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The C-14, aka Kawasaki Concours-14, the new one :) => Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 => Topic started by: powrtrippin on May 23, 2011, 08:33:52 am

Title: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: powrtrippin on May 23, 2011, 08:33:52 am
Ok, the original thread is gone and I have no idea who is next in line to try these nor do I know who the original owner/thread starter was. Anyone have any ideas?

As for the windshields, tried the decided to try the V-Stream first since it was the only one I was interested in. HOLY FRIGGIN HUGE WINDSHIELD, BATMAN! Not only was it huge but it looked like an eyesore in comparison to the sleek lines of the C14. But, I decided to try it on the road anyway. First thing I noticed was the stream of air that normally hit me in the chest was gone. I don't know that that's a good thing, though since a nice breeze to the chest on a hot day is really refreshing. Second, in the "fully up" position it felt really strange looking through the windshield. Almost annoying. So much so that I kept it lowered enough that I could see over it. Last thing I noticed was that in the "fully up" position, at highway speeds (75mph~) I could carry on a conversation with my wife on the back of the bike.... Not through bluetooth, just straight up talking. That was pretty cool but not cool enough to justify the negatives I had for it. It would probably be a nice windshield to keep the cold air off you in the wintertime but for the upcoming summer, I need more air.

Since the second windshield that came was even bigger I decided not to even install it. I'll likely keep the stock one or find a shorter aftermarket model.

So, who gets these next? I can have them out by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZedHed on May 23, 2011, 09:10:42 am
Can I get in on this?  If so, please PM me and I'll reply back with shipping info....

thanks,  Rob
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jaclaw on May 23, 2011, 09:11:39 am
I was on the old list but well down,  I'm still interested.  Jim Chamberlin
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gildaguz on May 23, 2011, 10:29:20 am
I was next after someone that was after powrtripping, so i allready fordward my adress to powrtripping, so if that member do not report i'm first in the list

POWRTRIPPING
GILDAGUZ
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gildaguz on May 23, 2011, 10:38:40 am
Ok, the original thread is gone and I have no idea who is next in line to try these nor do I know who the original owner/thread starter was. Anyone have any ideas?

As for the windshields, tried the decided to try the V-Stream first since it was the only one I was interested in. HOLY FRIGGIN HUGE WINDSHIELD, BATMAN! Not only was it huge but it looked like an eyesore in comparison to the sleek lines of the C14. But, I decided to try it on the road anyway. First thing I noticed was the stream of air that normally hit me in the chest was gone. I don't know that that's a good thing, though since a nice breeze to the chest on a hot day is really refreshing. Second, in the "fully up" position it felt really strange looking through the windshield. Almost annoying. So much so that I kept it lowered enough that I could see over it. Last thing I noticed was that in the "fully up" position, at highway speeds (75mph~) I could carry on a conversation with my wife on the back of the bike.... Not through bluetooth, just straight up talking. That was pretty cool but not cool enough to justify the negatives I had for it. It would probably be a nice windshield to keep the cold air off you in the wintertime but for the upcoming summer, I need more air.

Since the second windshield that came was even bigger I decided not to even install it. I'll likely keep the stock one or find a shorter aftermarket model.

So, who gets these next? I can have them out by the end of the week.
So there are two or thee windshields to try?, i would like one just a little taller than the stock but not that big as the  V-Stream that you describe
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: powrtrippin on May 23, 2011, 11:53:48 am
I guess we'll have to start a new list. Sorry to anyone who may have been in line but it would be unfair of me to hold on to them while we wait for a proper list to compile. So far I have it as (from the thread and PMs);

gildaguz
jaclaw
JedHed

I have gildaguz's address and will have these out by this weekend.

Also, just so everyone's aware I will continue the shipping deal the same way it came to me. The guy that shipped them to me paid for it so I'll do the same to the next guy. I'm assuming that's how it's been done the whole time and it's of no real importance anyway since you'd end up paying for some shipping somewhere in this deal.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gildaguz on May 23, 2011, 04:45:32 pm
Take me out of the list please
Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: atilla457 on May 23, 2011, 05:27:49 pm
Please add me to the list. 

1. jaclaw
2. JedHed
3. atilla457

REMOVED per gildaguz's email.


I guess we'll have to start a new list. Sorry to anyone who may have been in line but it would be unfair of me to hold on to them while we wait for a proper list to compile. So far I have it as (from the thread and PMs);

gildaguz
jaclaw
JedHed

I have gildaguz's address and will have these out by this weekend.

Also, just so everyone's aware I will continue the shipping deal the same way it came to me. The guy that shipped them to me paid for it so I'll do the same to the next guy. I'm assuming that's how it's been done the whole time and it's of no real importance anyway since you'd end up paying for some shipping somewhere in this deal.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Pynikal on May 23, 2011, 06:31:45 pm
ok soooo how does this work?

i think that i would like to be on this list you have.......i think.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: valkmc on May 24, 2011, 08:49:47 am
I was next after powrtrippin, we had discussed shipping but you can skip me. I got to try out a couple with different shields recently and I am stickin with the OEM for now.
Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: powrtrippin on May 25, 2011, 07:26:21 am
ok soooo how does this work?

i think that i would like to be on this list you have.......i think.

I'll be shipping them to jaclaw and paying for the shipping. He'll try them for a little while and ship them on to the next person in line.

Does anyone remember who these belonged to originally? I'd like to say thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Pynikal on May 25, 2011, 05:47:21 pm
ahhh i see.  so you get a few shields in the package and you put some miles on each one adn see what one you like the best basically?. 

that sounds like a great idea!  add me to the list!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: powrtrippin on June 03, 2011, 01:47:55 pm
Sorry for the delay. Tried the other windshield this week just in case. Same thing... WAY too big. I like that you can hide behind them in the rain but in the really hot weather there's nothing like letting the wind hit you in the chest to keep you cooled off. The big shields do a great job of redirecting the air around you but I only find that necessary in the wintertime. Shields will go out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Awaz on June 05, 2011, 11:43:03 am
yes, hot weather is an issue with these huge windshields. But I tell ya, for highway driving and for rain or cold, they are awesome. My head goes to an automatic break dance with the stock shield at highway speed. I am contemplating putting on the stock one for the summer. And then switch back to my cee bailey for any extended tour or for fall and winter.

Nice to see these windshields are still circulating. hope it never ends!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: powrtrippin on June 07, 2011, 01:45:03 pm
Windshields will arrive to the next guy on Monday... Enjoy and don't blame me for the box... It came to me in that condition! LOL! If I had to guess, that's the original box the thing was shipped in when this whole thing started. :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: olie on June 09, 2011, 12:40:54 pm
I was next after powrtrippin, we had discussed shipping but you can skip me. I got to try out a couple with different shields recently and I am stickin with the OEM for now.
Thanks
after 28k+ miles with CB UT shield, last weekend I changed back to the original and it seems I like it enough at least around town to keep it there... I need to check it again on the backroads at higher speeds...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Pynikal on June 15, 2011, 08:01:36 pm
did i get added to the list??

if not please add me!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jaclaw on June 17, 2011, 06:09:53 am
I recieved them in good shape on Monday and have tried both.  I too am sticking with the  '08 OEM screen for summer and at least for now the KAW tall screen for cooler weather.  List as I see it is;
1. JedHed
2. Atilla457
3. Pynikal

I need Jedhed to send me his address and I will get these out next week.  I think I will retire the box.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Awaz on June 20, 2011, 03:06:33 pm
I recieved them in good shape on Monday and have tried both.  I too am sticking with the  '08 OEM screen for summer and at least for now the KAW tall screen for cooler weather.  List as I see it is;
1. JedHed
2. Atilla457
3. Pynikal

I need Jedhed to send me his address and I will get these out next week.  I think I will retire the box.

Give that box a good farewell ! It has seen more places in this country than most of us have !
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Caffeinated on July 06, 2011, 06:17:01 am
This still in circulation? I'd like to try out some different shields. BTW...which shied's are in the box?

If I could get on the list, that would be great.

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: McJunkie on July 06, 2011, 10:59:46 am
The original shield was the cal-sci then someone added the v-stream.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jaclaw on July 07, 2011, 09:13:03 am
I have not heard from ZedHed and still have the windshields,  I am going to send them to Atilla457 as soon as he gets me shipping info.  Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: atilla457 on July 07, 2011, 10:49:44 am
Hi Jim

Pm'ed you with my contact info.  Thanks.

The list as is

0. Jaclaw (where windshields are)
1. JedHed (skipping, but will continue to ping).
2. Atilla457
3. Pynikal
4. Caffeinated

The way we keep this list is good.  How can we add a comment at the beginning of this thread so that if somebody wants to be added to the list or removed from the list, they modify the most recent list and post the updated list?  I'm worried missing people. 

On a side note, I've been having quality time with my c14 this week and I absolutely love it.

Thanks,

 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: CitrusC14 on July 17, 2011, 07:11:18 pm
Please add me to the list. 

Thanks,  Tim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: corrosiv on July 18, 2011, 04:51:49 pm
I would also like to be added to the list, please.

Thanks - Adam in Atlanta.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jaclaw on July 23, 2011, 02:26:57 pm
Shipped to Atilla457 today.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: corrosiv on July 27, 2011, 05:55:06 pm
Following Atilla457's recommendation for list maintenance:

1. JedHed (skipping, but will continue to ping).
2. Atilla457 (where it is currently)
3. Pynikal
4. Caffeinated
5. CitrusC14
6. corrosiv
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: atilla457 on August 01, 2011, 08:37:17 pm
Just a quick update.  Received the two windshields in a VERY nicely packed package.  I'll be testing it next few days and over the weekend and give you my feedback.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: seajay on August 03, 2011, 08:50:23 pm
Adding myself to the list.

1. JedHed (skipping, but will continue to ping).
2. Atilla457 (where it is currently)
3. Pynikal
4. Caffeinated
5. CitrusC14
6. corrosiv
7. seajay
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stavee on August 05, 2011, 07:02:58 am
The guy that provided all of the wind shields is DonB on this new forum or Donald on the old one.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: atilla457 on August 11, 2011, 03:27:24 am
Thanks to DonB for the windshields.

I tested V-stream and now testing the other one.  (got slammed by the work this week).

I like the cal-sci much much better than vstream.  v-stream was better than the stock;  I just couldnt get used to its weird shape. 

Cal-sci seems more sports-bike style.  With cal-sci I could ride with no earplugs and riding was fun.  I'm gonna put the stock '09 back in there and compare.  I think I have a winner with cal-sci.

I'm 6'1"; average body size.

I pinged jedhed but got an error message he/she doesn't exist.  So I'm going to delete from the list.  I sent a PM to Pynikal and will ship after mid next week.

thanks again.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: corrosiv on August 20, 2011, 10:20:49 am
Updating the list to pull myself out.  I got impatient and purchased a V-Stream.  So far I'm satisfied with the results.

1. JedHed (skipping, but will continue to ping).
2. Pynikal
3. Caffeinated
4. CitrusC14
5. seajay
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gearhead82 on August 22, 2011, 12:31:44 pm
This looks like a great thread.  It takes good people to make something like this work and I appreciate those who have started and maintained this.  I'd like to add myself to the list:

Atilla457 (where it is currently)
1. JedHed (skipping, but will continue to ping).
2. Pynikal
3. Caffeinated
4. CitrusC14
5. seajay
6. Gearhead82
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: atilla457 on August 22, 2011, 10:33:33 pm
Shipped the windshields today to Caffeinated.

I removed JedHed (no response) and Pynikal (no bike) from the list.

Atilla457 (left the shore)
1. Caffeinated
2. CitrusC14
3. seajay
4. Gearhead82

My personal choice was CalSci, which is 3inches taller than the stock 2009 windshield.  It was very quiet (didn't need earplugs in the city at all.)  I'm 6'1".  The V-stream looked weird and was moving back and forth at speed.

Enjoy.

PS: I'm thinking what other accessories can we test this way?  I'm willing to pitch in money.  I would like to try the seats.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Caffeinated on September 01, 2011, 04:59:50 pm
Received the shields yesterday....thanks Atilla457.

I try out the V-Stream next week on my commute. Don't need to test the Cat-Sci medium, since I already have a Cal-sic large screen and like it, but a little more protection may be in order for the winter.  Need to find an Utra Tour somewhere.

I hope to get them shipped back out late next week, or early the following week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: The on September 08, 2011, 06:37:29 am
So how does this work... Just put your name on the list? The automated gate at work decided to have a mind of its own the other day and came down on my screen. I would love to try the 2 listed. Thanks to anyone that responds... it is much appreciated.

Don
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Khrome on September 15, 2011, 07:59:07 am
I was reading through the reviews on this thread, which cal sci is the one being passed around?  Im fixing to pull the trigger and order something.

However I am 6'2" and need something that works for co-pilot as well.  Can anyone comment on Cal Sci with respect to a passenger?



khrome
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gearhead82 on September 15, 2011, 08:11:28 am
So how does this work... Just put your name on the list? The automated gate at work decided to have a mind of its own the other day and came down on my screen. I would love to try the 2 listed. Thanks to anyone that responds... it is much appreciated.

Don

Yeah, that's how it works.  Just copy the most recent list of names from a couple posts up and add your name to the bottom.  Then you should be contacted by whoever has the shields when your name is the next on the list.  They will ship them to you.  You will pay to ship to the next person after you've tested them.  At least that's what I've gathered as to how this works.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Caffeinated on September 20, 2011, 06:04:58 am
Shipping the shields to CitrusC14 today.

Here's the list now:

The shields in the box are Cal-Sci medium, and the V-Stream. I already had a Cal-Sci large and like it a lot for stability and protection. Downside is that it seems to scratch easily. Can't talk much about passenger experience. My SO said it was better than the stock shield but not much. We are both tall, so she sits higher than most would anyway.  I'm going to see about getting the Cal-Sci XL, or the Cee Baileys Ultra Tour.

