen stock height touring screen as well, but only use this for touring. Otherwise, for commuting etc, I re-installed the Suzuki stock screen to improve the 'looks'.

The wind noise only gets to you after 100mi or so. Sounds like Cee Baileys or the other known screen manufacturers may be a better bet.
post #8 of 21 Old 08-18-2004, 08:18 AM
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Fairingscreens- Don't even think about it!

Marcel contacted me six weeks ago and said he would make good the windshields that cracked. I have yet to receive them.
Once again he has my windshields and my money. What a fool I am for ever dealing with this company.
Any windshield that you have to drill your own holes isn't worth buying anyway. I didn't know this or I would have never purchased them.
You know what they say "did you read the fine print".

Do yourself a favor and stear clear of Fairingscreens!!!
post #9 of 21 Old 09-25-2005, 07:39 PM
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well did marcel ever make good or what?
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well did marcel ever make good or what?
Yeah, what happened? This thing started out sounding like the best thing since they perfected taking the bones out of ice cream! :lol:

Still can't decide which one to buy to replace my stock screen...

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