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Offline stillsteamn

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Givi Airflow AF4105 / Versys 1000 2017
on: February 22, 2021, 02:47:07 PM
The description for Givi AF4105 2-part windscreen excludes 2017 & 2018 V1000. Here is Givi's fitment description: Givi AF4105 Airflow Motorcycle Windshield for Kawasaki Versys 650/LT '15-'16, Versys 1000 '12-'14 & Versys 1000 LT '15-'16

I was told it would fit my 2017 but no real clear answers. So I bought one.  It is not a drop-in fit. The only modification I had to make was to drill out the 4 holes circled in red. These holes were about 1/4" diameter from the factory but to fit the rubber bushings for the 2017 the holes should be 12mm diameter.  The 4 holes also seemed to be too far apart from side to side compared to OE windscreen, which looked like it make the sliding function problematic. So I shifted the center of the holes about 3mm toward the center of the bike on each hole. To shift the center of the hole I used a Dremel to somewhat enlarge the holes toward the center of the bike before drilling the holes larger. And since I don't have a 12mm drill bit I drilled them next size smaller, marked the hole size with blue tape and pencil and then enlarged them with a Dremel.   After that it fits fine.  Have not tried it out yet, still buried in snow.

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Offline sweatmachine

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Re: Givi Airflow AF4105 / Versys 1000 2017
Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 09:35:08 PM
Very cool.  Nice work.  Please let us know how it works out. 

I also have a black/red '17 and have been curious about this windshield.  I've tried several others and haven't been 100% satisfied yet.  I have a MRA Vario due in on FedEx tomorrow...hoping that one works well because it looks cool and wasn't cheap.

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Re: Givi Airflow AF4105 / Versys 1000 2017
Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 04:54:51 PM
The curvature can fool you on hole spacing.

I had one on my 2016, If I'd kept it, I would have gotten longer bolts, made some 1" spacers to add to the top section mount. I think that would greatly improve the Airflow.

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Re: Givi Airflow AF4105 / Versys 1000 2017
Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 06:38:33 PM
Or you can simply use the 2015-2016 fasteners to use a 2015-2016 screen on a 2017-2018. I think the only difference is two rubber bushings on  the 2017-2018.

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Re: Givi Airflow AF4105 / Versys 1000 2017
Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 04:08:20 PM
It is not necessary to fit the rubber grommets from the later 17/18 screens to earlier screens which involves increasing the hole diameter.
The hole centres are the same so they fit as is. I have both Givi airflow and MRA Vario from 15/16 bike and they fit my 18 perfectly as the bracket is the same. I simply added a rubber penny washer each side of the screen to avoid over tightening the bracket bolts to the screen.
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