About the windscreen situation on some bikes

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by J-Dash, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    I hear a lot of people complaining about the buffeting the stock V-Strom shield throws at your head. Instead of getting a taller windscreen, or putting some of those nasty (IMO) wind-deflector attachments on it...what would it hurt just to say, maybe trim it to half its height?

    I personally don't like being behind a big screen because it makes my perforated gear pointless. I prefer a constant wind hitting most of my upper body over the blast just hitting my head. So what would you guys think about trimming the V-Strom stock shield close to level with the upper fairing. Of course it would be done in a way to not look bad! But I hear a lot of the GS'ers here getting big windscreens and deflectors, where as my friend with his GS just uses a tiny windscreen so he's evenly hit on his upper body to wear it doesn't bother his head. What do you guys think? Is there a shield you can buy for the Strom that's small, or would the stock just have to be modified? I could've sworn in all the reviews I've read I saw a dark screen on a Strom that's level with the upper fairing.
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  2. fastraveller

    fastraveller Been here awhile

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    A V-strom owner shortened their windshield after they bought a larger aftermarket windshield. They figured that it would give them the best of both worlds for all seasons. I recall that the shortened screen did exactly what you suspected in that it gave them an even flow over their upper body and virtually eliminated buffeting. It would probably work well for you. You'll probably want a larger screen for longer trips during the cooler parts of the year though. Cee Baily's are most popular but now I understand that GIVI has a nice one for the V-strom.
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  3. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I would think that the short screen would be the way to go, at least for me. But your probably right in that we would want a taller screen during the winter to know away a lot of the cold air.
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  4. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    I canme to riding the Strom from sportbikes. I'm 6'2" and the wind on the Strom does not bother me. With the stock screen, it hits mid chest.

    The only buffeting that bothers me is in strong cross winds that hit you at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions.

    I think a lot of the guys that complain on the Strom are used to riding more touring orientated bikes that offer a lot of wind protection, and when they get on the Strom, the little wind they get bothers them big time.

    My thoughts anyways.

    Zero Gravity just came out with 3 screens for the Strom...tasty looking in the light smoke!
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  5. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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  6. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Jordan, keep in mind that on the Strom you will sitting much more upright than on your R1, so you may in fact want a little more coverage than you are thinking now. Only one way to find out: Go buy yerself the Strom and start experimentin'!
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