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Title: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 08, 2016, 02:23:02 AM
The UPS man was good to me today, delivered my new V Stream windshield so I installed it and went for a 40 mile test ride.
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The improvement is dramatic. With it all the way down I can easily see over it and the wind just brushes the top of my helmet. There is still some wind noise but greatly reduced from the stock windshield and no helmet buffeting at all.
With it all the way up the wind noise is reduced to a whisper. The wind clears the top of my helmet by about 5" and no wind hit the sides of my helmet either. I can ride with my face shield open with no need for ear plugs. I can still see over it but just barely and with all the hills around here the edge of the windshield is constantly crossing my line of sight which I did not like.
Tried the windshield half way up and this worked very well, wind cleared the top of my helmet so noise was no problem and I could see over the windshield all the time even with the hills. Of all the settings I have tried so far 3/4 of the way up seemed about the best. If I was running down the interstate where the road was flat it would be all the way up. I noticed that more wind hit my arms with the windshield all the way up than with it all the way down. I also had to watch my speedo more, without the wind noise I did not realize how fast I was going, caught myself running over 75mph several times in places where I normally run about 60mph.
So far I am pleased with the results, it make a comfy bike even more pleasant to ride.
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All the way up:
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Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 08, 2016, 02:27:48 AM
looks good. been looking at that one. How tall are you and whats your inseam. that should help others interested in the screen.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 08, 2016, 02:36:29 AM
I'm 5" 11" with a 32" inseam
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 08, 2016, 02:45:19 AM
*Originally Posted by woodman [+]
I'm 5" 11" with a 32" inseam


Thanks...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 08, 2016, 07:30:11 AM
Thanks for your report Woodman :002:: makes my waiting feel worthwhile :015:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Rob1963 on September 08, 2016, 09:53:12 AM
Woodman, you have sold me, order being placed today :152: Thanks for the review :031:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 08, 2016, 12:38:37 PM
*Originally Posted by frenchminet [+]
Thanks for your report Woodman :002:: makes my waiting feel worthwhile :015:
You shouldn't be waiting much longer. Customer service told me they are in stock and I received mine 3 days after it was ordered.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 08, 2016, 12:43:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Rob1963 [+]
Woodman, you have sold me, order being placed today :152: Thanks for the review :031:
You are welcome.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: longdog on September 08, 2016, 03:32:23 PM
WOW! When I had an ST1300 Pan European, I tried a couple of screen and the V Stream was the single best thing I bought for the bike.

Not only was it good for me, but my pillion, who had suffered from buffeting with every other screen I had tried, had virtually no buffeting from the V Stream screen.

I may even get one to replace my Givi Airflow!
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: mikep on September 08, 2016, 04:00:38 PM
Cool, we can compare windshields next week. 
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 08, 2016, 07:08:55 PM
*Originally Posted by mikep [+]
Cool, we can compare windshields next week.
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Darth on September 08, 2016, 08:53:12 PM
I got mine today. Will takes some photos comparing it to the stock screen and Puig tomorrow (when it's stopped raining).
Looks awesome though and not anything like as dark as "light tint" suggests, looks almost clear to me.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Bulldogady on September 09, 2016, 03:52:32 AM
I like the look of that. Nice  :028:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on September 09, 2016, 04:28:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Bulldogady [+]
I like the look of that. Nice  :028:
It looks better in real life than in photos. The bubble or raised portion of the shield looks more pronounced in the photos. Not nearly as noticeable when you look at the actual shield.
I agree it does look good, the shape goes good with the lines of the bike.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 09, 2016, 09:55:09 AM
*Originally Posted by Darth [+]
Looks awesome though and not anything like as dark as "light tint" suggests, looks almost clear to me.

Got me worried here :012: : I may want to paint the lower part of the screen to avoid the "magnifying lens effect" on my new dashboard. What do you guys think ??

