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Beginning to research windshield options. Not much on this site as yet. Here are a few websites and choices that I have found so far.


National cycle windshield options and some other source prices:



http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/results2.html?search_model=ka-088

Multiple sizes @ $150

National Cycle VStream Tall Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2013 - RevZilla

National Cycle VStream Tall Touring Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2013 $135




Puig racing option:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/puig-racing-windscreen-kawasaki-ninja-1000-2011-2012?utm_source=product&kwd=&adtype=pla&kw={keyword}&gclid=CMTG1rrnmb0CFZRr7AodkgsAUA

Puig Racing Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2011-2012 $86.35


Calsci option:

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Ninja10prod.html
$125

Anyone with experience with any of these?
 

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I have the National Cycle Touring which is way large but that is what I wanted. Looks like the popes hat in the upright position so not very attractive but does a great job on highway speeds and bad weather.

Many like the Puig which does look cool but it doesn't help much with the wind from the stock (a little improvement is what a buddy said to me).

There are many others and its just personal taste but the one thing I like and wish all manufacturers would consider is the material. All except the National Cycle use acrylic and on my last bike I cracked both the Rifle and Zero Gravity from storing on flat surface (and someone put something over it) and the other from over tightening a screw. The Polycarbonate on the other hand is indestructable. I think they make bullet proof windows with this stuff.
 

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Puig is very good. Roughly the same protection as stock..maybe a little more, but very much improved airflow tha tthe rider feels. Thsi hold true in all three windshield positions.

The zero g double bubble is another one I have. Its lousy. Noisy. It only works in the middle position, if it even works at all. For sure, put that one in the bad choice column.
 

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I have the National Cycle Touring which is way large but that is what I wanted. Looks like the popes hat in the upright position so not very attractive but does a great job on highway speeds and bad weather.

Many like the Puig which does look cool but it doesn't help much with the wind from the stock (a little improvement is what a buddy said to me).

There are many others and its just personal taste but the one thing I like and wish all manufacturers would consider is the material. All except the National Cycle use acrylic and on my last bike I cracked both the Rifle and Zero Gravity from storing on flat surface (and someone put something over it) and the other from over tightening a screw. The Polycarbonate on the other hand is indestructible. I think they make bullet proof windows with this stuff.
Good info on the National Cycle. They have a sport touring and a tall touring, I'm sure you have the tall version. The sport touring version may be a good compromise. The OEM just really doesn't help much. I need to ride a little more before making a decision. Will also check out the other suggestions. Wish there were a couple of used ones that we could pass around and try...
 

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I'd for sure kick in a Zero G double bubble for the "testing" program. Its honestly not worth trying, but if someone wanted to.

I have the shorter zero g shield and its very similar to stock..go figure. I think their tall shield is where its at for great protection.
 

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That idea of a windshield test pool sound cool....I'l donate my zero g double bubble if someoen comes across with soemthing else.
 

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I just installed the Puig in dark smoke. Sure looks a **** of a lot better, need to put some miles on before I can assess the change in wind flow.
 

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Just bought a Zero Gravity double bubble windscreen from Revzilla today. The last one I had on my FZ6R was great compared to stock but we'll see.
 

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I hope you like the zero g better thna I did. Love the looks, but its performance was not great. I fyou look it up, Zero G mentions it only should ONLY be used in the middle position.

Click this link for more info. I was nto able to post it right here..Me too dumb.

http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/pdfs/231_important_note.pdf

I dont know if it REALLY hits controls, but its shape was not good for the lower positions.

Its such a nice feature on our bikes, I dont like losing it. If you dislike the zero g , try the puig next.
 

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Like ydo I have the v- stream. Its not much to look at but works really well. It gives the bike a more touring look. I had one on an fz1 so I knew it would work well. I leave it in the middle postion and the air hits about 3/4 up the helmet- so theres good airflow. It takes wind off your shoulders so youre not getting pushed around. Definitely worth the investment.
 

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I just ordered a used V stream tall shield. It will be perfect for the cold days. I'm excited to get it.

I love the puig for summer, but that extra height will be great whine its 40 outside.
 

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U guys ever experience a lot of head buffeting with any of these? I still have stock, and especially when I have a passenger at about 70mph the wind grabs my head and shakes it side to side. Very annoying. Really like the puig but want to make sure it helps with this. They shoulda took this thing to the wind tunnel a little longer lol.
 

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Just to show how The National Cycle Touring looks, here I am with it in the middle position. I think it's not too bad or out of proportion since the riding position is more upright than sport bikes.
 

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Just to show how The National Cycle Touring looks, here I am with it in the middle position. I think it's not too bad or out of proportion since the riding position is more upright than sport bikes.
Either your windshield is really clear or no picture shows up...
 

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you have some serious toys in your garage. I would love to know how you like that windscreen and how tall are you?
 

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you have some serious toys in your garage. I would love to know how you like that windscreen and how tall are you?
Yes, we are blessed..
I'm 5'11". I have now tried the windshield in all positions, definitely better than OEM. For me seems just right for this bike, more sporty than touring. If I was planning to use this bike for touring I would get the taller version. I have a Honda ST1300A that I would choose for long distance, cold or rainy weather. For the type of riding that I will be using this bike,up to 400 miles, this one should work well. Hope that helps. You are welcome to try it if we can get together sometime...
 

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Yes, we are blessed..
... If I was planning to use this bike for touring I would get the taller version. I have a Honda ST1300A that I would choose for long distance, cold or rainy weather. For the type of riding that I will be using this bike,up to 400 miles, this one should work well. Hope that helps. You are welcome to try it if we can get together sometime...
If you are doing some real long distance touring I would take that plane in your garage.;)
 
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