Kawasaki Concours Forum

Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Past Group Buys => Topic started by: RBX QB on May 11, 2011, 01:47:03 pm

Title: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: RBX QB on May 11, 2011, 01:47:03 pm
FIRSTIES!

I know our priorites need to shift until we get this forum back on it's feet, but is there any way we can resurrect the Cal Sci group buy? (Was ConraD leading that charge?)

On my mind only because Mark at CalSci was posting an end date of May 20th for the group buys.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens
Post by: Conrad on May 11, 2011, 02:21:55 pm
Here's the first thing that you need, the link to the discounted group buy

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/GroupBuy.html (http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/GroupBuy.html)
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens
Post by: RBX QB on May 11, 2011, 03:36:06 pm
And for those keeping track, Mark added the larger clear screens to the buy. (YAY! Christmas in May!)

Thanks for the reminder ConraD.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens
Post by: Conrad on May 11, 2011, 03:43:55 pm
Mark must have just added the rest of his shields to the buy because when I posted the link they weren't included.

Ok guys, $20 off all Cal Sci shields, get em while they're hot. Click the link above, prices good till 5/20.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: bob14 on May 11, 2011, 04:35:20 pm
I'm in and Friday is PAYDAY
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: spotcw on May 12, 2011, 08:50:42 am
Just ordered mine. Thanks for all the work on this group buy Conrad!!!
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 12, 2011, 08:59:43 am
Just ordered mine. Thanks for all the work on this group buy Conrad!!!

You're welcome.

Mine came yesterday but I didn't install it yet. I want to clean up the edges a bit first. The shield looks great, cept for the rough edges. I'm a bit anal...
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Peter2011C14 on May 12, 2011, 06:36:54 pm
I'm thinking about upgrading to a shield that provides more protection on the sides or width in the space air is deflected around.  I would appreciate some feedback stock (I have a 2011) compared to Cal Sci.

I also like a shield with a curved lip like the stock C10 shields.  At the correct height it allows looking over it and deflects the bugs and other debris over head.

Peter
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 04:50:15 am
I'm thinking about upgrading to a shield that provides more protection on the sides or width in the space air is deflected around.  I would appreciate some feedback stock (I have a 2011) compared to Cal Sci.

I also like a shield with a curved lip like the stock C10 shields.  At the correct height it allows looking over it and deflects the bugs and other debris over head.

Peter

Cal Sci is offering 4 different shields with a $20 discount, so I'm not sure which one you want to compare. I'll be installing my shorty this weekend so that's all the help I can give you. If I remember when I get the stocker off, I'll overlay the two so you can get some idea how those two compare.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Peter2011C14 on May 13, 2011, 07:09:46 am
The stock one on my 2011 has the height I desire, and i'm interested in a shield that either flares outward at the sides directing air in a wider path, of a shield that is wider. 

Peter
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2011, 08:36:15 am
The stock one on my 2011 has the height I desire, and i'm interested in a shield that either flares outward at the sides directing air in a wider path, of a shield that is wider. 

Peter


It sounds like to me that you're wanting the med from Cal Sci. Compared to the stock shield on the '10, the med is 1" taller and 2" wider. See this link for more info and pics.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html (http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html)
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: mfglideman on May 13, 2011, 11:04:46 am
It sounds like to me that you're wanting the med from Cal Sci. Compared to the stock shield on the '10, the med is 1" taller and 2" wider. See this link for more info and pics.

[url]http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html[/url] ([url]http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html[/url])

You may want to check out the V stream; it flairs out a little and is quite wider at the top. I held one up to my bike earlier this year.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Peter2011C14 on May 14, 2011, 04:05:35 pm
I was also thinking from the measurements that the "medium" Cal Sci would be the choice.

I'll have to measure the thickness of stock, as i'm thinking I would prefer at LEAST the same thickness.  I've noticed some flex in the stock one at around 80 mph or so, and thinner material may flex more easily?

Peter
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: mfglideman on May 14, 2011, 04:55:23 pm
Anyone have a medium? :feedback: I was going to get the medium but am having second thoughts and may get the large. Just sayin, if I spend the buck there should be a noticable difference, right?
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 15, 2011, 06:35:41 am
The Shorty is 1mm thinner then the stock shield. I put a couple extra fiber washers under the middle mounting screws on both sides to take up the slack. It fits nice and snug now and looks great with my Motax deflectors. I'll take a pic or two when/if it stops raining. 
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Peter2011C14 on May 16, 2011, 07:32:30 am
I happened to notice this in looking for "farkles":

https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm (https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm)

Looks like a good price?

Peter
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: mfglideman on May 16, 2011, 08:40:00 am
I happened to notice this in looking for "farkles":

https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm (https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm)

Looks like a good price?

Peter
That is the price of the shorty. They are all the same price as  the Cal Sci website without the group buy discount.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2011, 08:57:02 am
I happened to notice this in looking for "farkles":

[url]https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm[/url] ([url]https://www.premiercycleaccessories.com/California_Scientific_Windshield_For_Kawasaki_Conc_p/calscic14.htm[/url])

Looks like a good price?

Peter


Get it here for $20 less till 5/20,  http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/GroupBuy.html (http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/GroupBuy.html)
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2011, 10:03:58 am
pics of my Shorty.

Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: varnado on May 16, 2011, 10:28:54 am
I like the looks of the tinted screen on the 08'. What did you use in the form of spacers or washers to secure the screen to the bike? I need to redo mine as the black mounting plate looks to have a bend or bulge where my spacer was used. I like it though.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2011, 11:33:11 am
I like the looks of the tinted screen on the 08'. What did you use in the form of spacers or washers to secure the screen to the bike? I need to redo mine as the black mounting plate looks to have a bend or bulge where my spacer was used. I like it though.

I had some fiber washers the exact same size as the stock white plastic washer that Kawasaki installed under the main two center shield mounting screws. I used 3 of these, for a total of 4 washers, along with the stock plastic washer. That snugged it up pretty well.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Vegas Rider on May 16, 2011, 09:28:15 pm
Well I ordered a medium and a shorty.  Shorty for summer time and medium for the rest of the year.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: RBX QB on May 17, 2011, 12:20:10 am
Ordered my Large tonight. Reminder, only a few more days to get the $20 discount.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: Conrad on May 24, 2011, 05:27:52 am
Hey Jim, you can unstick this sticky now.
Title: Re: Cal Sci Windscreens Group Buy
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2011, 09:15:38 am
Hey Jim, you can unstick this sticky now.

Will do.  Thanks.