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Offline copbike

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Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:47:24 am »
Does anyone know for sure if the Vstream windscreen (N20102) will fit a 2016?  The website doesn’t list a fitment for a 2016.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 09:31:38 am »
I found one on eBay, but I’m not sure I trust it.  Everywhere else doesn’t seem to have them.  Your best bet would be to contact national cycle directly and see what they say.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 01:36:33 pm »
I have the vent type newer OEM windshield on my '10 model so the holes are still in the same places, however there are some hardware differences. Screws and washers that are different
so some scrounging and ordering previous years small parts may be necessary, but I'd be very surprised if the Vstream didn't fit once the little pieces were there in hand.

But to be true to your question, no I don't know for sure.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 02:50:18 pm »
Got a reply from National Cycle.  The Vstream will not fit the 2016.

Guess I’ll go with the CalSci screen

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 03:27:32 pm »
Got a reply from National Cycle.  The Vstream will not fit the 2016.

Guess I’ll go with the CalSci screen
Well, that sucks.  I’m happy with mine.  Works much better providing protection than my Cee Bailey.   Of, course, I am concerned that the bracket mount could fail some time in the future...
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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 03:56:40 pm »
I have the vent type newer OEM windshield on my '10 model so the holes are still in the same places, however there are some hardware differences. Screws and washers that are different
so some scrounging and ordering previous years small parts may be necessary, but I'd be very surprised if the Vstream didn't fit once the little pieces were there in hand.

But to be true to your question, no I don't know for sure.

That is my understanding, also... that the windshield support's dimensions and holes are all identical on all C14's, regardless of year.  The 2008-2014 all have the same exact attachment hardware (retaining clamps, washers, bolts, and gaskets), regardless of screen.  But the 2015+ used different attachment hardware for the newer "vented" OEM screen.  So, if one were to get the previous attachment hardware, someone with a 2015-2018 C14 should be able to mount ANY screen that would fit a 2008-2014 C14 (and vice-versa.

Such parts should be readily orderable from a Kawasaki dealer.
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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 10:16:21 pm »
FIFY.

 I agree except for the years you mentioned. I know, picky picky picky.   :P

That is my understanding, also... that the windshield support's dimensions and holes are all identical on all C14's, regardless of year.  The 2008-20154 all have the same exact attachment hardware (retaining clamps, washers, bolts, and gaskets), regardless of screen.  But the 20165+ used different attachment hardware for the newer "vented" OEM screen.  So, if one were to get the previous attachment hardware, someone with a 20165-2018 C14 should be able to mount ANY screen that would fit a 2008-20154 C14 (and vice-versa.

Such parts should be readily orderable from a Kawasaki dealer.  [But probably cheaper elsewhere (Partzilla, Ron Ayers, et al.)]

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 06:44:15 am »
FIFY.

 I agree except for the years you mentioned. I know, picky picky picky.   :P

Drat!  I keep making that same mistake (2016 instead of 2015).  I will edit the original.  Thanks
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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 09:42:57 am »
Got a reply from National Cycle.  The Vstream will not fit the 2016.

Guess I’ll go with the CalSci screen

I wouldn't be in such a rush to spend your money. On one of the forums I'm sure someone has put a Vstream on a Gen 2.1 C14 (2015+) and can help you...we just gotta find them.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 12:14:23 pm »
Marty, did I read correctly, that you put the newer Kawi windscreen on your bike, the windscreen with the vent?
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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 04:36:14 pm »
Marty, did I read correctly, that you put the newer Kawi windscreen on your bike, the windscreen with the vent?

Yes I did. A friend of mine who is very tall had to get a taller screen for his '15 C14 and sold me his. It fits and works fine for me on my '10 C14.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 08:47:33 am »
Thank you Marty. Do you find the vent does anything or is it "gimmicky"?
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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 11:59:22 am »
Thank you Marty. Do you find the vent does anything or is it "gimmicky"?


http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=52.msg292035#msg292035

Best I've tried for eliminating that invisible person behind me pushing my head down. I  only need the vent open when the windshield is up 1/4 or more. Not for cooling air just back pressure relief. Like seats and bars it's subjective and not for everyone...to some it does nothing and becomes "gimicky".

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 07:54:58 pm »
Sorry if this is wrong section to post this- but I have a nearly new Vstream windshield from my 2008 if anyone interested.

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Re: Does the Vstream screen fit a 2016?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 06:30:44 pm »
Pulled the stock windscreen off my bike. And then needed to perform surgery to remove the "dampers" (aka rubber gaskets) on both sides to remove them.

I still tore them in a few places, so a trip to Partzilla and $24 later (including shipping), two new pairs of gaskets are on the way.

Bought a used VStream. Looking forward to checking it out.

The old "dampers" would probably work, but as the tears occurred around the holes, that's prime entry point for water.
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