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post #1 of 9 Old Aug 31st, 2011, 1:11 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone have one of these and if so what do you think?

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post #2 of 9 Old Aug 31st, 2011, 1:22 pm
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Anyone have one of these and if so what do you think?

http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/im...dcd5c7859c.jpg

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Bunch of folks have the Vstream shield. And most folks like it. It's been around these parts the last 6 or 7 years. Click here for an early thread about it. And a search using a coupla keywords will bring up many, many more. Good luck.
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Re: V-Stream Windshield

Looks just like mine... only cleaner...

Great addition... I'm 6'2" and love the shield. But I do hope we don't turn this into a VStream vs. Cee Bailey "beat your brethren over the head" thread...





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Re: V-Stream Windshield

I have one and like mine very much. Got mine mostly to make the ride a little better for my wife and she noticed a fairly significant improvement over the stock screen. The VStream is also polycarbonate, which is a good thing.

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Re: V-Stream Windshield

Does the VStream have the same problem as the stock shield, fogging up? That's my biggest issue with the stock windshield that I have!

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Re: V-Stream Windshield

Nope! The screen is very clear. I'm now on my second one! The first one got scuffed when the bike fell and I couldn't buff out the damage. I went with a Cee Bailey's for a while but didn't like the slight distortion when you look through it.

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I bought the lower -2" version last fall and like it a lot. Raised a bit, I see over it and wife gets less buffeting. Good shield and easy to clean.
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Re: V-Stream Windshield

I put a V-stream windshield on my K1200LT last year. The lines of the windscreen look great on my bike and the wind protection is very good too.

The main thing I noticed with the polycarbonate material is it doesn't get the "spider web" scratches you can easily get with the acrylic windscreens. My windshield is as perfectly clear as the day I took it out of the box new, over 10K miles ago. One Youtube video shows a guy rubbing steel wool on the V-stream with no effect. I haven't tried the steel wool test myself.

Watch the Youtube tests on the polycarbonate vs acrylic windscreens. (link below) The acrylic shatters with a high impact hit and leaves sharp jagged edges. The polycarbonate is hardly affected. Most things bounce off of it. A gun shot goes through the V-stream but does not shatter the windscreen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDXwcgSYjws

I am very happy with the V-stream windshield. The price point is reasonable too.

Hope these comments and research helps.
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Tipped my bike over a few months back (hard), the right upper edge of the Vstream dug into the dirt track... not a scratch on the Vstream, but the windscreen adjuster mount snapped at the base.... its one tough screen!

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