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post #1 of 36 Old 03-09-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Laminar Lip or Taller aftermarket screen

I recently purchased a (new) '09 KLR650 and I am/will be doing alot of highway travel on this bike. I have concerns with the amount of wind buffeting due to the small stock wiind screen. I want to eventually replace it with...... Any thoughts from riders whom replaced the stock screen? If it matters, I am 6' tall with a larger torso (32" inseam).
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post #2 of 36 Old 03-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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MRA Vario Touring Shield

I am 6' with a 33" inseam. Fitted the MRA shield from Twisted Throttle. I find it a lot better than the stock although I have not done a lot of highway since I fitted it. At full extension it hits me under the helmet so for anything over 60 I lower it 2 notches and it's good for me. You may want a fixed tall shield if most of your riding it highway.
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The dipped nose on the front fender also causes problems at speed and is like a small sail. I'm chopping mine down and if it looks like crap I'll fit a KTM.
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post #3 of 36 Old 03-10-2010, 11:51 AM
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I too have an '09 and fitted the MRA touring sheild from twisted throttle. I'm 6' and wear a helmet with a visor. I wish I would have talked to customer service prior to my purchase. This sheild (the non-adjustable one) does no better than stock and the retailer will not accept a reutrn once it is remove from the sealed packaging. Now i'm out $115 for the sheild and shipping. When I called in after disapointing results I talked with Michael, a customer service rep at twisted throttle. He highly reccomended the MRA 'vario' sheild the one 'deugly' is talking about above. I just purchased the vario screen, hopefully with better results. I ll repost back once its on.

save your money... skip the MRA touring, spring for the adjustable screen

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post #4 of 36 Old 03-10-2010, 07:09 PM
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http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/it.A/id.292/.f

Madstad adjustable windshield bracket.

I had one on my V-Strom with the stock windshield and loved it. If they made one for the Gen1 KLR I would have it on my '05.

Buy directly from Madstad. Ask for a discount (worked for me). They have good support.

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09 Kaw with taller windshield, 5 10 and i have no head buffeting, love the taller windshield, good on cold days too, ordered from Kaw. worth the money
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Also check out www.zerogravity.com The cleanest looking one out in my opinion

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I'm 5'11" and the wind hit me right in the face with the stock shield. I bought one 4.5" taller and now the wind hits me on top of the helmet. I would have bought a taller one if I was mostly riding on hwy. I ride a lot on dirt and I didn't want to be looking through a dirty windshield when trying to see the rocks and ruts right in front of the bike.
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post #8 of 36 Old 03-11-2010, 03:15 PM
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Also check out www.zerogravity.com The cleanest looking one out in my opinion
Paulo888, it is always nice to test URLs before publishing them. Is this the correct URL? http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/

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Ha Ha!! I just tried the link above out of curiosity. Is that a mail order spouse site?
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post #10 of 36 Old 03-15-2010, 06:40 PM
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Ha Ha!! I just tried the link above out of curiosity. Is that a mail order spouse site?
How do you explain to the wife when she sees that page and you tell her you were looking at windshields?
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