With the 2008/MRA Combo I am looking over the the windscreen. You can adjust the MRA height and angle to suit. I have it set so I am comfortably looking over it also. I can also look over the 2009 but just barely. I currently have a couple spacer under the lower mount to tilt the screen a little farther back. Basically because I think it looks better. I will be testing that out when I get time.
Pics of the 2008/MRA Combo.
I see handguards in the picture; are these Barkbuster Storm? Do they interfere with the VStream?
They are barkbusters. They do not interfere but I do have Rox risers set pull the bars back towards me. (I have short arms)
I removed my stock wind screen today to reduce noise & it helped a lot. Clean air hit my upper chest & it was 90 degrees so I didn't mind. Before I was getting turbulence at the bottom of my helmet & sometimes it was loud enough I had to slow down, depending on which direction the wind was blowing. I'll have to see how I like that much wind after 2-3 hours, might change my mind. Also made a few mods to my helmet that may reduce noise. I'll just leave the screen off until winter & then shop for a tall one. Went the same route on my last bike after a few screens. No screen & tall screen.
Finally have the ultimate solution to block wind. I purchased a 22" Madstad and then clamped on a MRA X-Creen spoiler blade. Yes, you have to look through the x-creen spoiler blade but who cares. I have zero wind hitting my helmet going 75 mph. It's almost like I'm enjoying my bike again in a new way. I never was really able to listen to music because of the wind noise; now I have to turn the volume down to normal because it is virtually silent in the helmet. I always had to have my visor fully down on the interstate; now I can just put my helmet sun-shield flap down....which isn't necessary but for eye and sun protection. It has really been an amazing addition that has proven to solve such a chronic problem, one that I've been trying to solve for 3 yrs.
I know there are others who think they have to deal with the wind noise. You don't have to just "deal with it!". For awhile, I was like, well I may have to buy a new bike that is built to block wind, like a cruiser or something bulky and lower to the ground. Wrong, this solution, while a bit odd looking, makes my NC700 the absolute perfect bike now. Great on fuel, light, agile, convenient storage, great power, and NOW....finally, zero wind noise at any speed. You'll be hard pressed to come up with another bike with all of those attributes.
Regarding the 22" Madstad and the MRA X-Creen. They are the perfect solution because BOTH can be adjusted and tilted. You may be able to put the X-Creen on a big Puig or another big "base" windscreen, but you may not get the best results UNLESS you can tilt the "base" windscreen. I'm not sure because I've not tested other combinations. I'm not pushing either brands; I'm just thrilled to find this solution. It really has made me enjoy my bike so much more than I was already.