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Offline Tjnoma99

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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.