Still waiting BTW :9:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: schnuffi on September 15, 2016, 01:30:56 AM
Thanks for the input.  I've ordered one too, got to have some relief from the original
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 15, 2016, 01:44:43 AM
I looking at getting one also. But not sure if the taller shield would be needed. I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam. Hate to order the middle height shield and its too short or order the tall shield and its too tall. :138: :138:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Darth on September 15, 2016, 09:28:24 AM
weljo2001 - You're a BIG dude, I'd get the one for big dudes. You can always lower it!

frenchminet - Did you see my reply about this on the review I did? I don't think you'd need to paint it.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 15, 2016, 10:25:31 AM
Yes I did, Thanks
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 16, 2016, 12:18:49 AM
*Originally Posted by Darth [+]
weljo2001 - You're a BIG dude, I'd get the one for big dudes. You can always lower it!



Yep, I just went out with a measuring tape and the taller one looks like the best fit for me so i just ordered one.......National Cycle | N20117 VStream® Touring Sport Windscreen for Kawasaki® KLE650/1000 Versys (http://www.nationalcycle.com/n20117.html)
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 17, 2016, 06:35:29 PM
Ok, received yesterday and tried out today.

Very Nice look: I've got the samedi bike as Woodman so I'll spare you the photos...
Very good finish: thick and shiny
The height is quite sufficient because at the highest setting, my eyes look through the screen and not above it!
Noise-wise, it's better than the Puig at highest setting. At lowest setting and with earplugs, you can actually cruise at high speed without any noticeable turbulence so this may interest Rob....
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 22, 2016, 11:22:14 PM
Received my Taller V-Stream Windscreen N20117 and installed. Just went out on the freeway with it in the lowest setting and its really windy today. It was better than stock. Then moved it up about 3/4's of the way up and it was really really nice. Will try it just a tad higher tomorrow. BTW I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam.

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5669/29826644106_f992e048a6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MrFm9A)P1010529 (https://flic.kr/p/MrFm9A) by weljo2001 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/54181788@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: saddlebag on September 23, 2016, 01:03:06 AM
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
Received my Taller V-Stream Windscreen N20117 and installed. Just went out on the freeway with it in the lowest setting and its really windy today. It was better than stock. Then moved it up about 3/4's of the way up and it was really really nice. Will try it just a tad higher tomorrow. BTW I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam.

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5669/29826644106_f992e048a6_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MrFm9A)P1010529 (https://flic.kr/p/MrFm9A) by weljo2001 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/54181788@N06/), on Flickr

Are you looking thru it or over it?
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 23, 2016, 01:11:29 AM
Over.  But i just raised it up all the way. Will check it out tomorrow on my lunch run.....
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 23, 2016, 07:22:35 AM
Euuuhhh, don't forget to peel the sticker off before doing that: I find that you can see much better without it !!! :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 23, 2016, 05:12:32 PM
*Originally Posted by frenchminet [+]
Euuuhhh, don't forget to peel the sticker off before doing that: I find that you can see much better without it !!! :008: :008: :008:


The photo was taken just after installation. Sticker came off right after I let it sit in the sun so it would come off easier.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: ciderdrinker on September 29, 2016, 09:12:16 PM
Hi. Can anybody point me in the right direction for these screens in the UK? Look like they could be the screen I've been looking for.

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on September 30, 2016, 07:14:29 AM
Couldn't find anything in France or the UK when I was looking for one. Finally bought it from a Dutch company here
https://www.bikersbuyit.com/Shops/bbiholland/contents/nl/d8378_Kawasaki_Versys_1000_Windschermen.html (https://www.bikersbuyit.com/Shops/bbiholland/contents/nl/d8378_Kawasaki_Versys_1000_Windschermen.html)

Easy ordering if you have a Paypal account
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: kwb377 on October 14, 2016, 11:58:03 PM
Took my 20116 (Medium Height) screen out for a test today. Less noise than the PowerBronze screen it replaces, but still some slight buffeting at full height (I'm 5'10).

Two things I noticed...there's a sort of "rainbow" effect in the curves at the lower edges, and some orange reflection in the top of the screen from my upper fairing pods.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on October 15, 2016, 12:15:52 AM
I have been using the V stream windshield and really like it. Put a Puig touring on today and I like it also. I think it will make a better cold weather shield since it blocks more air off my body.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on October 15, 2016, 12:57:21 AM
*Originally Posted by kwb377 [+]

Two things I noticed...there's a sort of "rainbow" effect in the curves at the lower edges
Clean it good and this may end. If there is an oily film on the plastic this will happen.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: wozzamatta on October 15, 2016, 10:25:39 AM
*Originally Posted by kwb377 [+]
Two things I noticed...there's a sort of "rainbow" effect in the curves at the lower edges, and some orange reflection in the top of the screen from my upper fairing pods.

Its either from your sunglasses (if you wearing them) or your visor.  Seems to happen when there are several layers of plastic between what you are looking at and your eyes.

I have a voltmeter mounted in the dash and when I wear sunglasses I can't read it, also my GPS screen can't be read, it goes all different colours, I have to either lift my visor or remove the sunglasses.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: saddlebag on October 15, 2016, 01:09:55 PM
*Originally Posted by woodman [+]
The UPS man was good to me today, delivered my new V Stream windshield so I installed it and went for a 40 mile test ride.
(https://s11.postimg.org/rnt3hfyqb/P1030658.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4mciboz2n/)upload images free (https://postimage.org/)
The improvement is dramatic. With it all the way down I can easily see over it

Your height?
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: saddlebag on October 15, 2016, 01:12:17 PM
*Originally Posted by wozzamatta [+]
Its either from your sunglasses (if you wearing them) or your visor.  Seems to happen when there are several layers of plastic between what you are looking at and your eyes.

I have a voltmeter mounted in the dash and when I wear sunglasses I can't read it, also my GPS screen can't be read, it goes all different colours, I have to either lift my visor or remove the sunglasses.

I've only noticed rainbows when wearing polarized lenses and looking thru other plastic. I like the anti-glare effect of polarized lenses, but I don't wear them when riding a motorcycle.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on October 15, 2016, 01:17:03 PM
*Originally Posted by saddlebag [+]
Your height?
I am 5'11" with a 32" inseam and I keep the shield about half way up.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on October 15, 2016, 01:19:43 PM
*Originally Posted by saddlebag [+]
I've only noticed rainbows when wearing polarized lenses and looking thru other plastic. I like the anti-glare effect of polarized lenses, but I don't wear them when riding a motorcycle.
I wear polarized sunglasses when I drive my truck an I can see an odd pattern in the glass of the side windows that is not there when I remove the glasses.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: kwb377 on October 15, 2016, 07:17:57 PM
I wear polarized Smith sunglasses when riding. I haven't noticed the effect on other screens or other bikes,  but it's not enough of a bother for me to stop using either. :)
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on February 20, 2017, 10:46:25 PM
I'm about to order one but don't know about the "gray tint". Seems like they don't make them clear and I don't like tinted -- though by what has been said it can barely be noticed that it is tinted. Is this accurate? If so, will order today.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on February 21, 2017, 12:48:35 AM
The tint is barely noticeable. If you want clear you can get the tall version in clear
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on February 21, 2017, 12:54:17 AM
Good info. Thanks!
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on February 21, 2017, 12:55:00 AM
I have the Tall Version.....Really Happy With It...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5350/30622822360_ecbfe68053_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NE2YcS)P1010689 (https://flic.kr/p/NE2YcS) by weljo2001 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/54181788@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on February 21, 2017, 12:58:19 AM
It looks good. I'm 6' tall with 34" inseam so am a little concerned that I may end up looking through the thing most of the time -- something I want to avoid doing. I prefer to look over it, if possible. It seems from the prior posts that it should lower enough to allow viewing over the top.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on February 21, 2017, 01:09:33 AM
I'm 6'2" with a 32"inseam. Heres a couple of videos with the screen all the way up and in the lowest position also....Very Very Windy Day when the videos were made...




Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on February 21, 2017, 01:25:11 AM
Great videos! They should pay you for the advertisement. Looks like your camera is mounted on the side of your helmet at about the level of slightly above your jaw? Hence pretty good view of what you are seeing. Thanks again for all your input.

Looks like you're pretty local so you should join us for rides. I usually still ride with some of the Concours group that I have been riding with for years. One guy is in Hemet, the other In Trabuco Canyon and I'm in T.O. so you're in the middle there. We also do some long road trips during the year -- Concours rally etc.. Went to Sturgis a couple of years ago. My buddy and I were the only two guys on Japanese bikes (Concours) out of about a million riders. Still had a great time. Everybody was cool. Last year we rode the Alps on rented Yamaha FJ-09's -- very fun and great bikes. We may be heading for B.C. Canada with a few other folks later this year. Rack up some miles.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on February 22, 2017, 09:14:38 AM
I'm 6'3", have the tall clear V-Stream. Not totally thrilled with it. All the way up I can just see over it, and there is some noisy turbulence on the helmet. It is a narrow screen and in gusty conditions or a crosswind it is even noisier. Lowered, noisier still.

The OEM shield is a glorified fly screen, at my height no more than tit high at the full up position. The V-Stream is better but not perfect for me. I can only say that the V shape does not effectively cast the turbulent air in 2 vortexes (vortices?) away from my helmet as illustrated by Natl Cycle.

It's a thick, hard, solid material -- no faulting it there and probably better debris shielding than most. Polarizing sunglasses do often create rainbow moire patterns depending on sun angle, but more on the lower half of the screen so it's not a big issue.

Different user comments on this screen suggest that, if it's the proper height for you, the medium height version may work better than the tall. The medium height is proportionally wider. The tall screen is very narrow. I get the impression that if the tall one was 4 or 5 inches wider, the cone-shaped V might better keep the turbulence away from my helmet. My screen doesn't get truly quiet until I slump down until I am looking through the screen several inches below the top. I don't want to do that with any screen... much prefer seeing just over the top in riding position.

It's a good screen and I don't plan on changing it now, but it's not all I wanted. My ears pay a price.

Everyone's mileage seems to vary on windscreens and unless you can test someone else's on your own bike you have to buy them to try them, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on March 12, 2017, 01:31:37 AM
Thanks for good info. I am still hesitant about what to buy. I don't mind buffeting as I have ridden all sorts of bikes over the years -- most with no windshields at all -- but I am more concerned with wind noise these days. Despite wearing ear-plugs (and have been for past 20+ years) I am starting to hear ringing etc... and want to stop as much noise as possible when riding. Maybe the mid level screen would be better.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: vagrant on March 12, 2017, 01:26:54 PM
ringing in my right ear is constant now at 69. it gets worse with ear plugs. go figure. if I can find a source I would like to get some sound deadening foam like studios use to put in the ear pad location on a helmet.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on March 12, 2017, 03:18:09 PM
Fighting it here, too, a few years younger.  :003:

One thing I've noticed: physical contact between the ear and especially between an earplug and the helmet makes things worse. The worst of helmet buffeting noise seems to be mechanically conducted to the plug and ear, not acoustically transmitted. It's also getting transmitted through the skull in full contact with the helmet.

But I think if we could get it where the ear is in free space in there, not even touching the foam liner, then ear plugs would work better. Those long foam plugs are bad about oozing out of the ear enough to touch the helmet. I've been cutting them in half where they don't project out of the ear, seems to help.

What is really needed is a windscreen that puts the whole helmet in dead air. Hard to find, and we don't even want it in hot weather...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: TowerMan on March 12, 2017, 04:25:47 PM
I was taught how to insert ear plug properly like this, so that there is no contact between the ear plug and the helmet  :028:


and here


Richard  :001:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on March 12, 2017, 05:20:53 PM
I never knew the ear-plug contacting the inside of the helmet was an issue. This last weekend I used wax ear-plugs that conform more into the ear and do not stick out. I still heard a lot of wind-noise -- stock Versys windshield (it doesn't matter if it is all the up or down). Good video on how to insert the foam ear-plugs though -- pulling ear up and back etc... I will try that next, but it looks like my biggest hope is to not allow the ringing to get worse.  :002:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on March 12, 2017, 05:56:04 PM
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
I was taught how to insert ear plug properly like this, so that there is no contact between the ear plug and the helmet 

Yes that's right. All plugs need to go deep.

