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Vented stock windshield
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:21:57 am »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 04:35:41 pm »
I have read in other posts that the mounting holes are the same.  You may want to do a search.  Another solution would be the Craig Vetter snap in vents that would cost under $50.00 and have been time tested.  Here is the link to them, along with a short video, just scroll down the page to find them.

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Original-46384

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 05:10:08 pm »
I thought I had read something about the new style windshield exerting more force on the mounting brackets, and that Kawasaki had to beef up the mounting bracket/adjusting hardware in order to account for it.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 06:27:59 pm »
Staylo- I'll have to look into that.

Fred- I kinda like those vents. Any idea how much air flow they allow?
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 09:41:56 pm »
In reality I don't know how much air will flow,  but you could figure the area of the 2 circles and than compare that to the area of the 2015 vents and maybe come to your own conclusion.  I believe that the 2015 and later windscreens along with the venting mechanism are fairly expensive unless you can find a used one on ebay.

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 01:23:39 am »
I have a 2016 C14. The oem windscreen will fit the older year C14's.

The vent assy is attached to the windscreen via two steel brackets w/ AHCS bolts, two per side, and that windscreen assembly mounts to the brackets on your C14. That vent assy allows the vent to open and close with detent locks.

The vent, when opened, does allow noticeable air to flow through the windscreen.

The oem windscreen is taller than previous years, too tall for me, the vent vibrates and it's difficult to clean around the vent area.

I replaced the oem with a MRA Vario screen. I am a sport rider.

I had to purchase the older style rubber gaskets and appropriate hardware for adapting the MRA to the 2016.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 01:31:55 am »
Good to know! Looks like im better off with the vetter vents. Thanks for all the help everyone!
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 11:38:50 pm »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.




I don't open the vent for air flow.  At least, not for cooling. I just lower it.


The vent is to stabilize the air to reduce buffeting, which it does very well.


If it does offer rider cooling, I dont notice it.

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 08:25:21 am »
I installed the Vetter vents in a VStream early last summer as well as cutting out the small triangular center section to relieve back pressure. The vents work great and are easy to install.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 01:35:06 pm »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.

Look into a `08-`09 stock windshield

Works great in the summer here in humid FL.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 10:26:32 pm »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.


I found there was more air if I just lowered the screen.


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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 10:50:07 pm »
I installed the Vetter vents in a VStream early last summer as well as cutting out the small triangular center section to relieve back pressure. The vents work great and are easy to install.
Would like to see that revised shield with the Vetters.   :great:
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:50:17 pm »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.

Look into a `08-`09 stock windshield

Works great in the summer here in humid FL.

Look at the MRA Vario, smaller than the 08 & 09's. Lot's of smooth clean air!

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 11:01:53 pm »
I don't open the vent for air flow.  At least, not for cooling. I just lower it.


The vent is to stabilize the air to reduce buffeting, which it does very well.


If it does offer rider cooling, I dont notice it.
^^^Same here on all of the above.  In fact, even with the vent open I sometimes have to lower the windscreen to get enough air to un-fog my helmet visor.

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 07:04:50 pm »
I'll post some pics when the bike finally clears customs and I have it back. Should be around the first week of March.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2018, 02:30:16 am »
How much does it help the buffeting? I just put a vstream on. Its good but not great! If i could eliminate even more buffeting, im in!
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2018, 06:33:22 am »
In the lower half/center there is a "V" shape forming an inverted triangle. I cut out a section starting at the bottom of the "V" going up so that the horizontal cut line is approximately 4 inches long. I think it helped a lot, but that's just my subjective opinion.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2018, 03:40:24 pm »
MRA Vario
This windscreen is quite aerodynamic and these cutouts aid in that airflow
This MRA is a huge improvement relative to the 2016 oem vented windscreen
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2018, 03:58:09 pm »
I have the vstream now and im not impressed at all!
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2018, 06:17:32 pm »
If you do cut out the VStream be careful not to go to large. The idea is to create just enough laminar airflow to relieve back pressure not create turbulence. The other option is to raise the bottom edge but thats more difficult to calculate airflow since it's a variable opening depending on height setting.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 07:47:47 pm »
If i cut a windshield its gonna be my stock one!
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2018, 07:57:55 pm »
I have a stock 09 shield that I cut just about in half for hot summers and track days.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2018, 03:50:49 pm »
Will the newer vented windshield fit on a 2013? It gets warm in the summer here and would like to have the vent.

Look into a `08-`09 stock windshield

Works great in the summer here in humid FL.

Look at the MRA Vario, smaller than the 08 & 09's. Lot's of smooth clean air!

Cliff   :beerchug:

I agree with Cliff. {don't tell him I sed that}
Like he said, lots of smooth clean air.
In the full up position/vent fully folded out, it keeps you amazing dry in a rain storm because of how it deflects the air.
  Almost as much coverage as a stock shield in up position,,, but way smaller...

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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2018, 06:33:54 am »
Here's photo of the stock 09 screen cut down. The bike is still being held for customs clearance so I can't post a photo of the V Stream yet.
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Re: Vented stock windshield
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2018, 10:26:29 am »
To help notice the difference

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