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#359905 - 07/08/08 08:48 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: dogboy11]  
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dogboy11,
I see you are in Texas. The heat and humidity in parts of Texas (97 right now in Houston) have an effect on what shield will work for you.
I have used an Aeroflow, taller stock shield, a +3 1/2" + 4 1/2" and a + 7" Cee Bailey. My favorite shield is the + 7" CB which I cut down to +6". It is the Euro cut which helps more on the taller shields. However, in the heat I run the + 4 1/2" CB because with it all the way down I get air into my helmet.(A survival technique for commuting). The taller shields are noticably better for reducing buffeting, partly because they don't have to be run in the full up position. The taller shields can be run halfway up which reduces angle induced buffeting and still give good control over how much air hits the helmet area. If you have a doubt about what size to order I recommend going the taller route.

#359924 - 07/08/08 09:42 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: realshelby]  
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I'm 6ft tall and find that the stock screen suites me fine. Usually have the screen raised a bit so that hits the top part of my helmet. In the rain, I'll lower it some to blow my face shield clear. It's better to have clean air hitting you than trying to block the air from you. Mean cross winds are a problem, regardless of the screen, because of relative wind.

#360320 - 07/09/08 05:05 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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My wife and I are happy wiht the Cal Sci. Defnite improvement over the stock shield. It's most noteable features is reduce turbulence, yet you still get some air to keep you cool on hot days. I find my wife is happy with it raised only a few inches. I have the large which is +2", but it noteable wider, expecially at the top.


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#360374 - 07/09/08 07:02 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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I am 6'1" and put a V-stream on my '00 RT.

I LOVE IT!!!!

Enough said.


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beemerFROG
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#376999 - 08/15/08 09:33 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: dogboy11]  
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I've gone from stock last year on my R1200RT to a Ztechnik VStream at the MOA rally. It provided much more coverage for my wife as well I. However, I noticed a quite a bit of buffetting, in particular at highway speeds. I installed a California Scientific screen last week. The wife and I gave it a test run and were won over immediately. It's hard to describe how much of a difference it made for me.


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#377013 - 08/15/08 10:12 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: John_KK]  
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I am 6'3 with most of my height in my upper body and I have the xl Cal-sci and love it. last weekend I had the bike apart so I deceided to put the stock back on just to feel the difference and it is night and day between the two. I have no noise from turbulance on the cal-sci but do get a breeze if its down to help cool on hot days and no wind on the body if its up to keep warm on cold days.

http://www.calsci.com/


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#377221 - 08/16/08 11:54 AM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: Fightingpiper]  
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 Originally Posted By: Fightingpiper
I am 6'3 with most of my height in my upper body and I have the xl Cal-sci and love it. last weekend I had the bike apart so I deceided to put the stock back on just to feel the difference and it is night and day between the two. I have no noise from turbulance on the cal-sci but do get a breeze if its down to help cool on hot days and no wind on the body if its up to keep warm on cold days.

http://www.calsci.com/



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#377361 - 08/16/08 10:27 PM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: AZgman]  
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I am 6'4" and purchased the large cal sci. It is a big improvement over stock. Less turbulance and much quiter. I probably should have gotten the xlarge but was afraid it might be too much. Still, I'm happy with the large.


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#377410 - 08/17/08 01:54 AM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: SteveMc]  
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For those who have a large or extra large Cal Sci screen, have you experienced any issues with the factory support arms/brackets due to the additional loading?

pete

#377415 - 08/17/08 02:22 AM Re: Windshields -- opinions [Re: padiii]  
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I have the large cal sci and have had no issues with the support arms. (About 12k miles)


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