So, my experience with the V-Stream ran the gamut since I got to test it during the torrential rains a couple of weeks ago.
It's a great shield for warm weather, and is actually pretty quiet with little buffeting. I only had to put the shield up a couple of inches to get the direct blast of air to go over my helmet, leaving me looking way over the shield, which was nice. It's very shaky in any kind of dirty air.  Just cruising behind a car at 75 felt like I was behind a semi.  Rain protection is not very good, but I was cool.  I may try to pick one up for summer riding.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Caffeinated on September 20, 2011, 06:09:24 am
I was reading through the reviews on this thread, which cal sci is the one being passed around?  Im fixing to pull the trigger and order something.

However I am 6'2" and need something that works for co-pilot as well.  Can anyone comment on Cal Sci with respect to a passenger?



khrome
I'm 6'2" as well. the Medium would not be high enough even for solo riding. Try the XL or the Cee Baileys Ultra or Euro. Those are my next shields to try.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: CitrusC14 on October 18, 2011, 07:30:34 pm
To start this off let me say this, my bike is a 2011 (taller stock screen) and I stand 6'-5". With the stock screen all the way up, the wind blast hits me in the upper chest area.  On to the testing.  The Cal-Sci screen is nearly the same size as the stocker so I didn't even bother to mount it.  The V-Stream looks alot bigger, but is only about 2 1/2" taller.  With the V-Stream all the way up the wind blast hit my visor/upper helmet area resulting in a very noisy ride.  If I ducked down about 2" I found myself in a still and very quiet area.  An improvement over the stocker, but worth it?  The other thing about the V-Stream is how much it shook in turbulent air, to the point of being worrisom and distracting.  So between not being quite enough protection and the shaking I'll pass on the V-Stream.  I think I have pretty much decided on getting a CB Ultra. 

The shields were shipped yesterday (10-17) to Seajay.  Thanks to those who started this!!

Tim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stavee on October 18, 2011, 07:36:03 pm
DonB is the guy that provided the windshields.. You might send him a big thank you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gearhead82 on October 20, 2011, 01:18:24 pm
I'm gonna go ahead and take my name off the list.  I ended up buying a Cal Sci Large and I'm pretty happy with it.  I'm 6' tall and with the shield down, I get smooth air hitting me from about the neck on up.  I stay much warmer than the stock '09 screen.  With the shield all the way up, the air just grazes the top of my helmet.  If I duck down a tiny bit I'm in completely silence.  I like the stock screen for warm weather and the Cal Sci is nice for the cooler weather.  I don't ride a lot of long distances.  If I ever do, I'll probably look into buying one of the MRA Vario spoilers that can be clamped onto my Cal Sci which would put me in complete silence without having to raise the shield up much (if at all).  I don't have much interest in trying the V-Stream as I think the shield wobbling around would drive me nuts and I don't think it would give me any better air flow than the Cal Sci Large I bought.

So, here's the modified list:

1.  seajay  (on it's way)
2.  The
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: seajay on November 09, 2011, 03:48:59 pm
I've had the shields for a few weeks now. It's getting a bit chilly in MN for the morning commutes, so I didn't even bother running with the shields down. I've got the stock '09 shield for when I want the air hitting me, I'm looking for something to get the air around me in the early spring and late fall.

For me, the CalSci is the better of the two shields. With the CalSci all the way up, the air around me got a lot quieter. I still had a little bit flowing over the top of my helmet giving me the smallest amount of noise, but it was way better than the stock shield.

The VStream got me out of the last bit of air flowing over my helmet, and I was amazed at how quiet it really can be. Like others, however, I found that it was shaking around a lot at speed, and that was too distracting for me to seriously consider it.

I'm ready to ship these on, and am trying to get in touch with The for a mailing address. If I can't get in touch with him, there's currently nobody else on the list. While I would be happy to keep riding with the CalSci, if someone wants to test these out, you may have a very short wait.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fourtrax on November 09, 2011, 07:09:22 pm
I would like to get added to the list.  I just picked an 08' and I am looking for a taller shiled. from what i have been reading the v-storm or the calsci are on my short list, it would be awesome to try a few of them out first.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: seajay on November 11, 2011, 11:27:04 am
I have not yet heard from The, so I've sent to fourtrax today.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fourtrax on November 15, 2011, 05:30:05 pm
CJ, got the box today. (rain tomorrow)  but looks like it will be a nice weekend for some testing.   

Thanks to zggtr for the chance to try before you buy.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on November 15, 2011, 06:59:16 pm
Can I add my name to the list? I'm really interested in the CalSci.

What's the cost to ship these?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: seajay on November 16, 2011, 06:00:09 am
Hey Wally,

Shipping from MN to NC via FedEx ground was $35.

seajay
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fourtrax on November 16, 2011, 05:37:48 pm
Wally, when i get done testing, if "THE" still hasn't responded i guess you would be next.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on November 17, 2011, 11:09:05 am
Wally, when i get done testing, if "THE" still hasn't responded i guess you would be next.

Thanks!  ;D

Is there a "home base" for these windshields? Just wondering the circumstances on how these got out there, how long they've been in circulation, and who was so gracious to let the rest of us try them out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fourtrax on December 04, 2011, 02:14:50 pm
i'm reaady to ship them to wally_games. 

Given the choice i would use either of them, but my personal preference was the CalSci, it reduced the buffeting almost as well as the v-stream but i was still able to look over the screen.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on December 04, 2011, 04:19:11 pm
PM sent.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fourtrax on December 06, 2011, 04:32:27 pm
Shipped them out to Wally_Games today.   Thanks for the opportunity to test them out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on December 06, 2011, 08:20:26 pm
Shipped them out to Wally_Games today.   Thanks for the opportunity to test them out.

Thanks loads! Tracking says they're scheduled to arrive on Friday at my work. I hope they make it before I get off work. it's going to be cold, but I'd like to be able to swap out for one of them this weekend.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: backoutonthehighway on January 06, 2012, 04:14:03 pm
Thanks loads! Tracking says they're scheduled to arrive on Friday at my work. I hope they make it before I get off work. it's going to be cold, but I'd like to be able to swap out for one of them this weekend.

What do you think Wally? Which do you prefer?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on January 06, 2012, 07:16:03 pm
What do you think Wally? Which do you prefer?

Well, with the holidays and the weather, today was my first chance to test one out. I put the Cal Sci on over the holidays and that's when I found out that I was missing one of the screws that holds the windshield on. Local dealerships were both closed between the holidays so have a temp Home Depot bolt in it's place for now.

Anyway, I rode about 250 miles today. Temperature ranged between 28 and 42 degrees on the way to work this morning (85 interstate miles), but was a beautiful 70-72 this afternoon. The Cal Sci is a great improvement over the stock (2011). I do notice a good bit of back pressure when the windshield is between full up and about 2-3 inches down. It's very noticable at first, but the feeling seems to fade some as you ride. Below 70 mph, it's very comfortable. I notice a little buffeting when the windshield is down at highway-plus speeds, but far better than the stocker. With handwings, this would have been a great windshield for 30 degree riding, although my hands didn't freeze this morning with the heated grips running at about half power.

I'm just a hair shy of 6 feet tall with a 34 inch inseam. I also have a Corbin seat, which I believe is shorter than stock by nearly an inch. At full up, the top of the shield (this is a medium) is just about perfectly in line with my eyes. I can look over it even in full up position, or can look through it with very little change in position. It was very stable, even when following a semi and I really do like that.

I'd be intersted in buying a medium Cal Sci, but I'm wondering what I'd use in the summer when I could use a little more air in the Texas heat. Back to the stocker? Maybe a tinted shortie Cal Sci? I don't think I'd like a large Cal Sci as it would be too high when down and much too high at full up. I like a sportier look, so don't want some huge plastic sail in front of me like I had on my old Goldwing.

Personnally, I don't care for the look of the V-Stream. That funky double bubble shape and the way it's wide at the top and narrow in the middle just isn't very attractive, IMHO. If I can, I'm going to go ahead and put it on and give it a ride, but I'm afraid that the look is a deal breaker for me. Once I give it a quick test, just for comparison purposes, I'll put the stocker back on and be ready to move these two along to someone else. Cold front coming through tonight, so not sure how quickly it will be, but I'll be ready to move these along pretty soon.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DonB on January 06, 2012, 09:06:50 pm
I forgot when I started this. must have been back in 2008. I wonder how many miles these shields have traveled in a box????
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: backoutonthehighway on January 06, 2012, 09:07:25 pm
Thanks Wally. I just bought a large cal-sci (6-1' 34" inseam). I'll put it on tomorrow. I'm sure I'll like it better than the stock.

Are these the only two in this test kit? I thought there was a see bailes in there as well.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: backoutonthehighway on January 06, 2012, 09:08:39 pm
I forgot when I started this. must have been back in 2008. I wonder how many miles these shields have traveled in a box????

Well thanks Don!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on January 07, 2012, 11:00:23 am
I forgot when I started this. must have been back in 2008. I wonder how many miles these shields have traveled in a box????

Thanks, Don!! They've probably traveled more miles inside the box than on bikes. They're showing a little sign of wear, but nothing major. I wonder how many different bikes they've been on.

So, Don, what did you end up with on your bike if you had these to pass around??

Thanks Wally. I just bought a large cal-sci (6-1' 34" inseam). I'll put it on tomorrow. I'm sure I'll like it better than the stock.

Are these the only two in this test kit? I thought there was a see bailes in there as well.


That's the only two that were in the box. Would have been great if there were a couple of other options too, or another pair of them in circulation, but I'm very grateful for the opportunity to try these out. They were also packaged very well. I think I read somewhere that they were re-packaged several riders back.

Keep us posted on what you think about the Cal Sci large.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DonB on January 07, 2012, 12:46:22 pm
So, Don, what did you end up with on your bike if you had these to pass around??


back in 2008 when I bought that C14 I had 5 shields before I found the one I liked. and that was the CalSi that is being passed around. it was getting a few rock chips and I was ordering a new one to replace it

on this C14 I decided on a dark Cee Bailey


(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l140/n7myr/c14/2011-10-28_15-57-12_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on January 07, 2012, 01:50:38 pm
back in 2008 when I bought that C14 I had 5 shields before I found the one I liked. and that was the CalSi that is being passed around. it was getting a few rock chips and I was ordering a new one to replace it

on this C14 I decided on a dark Cee Bailey

How's the Cee Bailey compare to the Cal Sci? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a replacement shield and appreciate all the input I can get. I like the idea of dark tint, but don't want a big sail windshield. I think those big shields ruin the sporty look of the Concours.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DonB on January 08, 2012, 08:00:03 am
How's the Cee Bailey compare to the Cal Sci? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a replacement shield and appreciate all the input I can get. I like the idea of dark tint, but don't want a big sail windshield. I think those big shields ruin the sporty look of the Concours.

I think if I were you I would go with the CalSci, the Cee Bailey is a little larger and does not seem to be any better for me 6' than the CalSci did
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 02, 2012, 10:56:20 am
Where are they now? I'd like to put my name on the list to try them out. My stock '09 shield isn't very effective in the cold. It would be nice to check fitment with my homemade hand wings too.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 02, 2012, 11:28:11 am
Where are they now? I'd like to put my name on the list to try them out. My stock '09 shield isn't very effective in the cold. It would be nice to check fitment with my homemade hand wings too.

Matt

I've got them. The list sorta died out, so I've just been holding onto them. I figured that the cold might have slowed down the testing and it would fire back up in the spring, but if you're ready to ride, PM me with your info and I'll get them out to you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 02, 2012, 11:43:28 am
Well, with the holidays and the weather, today was my first chance to test one out. I put the Cal Sci on over the holidays and that's when I found out that I was missing one of the screws that holds the windshield on. Local dealerships were both closed between the holidays so have a temp Home Depot bolt in it's place for now.

Anyway, I rode about 250 miles today. Temperature ranged between 28 and 42 degrees on the way to work this morning (85 interstate miles), but was a beautiful 70-72 this afternoon. The Cal Sci is a great improvement over the stock (2011). I do notice a good bit of back pressure when the windshield is between full up and about 2-3 inches down. It's very noticable at first, but the feeling seems to fade some as you ride. Below 70 mph, it's very comfortable. I notice a little buffeting when the windshield is down at highway-plus speeds, but far better than the stocker. With handwings, this would have been a great windshield for 30 degree riding, although my hands didn't freeze this morning with the heated grips running at about half power.

I'm just a hair shy of 6 feet tall with a 34 inch inseam. I also have a Corbin seat, which I believe is shorter than stock by nearly an inch. At full up, the top of the shield (this is a medium) is just about perfectly in line with my eyes. I can look over it even in full up position, or can look through it with very little change in position. It was very stable, even when following a semi and I really do like that.

I'd be intersted in buying a medium Cal Sci, but I'm wondering what I'd use in the summer when I could use a little more air in the Texas heat. Back to the stocker? Maybe a tinted shortie Cal Sci? I don't think I'd like a large Cal Sci as it would be too high when down and much too high at full up. I like a sportier look, so don't want some huge plastic sail in front of me like I had on my old Goldwing.

Personnally, I don't care for the look of the V-Stream. That funky double bubble shape and the way it's wide at the top and narrow in the middle just isn't very attractive, IMHO. If I can, I'm going to go ahead and put it on and give it a ride, but I'm afraid that the look is a deal breaker for me. Once I give it a quick test, just for comparison purposes, I'll put the stocker back on and be ready to move these two along to someone else. Cold front coming through tonight, so not sure how quickly it will be, but I'll be ready to move these along pretty soon.

I put the V-Stream on and really don't care for it. I find that I get buffetting with it all the way down as the edge of the airflow hits me right in the visor. It isn't bad when it's all the way up, but then it seems that the flow comes right into my hands and sides. Just didn't work for me. And, that thing really waves around when you're behind anything bigger than a Prius on the highway. You think it's going to fly off behind a big pickup or a semi.

