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Went back and forth a bit but got the CalSci medium windshield for my 2006 RT. Love it, its quieter, and definitely handles the wind better with much less movement of the bikes front end with a cross wind. the vent hole allows a lot of airflow so its cooler to ride this time of year. A very good addition
 

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diverjp said:
Went back and forth a bit but got the CalSci medium windshield for my 2006 RT. Love it, its quieter, and definitely handles the wind better with much less movement of the bikes front end with a cross wind. the vent hole allows a lot of airflow so its cooler to ride this time of year. A very good addition
I agree. Have tried the stock screen, the Cee Bailey and the Cee Bailey Sport but the Cal Sci hands down has been the best.
 

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I was thinking of 2 tweaks, rounding off the edges with sandpaper and MAYBE using a belt sander to put the center dip in the top of the screen like the original has. I like that as it gives a nice clear view over the screen but I'm a little concerned that it might mess with the aerodynamics. Any experience with that?
 

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Need to hear the Cal Sci poster's height and other relevant things, like which seat, in which position, what kind of riding etc.
 

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diverjp said:
Went back and forth a bit but got the CalSci medium windshield for my 2006 RT. Love it, its quieter, and definitely handles the wind better with much less movement of the bikes front end with a cross wind. the vent hole allows a lot of airflow so its cooler to ride this time of year. A very good addition
I am thinking of getting one myself, but what about the lack of curve in the windshield, which makes it difficult to match it to the bike brackets? What kind of hassle is that? I have a friend who has fitted one on his 2011 RT, and he had to put some kind of thick spacers to compensate. This has held me back from getting the CalSci so far. I see they do give instructions on how to make the screen fit the curves by progressively tightening the upper and lower bolts, but does this really work? Thank you.
 

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Hammam said:
I am thinking of getting one myself, but what about the lack of curve in the windshield, which makes it difficult to match it to the bike brackets? What kind of hassle is that? I have a friend who has fitted one on his 2011 RT, and he had to put some kind of thick spacers to compensate. This has held me back from getting the CalSci so far. I see they do give instructions on how to make the screen fit the curves by progressively tightening the upper and lower bolts, but does this really work? Thank you.
I have an XL that I installed in the month of March. I am 6'5, 34" inseam, stock seat, high position.

As long as it's above 50˚F, it'll be ok. You have to follow the instruction in that the middle screws aren't tightened much at all. I tightened the screws incrementally slow as to ease it in and it worked fine. Go like GI Joe with Kung Fu grip and you may get unexpected results.

The Calsci works well...too well for AZ. I got it when I lived in Iowa and it really kept the wind off me on those 20˚F days. I wish I had a little more airflow when it's 105+. :rolleyes:
 

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diverjp said:
I was thinking of 2 tweaks, rounding off the edges with sandpaper and MAYBE using a belt sander to put the center dip in the top of the screen like the original has. I like that as it gives a nice clear view over the screen but I'm a little concerned that it might mess with the aerodynamics. Any experience with that?
You probably don't want to put the "dip" in the screen. CalSci goes to a lot of trouble building proper aerodynamics into their designs, and cutting in the dip will mess with the laminar flow separation at the top of the screen, probably causing buffeting on your helmet.


Hammam said:
I am thinking of getting one myself, but what about the lack of curve in the windshield, which makes it difficult to match it to the bike brackets? What kind of hassle is that? I have a friend who has fitted one on his 2011 RT, and he had to put some kind of thick spacers to compensate. This has held me back from getting the CalSci so far. I see they do give instructions on how to make the screen fit the curves by progressively tightening the upper and lower bolts, but does this really work? Thank you.
There is no problem getting the screen on and off as necessary, and the lack of the multiple curve does not cause any grief. I routinely take mine off to clean and wax it, and the whole procedure takes all of five minutes.
 

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Hammam said:
I am thinking of getting one myself, but what about the lack of curve in the windshield, which makes it difficult to match it to the bike brackets? What kind of hassle is that? I have a friend who has fitted one on his 2011 RT, and he had to put some kind of thick spacers to compensate. This has held me back from getting the CalSci so far. I see they do give instructions on how to make the screen fit the curves by progressively tightening the upper and lower bolts, but does this really work? Thank you.
Hammam, no problem putting it on, just tighten it up evenly. I read a bunch about it and the common thread with cracking seemed to be installing it in real cold weather. It bolted right up, the holes were in perfect alignment and I had no issues at all. As stated by others don't go nuts on the screws. the instructions say 4ft lbs.

I put the windscreen down when I park as I keep the bike in a Cycleshelter at home and cover it with a Dowco cheapy at work. I find that I've been forgetting to put it up after I start off. With the stock screen I would be reminded as soon as I got moving by the wind in the face (can't give up that shorty HD helmet), the CalSci does a better job of deflecting the wind even when fully down. That being said its been really hot here of late in the Garden State and the "vent" cut in the bottom of the screen moves alot of non-turbulent air to the rider.
 

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ka5ysy said:
You probably don't want to put the "dip" in the screen. CalSci goes to a lot of trouble building proper aerodynamics into their designs, and cutting in the dip will mess with the laminar flow separation at the top of the screen, probably causing buffeting on your helmet.



ka5ysy, I think I'm going to take your advice and leave it as is. I am definitely getting used to it and its much less noticeable then when I first put it on.
 
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