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The C-14, aka Kawasaki Concours-14, the new one :) => Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 => Topic started by: okxd45 on July 30, 2011, 11:16:50 am

Title: V Stream
Post by: okxd45 on July 30, 2011, 11:16:50 am
So after the latest talk on windshields, I'm down to the V Stream or the Ultra Tour.  Can someone with a V stream post a few pics.  Maybe one all the way up and the other down......from the front?  The website only has the one pic and I can't tell the shape and size very well.  Thank you!
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 30, 2011, 12:53:14 pm
I will try to get some pics next time I have my Vstream mounted.  But here are a couple that I have now.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/photo2.jpg)
If you notice the shield does not catch enough wind to keep me inside the legal speed limit.  ;D

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4001.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/DSCF4013.jpg)
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: okxd45 on July 30, 2011, 03:31:18 pm
Thanks these pics will work.  Kind of a weird shape, but if the buffeting is minimal and will keep the wind off in the winter, without looking like a barn door, then I'm in.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Arata on July 31, 2011, 12:28:10 pm
It does look a bit strange to me, especially all the way up, but mine does a great job of reducing buffeting.

It's probably one of my favorite purchases.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: 556ALPHA on July 31, 2011, 06:23:00 pm
Compared to the stock screen it works miracles, I wish I would have purchased one sooner.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: manowarwi on August 01, 2011, 05:14:44 pm
Thanks these pics will work.  Kind of a weird shape, but if the buffeting is minimal and will keep the wind off in the winter, without looking like a barn door, then I'm in.

For me (6'2" 34" inseam) the buffeting is pretty much gone.  Not to sound like a broken record on the forum, but what I love about my V-Stream is the clean air that hits me in the face.  I didn't want the wind out of my face, I just don't care for buffeting and that is exactly what this shield provides.  I can block the wind with it all the way up, but so far I haven't found a reason to do so.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: okxd45 on August 01, 2011, 06:59:36 pm
Thanks for the info.  Really still having a hard time deciding.  Now I've added the Euro cee bailey to the mix. 
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Mal on August 02, 2011, 09:33:08 am
Thanks for the info.  Really still having a hard time deciding.  Now I've added the Euro cee bailey to the mix.

I've got a V-stream and am really enjoying it... I would definitely recommend one...
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Conhardcore on August 02, 2011, 12:47:26 pm
Thanks for the info.  Really still having a hard time deciding.  Now I've added the Euro cee bailey to the mix.

How tall are you?  I pondered the Euro/Ultra questions for quite some time with some consideration for the Cal Sci WS.  Ultimately I went with the Cee Baileys Euro.  I have had many Cee Baileys wind shields and you cannot go wrong with their quality.  For me at 6' and a 32" inseam it is nearly perfect.  I can get total wind protection with a very subtle duck and 80% straight up.  The Ultra would have given 100% at all times full up but I just felt it was too much shield for the bike.  At times this summer I feel the Euro is even too high at the full down position, but overall it's better than the stock 2011 shield.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: martin_14 on August 03, 2011, 03:04:45 am
I don't consider myself to be a "fashion-conscious" kind of guy, but if I have several alternatives that fulfill the function side, I'd want it to look good, and the V-Stream doesn't, imo. When I was shopping around to replace the post stamp that the bike comes with (for a bike with these touring capabilities, anyway) I heard good things of the V-Stream, but I saw it mounted on a 1400GTR on my last trip to Tuscany and found it just plain ugly. Talking to the guy, he agreed, but told me that it works perfect. I found the Givi, up to about 100 mph, does the same job, so I went for it, and I'm happy with my purchase.
Good luck!
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: okxd45 on August 03, 2011, 09:41:59 am
It is kinda ugly, I don't want it to affect the sexiness of the bike!  I ordered the the Euro from Murph, but I'm a little worried after Conhardcore's post.  I'm 6'2, so the coverage won't be there I guess.  I ordered the Euro, because I heard through the grapevine that the Ultra was a little much for the bike and could cause potential mechanical problems with the bracket or shield motor.  I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Conhardcore on August 03, 2011, 10:15:32 am
It is kinda ugly, I don't want it to affect the sexiness of the bike!  I ordered the the Euro from Murph, but I'm a little worried after Conhardcore's post.  I'm 6'2, so the coverage won't be there I guess.  I ordered the Euro, because I heard through the grapevine that the Ultra was a little much for the bike and could cause potential mechanical problems with the bracket or shield motor.  I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

I really can't comment on the Ultras problems with the bracket.  I know a lot of folks ride with the Ultra and love it.  In fact I ran a poll a while back and asked for input on the Cal Sci, Cee Baileys Ultra and Euro and the Ultra won.  For me it just seemed a bit too tall for the bike.  Having said that, I have seen them on Connies and at the end of the day they really aren't that bad looking in comparison to the Euro.  They are at least 2"s taller and even their website says for anyone over 6' the Ultra is the way to go for total wind protection.  I know you will appreciate the Euro and even like it a lot compared to the stock one on the 2010/2011 bikes but if you are looking for the BEST wind protection you can have from these two models it's the Ultra I'm sure, particularly at 6'2".
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: okxd45 on August 03, 2011, 07:32:18 pm
Yep, you are probably right. If  it's bearable, I'll keep it, if not, back to murph's for a trade......I hope!
Title: Re: V Stream
Post by: Rawman on August 03, 2011, 08:30:19 pm
1/2 to full up, the VStream does look a bit strange, but down to 1/2 up I think it looks good.  It is the way the windsheild mechanism not only raises, but puts the sheild more upright that makes the VStream look strange.  The VStream does work though, I own one too!