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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience/suggestions/advice on which wind screen manufacturer and height works best for our KTM 1090R?

I prefer an exact fit flavor and see that Madstad, Puig and Touratech make one; probably other makers as well presumably?

I'm 5'10" and I think the factory one works reasonably well but looking for a little more protection for an upcoming 8K mile ride to Alaska and back where we probably do some 400+ mile days.
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I second that. I have been stuck behind a tall touring V-Stream windscreen the last 19K miles on an FJ-09. The first few rides on the KTM were a serious wake-up call; even my sportbikes did not have this much wind hitting me. My trip last year to Boise Id and back, 3250 miles was a breeze ( or lack thereof ) with that monster barn door leading the way. I would not expect the same level of protection but would like a bit less wind noise.

I will keep my eyes on this post as I am looking to prioritize my "rat hole" money for farkles I plan to buy this spring. My Amazon cart is getting pretty full of options. Some new safety gear is my initial priority though.
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I am 6’2” and put a medium height Vstream on mine for long trips. It uses the existing mounting points and is a really clean set up. I am still looking well over the top of the screen. Very smooth air but maybe not as smooth as the Madstads I have used in the past. I went with the Vstream because of the ease of changing windscreens back an forth.
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I am 6’2” and put a medium height Vstream on mine for long trips. It uses the existing mounting points and is a really clean set up. I am still looking well over the top of the screen. Very smooth air but maybe not as smooth as the Madstads I have used in the past. I went with the Vstream because of the ease of changing windscreens back an forth.

Just bought the same wind screen, I am 5'11" and I can see over the screen perfectly in the low position, with it raised I have to look through it. I does a great job, no more crazy wind noise in my helmet even with the helmet visor up
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I keep my stock one in the low position all the time. I guess I'm kind of a wind junky.

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I had a great experience with the 18" Madstad on my Triumph Tiger 800XC so I thought I'd try them again.



I ordered the same 18" Madstad for my 1090R and experienced alot of buffeting. I'm 6'3" tall but 36 of that is inseam. I let my buddy who is 5'6" ride the bike without even mentioning the new windscreen. When he got off the bike he commented on how much buffeting there was.



I spoke with them and they're very helpful and sincerely wanted me to have a good experienc and they suggested I add about 3" in height by taping on some cardboard. I did that and it changed nothing in terms of buffeting. It doesn't seem like Madstad did any testing on this bike.


As a side note, there is a 15% restocking fee and it cost me $47 to send the windscreen back. So all in all it will cost about $100 just to try this windscreen out to find out it doesn't work well on the 1090 Adventure R.

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I replaced the stock mirrors, which wasn't cheap, but made a big, big difference. The new mirrors are great!
Then I added one of those windshield extension spoilers (amazon 29.99) which was cheap, and also helped.
I now get wind on my shoulders, which isn't bad unless its real cold. A wider screen would help and something I may consider. I am 6΄1"

Rottweiler Performance Quick Flip Mirror Mounts (Arrow Kit)

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 12:23 PM
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I agree with Cantabridgian, I've read somewhere that the stock mirrors cause a lot of buffeting.

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