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What's up fellas. I was wondering if you guys could share your experience with the aftermarket windshields. Bottom line do they make a big difference.

Ive had this bike for almost a year I've seen the aftermarket windscreens but never liked how they look (in my opinion) however after riding on the highway for over an hour at 78ish mph I think I might need one. Getting tired of feeling beat up after the ride.
 

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I have an MRA windshield that I have used on my Z650. On how much of a difference it makes, quite a bit in my experience. It certainly keeps most of the wind off my chest and makes longer rides at 120-130km/h much easier. The occasional spurts of +160km/h is also more enjoyable with the windshield. I removed it recently simply because I just don't like how it looks and don't ride on the freeway much. If you do a lot of freeway riding I would say get one.
 

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I have an MRA windshield that I have used on my Z650. On how much of a difference it makes, quite a bit in my experience. It certainly keeps most of the wind off my chest and makes longer rides at 120-130km/h much easier. The occasional spurts of +160km/h is also more enjoyable with the windshield. I removed it recently simply because I just don't like how it looks and don't ride on the freeway much. If you do a lot of freeway riding I would say get one.
That actually looks good. Thanks for your response. I'll look it up online
 

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A lot of the windscreens for the z650 look odd to me but the MRA ones look the best in my opinion. I have the MRA "double bubble" and love the way it looks. However, its pretty short and doesn't make a huge difference in highway riding. But its still better than not having one in my opinion. Definitely worth the $100 or so.
 

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I have an MRA windshield that I have used on my Z650. On how much of a difference it makes, quite a bit in my experience. It certainly keeps most of the wind off my chest and makes longer rides at 120-130km/h much easier. The occasional spurts of +160km/h is also more enjoyable with the windshield. I removed it recently simply because I just don't like how it looks and don't ride on the freeway much. If you do a lot of freeway riding I would say get one.
I find this windscreen looks decent on the Z650 and seriously consider getting one next spring. For some odd reasons I find myself riding often on the highway. While I don't mind the winds hitting my chest, the problem is the the bugs stick to my jacket. I find myself having to wash the jacket right after the highway ride, which is almost every weekend. I am hoping this windscreen might mitigate that.
 

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I have an MRA windshield that I have used on my Z650. On how much of a difference it makes, quite a bit in my experience. It certainly keeps most of the wind off my chest and makes longer rides at 120-130km/h much easier. The occasional spurts of +160km/h is also more enjoyable with the windshield. I removed it recently simply because I just don't like how it looks and don't ride on the freeway much. If you do a lot of freeway riding I would say get one.
I find this windscreen looks decent on the Z650 and seriously consider getting one next spring. For some odd reasons I find myself riding often on the highway. While I don't mind the winds hitting my chest, the problem is the the bugs stick to my jacket. I find myself having to wash the jacket right after the highway ride, which is almost every weekend. I am hoping this windscreen might mitigate that.
I think it depends on how big/tall you are. The windshield is not really that large and depending on your riding position it may or may not prevent the bug splatter. Having said that, I did notice a few bugs that met their untimely end on the windshield instead of me!
 

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I think it depends on how big/tall you are. The windshield is not really that large and depending on your riding position it may or may not prevent the bug splatter. Having said that, I did notice a few bugs that met their untimely end on the windshield instead of me!
Thanks Naz. This really help my purchasing decision.
 

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I have found that riding a naked bike is awkward at first if you are used to a windscreen or if you are a new rider. A good helmet and good riding gear help and the more you ride on the freeway the more you get used to it. While I wouldn’t want to do a cross country tour, riding without a screen can become quite enjoyable once you get used to it....I prefer it, but then I don’t ride for hours at a time either. A small screen can sometimes be worse than no screen. My old versys came stock with a small screen and the buffeting was horrible, once I removed it and rode screenless, it was much better.
 

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I have found that riding a naked bike is awkward at first if you are used to a windscreen or if you are a new rider. A good helmet and good riding gear help and the more you ride on the freeway the more you get used to it. While I wouldn’t want to do a cross country tour, riding without a screen can become quite enjoyable once you get used to it....I prefer it, but then I don’t ride for hours at a time either. A small screen can sometimes be worse than no screen. My old versys came stock with a small screen and the buffeting was horrible, once I removed it and rode screenless, it was much better.
 

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I have found that riding a naked bike is awkward at first if you are used to a windscreen or if you are a new rider. A good helmet and good riding gear help and the more you ride on the freeway the more you get used to it. While I wouldn’t want to do a cross country tour, riding without a screen can become quite enjoyable once you get used to it....I prefer it, but then I don’t ride for hours at a time either. A small screen can sometimes be worse than no screen. My old versys came stock with a small screen and the buffeting was horrible, once I removed it and rode screenless, it was much better.
I agree with regards to the buffeting. My screen literally gave me a headache from the buffeting. I prefer riding without it, as you say,correct gear helps a lot a I always use earplugs as well.
 

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I have a new MRA windshield, I think it's called the vario. It's much better than the other MRA windshield that I have. There is slight buffeting but I can live with it. It takes most of the wind off my chest and cruising at 130-140 km/h is much better.
The only downside is that I notice I ride a bit faster with it thanks to the reduced wind blast .
 

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