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Cal Sci large Windshield
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:18:50 am »
I thought I would post results of my windshield search. Everyone is a different body shape and height,but for those who are considering a windshield all input may be helpful to help determine the best for them.

I really dont care for the stock 2011 windshield,it gives very turbulent air at any setting and the noise in my flip up helmet was terrible.

I had first bought a Cal Sci Medium and was quite happy with it....it works perfect in the full up position ,but had to duck my head about 1/2" or so to be in the real still /quiet air. I'm 5-11" with a 32 inseam ,200 lbs.  This windshield was a HUGE improvement in ANY position,..I believe mostly because of the "T" shaped cut out that forces air up the inside (like they claim). Whether that is the reason or not,it works and the air is clean. It was also a perfect fit and I like the look of it.
I did however, wonder if the large being 1 3/4" higher might be even better so I ordered it.
..it is PERFECT for me.I dont always need it full up,I have use of the electric slide up and down at different speeds,the air is perfectly clean and quiet and no turbulent,...I can drive with my lense flipped up or whatever....it is like a whole new bike to me at any speed. 100% in my book.

I'll now sell the MEDIUM one for $150 shipped in North America and I'll be perfectly happy. Yes,I wish I had bought the large first, but I didnt. The Medium will be perfect for someone an inch shorter.

If anyone is looking for windshield height/size info and this helps, then that is a plus too.
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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 11:40:31 am »
There is no such thing as the perfect windshield on this bike. Any shield that gives you excellent coverage in the raised position, will effect and take away lower cooling air! The perfect windshield on the Concours14 is two windshields. A larger shield for the cold and trips and a lower shield for closer to home summer heat!
 I found that the shield that use to be 4 1/2" was close to the perfect shield as could be (for me anyway 5'8") Now its a 4" shield (med). But I used the now obsolete Cal Sci 3" as my summer shield. And I used a V Stream for cold and trips. Two shields is the way to go! But if I could only use one shield, that Cal Sci 4 1/2 would have been it. So I can see why you feel the slightly larger shield is that way for you. Being taller, it would be like the 4 1/2" was for me!

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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 11:51:51 am »
I'm also in Atlantic Canada,...and there are only 6 hot days each year, lol. But, you know,yesterday was quite warm and I wasnt hot even with a mesh jacket on...not at all. Possibly older models that had more heat issues may have contributed too,who knows.

I can see that it may be important for some in the south.

I'm just giving input ( a lot of choices out there and some are puzzled on "which size to buy") , and this shield will be staying on mine.  My hat is off to Cal Sci, for me this is perfect and to be such a drastic improvement by giving the "quiet" that I wanted as well.

There are size conversion charts on the sites for the windshield manufacturers....maybe my input may help someone choose the correct size.
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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 12:00:19 pm »
The Cal Sci is an excellent shield. I have bought three of them for my C14 and kept and used two of them. You made a good choice!

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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 04:49:04 pm »
I bought the Cee Baileys Euro vs the Ultra Dome and like it a lot, BUT the only other real option for me was the Cal Sci.  I do think it is the better looking of the two WS's and may still buy a large one at some point.

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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 07:01:30 pm »
N/a did you sell that shield yet?  Sounds like it might be just what I'm looking for...
  
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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 03:18:24 am »
There is no such thing as the perfect windshield on this bike. Any shield that gives you excellent coverage in the raised position, will effect and take away lower cooling air! The perfect windshield on the Concours14 is two windshields. A larger shield for the cold and trips and a lower shield for closer to home summer heat!
 I found that the shield that use to be 4 1/2" was close to the perfect shield as could be (for me anyway 5'8") Now its a 4" shield (med). But I used the now obsolete Cal Sci 3" as my summer shield. And I used a V Stream for cold and trips. Two shields is the way to go! But if I could only use one shield, that Cal Sci 4 1/2 would have been it. So I can see why you feel the slightly larger shield is that way for you. Being taller, it would be like the 4 1/2" was for me!

Do you prefer the V Stream or the Cal Sci?  Which one do you feel is quieter and has less buffeting?

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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 10:05:12 am »
There is no such thing as the perfect windshield on this bike. Any shield that gives you excellent coverage in the raised position, will effect and take away lower cooling air! The perfect windshield on the Concours14 is two windshields. A larger shield for the cold and trips and a lower shield for closer to home summer heat!
 I found that the shield that use to be 4 1/2" was close to the perfect shield as could be (for me anyway 5'8") Now its a 4" shield (med). But I used the now obsolete Cal Sci 3" as my summer shield. And I used a V Stream for cold and trips. Two shields is the way to go! But if I could only use one shield, that Cal Sci 4 1/2 would have been it. So I can see why you feel the slightly larger shield is that way for you. Being taller, it would be like the 4 1/2" was for me!

Do you prefer the V Stream or the Cal Sci?  Which one do you feel is quieter and has less buffeting?

Every windshield has it's good and bad points. I like them both for different reasons. I said many times in the past. If I could only use one shield year round. It would have been that Cal Sci 4 1/2" that I had. It gave me the best combination between cool air and wind protection when up. The V Stream was a better shield when full up (because it's bigger). But it's worse when down. Less wind and more buffeting because it's taller. That's why I used two shields. A taller shield for travel and cold. And a shorter shield for warm and close to home.

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Re: Cal Sci large Windshield
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 12:31:45 am »
N/a did you sell that shield yet?  Sounds like it might be just what I'm looking for...

Yup,sold.
The medium was great...the large is even better for me.

that w/s was the best thing I've done to this bike.
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