Windshields - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 10-31-2007, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15
Windshields

Please everyone give me your thoughts on the best windshield. Im sure you have talked about this before but maybe someone has new thoughts.

Thanks
Slim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-31-2007, 10:14 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
That depends on your torso height, mostly. I have a tall torso and the factory screen tossed everything at eye level, making a ton of noise in my helmets and bouncing my head around.

I actually found that I liked removing the sheild all together, but I didn't like the looks.. I ended up cutting the "flip" off the shield, which was the best of both worlds.

The wind now hits me just below the neck, so the blast if off my chest and my helmet's in clean (aka-quiet) air, AND my helmet's ventilation actually works..

Here's a pic of the finished product.
Paper is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-31-2007, 11:47 PM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
+1 on cutting down windshield

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 206
I ran with the windshield off for a week or two. While the buffeting around the helmet went away, the force of the wind was directed on my chest.

Sometimes it felt like I was being pushed off the bike.

I wonder if cutting the windshield like that would put the air around my neck?

Brian
KLRless is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 12:26 AM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
It hits me just under the neck upper chest area...My shield is about three inches tall now

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15
Well I'm 6'2 with a long torso, I'll give the cut off a try. Has anyone tried the taller windshield with any good results? Thanks
Slim is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 09:33 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
I'm speaking only from personal experience, but I find the taller shields too narrow, allowing wind from the sides to come around and buffet your entire body, and them being too short to actually put you in an envelope of quiet air.

Some people like the tall shields. I've tried a couple and I just didn't like the airflow/buffeting/ and noise.. It's entirely up to you, of course, and my opinion on this is after trying a taller shield. It didn't work for me, but that's me..

I'm not against big windshields, as you can see by the second bike in my list below.
Paper is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 09:44 AM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
LMAOOO but Paper, thats a friggen cadillac on two wheels, it SHOULD have AC too. hehehehe.....I can say this cause I had a Wing and loved it.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Paper View Post
I'm speaking only from personal experience, but I find the taller shields too narrow, allowing wind from the sides to come around and buffet your entire body, and them being too short to actually put you in an envelope of quiet air.

Some people like the tall shields. I've tried a couple and I just didn't like the airflow/buffeting/ and noise.. It's entirely up to you, of course, and my opinion on this is after trying a taller shield. It didn't work for me, but that's me..

I'm not against big windshields, as you can see by the second bike in my list below.

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 09:58 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by DXKLR View Post
LMAOOO it SHOULD have AC too.

Between the Baker Wings, the Hot/Cold Vents, and my electric vest hookup, it's getting close..

Heated grips are next..

Oh, and I took out the 10 disc CD changer and installed satellite radio instead.. It's a nice mix with the AM/FM/Cassette/CB..
Paper is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 11-01-2007, 01:18 PM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
I have always wanted to try the satellite radio's but haven't yet. You like it?

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome