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Accessories and Products / Re: Any Experience with Madstad Windscreen?
« Last post by 9094 on Today at 05:18:23 AM »
I have a Madstad on all 3 current bikes. And I had to add a spoiler/deflector to the one on my Versys also. even after returning the original Madstad and ordering one 3" wider.  It now works pretty good. I do like the wider width. The spoiler/wing/deflector thing is a chinese copy of an MRA from scamazon, works but pretty distorted and cheaper hardware. Will get an MRA version one of these days. I do need to trim the Madstad down now, it's almost too tall with the wing.
Madstad recommends 60 degrees for their shields iirc. mine is laid back further.

 


 The other 2 bikes are naked cruisers and I had to add deflectors down on the engine guard/frame tubes to make them work properly. they deflect air up into the vacuum behind the shield.  The Madstads on them mount to an existing windshield that was cut down approx. 5" .

I've decided it's the fact you have 2 layers that make them work as one of mine has the top layer larger than the lower, One has them both about the same size and the Versys with the small top layer.  The best one has a 3" gap between the layers.  the new style Madstad brackets don't allow as wide a gap as their older ones.

View over my shoulder on one of the others:



I took the top 5" I'd cut off one bike's shield, mounted it to a Honda F6B (naked Goldwing) low factory shield on four 2" plastic stand-offs, It worked fine for me then, turbulence free at highway speeds. (unfortunately, the owner needed it taller as he was 3" taller than me,,,)
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Fans
« Last post by 2tallrider on Today at 03:59:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by yojak [+]
I agree with you, it's just the difference in behavior between the two machines. Given the Versys is the newer of the two I'll assume that Kawasaki in their infinite wisdom decided that it wasn't necessary to get the water temp below a set point after shut down. Being new to the bike I thought it wise to ask the assembled intelligence...wherever they are... :7:
My 1500 Classic did the same thing......fan ran till the temp went down. I've ridden the Versys in all kinds of weather and temps. It doesn't take long for it to hit 100 degree's when riding slow or stopped, but the fan seems to be pretty efficient at at lowering the temp
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Fans
« Last post by yojak on Today at 02:55:55 AM »
I agree with you, it's just the difference in behavior between the two machines. Given the Versys is the newer of the two I'll assume that Kawasaki in their infinite wisdom decided that it wasn't necessary to get the water temp below a set point after shut down. Being new to the bike I thought it wise to ask the assembled intelligence...wherever they are... :7:
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Accessories and Products / Any Experience with Madstad Windscreen?
« Last post by kris on Today at 01:47:22 AM »
I just installed Madstad, 20", and could not figure out at which angle to set it up to get rid of buffeting.  At the end, I transferred to it spoiler from my old MRA windshield, and this made a huge difference.  I still need to test the bike on a proper highway, but wonder if someone can share their experience. 

By the way, how does the angle of the screen effect buffeting?  some like to have it more vertical, others more horizontal....
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Fans
« Last post by 2tallrider on Today at 01:30:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by yojak [+]
Howdy all,

On my last bike after I sh#t it off on a hot day, the fans would continue running until the water temp dropped below some threshold. On the Versys the fans shut off when I turn the key.

I'm wondering what others do in this circumstance. Let the motor run until the fan shuts off, hit the kill switch to keep the fans running, or do I have a problem and need to replace the water temp thermostat?

Thanks in advance.
It's operating normally, just ride it. You have a temp gauge so I'm not sure what your concern is.
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Probably not. Jamie really enjoys the Big Versys and we will continue to tour on it. However I am looking at a little standard as well, so that way we can do shorter trips together. So stay tuned!
Z900?? hmmm....

*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
Congrats on your new bike   :37:  When you tour, will you take 2 bikes?
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Accessories and Products / Re: Securing radar detector
« Last post by SantaFeTrailer on Yesterday at 11:30:18 PM »
And don't forget the insurance increase, applicable to the car, motorcycle and boat insurance!
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: My trip
« Last post by TYKE on Yesterday at 09:49:23 PM »
Al, sorry we didn't  get to meet up, I hope you understand and that you all had a great trip   :169: 
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: A short trip to North Yorkshire
« Last post by Soulbiker on Yesterday at 09:35:15 PM »
Hi Keith

I'm up in Doncaster and regularly visit that part of the world, if you eve r fancy a day out riding I'm more than happy to take you on a guided route I do 3 or 4  times a year. ( Well before lockdown anyway)

Cheers

Stewart
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Mods and Appearance / Re: Backrests
« Last post by 9094 on Yesterday at 08:51:28 PM »
There I go making assumptions again... ;)  I assumed you would be using a trunk at times and wanted the backrest with the trunk. If so, I'd just make the L bracket horizontal part longer and drill/tap separate rack mount holes to move the rack back so the trunk clears the backrest.

The one you found will probably look more like it belongs, though the shorter Honda one should look OK painted black.

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