Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: cal sci windshield
Not tried the CalSci on the 1600 but did have one on the 1300GT. It worked very well and I would expect the same from them for the GTL. I did replace my stock GTL shield for a GT and it does work better and without the topcase almost eliminates the buffeting around semi trucks.
On all my BMW windshields, be they stock, Cee Bailey, V-Stream or CalSci, I found that there is a "sweet spot" on all where the water blows off the screen and helmet almost as if being hit with a leaf blower. It is usually occurs about 2/3 of the way up and the zone is very narrow, but there is a spot where water magically sheds from the windscreen and helmet alike. I put the stock GTL screen back on for a ride from Knoxville to Memphis and back knowing that it was going to be cold and rainy the whole way over and back. We got into some very heavy rain around Nashville both ways and, sure enough, I was able to find the "spot" and made it through the rain without any problem.
The only bad news is I discovered the crotch in Frogg Toggs DO leak if you sit in a puddle of water for more than a little bit.
Hope to pick up a CalSci windscreen sometime before spring. I wish they'd been available before I bought the GT screen.
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
A gaggle of Japanese bikes, then I woke up.