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Offline Fordmender

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CalSci windshield / rain
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:02:39 am »
Hey everyone...Just picked up my new 2011 Silver C14 this past weekend. Absolutely love it!! Been wearin' the "perma-grin" the last few days. Prior to picking her up and joining the COG forum last week,  I had been checking out some of the upgrades that seem to be done first and most often....windshield, risers, & seat. After putting about 300 miles on I've already pretty much decided on the CalSci medium front windshield. Risers are ordered and I'll be waiting to put a few more miles on her before deciding on a seat.

My question is....for those of you that have them, how does the CalSci handle the rain at speed. I was also wondering how much rain, if any, gets rammed through their pressure relief vent cut-out in the center. It would seem that this would force rain up onto the meter / instrument cluster and then on to your GPS and or tank bag. But I haven't heard anyone speak of it here.

Just wondering what others experience has been with this shield out in the weather.  Should probably note I'm about 5'10" .  THANKS!!
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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 06:56:01 am »
I had a couple of different CalSci shields on my C14. You get just as wet with any other shield as the CalSci in the rain. The amount of rain that comes through the vent is really minimal. I get way more water coming over the top and sides (like every other shield).

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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 12:08:37 pm »
I personally barely get wet with the Cal Sci, at speed.  I rode in a REALLY wet dense fog the other day and it really illustrated how that hole works.  Anything going into the hole basically goes straight up the shield on the inside, not toward the rider.  It streams up and gets caught by the over-the-front air that streams up over your head.  And it's pretty minimal.

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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 01:08:44 pm »
Fordmender. I just picked up my silver '11 this weekend. I find that the windscreen setting doesn't make much difference in the wind hitting the top of my helmet.  FYI, I used to have a Cee-Bailey on my BMW RT and loved it. I think the flipup lip at the top of their Euro series helped a lot. I look forward to following your research and feed-back on findings.
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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 08:28:11 pm »
Spent the day with a friend's Cee Bailey Euro Cut on my bike. Wow, what a difference from the stock '11 windscreen. The buffeting is almost gone from the top of my helmet. When I stopped it looked like a NASCAR pitstop as he promptly removed it and put the stock windscreen back on my bike and retrieved his.

Problem is, I would really like to get rid of all of the buffet. I hope Fordmender reports back on his finding. I like the technical explanation on the Cal Sci site of why their windscreen works.
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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 06:17:31 am »
Problem is, I would really like to get rid of all of the buffet. I hope Fordmender reports back on his finding. I like the technical explanation on the Cal Sci site of why their windscreen works.

gnuse......

I will be happy to do that as soon as I get off my posterior an order up a new front shield. Kinda been waiting to decide what I'm going to do on a new seat and where that will eventually place me height-wise in relationship to the windshield. The seat will factor somewhat on what size shield to purchase.
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Re: CalSci windshield / rain
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 01:14:38 pm »
I borrowed a Cee Baily Ultra Tour and rode it 1000 miles and was going to buy one but tripped on a great deal on a cal sci large for 1/2 price.  I'm SOOOO glad I did because while the Cee Baily was IMO far better than stock, the Cal Sci is far better than the Cee Baily.  The Cal Sci smooths the air out.  You probably get hit by as much, but it doesn't buffet.  I think the Cee Baily shape causes SOME buffeting when it throws the air up and over, creating a vortex behind the shield.