Foam plugs can be worse than nothing if they aren't rolled up right and pushed deep enough.

I like Etymotic Research ER-20s (now called ETYs), which also require pulling the ear back and running them in until the hard plastic handle is completely behind the fleshy protrusion on the front of the ear and not touching the helmet liner.

http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/er20.html
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: vagrant on March 13, 2017, 03:04:45 PM
I wish fit was the issue. on the gold wing I could ride all day with the same ringing at the end as my Guzzi EV with an old Suwanee fairing at 150 miles. the valves clicking with low wind really kills it for me. with a small wind shield I can do 250.
I need to get the V1000 to the gold wing level.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Buck851 on March 17, 2017, 12:47:00 AM
Just FYI, it does not fit the 2017 V1000. Even though revzilla says it fits, the mounting holes are not the same.  Kawasaki decided to rubber mount the windshield using larger holes with rubber grommets inserted.  Spoke to the folks at V stream, they indicated that they had nothing in production as of yet for the 2017.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: TYKE on March 17, 2017, 07:58:01 AM
*Originally Posted by Buck851 [+]
Just FYI, it does not fit the 2017 V1000. Even though revzilla says it fits, the mounting holes are not the same.  Kawasaki decided to rubber mount the windshield using larger holes with rubber grommets inserted.  Spoke to the folks at V stream, they indicated that they had nothing in production as of yet for the 2017.


You have just solved/confirmed my dilemma....well done and thank you

The Puig Touring screen I just received will not fit my 2017 Versys 1000, for precisely the reason that you have stated, the OEM screen on my bike has rubber grommets and metal top hat washer fixings which require larger holes in the aftermarket screen

Seems like there may be a delay on aftermarket screens supply for latest model Versys 1000 now  :028:   
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on March 17, 2017, 10:15:56 AM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]

You have just solved/confirmed my dilemma....well done and thank you

The Puig Touring screen I just received will not fit my 2017 Versys 1000, for precisely the reason that you have stated, the OEM screen on my bike has rubber grommets and metal top hat washer fixings which require larger holes in the aftermarket screen

Seems like there may be a delay on aftermarket screens supply for latest model Versys 1000 now  :028:   
If the holes are in the same location they could be drilled out and the rubber grommets transfered from the stock windshield.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: vagrant on March 18, 2017, 10:48:23 PM
odds are you ill breakit if you drill it. just use the screws like a 2015.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Attila on March 19, 2017, 12:32:15 AM
After much head-scratching I bought the GIVI windshield for my 2015 Versys. It is slightly wider and about the same height as the VStream but cost about $60 less. It is very good. I cannot believe how quiet it is. As somebody mentioned before I never heard the engine noise before but now I clearly hear a distinctive engine whine. At the lowest setting I can see over the winshield and there is no buffeting on my helmet. Looks good too. Excellent purchase and very happy with it!  :38:
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on March 19, 2017, 01:29:40 AM
Attila, did you get the 1-piece D4113ST screen, or the AF4105 Airflow model with the sliding top piece?
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: TYKE on March 19, 2017, 08:12:20 AM
*Originally Posted by vagrant [+]
odds are you ill breakit if you drill it. just use the screws like a 2015.

 :89:  plus I  like the new improved fitting of the 2017 Versys screen    :028:   
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: woodman on March 19, 2017, 11:22:26 AM
*Originally Posted by vagrant [+]
odds are you ill breakit if you drill it. just use the screws like a 2015.
I have drilled several windshields to add well nuts for mounting purposes or to add MRA vario spoilers never broke or cracked one yet.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Rickrides on April 03, 2018, 03:48:52 PM
I bought the National Cycle V-stream for my 2016 purchased last summer.  It is a marked improvement over the stock screen.  However, still a lot of wind on the helmet so I'm going to continue to look at other options.

One problem: Apparently, due to sun reflection on the back of the windshield, the top of my instrument cluster melted.  I see that this has been addressed in threads here before but not this particular thread.  Not sure what the remedy would be other than to install something physical to protect the instruments.  Not sure if this will happen with other brands.  The sun was behind me where I parked, it was not shining through the windscreen. 
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on April 03, 2018, 04:28:45 PM
When a bike is parked with its back to the sun the screen can act like a parabolic mirror, focusing the heat. Any screen can do it at the right angle.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: TYKE on April 03, 2018, 04:34:32 PM
" sun"  what's that then  :question:   :008: 

I had a situation with a past GTR when parked up at Vimy Ridge Memorial when the sun bleached the digital instrument display out for a while ...thankfully it returned
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: chris6101 on May 28, 2018, 11:10:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
When a bike is parked with its back to the sun the screen can act like a parabolic mirror, focusing the heat. Any screen can do it at the right angle.

I red this too late. I have a new melt spot on my gauge trim  :172: . I have change back to original screen couple days ago and added 3 washers to 2 bottom bolts that you attach bracket that holds screen. Now I have more airflow on my body and less turbulent air around my helmet. I'm pretty happy with it so far.  To me it's better than Vstream.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: schnuffi on May 29, 2018, 01:45:25 AM
I got the stream. Much better than the original. Then added a cheap spoiler from amazon that fits on top, even better. Very little turbulence now.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: frenchminet on May 29, 2018, 06:38:48 AM
Which refererence for the spoiler?
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Vadim on August 18, 2018, 03:13:11 AM
*Originally Posted by chris6101 [+]
I red this too late. I have a new melt spot on my gauge trim  :172: . I have change back to original screen couple days ago and added 3 washers to 2 bottom bolts that you attach bracket that holds screen. Now I have more airflow on my body and less turbulent air around my helmet. I'm pretty happy with it so far.  To me it's better than Vstream.

Hi Chris6101, I was kind of playing with same idea in my head of adding washers to push out the OEM shield about 1/2 inch at bottom and 1 inch on top. Hoping to create more air flow and to change the angle of shield (something like Madstad shield would do).
Do you know what size washers you used also metal, plastic or rubber, or will I need to take it apart and go from there?
I may need longer bolts to push\mount the shield 1 inch away, maybe its not possible but I sure would like to try before buying a different windshield.

Thanks,
Vadim
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Bart on August 18, 2018, 02:01:03 PM
Another option to use instead of washers is some fuel pipe cut to the appropriate length, it is cheap as chips and infinitely variable with longer bolts of course.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Vadim on August 18, 2018, 02:36:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]
Another option to use instead of washers is some fuel pipe cut to the appropriate length, it is cheap as chips and infinitely variable with longer bolts of course.

Cool, Thank you Bart!
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: JackImpact on September 01, 2018, 10:08:33 AM
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
I was taught how to insert ear plug properly like this, so that there is no contact between the ear plug and the helmet  :028:


and here


Richard  :001:


The more you know.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 12, 2018, 12:31:20 AM
Ran across a great deal on a V-Stream Sport/Tour Windscreen. Just put it on and will test ride it tomorrow. I already had the Tall V-Stream but i mostly ride with it in the lowest position so thought i would give the mid-size a try....
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Groanup on September 20, 2018, 02:10:46 AM
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
Ran across a great deal on a V-Stream Sport/Tour Windscreen. Just put it on and will test ride it tomorrow. I already had the Tall V-Stream but i mostly ride with it in the lowest position so thought i would give the mid-size a try....
So what's the verdict?
How does it compare to the tall?
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 20, 2018, 02:22:22 AM
*Originally Posted by Groanup [+]
So what's the verdict?
How does it compare to the tall?

I like it alot. I have it set at the highest setting. So it works well around town and freeway riding. Get more air on my body which is great for warm weather days. I kept the tall screen in the lowest setting and it did a great job. Not as much air getting to your body as the mid-size. The Tall screen set up in a higher position with the curvature of the screen it made filtering a little difficult you had to pay more attention to the distance between the cars. So for winter or a long trip with lots of highway i would probably use the tall screen. But for now I'm choosing the Mid-Size to use...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Groanup on September 20, 2018, 02:45:51 AM
Thanks!
Just to be clear, this "sport tour" is shorter than the "tour" which is shorter than the "tall", correct?
I'm looking at the tour for myself.
I'm 6'0", and that tall shield just looks like I'd end up looking through it. Not desirable at all.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 20, 2018, 03:07:14 AM
*Originally Posted by Groanup [+]
Thanks!
Just to be clear, this "sport tour" is shorter than the "tour" which is shorter than the "tall", correct?
I'm looking at the tour for myself.
I'm 6'0", and that tall shield just looks like I'd end up looking through it. Not desirable at all.

The Sport/Tour is the mid-size the Tour is the Tall screen. Your 2" shorter than me so i think the Sport/Tour should be just right for you. I don't ride out much on the weekends but if you want to meet up on a weekday we can swap out your stock seat to my bike and you can take it out for a spin to test out the Sport/Tour to see if its right for you...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Groanup on September 20, 2018, 03:48:55 AM
Aah, OK.
I thought there was an even taller version of the tour.
Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. You've helped me make up my mind.
I get out and ride during the week when I can, but never know when it will happen, as it depends on workload. Makes it hard to plan anything...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on September 20, 2018, 03:59:17 AM
*Originally Posted by Groanup [+]
Aah, OK.
I thought there was an even taller version of the tour.
Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. You've helped me make up my mind.
I get out and ride during the week when I can, but never know when it will happen, as it depends on workload. Makes it hard to plan anything...


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Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: DrGonzo615 on October 16, 2018, 04:00:52 PM
I have the sport tour version and Im not totally happy with it if im honest. I am 5'9" and while it does create a decent wind free zone in the mid section, I find that the noise and buffeting is still pretty bad. Im wearing an RPHA 11 Pro, so Im not sure if its the helmet or the windscreen. At the tallest setting if I slouch, I can tuck behind the screen and it eliminates a lot of the noise but other than that, riding requires ear plugs for sure.

Im currently looking for something taller for the winter months but really hesitant on which way to go now. Im leaning towards the Givi or the Touring version of the V-stream but Im just really torn on what to do since windscreens seem like such a crapshoot.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on October 16, 2018, 09:40:13 PM
*Originally Posted by DrGonzo615 [+]
I have the sport tour version and Im not totally happy with it if im honest. I am 5'9" and while it does create a decent wind free zone in the mid section, I find that the noise and buffeting is still pretty bad. Im wearing an RPHA 11 Pro, so Im not sure if its the helmet or the windscreen. At the tallest setting if I slouch, I can tuck behind the screen and it eliminates a lot of the noise but other than that, riding requires ear plugs for sure.

Im currently looking for something taller for the winter months but really hesitant on which way to go now. Im leaning towards the Givi or the Touring version of the V-stream but Im just really torn on what to do since windscreens seem like such a crapshoot.


I have both the Sport/Tour and the Touring V-Stream. I like the sport/tour for summer because you get a nice flow of air on the body. There is more noise and air hitting the helmet so its not ideal. So shortly i will be putting the taller Touring Screen back on and leaving it on. Then I'll sell the Sport/Tour locally. I'm 6'2" with a 32-33" inseam and my seat is taller than stock...
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: Sonny on October 16, 2018, 09:47:57 PM
I have a tall touring Vstream for sale, like new cond, PM if interested.
Title: Re: Arrived today----- V Stream N20116 windshield
Post by: weljo2001 on October 16, 2018, 10:35:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
I have a tall touring Vstream for sale, like new cond, PM if interested.


That windscreen will also fit the 2015 & newer Versys 650's....