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Offline ruffcut

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Got my new Calsci windshield
« on: November 29, 2007, 12:24:26 AM »
Just received a windshield from Calsci.  I got the extra large one. It is 11 inches taller than the stock windshield.

I am 6 feet tall, 32 inch inseam.   I look over the shield in the lowest position, and through the shield in the highest position.

The protection is outstanding . I experimented with some homemade shields before getting this one, so I knew I wanted something tall, and this is exactly what I wanted.

If you are looking for a shield that will protect your face and head, look at this one.

Mark is very friendly, and will help you get exactly the height you are looking for.I am extremely happy with the height I got.

No affiliation here, just very happy with the service and product. :152:
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Offline JamesD

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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 12:39:37 PM »
pics.....we needs pics  :027:

I am thinking about a different screen and you are the same height as me, good to hear you are getting on well with it, can you let me know the price?
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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 05:30:58 PM »
Best to go to his web site Calsci windshields to make sure nothing has changed. Different heights might be different price.

The extra large was 150 plus shipping unless Mark made changes.

More than some other brands I have seen, but just to get the protection I wanted, it is worth the extra.

I have purchased numerous windshields just looking for some protection, and now I have them laying around gathering dust because they didn't give me what I was looking for.

My theory now is buy tall, you can always cut them down, but taller will give you protection.

Like we used to say when building race cars, "When the results differ from the theory, believe the results and invent a new theory"

Definitely want to give Calsci a good look in my opinion. :002:

Mark has photos on his web site of my bike (in the snow) and the shorter ones also.
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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007, 02:35:31 AM »
Glad you like the shield.  I have been experimenting myself.  I will probably be ordering one for myself.

Off topic. I saw your pics on Marks site.  What kind of saddlebags and tail bag setup are you using?

Thanks,
Vic

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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 05:46:35 PM »
Vic.   The saddlebags are ones I have had since  1982, they are called Tour Rider, I bought them to use on my 82 goldwing.

The tail bag is Cortech Sport model.
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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 12:52:22 AM »
Ruffcut, I like your crash mushroom location...can you tell me what you used, how you assembled them, and how sturdy it is  ....TIA   ...Curt  ...btw I'm going to order one of Mark's shields also!

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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 06:18:06 PM »
Ckouze

They are frame sliders for 2005-2007 kawasaki ninja zzr600.

I got them off ebay. Dealer name jagmotorcycle.  simonaitken@aol.com  $20 plus shipping. = 27 dollars.

They fit on with no modification, can't remember if the bolts they supplied fit or if I had to get longer ones.

They use the 6mm bolt and the framework they fasten to is not all that sturdy, so I think they are only good for little to no speed layovers. (of which I have had two), but they work good for that.

I also rigged my passenger pegs to stay in the down position so they help keep the back of the bike off the ground, as do the soft bags.

I have ordered the Hepco and Becker  crash/engine guards, but they won't get here till December sometime.
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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 03:10:13 PM »
Thanks Ruffcut. Do you think they may damage the frame under the bobbin in a crash? ...btw the new happytrails stuff looks real nice also. So many options and so little money!   ...Curt

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Re: Got my new Calsci windshield
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 06:21:11 PM »
I don't think the frame itself would be damaged, but the bracket part would probably get bent. The plastic would also get moved around depending on how hard  and fast you fell.

They are mostly good for those times when you lay it down on the garage floor because you didn't have the kick stand all the way forward. ( Don't ask me how I know) :125:
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