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Old 01-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #76
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CalSci windshield

I'm 6' tall with 29" pants inseam so I have a long waist and sit as tall as my brother who is 6'4" tall. Most windshields dump the air right at ear level (which is really noisy) or on my chest like the stock F800GS screen.

I really wanted to get out of the wind and noise and finally accepted the fact that I needed a TALL windshield, and style be dammed. California Scientific had the best information about how to determine how tall of windshield you should buy. They also have good information about the how and why of their design. I used both their chart and their measurement methods and determined that I need their X-large model.

I have about 30 miles with it so far, half of that in strong winds of 15-20 mph with gusts to 40 mph. No adverse behavior in the wind caused by the windshield. The airflow touches the top of my helmet. The turbulence between the quiet air and that beyond the bike is soft, unlike that on my 950 Adv. If I raise an inch out of the saddle I start to hear turbulence, at two inches it's getting noisy. Next test: can I put the peak back on my Arai XD3 - I bought it for the sun shade but it vibrated too much. Other good news: I can ride with the face shield open 1/4" or all the way. With the stock screen I had to keep it latched. I will have to get used to the top of the shield in the lower field of view; line of sight with the top is about 20 feet out.

CalSci has added braces to the windshield that are not shown on their website. It's readily visible in these photos. Installation was pretty easy.





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Old 01-09-2009, 08:12 AM   #77
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How tall are you and what is your pants inseam?
I am 5 11 with a 32" in seam...
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #78
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My wind screen experience....I once had a R1150gs with the adjustable mounts...when I was riding in New Mexico on a rocky road it was diffcult to see what rocks to avoid with the front tire so I had to stop and adjust the screen down with allen wrenches. when I got on the highway the wind was killing me...so stop again break out the tools. With this screen I think it will be perfect.

I have a friend with the cali and he loves it...I think it is over price in comparison with the cee bailey- how much extra should be charged to cut a hole??.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:57 AM   #79
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easy to remove ... it has the plastic velcro like on headlight and taillight covers. strong stuff. Test rode my lam lip yesterday!!!! Work perfectly I love it! and I can take it off for my rocky road rides
It looks like you could mount extra velcro dots on the lip in order to move it up or down as needed. Is that the case?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:50 PM   #80
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easy to remove ... it has the plastic velcro like on headlight and taillight covers. strong stuff.
Thank's a lot! Seems like I need to place an order for a lip.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:44 PM   #81
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Yes you could...It kit even comes with 4 extra "dots"...

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It looks like you could mount extra velcro dots on the lip in order to move it up or down as needed. Is that the case?
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #82
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Update....100 mile ride....At 70 mph the noise is a little less. Is it perfectly quite like you are tucked behind it NO. But it cuts buffeting by 50%

If I had more time I would attach a red yarn to the top of the shield go for a ride and video to show the difference....any takers on this idea???




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My wind screen experience....I once had a R1150gs with the adjustable mounts...when I was riding in New Mexico on a rocky road it was diffcult to see what rocks to avoid with the front tire so I had to stop and adjust the screen down with allen wrenches. when I got on the highway the wind was killing me...so stop again break out the tools. With this screen I think it will be perfect.

I have a friend with the cali and he loves it...I think it is over price in comparison with the cee bailey- how much extra should be charged to cut a hole??.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:02 AM   #83
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #84
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I really wanted to get out of the wind and noise and finally accepted the fact that I needed a TALL windshield, and style be dammed.
I guess that I'm in the same boat. I'm willing to give up some style for protection.

RedHawk, do you have any pictures of your bike with you on it? I'm a only 5'-9" with 30" inseam but I'm tempted to get the same X-Large windscreen and cut it down if it ends up being too tall.

I got a Touratech windscreen and made one ride with it before selling it. It put the wind straight into my face. It was annoyingly noisy. I had a headache for three hours after the ride.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:26 PM   #85
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I guess that I'm in the same boat. I'm willing to give up some style for protection.

RedHawk, do you have any pictures of your bike with you on it? I'm a only 5'-9" with 30" inseam but I'm tempted to get the same X-Large windscreen and cut it down if it ends up being too tall.

I got a Touratech windscreen and made one ride with it before selling it. It put the wind straight into my face. It was annoyingly noisy. I had a headache for three hours after the ride.
I'll get some photos up this weekend.
I recommend that you go by CalSci's measuring instructions:
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo...ng.html#Height
Their chart suggests a "M" size for you. Also do the "yardstick" method.
The sight line across the top of my screen hits the ground about 30 feet from my front wheel. You wouldn't want it any higher; it's taken a bit of getting used to. The wind hits the top of my helmet, above the face shield.
I sit 4" higher than you (6', 29" inseam) so the XL is right for me.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #86
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Al Jesse has one that looks a lot like ...

Just checked http://www.xplorermoto.com/new.html and found their version ...



Manufactured from .187 aircraft grade acrylic with polished edges, windshields measure 16" tall X 14" wide and utilize BMW's standard mounting locations. Available in Clear or Smoke.

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:07 PM   #87
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Two shots of the very expensive BMW touring windscreen:
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I went for this one because I liked the idea of the extra support bar. Since it vibrates a bit even with that, I think that was a good choice. I get wind in my face with it, but zero buffetting - it's all smooth flow and greatly reduced from the stock screen.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:32 AM   #88
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Two shots of the very expensive BMW touring windscreen:
(these pictures were originally posted in another thread here)





I went for this one because I liked the idea of the extra support bar. Since it vibrates a bit even with that, I think that was a good choice. I get wind in my face with it, but zero buffetting - it's all smooth flow and greatly reduced from the stock screen.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:29 AM   #89
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pretty hot but the new tank of their's looking a lil ugly
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #90
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Now that's a great-looking screen. I noticed it's listed as selling for 521 Euros here: http://www.touratech.com/shops/011/p...f1af8a51af4213. That's a lot of cash!
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