New calsci wind shield

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Mahler, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Mahler

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    I just wanted to let everyone know about this new wind screen. My bike was used to make the prototype and it was finished just the other day. If you look at the web sight the one in the pictures is tailored to my 5'11", 30" inseam(long torso). It puts the wind smoothly over the top of my helmet and just on the outside of my shoulders. I've never been one to chase the perfect wind shield but this one is great for me. I can have my visor up and no earplugs at highway speeds. The mounting is very simple with just 4 screws 2 spacers, so don't expect any fancy washers or plastic covers. I might actually try painting mine eventually to blend with the plastic. One thing to keep in mind though is my other bike is a v-strom so the wind shield thing is subjective! If you are interested in this shield, I would contact Mark at calsci. He will probably get measurements from you to make it just the right height. Good guy and good product.

    Oh yea, I've been lurking here for a couple of years now and it was these blasted wind shield threads that got me to post for the first time, so please forgive any computer ignorance (all else is fair game though).
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  2. morrobayboy

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    Thanks for the heads-up & research. Do you know whether the screen you have is what Calsci is calling the Large +4", or the X-Large +5 1/2" (or something else)?

    The Calsci may be the only current factory choice other than the CeeBaileys. I've contacted the folks at Rifle concerning their new fairing/windshield combination, but it's not in production now and may not be for a while. Good to see Calsci in the mix.:clap
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  3. jak

    jak Been here awhile

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    I have a CeeBaily. Anyone tried them back to back?
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  4. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    Cool. It looks pretty normal. :clap


    Looking forward to more feedback .
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  5. silverdog

    silverdog Been here awhile

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    do they make them tinted ??
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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  7. scalci

    scalci Been here awhile

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    looks cool, what is the price? and do they come tinted?
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  8. danceswithdeer

    danceswithdeer Space Wrangler

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    It sure looks a lot like a Cee Bailey's.
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  9. vaughan

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    just contacted mike at calsci no tint price looked to be 160 and if you look close at picture it does not go all the way to the bottom of fairing in front. he said that all the biger a piece they can do if you gain 4" on top you loose it on the bottom. nice windscreen though
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    PABiker Anywhere but here

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  11. Mahler

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    It is the +4"
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  12. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Loosing the lower part and the lower fixing bolts looks to me scary. The cantilever forces get larger widening the wind shield on the top and lengthening it as well. I wouldn't feel safe with the lower bolt non operational. That is IMHO.
    Cheers.
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  13. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Another barn door slapped on the katoom:puke1

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  14. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    +++++++1
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  15. morrobayboy

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    According to Casci's site, an important difference is that the Calsci shield lacks the "flip" at the top. In their experience air has a spring-like quality, so that the flip typically causes the air to oscillate vertically, actually increasing turbulence around the rider's head. I just ordered a Calsci, so we'll see how theory meets practice. :1drink
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  16. vaughan

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    let us know how that works for you im very interested in calsi. i like the lookes of it better than the c b
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  17. Rootkiller

    Rootkiller Been here awhile

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    I have the type 2 cee bailey and it works pretty good,reduced noise would be a +.:ear
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  18. AgentFossil

    AgentFossil Uff Dah

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    Glad to see the CalSci and Cee Bailey inputs - - thanks folks. Just tried the Super Ricardo deal and on my 5'11" long-torso frame it's lacking in a stiff desert headwind. At 75 mph into a 25+ breeze it's like The Hulk pounding me with pillows the sides of my helmet.

    The 990's shield comes off altogether for day-long desert rides, but for a month-long, all-weather, cross-country tour, a good shield makes a heckuva difference. There may be folks who enjoy setting up their tent with their eyeballs vibrating from the day's high-speed ride, but I ain't one of 'em.

    My Ducati ST3 has a perfect shield height that puts a smooth air wave right on my shoulders - - the helmet is in clean air and the ride's just flat enjoyable. The upright riding position on the 990 and its 'dash' rise just don't allow that undisturbed air flow for a guy of my height, shield on or off. So it's time to find a good touring windbreak.

    My guess is most folks who won't slap a 'barndoor' on their bikes either don't mind being pounded, ride mainly on local dirt or are 5'0" tall (with long legs). I'm happy for 'em, but I'll opt for a shield's function over its form. Hell, the 990's a gnarly-lookin' beast to begin with - - it's pretty hard to call any 990 accessory a deal-breaker based on its looks alone. Except for the Rifle - - that's probably a step too far for this guy.

    The CalSci looks good but I agree in part with Gefr who thinks that losing two mounting screws leaves something to be desired. If this shield has the smooth airflow CalSci advertises there probably won't be as much cantilevering pressure as with Cee Bailey's lip.

    Along those lines, my old ST1100 had some of that lip on it and I went with a non-lipped Clearview model to get a clean-air shield, so I'm a bit skeptical of Cee Bailey's approach, too.

    Waiting on more reports - - all I can offer today is that the Super Ricardo has significant limitations.

    Thanks again, gents.

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  20. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

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    Maybe I'm outta the loop, but what's the "Super Ricardo deal"?:scratch
    Pics if you got 'em....

    Marginally happy with my Cee Bailey--but really appreciate the theory of the CasSci. Looking for some hard evidence that reality (smooth airflow)backs up the math.
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