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Offline alex9078

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windscreen
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:20:13 pm »
I have a 2006 Concourse. I want to replace the existing windscreen which is scratched and not clear

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 02:25:04 pm »
Check out CalSci windshields website. Just got one for my FJR and it's amazing how much difference it made in the buffeting and wind noise reduction.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 03:27:57 pm »
Best thing I ever did for my Concours is a madstad fully adjustable windshield (adjustable up/down and angle).  Smooth air.  If you want a bunch more air when it's hot, you can drop it down and have all the air you want.  If I were to do it over again, I would go with the tallest shield so that when cold weather comes, you have some extra to keep the cold off as much as possible.  It is pricey, but I've not even considered anything else since I got it.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 03:52:23 pm »
I like the Rifle wind screen.  It comes with a black base that allows for semi-easy changing to different height clear screens.

https://rifle.com/Concours%20Windshield%20System-P983.aspx

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 04:48:49 pm »
wow these are pricey.

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 06:01:05 pm »
I switched to a Rifle system, and kept trimming it until I got it where I wanted.  No turbulence, good ventilation.  A lot depends on your height, arm length, (distance from the 'shield), helmet type, etc.  Everything interacts.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 06:36:22 pm »
I, too, went with the Rifle system after my Givi screen got damaged a little beyond repair when I clipped my fence gate post several months back. I really, really liked their D74s screens, but they are no longer available. Sucks!

I bought a Targa from a semi-local member off this site….. an impulse buy. Unfortunately, it was also a mistake. I tried it for several local ~25 mile rides, but it sits waay too tall for me; I prefer to just peer over the top. Yes, I could trim it down, and may do that yet, but for now, we’ll use the Rifle.

And yes, the Rifle stuff is a little pricey, but it appears to be well made and fit with nary a hick-up. Given the C10s are now basically a relic and getting to the point it is hard to find any good stuff for it now, ya do what you have to do. Mine has 198,000 miles on it now, but still running good and strong. It will probably be my last bike, so we’ll keep it (and me) going for as long as we can. Hellava lot less expensive to just pay the piper for the little bits and pieces, rather than putting out the big bux for a new/used set of wheels.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 07:05:44 pm »
 RIFLE!!!  Tried others but finally went back to my Rifle! :)
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 07:42:40 pm »
   Another Rifle fan here. I have a C. Baily on my 02 and a Rifle on my 06. Rifle wins hands down!

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 07:56:00 pm »
Wow. Must be one of the few on here. How do you keep it going w/o headaches? My last 2 cars hit 150K and the headaches started.


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Re: windscreen
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 08:38:43 pm »
Wow. Must be one of the few on here. How do you keep it going w/o headaches? My last 2 cars hit 150K and the headaches started.


...Mine has 198,000 miles on it now, but still running good and strong. ...

I sold mine with 234k miles on it and got a pic later with the odo showing over a quarter million miles on it. That c-10 never left me standing on the side of the road and never had the head off. Some stuff wore out, driveshaft u-joint being about the most serious. Ironbuttal's c-10 is/was also well over 200. Paulie had 195k miles on it when a moose attacked it.

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:06 pm »
I’ve mentioned it before…..  I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be riding. This imbalance crap apparently ain’t going away, and I am probably pushing the envelope just keeping my bikes out of the ditches. It just wouldn’t be worth it to go out and pick up something else, so I’ll fix the stuff that needs fixin’ since I have the where-with-all to be able to do that. The real “headache” comes when what you need is no longer available - anywhere. Have thought of the Spyder route, but it hasn’t gone much further than that.

I pick my battles. I was supposed to attend the NE Area Spring Fling up in Matamoras, PA this w/e but backed out because my loopiness has been hot and heavy these last couple of weeks. Just didn’t want to venture that far out. Made that mistake when I went to the National down in TN a few years ago. Was afraid to ride, so I sat. Fortunately, a local member that lived 5 miles down the road had trailered down, so I bummed a ride home with him at the end of the rally.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2019, 09:54:47 pm »
For my 2003 I choose Madstad and have been very happy. I keep the screen at full height and I adjust he angle to look over or see through the screen.

Depending on the road, you may hear road noise, but the road noise does not compare to the wind noise I was dealing with.

Their customer service was great and very helpful and if I get the Spyder I want, I will get a Madstad screen.

Some people do not like how the edges of the Madstad glow when riding at night, but I personally think it looks cool.

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2019, 01:34:51 am »
I have a Clearview with the Goldwing vent. I can go from a blast in the chest right where my coat vents are to a still pocket by adjusting the vent. I am very happy with it. The Rifle blocks too much vision when you are short.
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2019, 09:54:18 am »
Yeah Buddy!!  I love my madstad.  I can't imagine using any other shield on my C10.  I think if more folks actually rode a C10 equipped with one, that they would be more popular here.  It gets the windshield out of your face.  It is much quieter as the OP said as well as providing very smooth air.  All that and it's fully adjustable.  I think it also makes the C10 look a bit more modern too.  Good choice!  Enjoy! :great:
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Re: windscreen
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 06:57:39 pm »
I’ve mentioned it before…..  I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be riding. This imbalance crap apparently ain’t going away, and I am probably pushing the envelope just keeping my bikes out of the ditches. It just wouldn’t be worth it to go out and pick up something else, so I’ll fix the stuff that needs fixin’ since I have the where-with-all to be able to do that. The real “headache” comes when what you need is no longer available - anywhere. Have thought of the Spyder route, but it hasn’t gone much further than that.

I pick my battles. I was supposed to attend the NE Area Spring Fling up in Matamoras, PA this w/e but backed out because my loopiness has been hot and heavy these last couple of weeks. Just didn’t want to venture that far out. Made that mistake when I went to the National down in TN a few years ago. Was afraid to ride, so I sat. Fortunately, a local member that lived 5 miles down the road had trailered down, so I bummed a ride home with him at the end of the rally.
by chance have you ever tried smoking a little weed,I suffered from some vertigo/spacial orientation/dizzyness/nauseum after a minor stroke followed by carotid artery surgery and smoking pot daily was the only thing that totally eliminated it.As far as the windsheild if your a cheapskate just go to Homedepot or Ace hardware and for 20 bucks get a piece of .125 Lexan and cut your own.

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Re: windscreen
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2019, 07:51:41 pm »
Madstad here. Love it! Got super lucky and scored it on ebay very reasonably. My strategy for such things is to setup a search with notifications and just be patient. Eventually even the rare items comes up for the right price.