The Cal Sci (medium) is a better window IMHO and I'll probably be buying one this spring. I thought about getting a tinted shortie for the summer and a medium for the cooler months, but not sure I want to drop the dime on two. Got too many other farkles that I want. If you're looking for something for winter riding, this might be the bottom limit and should research the large one.

Thanks, DonB for letting us try these out. Much appreciated.

Oh, and to basmntdweller, either of these will be a huge change from your '90 stocker!!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 02, 2012, 11:48:35 am
Pm sent. I have a pile of farkles to install and I am thinking taking off work Monday and Tuesday if needed to install them. The weather looks like tuesday afternoon would be a good day for testing out all my new bits.

Thanks, Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 07, 2012, 09:59:06 am
Pm sent. I have a pile of farkles to install and I am thinking taking off work Monday and Tuesday if needed to install them. The weather looks like tuesday afternoon would be a good day for testing out all my new bits.

Thanks, Matt

Windows shipped. PM sent with tracking info. (For those that might be interested, UPS ground was $13 from Arlington, TX to Indianapolis, IN with company bulk discount.)

Matt, enjoy. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 07, 2012, 02:32:24 pm
Looking forward to trying them out!

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on February 07, 2012, 04:43:24 pm
Matt, would love to hear your thoughts and be 'next in line'.

Thanks,
Bill
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 07, 2012, 05:07:43 pm
Will do. I'll pm you when I get them and get a few miles on them.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 10, 2012, 02:23:22 pm
They were waiting on me when I got home from work. Unfortunately it is also snowing at the moment and I am not that talented! Have to wait a few days for streets to clear and dry up enough for me. Hell of a deal getting that box shipped for only $13! I may try to get my wife to take  it in to her company and ship it for me as soon as I finish testing them.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 20, 2012, 11:43:26 am
The shields are on their way to flathead's joint.
FWIW, my thoughts on the two shields. I took one look at the V-Stream and knew that no matter how good it was, it wasn't going to stay on my Connie. To me, it just looked ugly. I gave it a short 40 mile ride in mid 40 degree temps with nice sunshine. The shield gave a nice break from the wind for sure, especially at full up position. The downside is I was looking through the shield that way and I just wasn't comfortable having to look through it. At the lowest position I was comfortably looking over it but it didn't really provide much more protection than my stock shield at its highest position. The helmet buffeting and noise was about the same with the stocker up high. When the V-Stream was up high, it was much quieter and buffeting was completely gone. One thing that surprised me on both shields was that when they were in the up position was the wind was curling back behind me and going right up my back under my jacket. I didn't care much for that! This was mostly noticed at highway speeds.
The other shield which was not labeled so I don't know what it is, had similar qualities to the V-Stream but looked more like a stock shield. It was acceptable looking on the bike. I still had to look through the shield at it's upper position. It didn't eliminate the buffeting as much as the V-Stream but still way better than my stock '09 shield. Noise abatement was similar but not quite as good as the V.
Both shields noticeably shook at high speeds when full up. That was something I didn't really care for.

As it stands now, I am buying a shield from a member here off his 2011. If it will get rid of the buffeting and cut the noise even half of what these two shields did, I'll be happy. If I doesn't, I will have to find out what the second of these two shields was and get one of them.

Flathead, I'll try to pm the tracking number to you as soon as I get it from my wife. She shipped it through her company and it was $13.55 from Indy to Denver.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gearhead82 on February 20, 2012, 12:39:03 pm
The shields are on their way to flathead's joint.
FWIW, my thoughts on the two shields. I took one look at the V-Stream and knew that no matter how good it was, it wasn't going to stay on my Connie. To me, it just looked ugly. I gave it a short 40 mile ride in mid 40 degree temps with nice sunshine. The shield gave a nice break from the wind for sure, especially at full up position. The downside is I was looking through the shield that way and I just wasn't comfortable having to look through it. At the lowest position I was comfortably looking over it but it didn't really provide much more protection than my stock shield at its highest position. The helmet buffeting and noise was about the same with the stocker up high. When the V-Stream was up high, it was much quieter and buffeting was completely gone. One thing that surprised me on both shields was that when they were in the up position was the wind was curling back behind me and going right up my back under my jacket. I didn't care much for that! This was mostly noticed at highway speeds.
The other shield which was not labeled so I don't know what it is, had similar qualities to the V-Stream but looked more like a stock shield. It was acceptable looking on the bike. I still had to look through the shield at it's upper position. It didn't eliminate the buffeting as much as the V-Stream but still way better than my stock '09 shield. Noise abatement was similar but not quite as good as the V.
Both shields noticeably shook at high speeds when full up. That was something I didn't really care for.

As it stands now, I am buying a shield from a member here off his 2011. If it will get rid of the buffeting and cut the noise even half of what these two shields did, I'll be happy. If I doesn't, I will have to find out what the second of these two shields was and get one of them.

Flathead, I'll try to pm the tracking number to you as soon as I get it from my wife. She shipped it through her company and it was $13.55 from Indy to Denver.

Matt


I'm pretty sure the 2nd shield is a CalSci medium.  http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html (http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 20, 2012, 12:50:09 pm
I'm pretty sure the 2nd shield is a CalSci medium.  [url]http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html[/url] ([url]http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Concoursprod.html[/url])


Correct. It is a Cal Sci medium. I found it to be better that the V-Stream, but am still looking at other options. I did think that the Cal Sci medium was better than my '11 stocker.

And I agree with basmntdweller, that V-Stream was quite ugly.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on February 20, 2012, 03:34:21 pm
Quote
Flathead, I'll try to pm the tracking number to you as soon as I get it from my wife. She shipped it through her company and it was $13.55 from Indy to Denver.
Thanks Matt, looking forward to the experiment!

Bill
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 20, 2012, 05:59:11 pm
Can I get on this list. How does it work.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 20, 2012, 06:21:50 pm
Just let flathead know you want in. He'll pay the shipping to get them to you after he is done checking them out unless someone else has got dibbs on them first. After you get them, keep an eye on this thread waiting for the next guy to want them after you are done checking them out. It is up to you to pay shipping to whoever wants them next. Shipping is much cheaper if you can do it through a company that has a UPS business account.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 20, 2012, 06:53:54 pm
OK great.

Flathead put me on the list. If I am next send let me know and I will PM you my addy.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on February 20, 2012, 07:30:34 pm
OK great.

Flathead put me on the list. If I am next send let me know and I will PM you my addy.

As far as I know, you are next in line.
Bill
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 20, 2012, 10:30:45 pm
Great, how long do you think you will have the shields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on February 21, 2012, 10:08:41 pm
Great, how long do you think you will have the shields.

Kinda depends on the weather ;)
Hope to get them this Thursday and will hopefully get some ride time this weekend.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 22, 2012, 07:12:13 am
Great. Let me know when you are done.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on February 23, 2012, 04:26:38 pm
Matt, received the shields today, unfortunately with about 5" of snow.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 23, 2012, 04:44:22 pm
You'll have clear skies and dry roads on saturday though. Enjoy the ride!
Mine is now in parts all over my garage!

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 26, 2012, 02:56:18 pm
You'll have clear skies and dry roads on saturday though. Enjoy the ride!
Mine is now in parts all over my garage!

Matt

Matt,
What did you think of the two windshields?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: basmntdweller on February 26, 2012, 07:42:06 pm
Matt,
What did you think of the two windshields?

Second post from the bottom, previous page.

Matt
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: MGvalerio on February 27, 2012, 09:05:17 am
Duplex ;D Fatto  con cupolino piccolo originale kawa.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/6i4juc.jpg) (http://i41.tinypic.com/nosci9.jpg)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 29, 2012, 08:00:24 pm
Flathead did you get to try them out yet.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on March 01, 2012, 12:07:49 am
Got a few miles on the cal-sci hoping to do the full comparo this weekend.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on March 04, 2012, 10:42:34 am
Hi Bosco,

Can you put me on the list to try the windshields.

Thanks

Paul.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 04, 2012, 11:11:30 am
Hi Bosco,

Can you put me on the list to try the windshields.

Thanks

Paul.

Here is the list at this point. If anyone else wants to be on the list just ad yourself. How it works is: After the person testing the shields is done. They send the shields (at their expense) to the next person on the list. So you pay to ship to the next person.

Next in line.

Bosco
mbdcon
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 05, 2012, 07:41:00 pm
PMed Flathead my address. When do you think you will be sending them.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flathead on March 05, 2012, 08:48:31 pm
PMed Flathead my address. When do you think you will be sending them.
Will ship Wednesday at the latest....

The V-Stream didn't do much for me. Blocked the wind better than the stock shield but seemed to create a lot of buffeting for my passenger.
I liked the Cal-Sci but did not think it was much better than the stocker, that was until I put the stocker back on! What a difference in wind noise!
Overall I will probably go with a large Cal-Sci as the medium full up wasn't quite tall enough for my height but as I said, it was wonderful compared to the stock shield.
Bill
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 14, 2012, 03:50:03 pm
I received the shields today. I will be trying them out this weekend.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on March 18, 2012, 01:32:29 pm
Hope you had a chance to try them out.  I'll send you a pm with my address.

Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 18, 2012, 07:45:49 pm
I was able to ride with the vstream today and will put on the Cal Sci tomorrow weather permitting.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 21, 2012, 04:53:10 pm
Sent the shields to mbdcon today. Let me know when you get them. I will post my review in a few days.
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Post by: mbdcon on March 21, 2012, 05:28:35 pm
Thanks Bosco.  Will do.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 25, 2012, 06:53:26 am
I tried out both and thought the V-stream offered more wind protection.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on March 26, 2012, 02:10:41 pm
Received the shields. Thanks Bosco.

Will try them out this week.

mbdcon
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on April 22, 2012, 11:09:15 am
I tried out both windshields. 

I’m 6’2” and have a big problem with wind noise.  The V-Stream significantly reduced the noise.  I think it is one of the few after-market windshields that is made of polycarbonate and NOT Acrylic.  Bought one on-line.

The Cal-Sci  didn’t  seem that different from the stock windshield.
 
They are both packed up ready to be shipped to anyone who wants to try them.  Just send me a pm.

mbd
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: galaxieman on April 29, 2012, 07:35:56 pm
PM sent.  I'm really interested to see how the V-stream does 2-up, since the aerodynamics with both of us on the bike are quite different than when riding solo.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on April 29, 2012, 09:20:40 pm
PM sent.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mbdcon on May 03, 2012, 03:01:41 pm
Windshields shipped.  I pm'd the tracking number.

Enjoy!

Mbdcon
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: galaxieman on May 23, 2012, 10:51:49 am
I got the windshields in week before last, and promptly went out of town for the Zero to Hero thing in Vegas.  Tested out the V-stream last week, and rode in today with the CalSci installed.  Experience pretty much mirrors what everyone else here has said, but I'll do up an eval anyway.

Bike: '09 - with the Kawi Touring shield installed since new (I bought the dealer's test-ride bike and they had upgraded). As I understand it, the taller shield is the same as comes stock on the '10+ bikes.  Also, I've got a Baldwin Saddle that I think sits a smidge higher than stock due to the upgraded foam.  Also, I have a Givi E52 that I always have on the bike, which may play into the backpressure issue I'll mention below.

Rider: 6'0", 32" inseam.  Shoei QWEST helmet.

V-Stream: As others have said, this thing is only a bit taller than the '10+ shield but due to the 'V-bubble' it arcs further away from me and appears a LOT larger.  With the shield fully up it's nearly dead quiet from the rider's seat.  However, it moves around A LOT in anything other than clean air (crosswind, following other vehicles, etc).  I can see over the shield when it's all the way up, but  have to look through it for lower speed cornering and when in traffic (i.e when I'm not looking way down the road.  I could probably get used to that, but the movement thing weirds me out quite a bit. I didn't put my wife on the back with that one, as I wanted to test both shields and see which one I preferred before getting her opinion from the back seat.

CalSci: Being the medium it's very nearly the same size as my current shield, but it makes a big difference in wind noise.  If I drop my head 1/2"-1" I can get into the same near dead quiet pocket as the V-Stream.  I'm going to try it out with my wife on the back and see what she thinks.  I might try and copy the cutout from this shield onto the stocker and see if I can get just a bit more 'loft' with the air coming off the top of the shield.  Based on it being very similar in size to my current shield, I think with the added cutout on the stocker I might not need to invest in another shield.  If not, I'll probably grab a CalSci large since they're 1.75" taller and should eliminate having to drop my head to get into the sweet spot for wind cutout.

I'll post back here once my wife chimes in and then box them up for whoever's next (list is currently blank).
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Damaged Goods on June 07, 2012, 06:40:08 pm
I'm a new member, just bought me a Concours14 a week ago. I love the bike, except for the fact that I'm 6'2 and the wind hits me in the face with the windsheild all the way up. From reading the post it seems to me that the V-steam may be the way to go. Don't know how to try out the windsheild for free, but I would love to give it a shot, or some advice on the issue maybe there is a taller windsheild out there that I don't know about. Thanks for any advice on the matter.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: galaxieman on June 07, 2012, 11:10:52 pm
Here's the CalSci Medium held in place in front of the stock shield with some painter's tape and pinch clamps. Note that it's a bit taller in the middle, which is why it is almost tall enough for me.
(http://www.galaxieman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wpid2180-Windshields-9993.jpg)

And the V-stream.  A good bit taller than the stock tall shield.
(http://www.galaxieman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wpid2182-Windshields-9995.jpg)

Additionally, the V-stream sits further away from the rider at the top due to the shape of the shield.
(http://www.galaxieman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wpid2184-Windshields-9996.jpg)

The way to get these is to PM me your address and I'll pack them back up and send them on to you!  The 'free' bit is that you get them sent to you for free, and the 'cost' is the shipping cost to the next forum member who wants to give them a shot.  Savvy viewers will note that I've added the CalSci shield cutout to my stock shield.  This helps, but isn't quite enough.  I'll probably end up picking up a CalSci Large, once it percolates up past the cut line on the budget list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on June 08, 2012, 11:28:07 am
Add me to the list please.

From the previous list post:
Damaged Goods
Kinetic1

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: galaxieman on June 12, 2012, 04:32:26 pm
Ok, so the current list is
Damaged Goods
Kinetic 1

Box (which has been around, btw) was shipped this morning via USPS.  I pm'd the tracking numbers to DG, and estimated delivery is the 18th.  Gotta say, this is a great opportunity and one of the cool side-effects of the internet allowing us to pool collective knowledge, experience, and in this case resources amongst a group of like-minded sport-tourers.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on June 29, 2012, 05:54:42 am
I heard from Damaged Goods that he will be shipping them to me soon. Who will be next on the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on June 29, 2012, 11:52:52 am
I heard from Damaged Goods that he will be shipping them to me soon. Who will be next on the list?

Do like I did. Just leave the one you like on your bike until someone steps up and asks for them. I did have them in the colder months, so interest was light and I got to keep the CalSci medium on my bike for a little while. It didn't get cold in North Texas at that time, so it came in handy for the cool weather.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Lone-Rider on June 30, 2012, 11:06:39 am
I heard from Damaged Goods that he will be shipping them to me soon. Who will be next on the list?

I'm in, Just picked up a C-14 and now need to decide on a shield for the cooler months. Stock shield should be fine for me for summer, but I need to go with something bigger come fall.

Just to make sure I understand the program, they get shipped to me no cost, then I cover shipping to the next guy who wants to try them, correct?

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 02, 2012, 05:41:20 am
Yep, that is it. When I get them I will try them both out and get them shipped to you. I'll let you know when they are ready to be shipped and you can PM me your address.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Damaged Goods on July 02, 2012, 10:18:33 am
Sent the windshield's to you Kinetic1 they should be there by friday, sat at the latest with a holiday this week. Sorry it took so long to get to you, hope you enjoy them.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 02, 2012, 11:19:01 am
Thanks DG. Appreciate the update.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 09, 2012, 10:16:21 pm
God bless the postal service, they showed up today. Thanks DG!

I put the Cal-Sci on first and rode about 100 miles. Way better than stock but not quite tall enough. It would be just right if it were about an inch (maybe two) taller. I am 6' tall with a 34" (sack to floor) inseam. It is also way better looking than the stocker IMHO.

Without having ridden with the V-stream yet I can't say but if I were ordering right now I would order the cal-sci large (I think this is a medium) and I think I would be very happy.

The V-stream is on the bike and I will try to get a ride in on Wednesday evening. My work schedule just will not permit any sooner. I am also going to try and get my wife on the back to see which she prefers which requires a sitter. I promise I will get them shipped out as soon as possible though. I'm thinking I should be able to get them out no later than next Monday or Tuesday.

On a side note. You can certainly tell these have been around the block a time or two. I would describe them as "rough condition" if I were selling them. They actually look better than I expected though given their rather extraordinary history. This is a really cool thing going on here and I am very thankful for the opportunity to try before I buy.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 11, 2012, 11:29:22 am
Well, I put the Vstream on and rode back to work from lunch. I hate it. I don't like the way it moves air and feel the cal sci does a much better job of air management. It also wiggles a-lot as many have said. I don't mind the look at all though. I am putting the cal-sci back on and am taking my wife for a ride tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 12, 2012, 06:56:33 pm
Well, Cal sci it is out of these two for sure. Is there anyone near Grand Rapids Michigan that has a Cee-Baileys I could try by chance?

Lone Rider, I will box them up and ship them as soon as I have an address from you. PM me and I will get them sent out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Lone-Rider on July 19, 2012, 10:32:08 am
I ended up getting a used shield from another guy, so no longer need to try these.

Off to whoever is next instead.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kyleb on July 19, 2012, 10:47:10 am
I'd like to give them a try...correct me if I'm wrong but it doesnt look like anybody is in front of me since lone rider is out of it.  Pm with address sent to kinetic1. 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on July 23, 2012, 09:04:10 am
I would like to get into this also. The stock works well for me but when it's all the way up the air is really turbulent around my head. Thinking 2 to 3 inches higher would be about right.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 23, 2012, 03:11:33 pm
Sent off to Kyle today. They say to expect delivery no later than 7-30-12. US Postal service.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kinetic1 on July 23, 2012, 03:12:12 pm
BTW A huge thank you to DonB for sending these out into the world. We all really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on July 30, 2012, 05:23:11 am
My address was sent to Kyleb for when he's ready to move them on. No hurry, give them a good test.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kyleb on August 02, 2012, 11:07:07 pm
Windshields will be sent to fsr402 on Monday
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Kyleb on August 06, 2012, 03:57:32 pm
Shipped out today, also thanks to DonB.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on August 21, 2012, 01:39:31 am
Hello all.
Over the past few months I worked with Paige over at Aeroflow to design a screen for my Connie 14. He had my bike for a while testing different designs and shapes. The screen is finally done and I am very happy with it. Much improved over the original screen on my '11 C14. I had his final prototype screen on my bike for quite a while and I now have in possession a production run screen. I told Paige about the Try A Windshield for Free thread on this site and he is allowing me to send out the prototype screen to be part of the program. Whoever has the screens, PM me with your address and I will send you the Aeroflow Prototype screen. Keep in mind, it is a prototype that has been hand cut and formed. It is just like the production run "Tall" screen Aeroflow is selling but this one is hand formed. Also there are a few registration / center marks on the screen. But for evaluation, it should be perfect.

Paige at Aeroflow had my bike for several months and logged a couple of thousand miles testing different configurations and screen shapes. I spent a lot of time evaluating the different screens (I think he went through 4 or 5 prototype shapes before coming up with the final one). He also tried additional wings and diffusers  but they didn't seem to add anything to the final screen.

Personally, I am quite pleased with the screen but I dont have any experience comparing it to any other screen on the C14 besides the stock one. I am very interested to hear the reports!

So again, whoever has the screen now (or is next), PM me and I will send you the prototype Aeroflow screen to be included in the windshield collection.

Jose Soriano
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on August 21, 2012, 09:38:07 am
Hello all.
Over the past few months I worked with Paige over at Aeroflow to design a screen for my Connie 14. He had my bike for a while testing different designs and shapes. The screen is finally done and I am very happy with it. Much improved over the original screen on my '11 C14. I had his final prototype screen on my bike for quite a while and I now have in possession a production run screen. I told Paige about the Try A Windshield for Free thread on this site and he is allowing me to send out the prototype screen to be part of the program. Whoever has the screens, PM me with your address and I will send you the Aeroflow Prototype screen. Keep in mind, it is a prototype that has been hand cut and formed. It is just like the production run "Tall" screen Aeroflow is selling but this one is hand formed. Also there are a few registration / center marks on the screen. But for evaluation, it should be perfect.

Paige at Aeroflow had my bike for several months and logged a couple of thousand miles testing different configurations and screen shapes. I spent a lot of time evaluating the different screens (I think he went through 4 or 5 prototype shapes before coming up with the final one). He also tried additional wings and diffusers  but they didn't seem to add anything to the final screen.

Personally, I am quite pleased with the screen but I dont have any experience comparing it to any other screen on the C14 besides the stock one. I am very interested to hear the reports!

So again, whoever has the screen now (or is next), PM me and I will send you the prototype Aeroflow screen to be included in the windshield collection.

Jose Soriano

I have them right now. Been enjoying the Cal-SI shield and just waiting for someone to say they wanted them. I'll PM you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on August 21, 2012, 11:31:38 am
Hello all.
Over the past few months I worked with Paige over at Aeroflow to design a screen for my Connie 14. He had my bike for a while testing different designs and shapes. The screen is finally done and I am very happy with it. Much improved over the original screen on my '11 C14. I had his final prototype screen on my bike for quite a while and I now have in possession a production run screen. I told Paige about the Try A Windshield for Free thread on this site and he is allowing me to send out the prototype screen to be part of the program. Whoever has the screens, PM me with your address and I will send you the Aeroflow Prototype screen. Keep in mind, it is a prototype that has been hand cut and formed. It is just like the production run "Tall" screen Aeroflow is selling but this one is hand formed. Also there are a few registration / center marks on the screen. But for evaluation, it should be perfect.

Paige at Aeroflow had my bike for several months and logged a couple of thousand miles testing different configurations and screen shapes. I spent a lot of time evaluating the different screens (I think he went through 4 or 5 prototype shapes before coming up with the final one). He also tried additional wings and diffusers  but they didn't seem to add anything to the final screen.

Personally, I am quite pleased with the screen but I dont have any experience comparing it to any other screen on the C14 besides the stock one. I am very interested to hear the reports!

So again, whoever has the screen now (or is next), PM me and I will send you the prototype Aeroflow screen to be included in the windshield collection.

Jose Soriano

Got some pics?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: scav8tor on August 21, 2012, 01:04:43 pm
Hi fsr402, I'd like to give them a try. Not in a hurry if you want to give the prototype Jose mentioned a try, then when you're ready you can send me the lot. Thanks.  Tony
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on August 21, 2012, 01:07:14 pm
Hi fsr402, I'd like to give them a try. Not in a hurry if you want to give the prototype Jose mentioned a try, then when you're ready you can send me the lot. Thanks.  Tony
I sent him a message so I'll give him a day or two to reply and I'll let you know.
PM me your address and you will be the next to get them.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on August 22, 2012, 07:12:33 pm
 fsr402, just PM'd you before reading this. I won't be able to send the screen until this weekend at the earliest. Let me know if you want to the the Aeroflow screen or just send it to  tonywaters.

Jose Soriano
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on August 23, 2012, 05:12:00 am
I have not got an address for tonywaters yet so I guess send it to me and I'll add it to the box. After trying it out of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on September 04, 2012, 03:57:48 pm
Windshield was sent last week and FSR402 confirmed that he received it.


Wally_Games, sorry, didn't see your request for pics... check out http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/Kawasaki_Concours_14.htm (http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/Kawasaki_Concours_14.htm) for pics.

Thats my bike in the pics but Paige's dog. (Wish he was mine!).

I had a full write up on the other Concours forum of the entire testing and and evaluation process that Paige made me go through. Also, there are pics of Prototype #4, the last prototype before the final design. He had my bike for quite a long time! I have to say that Paige at Aeroflow is a perfectionist. Paige, myself and two other testers spent months and thousands of miles on my bike making sure the final design was just right. I seriously doubt that any other windshield manufacturer goes through all that when they make an after market screen for a bike.

Jose Soriano

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on September 05, 2012, 07:41:39 am
Got that shield installed last night. Looking like tomorrow is the only day this week they are not forecasting storms. Hope to ride her tomorrow to test the shield and then will be shipping the three shields off to tonywaters.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on September 06, 2012, 07:45:28 am
Got to ride today so have tried all three.

My thoughts on them.
At 5' 11" with a 28" inseam, stock '08 seat and 1.375 bar risers.

I find the V-stream to be huge and hideous. It looks miss-shaped and out of place. Also moved like a belly dancer at highway speeds. All the way down gave me nasty turbulent air and all the way up I was looking thru it. I would never buy this screen for my bike. Others my like it though.

Cali-Sci worked great for me.
All the way down gave me enough air to help cool me off in the 90* heat. Though the wind noise is there it's not unbearable. All the way up I get no wind on my helmet and makes for a nice ride with it about 2 inches below my sight line. I have had the pleasure of putting a few hundred miles on with this screen and will most likely be buying one this winter.

AeroFlo - As of now I only have 15 miles on it from my morning commute. First impressions is that this is the shield I would want for cold weather and long distance riding. May need to get one before I take on the Iron Butt next summer.
All the way down I get some wind on the helmet but it's clean and the noise is not bad. Half way up puts it about the same height as the Cali-Sci all the way up. There is absolutely no air hitting my chest or helmet. The only wind I get is on my hands and that ends just past the wrist. With some air wings it would be like you were in a bubble. All the way up it's to tall for me as I'm looking thru it.
As with all tall shields it moves around a bit at speed but no where near as bad as the V-Stream. 
I'll get it on the highway after work to see how it does there (hit max of 65 mph on the way in) then I'll get them boxed up to ship out.

Thanks so much to all that have donated these shields and set this up. What a great way to try something before dropping the cash to buy it.
 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on September 07, 2012, 01:17:48 am
My experience with the Aeroflow is kind of like yours at the speeds you mentioned.

I'm 5'9 with a 32" inseam. Baldwin GT seat (taller than stock) and Wedges. I usually sit straight up (not slouching) and my butt is all the way back in the seat so I probably sit taller than most people that are my height.

At lower speeds (under 65mph) I see what you are talking about. Nice cone of silence. For me, the amount of slight breeze is enough to keep me cool. Nice to be out of the blast of wind. I too tend to have the shield at about halfway up. All the way up, I look through the screen.

At higher speeds (80mph and above) The stock windshield lifting system tends to push the windshield down a bit. At full up, I am now just peeking over the shield. At speeds such as this, I tend to have the windshield at 3/4 up. With the shield all the way down, I get a nice smooth blast of air on my chest.

The amazing thing about the Aeroflow shield, in my opinion, is the difference in turbulence between the stock shield and the Aeroflow. The stock shield has so much noise and turbulence that is almost unbearable. The Aeroflow has virtually no turbulence noise at speeds below 65mph. At 80 and above, I just get slight wisps of turbulence. It really is amazing.

I've ridden in 100 degree temps and the Aeroflow seems fine but then again, I havent tried the other aftermarket screens.

Aeroflow does make the screens in 3 sizes. The screen I sent to you for the demo package is a Large screen. Maybe one of the shorter shield would be to your liking?

EDIT TO ADD:
oh yeah.. Paige at Aeroflow designed some trick hand wings but I felt the bike didn't need them... I just realized from reading your findings that I might be a bit off the mark because of my bikes modifications.... I have Wedges installed on my bars which (among other things), brings the bars closer together. That difference, along with your bar risers and lower 08 mirrors could be the difference. I'll talk to Paige about this...

Jose Soriano
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: scav8tor on September 13, 2012, 10:23:10 am
I received the shields yesterday and put the Aero on. After all the info from fsr402 and amahoser, I couldn't wait. My ride to work, 30 miles in 60 degrees with my mesh gear on (ATGATT) was very comfortable. I have been using an MRA shield that is about the same height as the stock but has an adjustable spoiler at the top. Being 6' and 32 in inseam, the MRA has never provided complete coverage without ducking down. I like it because being in South Carolina, most of the riding is in 60+ days and it's nice to have a breeze through the mesh gear.

The Aero provides great protection and full up is just under my eye level. Full up it completely blocks the wind and I could hear the bike like never before. Even tires singing on the pavement. I wear full face and ear plugs. Very different experience from the MRA. I can see that for my winter riding it would be a great shield. Not sure I would use it for anything above 80 degrees or so.

My commute has a 12 mile stretch of interstate and at 80 the shield moves around some. I am wondering if the stress on the shield mounts might be excessive with the turbulence behind/beside trucks? Any thoughts from anyone using tall shields long term?

Thanks to those that started this try it before you buy it and have kept it going. Also thanks to Paige/Aeroflow and amahoser for adding the Flow shield. Anyone ready for them after I've had them a little while?

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on September 14, 2012, 12:51:35 am
I don't know if I am biased but I really don't mind the Aerflow shield in the summer. I've only had the shield a short time, but in 95 to 100 degree weather, it is still comfortable. I do wear a mesh jacket and I do get airflow when riding at speed, just not a blast of wind and certainly not turbulence. I haven't had the misfortune to try it out on a really hot road trip (118 degrees a couple of summers ago on my old 2000 Connie... that was miserable!) But I would assume anything would suck in those extremes!

For the sake of science and proper testing  ;), I did a ride out in death valley. Winds were blowing up to 60mph gusts and I reached GPS verified speeds of 136mph. Majority of the run was in excess of 100mph. The Aeroflow shield and the Kawasaki mounting system held up just fine. I rode the entire trip with the windshield full up... Yes, the shield moved quite a bit, especially when the winds would gust but nothing cracked and nothing broke.  It was a bit disconcerting watching huge sand flows blow across the road but the Connie was stable. Some of the smaller bikes in our group were getting knocked around in the wind but the Connie felt great in the wind.

Jose Soriano
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Skinny on October 21, 2012, 11:33:35 am
I bought the Aero shield a couple week ago and like it very much.
I went with the med height size. I am 5'10" and didn't want it to be too tall.  Running it 2/3 up at highway speeds makes it perfect, it even handles all up position pretty well.

Glad to hear it withstood the forces of the winds at speed. I was concerned about, and always have been, putting more stress on the kaw parts holding the shield over time at speeds, so this another reason I ducked out of buying a large.......

.....But, I'm wondering if this shield is still floating around somewhere this winter, if I could test it out vs. the med height one I have?  I'm in Oregon.

Is the large Aeroflow any wider than the med version? 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dras on October 21, 2012, 02:25:28 pm
I'd like to try these shields. I have the V-Stream on my '08 now but it doesn't quite do the trick for me. Plus I've never been really impressed with the looks of it. Put me down in line to try these please.

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on October 21, 2012, 05:27:27 pm
I tried the V-stream and Cali-Sci earlier but now that an aero is included, I would like another shot at them.

Put me on the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZBoomer on October 21, 2012, 09:48:59 pm
New '12 C14 owner ISO a better winshield, I'd love to try these as well... adding myself to the end of the line, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on October 22, 2012, 09:52:15 am
I would love to try out the Aeroflow. I had tried the ultra dome, not quiet. The vstream, not quiet. The XL CalSci, not quiet.  It wasn't till I put a Wunderlich deflector on top did it quiet down, but not without it's disadvantages, and then yesterday, it fell off while I was riding with it on.   I have purchased all these shields and then had to sell them. I still have an MRA sitting in a box at home I should sell:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouring-screen-windshield-for-kawasaki-concours-gtr1400-08 (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouring-screen-windshield-for-kawasaki-concours-gtr1400-08)

I have been contemplating selling this bike as the air flow for me is awful. I'm 5'10", 29" inseam, but I must have a taller torso or something, because it is really loud on this bike with quite a bit of turbulence.  Now with the aeroflow reviews and maybe some baker wind wings, I can fix this.  I do like most things about the bike, but not all. But that is normal for most bikes. 

To get in the rotation, can I just say "put me on the list", or do I have to go back and find the latest list and paste it in? Can I specify just that shield or would I get them all.  Just wondering,  I wasn't clear by reading past posts, probably my fault.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fsr402 on October 22, 2012, 01:05:47 pm
Just state here that you want them. Who ever has them will send them to the next person and so on. You will get all three, they do need to stay together to keep this from become a huge mess to keep track of.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on October 22, 2012, 01:45:47 pm
Understood, please add me to the list. I appreciate it.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Skinny on October 22, 2012, 07:03:19 pm
Just state here that you want them. Who ever has them will send them to the next person and so on. You will get all three, they do need to stay together to keep this from become a huge mess to keep track of.

Thanks for the heads up, can I note that I only am interested in the Aeroflow Large to test.  My current Aeroflow med is fairly quiet, but wondering about difference for passenger.
 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: scav8tor on October 22, 2012, 09:25:57 pm
Hello  All,  I currently have the shields and was looking for the weather to cool off a little more down here in SC to check out the differences in the Aeroflow and the VStream. I see the list of those interested from yesterday as being:

Skinny
Dras
Bosco
ZBoomer
dusty1300

If you would like to be added to the list then quote the above and put your name at the bottom. I'll pm Skinny and let get started on arranging the transfer to you of all three shields. As fsr402 stated, we need to keep them together.

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on October 22, 2012, 10:45:21 pm
I really would like to try this out, but I'm concerned about getting them in December when I won't want to test them out.  I hate to hold someone back who can still ride at that time, not to mention the cost of getting them, just to send them on.  I live in North Iowa, highs projected all this week in the 40's. Still warm enough to test, but after that, it is a crap shoot, we might have snow.

Just thought I'd pose that to the group to see how it might affect the order.  This can probably all be solved just by the PM's, so maybe I'm preaching to the choir here.  I just haven't done this before.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 23, 2012, 05:50:28 am
I ride all year so I wouldn't mind trying them in January/February.

Question for those who have tried them.  Do you get back pressure with those shields?   As I raise the stock shield the wind starts to shift where it will blow down on my face shield which is great for rain, but then as I go higher it puts pressure on my back and will make my back cold and end up with more weight on my arms.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Skinny on October 25, 2012, 08:43:49 pm
I ride all year so I wouldn't mind trying them in January/February.

Question for those who have tried them.  Do you get back pressure with those shields?   As I raise the stock shield the wind starts to shift where it will blow down on my face shield which is great for rain, but then as I go higher it puts pressure on my back and will make my back cold and end up with more weight on my arms.

I'm not getting any back pressure from the med. Aeroflow.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on October 26, 2012, 09:27:37 pm
Whenever these become available I would like to try them. PM for info.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on November 11, 2012, 04:02:02 pm
Hello  All,  I currently have the shields and was looking for the weather to cool off a little more down here in SC to check out the differences in the Aeroflow and the VStream. I see the list of those interested from yesterday as being:

Skinny
Dras
Bosco
ZBoomer
dusty1300
deepseamdv

If you would like to be added to the list then quote the above and put your name at the bottom. I'll pm Skinny and let get started on arranging the transfer to you of all three shields. As fsr402 stated, we need to keep them together.

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: scav8tor on November 11, 2012, 08:44:23 pm
Thanks for the reminder deepseamdv. I just found out my job is being outsourced and have been a little tied up but will pm skinny and get them send out by the end of the week. Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: scav8tor on November 15, 2012, 06:38:51 pm
Shields sent to dras. I would echo some of the previous comments. Vstream wobbly, calsci better than stock but not enough for two up. Aeroflow great protection, good for 6 footer and two up but not very sexy. Will probably get an aerflow for my winter and two up but stay with my MRA Vario for the rest of my riding. Big thanks to those who donated the shields and have kept it going.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 01, 2012, 12:09:24 pm
Hello  All,  I currently have the shields and was looking for the weather to cool off a little more down here in SC to check out the differences in the Aeroflow and the VStream. I see the list of those interested from yesterday as being:

Skinny
Dras
Bosco
ZBoomer
dusty1300
deepseamdv

If you would like to be added to the list then quote the above and put your name at the bottom. I'll pm Skinny and let get started on arranging the transfer to you of all three shields. As fsr402 stated, we need to keep them together.

Thanks all.

Add me please, thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dras on December 03, 2012, 10:14:37 am
Alright folks, I'm finished with the 'shields and have PM'ed Bosco for his shipping info since he appears to be next in line. The Calsi didn't do anything for me and didn't seem much different from the stocker on my '08. The Aeroflow was a lot better but still not windshield nirvana for me. I have a V-Stream fitted on the bike already and I like the Aeroflow better than it. Seemed to give a little better hand protection than the V-Stream, at least for me. I have Phil's wedges and 1.5" risers on my bike. One interesting phenomenon I noticed with the Aeroflow was the amount of inflation on the front of my jacket. At speed it looked like I was the Michelin Man. Really made the front poof out a lot. Didn't really notice any buffeting though.

Dave
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: twowheeladdict on December 03, 2012, 10:19:01 am
Alright folks, I'm finished with the 'shields and have PM'ed Bosco for his shipping info since he appears to be next in line. The Calsi didn't do anything for me and didn't seem much different from the stocker on my '08. The Aeroflow was a lot better but still not windshield nirvana for me. I have a V-Stream fitted on the bike already and I like the Aeroflow better than it. Seemed to give a little better hand protection than the V-Stream, at least for me. I have Phil's wedges and 1.5" risers on my bike. One interesting phenomenon I noticed with the Aeroflow was the amount of inflation on the front of my jacket. At speed it looked like I was the Michelin Man. Really made the front poof out a lot. Didn't really notice any buffeting though.

Dave

Sounds like you either need a smaller size jacket or one with the athletic cut instead of the beer belly cut.  riding gear should be snug as to better protect during a get off.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on December 03, 2012, 01:43:51 pm
Go ahead and skip me. At this point I will not be riding much until Spring. Put me on the bottom of the list so I can test them again in the Spring.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 05, 2012, 08:08:52 am
Hello  All,  I currently have the shields and was looking for the weather to cool off a little more down here in SC to check out the differences in the Aeroflow and the VStream. I see the list of those interested from yesterday as being:

Skinny
Dras
ZBoomer
dusty1300
jwolffie
Bosco

If you would like to be added to the list then quote the above and put your name at the bottom. I'll pm Skinny and let get started on arranging the transfer to you of all three shields. As fsr402 stated, we need to keep them together.

Thanks all.

I ride all year so keep me on the list. Bosco, I moved you back to the bottom per your request.

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZBoomer on December 05, 2012, 08:49:11 pm
Dave has already contacted me, got my address, and will be sending the shields my way soon. I'll let y'all know when I get them, my take after testing, then figure out who's next.

Since I live in Tejas, I can ride year around, so it all works out. I do hope it gets a little chilly when I have them though, so I can test the cold-weather protection.

Awesome program this is...

-Boomer
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on December 07, 2012, 01:44:27 pm
 :-[ Not sure what happened but I was listed just after dusty1300 but now it seems that I have been removed from the list. ??? Please put me back in.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 07, 2012, 04:25:38 pm
:-[ Not sure what happened but I was listed just after dusty1300 but now it seems that I have been removed from the list. ??? Please put me back in.

I think I messed up on the copy and paste, you are indeed next. Sorry.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on December 07, 2012, 07:18:22 pm
Here is the current list:

[edit: corrected list]

ZBoomer
dusty1300
jwolffie
Bosco
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 07, 2012, 08:50:13 pm
Here is the current list:


ZBoomer
dusty1300
jwolffie
Bosco
You had me on twice, I think this is correct.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dras on December 08, 2012, 09:13:35 pm
As ZBoomer mentioned above, I have shipped the windshields to him. He should have them around the middle of next week. Thanks to all who have provided these for us to try.

Dave
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on December 09, 2012, 10:38:43 pm
On October 26th I asked to be added to this list. On November 11th I followed the instructions and added my name to the bottom of the list, this was acknowledged by scav8tor. On December 1st jwolffie asked to be added. On December 5th jwolffie and Bosco are added and I was removed. December 7th Bosco issued an updated list that I am not on.

Can someone please explain to me why and by whom I have been removed?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on December 10, 2012, 05:48:25 am
Your back on. It is an informal list, so just speak up. If there is a mistake you got to speak up or it stays like it is. Just add yourself where you want to be. I don't think anyone purposefully left you off.

You make the new list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 10, 2012, 06:18:05 am
Your back on. It is an informal list, so just speak up. If there is a mistake you got to speak up or it stays like it is. Just add yourself where you want to be. I don't think anyone purposefully left you off.

You make the new list.

I agree, the list gets messed up quite easily. Please add your self back where you belong.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on December 10, 2012, 07:11:42 pm
I would like to add my name to the list.

Broz

2012 Concours
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on December 10, 2012, 08:31:48 pm
I would like to add my name to the list.

Broz

2012 Concours

Add yourself to the bottom and post a new list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on December 10, 2012, 09:36:26 pm
As far as I know this is the current list:

Dusty1300
Deepseamdv
jwolffie
Bosco
Broz

If you have inadvertently been left off the list, then please just correct the list.
 
If it is too cold to ride where you live, then move yourself down the list farther, or you can stay at the top and keep passing until the weather gets better, whatever works.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on December 11, 2012, 11:28:44 pm
 8)Thanks. I didn't think there was any malicious intent, I simply wanted to avoid stepping on any toes.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZBoomer on December 12, 2012, 03:36:29 pm
Hey Gents, the windshields arrived today in Tejas, safe and sound. The box looks like it's been around the world a couple times with 2 lbs of tape on  it, but is still intact and holding up fine.

Looking forward to trying them out ASAP, then I'll get them out to the next one in line.

It's fairly chilly here lately, which is perfect to try them out. Cold enough where I can see the extra protection they offer, but not so cold I can't ride at all.

Appreciate this program, very cool!

-Boomer
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on January 12, 2013, 11:01:11 am
Hey Gents, the windshields arrived today in Tejas, safe and sound. The box looks like it's been around the world a couple times with 2 lbs of tape on  it, but is still intact and holding up fine.

Looking forward to trying them out ASAP, then I'll get them out to the next one in line.

It's fairly chilly here lately, which is perfect to try them out. Cold enough where I can see the extra protection they offer, but not so cold I can't ride at all.

Appreciate this program, very cool!

-Boomer

What do you think of the windshields so far?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on January 15, 2013, 08:51:08 am
So where are we on the list now,  who is currently testing the windshields?
Hopefully we can get them on to next person on the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on January 15, 2013, 10:51:29 am
ZBoomer has them. I suspect he will have them for a while longer. Winter offers fewer riding opportunities.

Bros you can go ahead of me. I won't be able to do any serious riding for a few months.

New list is:

Dusty1300
Deepseamdv
jwolffie
Broz
Bosco

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on January 15, 2013, 03:44:00 pm
Thanks Bosco,  you might regret that. At this rate it might be summer before I get them. I'm not in a hurry to convince the BOSS I have to spend money on a new shield anyway.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 15, 2013, 08:15:54 pm
If it's going to be an extended period of time might I suggest they be sent on to the next one on the list, then when you are ready your name can go to the top of the list. That way they keep moving and you get put back at the top.

Just my thoughts.

Mike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on January 15, 2013, 11:02:28 pm
I ride all year, it was 28 degrees this AM and I still rode my bike to work. I need a bigger shield soon, I just can't decide what to get.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on January 16, 2013, 06:53:37 am
I agree w Mike and Wolfie, it's kind of hard to complain seeing your only paying to ship to the next guy on the list. But the gentleman that currently has the shield has had them over 30 days.  You should be able to turn these around within 10 days you would think.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on January 16, 2013, 02:50:20 pm
One of you should contact ZBoomer and let him know it is time to ship them to the next guy.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZBoomer on January 16, 2013, 03:08:47 pm
Sorry guys, I lost a good bit of time over the holidays (as I'm sure we all do), and combined with the winter weather (even in TX) didn't get much time to try them out...

That said, I did contact dusty1300 a few days ago, and he told me it's so cold there he can't really use them, so let's roll to the next in line.

Would the next person in line after dusty1300 please PM me their physical address, and I'll get them bundled back up and sent out. Apologies I had them a bit long, but like I said, combination of the holidays and cold/wet, only had a few days to play with them.

thanks,
-Micah (ZBoomer)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 16, 2013, 03:23:59 pm
Ok I've sent ZBoomer my address.

Mike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: denver23 on January 20, 2013, 08:26:28 pm
Is it too late to add my name to the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on January 20, 2013, 08:49:17 pm
Deepseamdv (on the way to)
Dusty1300
jwolffie
Broz
Bosco
denver23

I think this is correct
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 24, 2013, 09:21:47 am
Post Office says they should be here today or tomorrow. If so I'll get to try them in both rain & shine, should be able to have them back in the mail within a few days.
Many thanks to those who got this started way back when.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 25, 2013, 08:59:29 pm
Ok, I got the shields today. I already have a VStream so that one is easy. Installed the AeroFlow and aridin' I went. The curve at the top fits my 6' 2", 32inch inseam frame so that all the way down I'm getting a full blast from the nose up. At about 1/3 raised I can just feel wind hitting the top of my helmet and between 1/3 and 1/2 raised the wind is gone and I can still easily see over the top. The one thing this windshield has that is missing with the VStream is a very comfortable amount of wind on the chest coming in from below the bottom edge. With the VStream there is virtually no air behind the windshield and it can become quite uncomfortably hot, but if it's raining, the VStream will keep you dry. I was surprised at how much quieter this windshield is. There was much less wind buffeting than I expected even at 12  0+ osofast and fun MPH. I have found 36 miles of great back road, hills, turns, virtually no traffic (read cops) 4 miles of straight and good clean tarmac. What else could a Connie Rider want on a sunny weekday afternoon? Tomorrow I will take it for a more sane ride on the highway to see how that feels. It's supposed to be raining all day. Aaa it's only water I'm goin' anyway!

Dusty1300 if you'll pm your shipping info to me I'll try to have these back in the mail Tuesday afternoon.

Mike
ps All this was with a RDL seat, tomorrow I'll try it with both a stock and Corbin seat.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on January 27, 2013, 06:54:55 am
Deepseamdv nice review on the Aeroflow.  I think someone said it was a medium. Is that the size you would buy?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: ZBoomer on January 27, 2013, 10:56:38 pm
I think the CalSci is the "medium", the Aeroflow is freaking HUGE...if it's a medium, the large would blow the bike off the road! It's funny how different people have different opinions, because the Aerflow felt like a huge sail on my bike, and I took it off after about 10 miles. It created this huge vacuum for me, buffeting, etc. It shook around so much I thought it was going to rip off the power shield mounts. Plus it looks like ass on the bike, being so big.

I notice some local cops use it on their C14's, and I think I could tolerate the bad as solely a cold-weather screen, but it's the one I really didn't like out of the three.

The CalSci looked almost like stock-sized, but for my height (5.7"), it was just freaking awesome. It creates NO buffeting, just super smooth airflow. It looks the simplest, but it just works. I think the lack of a negative-curve lip on it makes the air come off it much smoother IMO.

The V-Stream was OK, and created a practically wind-free zone with little buffeting, and it's the one I'd choose for pure cold weather riding, if I wanted something a little bigger than the CalSci, but for general riding, the CalSci won for me hands down.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 29, 2013, 11:36:08 pm
I wasn't going to try the CalSci but after reading ZBoomer I couldn't resist. Yes compared to the CalSci the AeroFlow is very large and did flex but it is still the quietest for the way I sit and ride. So like most other comparisons it's a compromise depending on what you want. I liked the AeroFlow for its' quiet and back side air flow, the CalSci never did move the air above my helmet. At its' lowest the wind was mid chest and all the way up I was getting the full force just about at the chin. I'm going to keep the VStream that I have and get an AeroFlow for summer when I'll want more air behind the windshield. The AeroFlow and VStream are similar in size but shaped differently.


I haven't heard from Dusty1300 yet, the shields will be ready to mail Wednesday afternoon.


Mike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on January 30, 2013, 07:19:24 am
Dusty1300 was last on the forum on Jan. 9th and I am next in line after him. If you don't get a response from him soon then ship them to me and we will leave him at the top of the list. I am in SoCal so I won't need them long. I sent Mike my info.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 30, 2013, 11:37:40 am
 :grouphug:  First I'd like to thank DonB and any others involved for putting this program together. :)
As I understand it the list is now as follows, with ZBoomer  being voluntarily bypassed but left in place. Unless Dusty1300 contacts me before I go to the Post Office today I am going to send them to jwolffie.
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ZBoomer
Dusty1300
jwolffie
Broz
Bosco
denver23


Again Thank You to those responsible for putting this together.


Mike :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on January 30, 2013, 01:32:26 pm
I am going to put myself at the end of the list and wait for some warmer weather.

Dusty1300
jwolffie
Broz
denver23
Bosco




Mike :chugbeer:
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Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: deepseamdv on January 31, 2013, 05:04:55 pm
The box is on it's way to jwolffie. If anyone is interested the postage is $26.18 :yikes:  and seems to be standard for anywhere in the lower 48.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 04, 2013, 09:06:13 pm
The windshields arrived today, and the first one is installed. I will try it tomorrow on my commute, and then another one each day. I will try the one I like best this weekend so I should be ready to ship them off on Monday of next week. Thanks for this great idea.
Jon
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mntbiker-junkie on February 05, 2013, 07:41:22 pm
I added myself to the end of the list after Bosco

Dusty1300
jwolffie
Broz
denver23
Bosco
mntbiker-junkie

I'm new to the thread and would like to try the Aeroflow. Has anyone here pulled the trigger and decided to buy this screen after trying it out?  I have a stock 08 C14 and would like just a little more coverage.  Does anyone know if the taller aftermarket Kawi screens are worth consideration?  Are the later year 2010(or later) any taller than the stock 08? Do we just send our shipping info to the next person on the list?  Do they contact you when they are done with the screens and want to ship them?

Thanks, Tony
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wally_games on February 06, 2013, 11:32:01 am
The box is on it's way to jwolffie. If anyone is interested the postage is $26.18 :yikes:  and seems to be standard for anywhere in the lower 48.

You can look back through the posts, but I seem to recall that it was only about $9-10 to send it UPS when I did it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 10, 2013, 11:06:37 am
The testing is going good so far but I have noticed it is like comparing apples to oranges with a medium and two larges in the box so I sent this email to Cal-Sci:

Hi,
There is a forum for Kawasaki Concours 14 owners and part of that forum is a thread where we can test a few windshields for just the price of shipping.   http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.0)
In the box of windshields there is a V-Stream, a large Aeroflow prototype, and a medium Cal-Sci. I currently have the box of windshields and am testing them now. What I have noticed is that it is like comparing apples to oranges right now with your windshield being the only one in a medium size. Is there any way you could donate a large size to the collection in exchange for the medium size one? I am in southern California so it would not be long to ship one back and forth and get the windshields on the way to the next person on the list.
Now that I have tried all of them I am probably going to get one of your windshields like many others that tried it have, I am just not sure if I want a large or an extra-large so far.
Jon

I am ready to ship the box to Broz as soon as I get a reply back from Cal-Sci, Dusty1300 said it is too cold there still for him to ride.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 11, 2013, 10:33:25 am
Great idea, I hope they send you one. You should ask for the large wide?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 13, 2013, 10:05:56 pm
Update

Many thanks to Mark :hail: at Cal-Sci who is shipping us an Extra Large Extra Wide for the box. It should be here Friday or possibly Monday, I will give it a real quick try and then they are all off to Broz.

I just checked and Cee Baileys is only about 100 miles from here so I will call them tomorrow morning and see if they have a shield for the box too.
What do you all think of this idea? It looks like the box will hold 4 shields OK but not 5 of them. If I get us a Cee Bailey shield too should I get a bigger box to fit all 5 which will increase shipping costs, $26.18 is what it costs to send the box to me with 3 shields in it. Or, should I leave the medium Cal-Sci out, as it is almost the same size as the 2010 and up windshield, and just put the 4 in the current box?

Broz, and everyone else on the current list, let me know what you prefer.  :feedback:

Thanks, Jon
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 13, 2013, 10:21:38 pm
So far in my testing this is what I have found:

V stream - It worked OK for me, but just OK, Still way better than the stock 2011 Shield.

Aeroflow large - Silent, large, and very functional, it probably worked the best of all of the shields so far. For me the shape was the deal breaker, it just didn't match the lines of the bike. But if you like a quiet shield this one works.

Cal-Sci medium - worked almost as well as the Aeroflow and was very quiet if I ducked down some. It matched the lines of the bike well, and was 100x quieter than my stock windshield so I ordered a large one yesterday, it should be here Friday too.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 14, 2013, 08:14:37 am
I talked to Ken at Cee Baileys and he is sending us a windshield for the box too. It should be here next week! :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 14, 2013, 01:59:06 pm
That is awesome.  I think you should include all the shields in the shipping box.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on February 14, 2013, 05:39:58 pm
Jon,
I don't necessarily need to test the cal sci medium but whatever works easiest. I bet a lot of folks would like to try all of them.  Mighty nice of them to throw in the large shields to add to the program.  Smart business.  Thanks for reaching out and helping improve a great loaner program.

Broz
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on February 14, 2013, 09:22:49 pm
I think we should include all the shields. You may not want to test them fine. Others on down the line may want to.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 14, 2013, 11:04:15 pm
All it is, I will find a way to pack all 5 in one box so they stay together. Ken at Cee Baileys said they are building us a windshield and I should have it in 4-5 working days. I will have the new Cal-Sci by then too and will post a list of the contents of the new box and hopefully get it in the mail by next Saturday or sooner if possible. We will have quite a nice selection to try now.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Let me know when someone does a "try a muffler for free" cause I'm in. FYI, the manufactures are more receptive than you would think, this is a very small one time investment for them to get their product in front of a lot of potential buyers. It helps when you are near them too, lower shipping costs.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 15, 2013, 10:51:46 pm
Everything arrived, the box will now have in it:


I will have the box(s) in the mail Monday to Broz. What a great program this is, happy testing.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dras on February 16, 2013, 10:01:58 am
Cal-Sci medium - worked almost as well as the Aeroflow and was very quiet if I ducked down some. It matched the lines of the bike well, and was 100x quieter than my stock windshield so I ordered a large one yesterday, it should be here Friday too.

jwolffie - Do let us know what you think of the Cal-Sci large. I have a V-Stream on the bike now but it has never really "rung my bell". I tried the windshields a while back but neither the Cal-Sci medium nor the Aeroflow improved things much. Wish the others had been in the box when it came my way. Would really like to find a quieter shield but still on the fence here.

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 16, 2013, 08:42:29 pm
Everything arrived, the box will now have in it:

  • V stream
  • Aeroflow large
  • Cal-Sci medium
  • Cal-Sci extra large extra wide
  • Cee Bailey's medium
  • Cee Bailey's large

I will have the box(s) in the mail Monday to Broz. What a great program this is, happy testing.

It all fit in one box, the box is 33 lbs and shipping to Broz via USPS is $38 for ground shipping. It's ready to ship first thing next week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 16, 2013, 08:48:56 pm
jwolffie - Do let us know what you think of the Cal-Sci large. I have a V-Stream on the bike now but it has never really "rung my bell". I tried the windshields a while back but neither the Cal-Sci medium nor the Aeroflow improved things much. Wish the others had been in the box when it came my way. Would really like to find a quieter shield but still on the fence here.

Thanks,
Dave

I tried them all and for me the Cal-Sci large that I bought is perfect for me (6'1" stock seat). If you ride 2 up a lot the xl or xl/xw would be better. the Cal-Sci also had the least amount of shaking or movement of all of the shields. With the large I can still see over it and still have a very quiet helmet.

Lots of choices in the box now. :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 19, 2013, 08:57:07 pm
The windshields were dropped off this morning and on the way to Broz now, the new shipping cost was $38.87 from CA to NC. Not too bad, just over $6 per windshield to try them. I put all of the windshields into tee-shirts in order to get all 6 to fit into the original box and keep the shipping lower. I left some of the foam pieces in the box too to protect the sides of the windshields. Cee Bailey's came wrapped in plastic with a sticker that said not to tighten them tighter than 4 inch pounds or they may crack so I put a note on the windshields.

Thanks for this great program, it really helped me decide what to buy.

FYI, the box is 27x29x11 inches and 33 lb. 9 oz
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on February 19, 2013, 09:08:20 pm
jwolffie - Do let us know what you think of the Cal-Sci large. I have a V-Stream on the bike now but it has never really "rung my bell". I tried the windshields a while back but neither the Cal-Sci medium nor the Aeroflow improved things much. Wish the others had been in the box when it came my way. Would really like to find a quieter shield but still on the fence here.

Thanks,
Dave

It is not as quiet as the Aeroflow but it was close enough for me, and the outline of the Cal-Sci matches the bike better in my opinion. I'm sure it is different for everyone as to which shield works better for them. The list is still short if you want to try them again.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on February 24, 2013, 10:00:14 pm
Just a followup for those who were wondering about me and the list. I live in northern iowa. it is cold, snowy and nasty out, my two concours are put away on battery tenders, but awaiting Spring. I would appreciate keeping my name on the list as I'm very interested in finding a shield that will work for me.  For now, you can keep passing me up till the weather shapes up here. Probably another month or two. 

Sorry for not being around here too much. In the Winter, I spend more time on the guitar forum than the biking forums.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tjpgi on February 25, 2013, 07:36:08 am
I am amazed that this windshield "program" is still alive. I bought my C14 in Sept.2008. IIRC a medium Calsci was offered for use simply for the price of shipping and then passing it on by a fellow forum member, ?Don I believe, in Dec. 2008. I wound up buying a 6.75" Calsci shield that worked pretty good for me but my wife still had some wind issues ( the edge of this shield looked like it was cut with a handheld jigsaw). I then got a Cee Bailey Ulta Dome which satisfies both of us. Good luck.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on February 27, 2013, 08:07:51 pm
Gents,
I received the shields yesterday.  I have 2 more to test out and will have these shields out to the next guy on the list By Monday.   Props to jwolfie for giving up those t-shirts to protect the merchandise.  I bet his wife was bugging him to clean out the drawer for years now.
So far I'm most impressed with the Cee Baily large.  Would be nice to have a Cal Sci large to compare it to.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on February 27, 2013, 10:04:39 pm
Hello!

Just bought a 2012 C14 this past weekend. Any chance I can get on this list also? I'm in New Jersey, and would gladly meet someone somewhere to pick these up. Will also happily pay shipping to the next person as well!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on February 28, 2013, 04:02:56 am
Deepseamdv (on the way to)
Dusty1300
jwolffie
Broz
Bosco
denver23

I think this is correct

Bosco has decided to let Denver 23 go next and we got a new name to the list jersey boy V....something on my phone and can't flip back to see it. Jersey boy that's the way it works you will get them shipped to you, and you pay to ship to next guy on list.  The next guy on list will reach out via PM to get your address. I am waiting to hear from Denver23.

Broz
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on February 28, 2013, 04:06:53 am
Current wait list is:

Denver23
Bosco. (Possibility he might let someone go before him depending on weather in his area)
Voileauciel


Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on February 28, 2013, 07:29:53 am
Sweet!

Will make a table of my findings once they get here.  ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: honzacaf on February 28, 2013, 01:09:05 pm
Hello,

I would like to try the windshields, I am at the Travis AFB, CA.
I have 2008 Concours 14

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on February 28, 2013, 03:21:12 pm
Current wait list is:

Denver23
Bosco. (Possibility he might let someone go before him depending on weather in his area)
Voileaucie
Honzacaf

I need Denver23's address. I am done trying them out and ready to ship. If I do not hear from him by Monday I will ship to Voileaucie and we will put Denver23 as next on the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on March 01, 2013, 10:46:02 am
Gents,
The shields have been shipped to denver23.  The old box was splitting open so I replaced it.  The new dimensions are 39"x28"x8   it weighs about 34lb but they charge billable up to 53 lbs.  From Charlotte NC to Texas was $42. via UPS.  I get a corporate discount that might drop that price by 30%


So for those not familiar with the free offer, all you have to do is add your name to the list and be willing to pay shipping to the next guy.  Test all the shields and ship them out as soon as possible to the next guy on the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on March 03, 2013, 01:28:28 pm
I would like to be added to the list.  The weather here in upstate NY should allow me to ride in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on March 03, 2013, 07:59:12 pm
Current wait list is:

Denver23
Bosco. (Possibility he might let someone go before him depending on weather in his area)
Voileauciel
Danger716
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on March 07, 2013, 08:36:14 pm
I would like to be added to the list.  I have a 2012 Concours . I am looking for a much quieter windshield.

Appreciate getting on the list.

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on March 07, 2013, 09:50:06 pm
Current wait list is:

Denver23 (on the way to)
Bosco. (Possibility he might let someone go before him depending on weather in his area)
mntbiker-junkie
Dusty1300 (I live in northern iowa. it is cold, snowy and nasty out, my two concours are put away on battery tenders, but awaiting Spring. I would appreciate keeping my name on the list as I'm very interested in finding a shield that will work for me.  For now, you can keep passing me up till the weather shapes up here. Probably another month or two.)
Voileauciel
Honvacaf
Danger716
Wally

Looking back through the posts I think this is the correct list, please correct it if it is wrong.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on March 09, 2013, 08:44:54 am
Thx for adding me.

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on March 09, 2013, 08:49:52 am
For those of you who have tried them- and maybe its been covered- oh well- Which one is the most quiet for a taller person-say 6-2 ? Need one where I actually look thru the shield for sure when all the way up. Hate all the wind noise and I have a new Shuberth. That didn't help much. I have a 2012 Concours.

Appreciate feedback

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on March 09, 2013, 11:27:50 am
For those of you who have tried them- and maybe its been covered- oh well- Which one is the most quiet for a taller person-say 6-2 ? Need one where I actually look thru the shield for sure when all the way up. Hate all the wind noise and I have a new Shuberth. That didn't help much. I have a 2012 Concours.

Appreciate feedback

Wally

For me the Aeroflow was the quietest but I couldn't get past the shape on my bike, The Cal-sci was a very close second. I bought a Cal-sci large but an extra large would be better for your height. I am 6-1 and have a 2011.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mntbiker-junkie on March 13, 2013, 06:58:26 am
When our turn comes up, how do we get the shipping info in the person that has the screens?  Do we each cover the shipping cost to the next person on the list?

Thanks, Tony (mntbiker-junkie)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on March 13, 2013, 07:01:37 am
When our turn comes up, how do we get the shipping info in the person that has the screens?  Do we each cover the shipping cost to the next person on the list?

Thanks, Tony (mntbiker-junkie)

PM the next person in line for his shipping information, and yes you cover the shipping to the next person on the list. $38 USPS when I shipped it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 13, 2013, 07:11:47 am
Got snow again this morning. I am going to move myself down to the bottom of the list.

Current wait list is:

Denver23 (on the way to)
mntbiker-junkie
Dusty1300 (I live in northern iowa. it is cold, snowy and nasty out, my two concours are put away on battery tenders, but awaiting Spring. I would appreciate keeping my name on the list as I'm very interested in finding a shield that will work for me.  For now, you can keep passing me up till the weather shapes up here. Probably another month or two.)
Voileauciel
Honvacaf
Danger716
Wally
Bosco
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on March 19, 2013, 02:18:02 pm
Gents,
The shields have been shipped to denver23.  The old box was splitting open so I replaced it.  The new dimensions are 39"x28"x8   it weighs about 34lb but they charge billable up to 53 lbs.  From Charlotte NC to Texas was $42. via UPS.  I get a corporate discount that might drop that price by 30%


So for those not familiar with the free offer, all you have to do is add your name to the list and be willing to pay shipping to the next guy.  Test all the shields and ship them out as soon as possible to the next guy on the list.

Gents,
This is just FYI I dont care what anyone decides to do since I have already tested the shields but the cost of shipping is getting to be expensive for those that do not have access to a corporate UPS account.  I did so it's no big deal but the fellow that has to ship the box next told me it was over $65.  It ended up costing me only $27 (after a 35% discount quoted price was $42) and I dont know what the discount will be until the bill arrives.  It has something to do with how much the corporate discount is that month based on all shipping.

I was curious so I went to my UPS account and entered the Texas zip to a NJ zip and sure enough if you have to pay at a retail UPS store (no account with UPS) it cost an extra $18 to $20.  Not to mention if they try and sell you on "what's the value of the contents"  Do not pay to insure theses windshields!  UPS is pretty good about handling and they are packed very well.

All that said, knowing what I know I think it would be cheaper to break the shields up into 2 boxes.  Maybe for those guys 6' + you will be looking at the Cee Baily Large (which I'm pretty sure is the Ultra Tour Dome Shield) the XL Cal Sci, and the V stream.  All the other shields in another box.

I would not want to pay $65 to test those shields,  If you want the best quality of the bunch just buy a Cee Baily, I think there sizing info on there website is pretty accurate too.  IMO it was hands down the quietest and best quality materials and finish.

Just a thought, and trying to save a few guys some of their hard earned money.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on March 19, 2013, 10:13:21 pm
Gents,
This is just FYI I dont care what anyone decides to do since I have already tested the shields but the cost of shipping is getting to be expensive for those that do not have access to a corporate UPS account.  I did so it's no big deal but the fellow that has to ship the box next told me it was over $65.  It ended up costing me only $27 (after a 35% discount quoted price was $42) and I dont know what the discount will be until the bill arrives.  It has something to do with how much the corporate discount is that month based on all shipping.

I was curious so I went to my UPS account and entered the Texas zip to a NJ zip and sure enough if you have to pay at a retail UPS store (no account with UPS) it cost an extra $18 to $20.  Not to mention if they try and sell you on "what's the value of the contents"  Do not pay to insure theses windshields!  UPS is pretty good about handling and they are packed very well.

All that said, knowing what I know I think it would be cheaper to break the shields up into 2 boxes.  Maybe for those guys 6' + you will be looking at the Cee Baily Large (which I'm pretty sure is the Ultra Tour Dome Shield) the XL Cal Sci, and the V stream.  All the other shields in another box.

I would not want to pay $65 to test those shields,  If you want the best quality of the bunch just buy a Cee Baily, I think there sizing info on there website is pretty accurate too.  IMO it was hands down the quietest and best quality materials and finish.

Just a thought, and trying to save a few guys some of their hard earned money.

UPS and Fed-ex are both expensive. US Postal Service parcel post was only $38 to ship all 6 shields from California to South Carolina.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on March 19, 2013, 10:46:44 pm
UPS and Fed-ex are both expensive. US Postal Service parcel post was only $38 to ship all 6 shields from California to South Carolina.

Good to know! I was thinking that splitting the boxes up might be a good idea also.

If nothing else, I'm wondering if we can work out a deal with getting the discounted shipping labels, and we just paypal Broz to cover the cost. Would this work, possibly? Trying to think of the most efficient way to keep this going, as if it's going to cost $60+ to ship this box for some folks, it might almost negate the whole idea for them.

I'm open to ideas on how to make a great idea, even better!  :D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on March 19, 2013, 10:52:49 pm
It was worth $38 for me to know I was getting the shield that would work best for me, small investment when the price of a shield is $200+

Give the post office your money instead of UPS, the Post Office takes less of it too. The line was 2 people long at the post office when I went, I was in and out in 5 minutes.

If we split the boxes up one will just get lost, and now you are paying postage on 2 boxes. Do what you want, I have tried them all already.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on March 21, 2013, 11:15:50 am
I think that Broz was suggesting that we split the windshields into 2 boxes and send them to 2 different people.  I would like to add the suggestion of large and extra large in one box and medium in the other.  At 6'3", I'm only interested in the large and extra large windshields.

Aeroflow large
Cee Bailey's large
Cal-Sci extra large extra wide

Cal-Sci medium
Cee Bailey's medium
V stream

Does anyone else think this is a good idea?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on March 21, 2013, 06:49:21 pm
That's exactly what I was suggesting Danger. That way it's possible for more people to test the shields. If someone wants both boxes that is easy enough too.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on March 22, 2013, 05:34:25 pm
I think its a great idea. Also responded to the email asking which size I am interested-large or xtra large. cheaper and they should cover more people faster.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bosco on March 22, 2013, 08:58:42 pm
I am going to take myself off the list. I am having a medical issue that will keep me off the bike for a while.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on March 27, 2013, 09:30:34 am
If you just want to ship them via the Postal Service, that should be ok. I don't mind trying all the shields out, as it's getting nicer here in NJ by the day, and this may sway me to buy more than one.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on March 27, 2013, 01:36:20 pm
Please add me to the list.  I have a 2011 and the windshield is just not right for me.  I'm not sure if I should go larger or smaller.  I would like to try both the large and small windshields.  Not sure if that is one box or two at this point.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 02, 2013, 01:33:13 pm
Shields just arrived today. Will test them out during this week/weekend and should have them back out to the next person by Tuesday or thereabouts. I'm going to look for a sturdier box for these, since the one they came in is getting really beat up now (one of the flaps was open and it's quite tattered at this point.) I know we have some rack server boxes in our central NJ office, will see if I can snag one.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Broz on April 02, 2013, 04:07:24 pm
Funny I replaced the box when I had them, it was new when I sent to Texas one shipment ago.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 02, 2013, 05:45:03 pm
Funny I replaced the box when I had them, it was new when I sent to Texas one shipment ago.

We have some real animals working in the postal offices here in NJ. I've lost track of how many laptops I've sent or received in this state that are damaged by the time they arrive. I'll try my best to patch this box up, otherwise, I have a few blade server boxes in Hamilton I can take.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 03, 2013, 09:22:34 am
Here is the latest wait list.  The list now states the size of windshield you want to try.

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)
Wally (Large)
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300 ???

==============================
Large Windshield box:
Aeroflow large
Cee Bailey's large
Cal-Sci extra large extra wide

Medium Windshield box:
Cal-Sci medium
Cee Bailey's medium
V stream
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 03, 2013, 09:28:08 am
Here is the latest wait list.  The list now states the size of windshield you want to try.

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)
Wally (Large)
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300 ???

==============================
Large Windshield box:
Aeroflow large
Cee Bailey's large
Cal-Sci extra large extra wide

Medium Windshield box:
Cal-Sci medium
Cee Bailey's medium
V stream

So I'm guessing what will have to happen is that mntbiker-junkie will need to split the box and send them to separate people? This could get complicated, now that I think about it...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 03, 2013, 12:59:09 pm
Here's a quick list of my findings so far:

V-Stream: Good wind protection when fully raised. At the lowest setting, flows very little air for me. (I am 5'10.5" and have Murph's 1 3/4" risers.) Seems like this would work pretty well in the winter. Also like the look of it on the bike. Won't be too good (for me at least) in summer heat.

Cee-Bailey Medium: I like this quite a bit. When fully extended, is just about 2" taller than stock, and slightly wider. Still get some buffeting when fully raised, but not bad over all. I'm not too keen on tinted shields, but the very light tint on this looks good with the Candy Arabian Red of my 2012. Buffeting is reduced from stock screen across the board, and flows plenty of air when lowered.

AeroFlow Large: I have a real love-hate relationship with this one. It works incredibly well, in any position. However, it is by far the ugliest motorcycle windscreen I've ever seen. Totally ruins the looks of the bike, IMHO. But it works, and very well at that. Might have to buy a used one for the winter time.

That's all for now. Will test the other 3 throughout the week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mvjr1904 on April 04, 2013, 01:16:42 pm
I live near San Diego and the windshields were just 10 miles from my home.  Had I known where the member lived, I’m sure we could’ve both tried out the windshields and split the cost to the next person.  Now they are on the east coast and postage back to SD will be approx $38.

I have a suggestion on how to try to keep the postage rate down.  I know not every member wants to fill in the “Location” or “Member Map” on there profile, BUT when you add your name to the list “can we also put our location”?  I would be – mvjr1904, Spring Valley CA.

This way I can keep dropping my name on the list until someone who lives near me wants them next, so my postage to them would be less. I would rather mail them from Spring Valley CA to Los Angeles CA vice to Caribou Maine.   Just a thought.

I know the windshields have crisscrossed the country already, and I’m sure this adds to the box damage.  I like the 2 box system, I have no desire to try any of the short windshields
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 04, 2013, 04:47:34 pm
Thanks to voileauciel for keeping them moving. I (Wally) live in the Mpls area. Itching to get the samples and again only need the large. Whatever the cost, it is still fine w/ me as -getting the "right" or "best" shield for me is important. At least I won't have to buy two cuz I bought the wrong one first.

Thanks to voileauciel again for his review of the shields thus far.

 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 04, 2013, 04:50:08 pm
To Danger716- where do you live?

Wally
2012 Concours
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 04, 2013, 05:57:47 pm
I live near Albany NY.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 04, 2013, 07:00:33 pm
I'd like to be added to the list. I repeated the list below and added myself. I have one question and what exactly is the CB medium, mini-euro sport or mini-domed??

thanks,
Pete

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)
Wally (Large)
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on April 04, 2013, 08:40:23 pm
I live near San Diego and the windshields were just 10 miles from my home.  Had I known where the member lived, I’m sure we could’ve both tried out the windshields and split the cost to the next person.  Now they are on the east coast and postage back to SD will be approx $38.

I have a suggestion on how to try to keep the postage rate down.  I know not every member wants to fill in the “Location” or “Member Map” on there profile, BUT when you add your name to the list “can we also put our location”?  I would be – mvjr1904, Spring Valley CA.

This way I can keep dropping my name on the list until someone who lives near me wants them next, so my postage to them would be less. I would rather mail them from Spring Valley CA to Los Angeles CA vice to Caribou Maine.   Just a thought.

I know the windshields have crisscrossed the country already, and I’m sure this adds to the box damage.  I like the 2 box system, I have no desire to try any of the short windshields

Good Idea, when you get the box, or boxes, post what area you live in. Then if there is someone nearby that wants to try them they can PM whoever has them and set up a meet somewhere and maybe split shipping costs. I bought a Cal-Sci large after my testing, if you are in the San Diego area send me a PM if you want to try it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 05, 2013, 07:13:11 am
Following jwolffie's post, I'm in Central New Jersey, and I can even deliver this box to NJ/NY/PA/DE if needed!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 06, 2013, 08:31:35 am
Just to make it easier.........ADD AS YOU'D LIKE.


mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)  ALBANY, NY
Wally (Large)- MINNEAPOLIS
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium)




Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on April 06, 2013, 10:31:16 am
I'd like to be added to the list. I repeated the list below and added myself. I have one question and what exactly is the CB medium, mini-euro sport or mini-domed??

thanks,
Pete

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)
Wally (Large)
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium)


CB = Cee Baileys - http://www.ceebaileys.com/kawasaki/ (http://www.ceebaileys.com/kawasaki/)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 07, 2013, 04:19:58 pm
Just to make it easier.........ADD AS YOU'D LIKE.

JWolffie, thanks for the reply. I get the CB part, but Cee Bailey's doesn't have a "medium". It's Mini-Euro sport, Mini Dome, or Euro cut, which I'm assuming the Euro cut is what people are calling large and I'm thinking the "medium" is the Mini Euro or Mini Dome. I guess it will be obvious when I get them

thanks
Pete

Also, added my location to the list.

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)  ALBANY, NY
Wally (Large)- MINNEAPOLIS
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium) (middle Tenn)

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 07, 2013, 04:22:40 pm
So I messed something up in my post above, got everything in the quote box including what I added  ::) Oh well
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 07, 2013, 04:24:12 pm
Trying to increase my post count  :D

Here's the list with latest location info

mntbiker-junkie (Large & Medium)
Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)  ALBANY, NY
Wally (Large)- MINNEAPOLIS
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium) (middle Tenn)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 07, 2013, 08:58:52 pm
One small note here:  the Extra Large Cee Bailey is actually the Ultra Tour Dome. The medium Cee Bailey is the Euro Tour. Just measured these to check the size.

After testing all of these shields, I liked the Euro Tour the best. Going to buy one of these later on this year, as it worked incredibly well in every situation I threw at it. (I also like how well the shape flows with the styling of the C14 in general.)

So, mntbiker-junkie is next on the list. I'm going to repack all of these and will PM you for your info.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 08, 2013, 07:09:11 am
If mntbiker-junkie isn't ready for these, I'm ready for the Large sized windshields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mntbiker-junkie on April 08, 2013, 09:19:58 am
I just saw its my turn and unfortunately I need to travel out of the country for business for 3 weeks leaving 4/14.  I guess I'll need to go to the bottom of the list unless the group is willing to let me 'take cuts in line' once back.  I will be back in the USA 5/7.  FYI-  I live in Tacoma, Washington

Thanks, Tony
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 08, 2013, 09:24:34 am
Ok, so Honvacaf is next for the medium shields, and Danger716 wants the large. I need to get another box to put the medium shields into, so bear with me and I'll try to have all of this repacked by the middle of this week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 08, 2013, 09:47:33 am
List update:

Honvacaf (Medium)
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH (Large & Medium)
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium) (middle, Tenn)

==============================
Large Windshield box:
Aeroflow large
Cee Bailey's large (comment from voileauciel: the Extra Large Cee Bailey is actually the Ultra Tour Dome)
Cal-Sci extra large extra wide

Medium Windshield box:
Cal-Sci medium
Cee Bailey's medium (comment from voileauciel: The medium Cee Bailey is the Euro Tour)
V stream
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 08, 2013, 11:18:16 am
FYI - shipping via UPS to a business address costs less than shipping to residential address.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: B.D.F. on April 08, 2013, 11:54:58 am
Are these the original windshields that started the trip around the country way back in something like '09? Unbeliveable! Has anyone written anything on them like 'Kilroy was here' or scratched his / her initials in them or anything? If these are the original ones then the postal system must recognize the box on sight now....

Brian
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tjpgi on April 08, 2013, 04:30:21 pm
It would be incredible if they were. I actually received the smaller Calsci back then ( ? Dec 2008..only one shield was circulating from a forum member named Don, I think). I actually bought a 6.75" Calsci. A good shield but not enough wind protection for my wife so I settled on a Cee Baily Ultra Dome.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mntbiker-junkie on April 09, 2013, 05:44:11 pm
Thanks for keeping me in the loop and not bumping me all the way to the bottom.  I would like the medium box only.  Feel free to ping me with a message when it is available and I'll send you the shipping address info.  I'll be back on USA ground 5/7.  I'll have access to e-mail while out of the country.  At least they don't block the this forum in China
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 09, 2013, 06:03:32 pm
You're welcome. I updated the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 10, 2013, 02:00:45 pm
Just shipped the large box out to Danger716. Waiting to hear back from Honzacaf for his address.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 11, 2013, 07:11:25 am
Honzacaf just messaged me to tell me he's already bought a shield, and from what I can tell, that he no longer needs the medium box. mtnbiker-junkie is OOP for a while, so from what I can tell, JJFLASH is next to receive the medium shields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on April 11, 2013, 09:26:17 am
Honzacaf just messaged me to tell me he's already bought a shield, and from what I can tell, that he no longer needs the medium box. mtnbiker-junkie is OOP for a while, so from what I can tell, JJFLASH is next to receive the medium shields.

Where should I send the shipping info?  Looking forward to an alternative to the stock shield
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on April 11, 2013, 09:41:36 am
The Calsci medium and my modified stock aren't working for me, so I guess...

 "Please add me to the bottom of the large list".

I'd go on the medium list just to try the V stream, but that seems
hoggish since the medium Calsci isn't working for me. If none of the large ones work maybe I'll
try that.

I think I'd be just below PeteTN_zgtr on the list? I'm in Fort Worth TX., 2010 C14
Thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 11, 2013, 02:29:46 pm
Where should I send the shipping info?  Looking forward to an alternative to the stock shield

Just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on April 18, 2013, 01:15:22 pm
Just sent you a PM.

I just finished trying out the medium windshields.  The CE Bailey works for me and I wouldn't want to go any larger so I can be taken off the large box list.

The list as I think it stands now is;

Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large & Medium) (middle, Tenn)
fartymarty (Large)

So next in line is Dusty1300 -
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on April 18, 2013, 02:07:26 pm
I am posting up my impression of the medium windshields.  I am 5’7” and tested these on a 2011 model.   I ran back to back test on a combination of back roads and interstate highway. Wearing ear plugs changed my impression of the shields.  In my case, with the plugs I didn't mind wind noise but was more susceptible to buffeting.  Your results may be completely different.

V-stream:  This provides the most wind protection.  Its tall so on the lowest setting I experienced buffeting at anything above 40 mph.  Raising the shield provides a very still, quite air pocket all the up to 90 mph.  At highway speeds it shakes and dances around a bit.  I found this to be very distracting.  The optical quality is good which is a good thing is since I spent almost all of my time looking through it not over it.

SciCal:  My impression of this shield changed with use of earplugs.  Without earplugs at the highest position I notice moderate wind noise but no buffeting up to 90 mph at the highest position.  This was much quieter than the stock shield. With earplugs, I did not notice the noise as much but had a slight buffeting or drumming going on.  .  I also, noticed a slight backpressure pushing me forward at highway speeds.   At the lowest setting, this was the lowest of the three; my helmet was in clean air with the wind hitting me just below my chin.

CE Bailey:  This was my favorite.  It was very quiet.  Not as quiet as the V-Stream but very good.  I experienced no buffeting at speeds up to 80 mph, with or without earplugs.  I didn’t notice any backpressure with the CE Bailey.  I could lower the shield enough to look over it on the highway without increasing noise or buffeting.   The optical quality was good.  As someone noted on the shield, this shield is thicker than the stock shield and you can crack the black windshield mounting pieces if you’re not careful.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on April 18, 2013, 02:10:39 pm
It is finally to the point that maybe I could do some testing. Snow is gone for now, but still in the forecast. It would be nice if it got into the forties, but I can test at these temps.

I'm not interested in the mediums, only the large. So this can pass onto the next person.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on April 18, 2013, 02:41:23 pm
Thanks for the quick update, Tom.  Next on the list is PeteTN_zgtr.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 18, 2013, 09:02:41 pm
Cool I'm up for the medium windshield!

JJ I sent you a PM with shipping info

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Danger716 on April 22, 2013, 10:56:50 am
I'll be shipping the large windshields to Wally today.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 22, 2013, 12:36:19 pm
To Dusty1300, looks like you are after me (Wally). I will be receiving the set of large. Pls confirm that you are next and you want the large shields. Also send me your address and email as I read emails all the time.

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 25, 2013, 08:32:42 pm
I received the mediums yesterday. I'll get to testing them out. Looking forward to trying something different than the stock shield.

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: voileauciel on April 26, 2013, 10:05:49 am
Just curious, how did the box for the Mediums hold up? I got that from UPS and did my best to pack it up nice. Just wanted to make sure all held together ok.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: JJFLASH on April 26, 2013, 11:57:53 am
Just curious, how did the box for the Mediums hold up? I got that from UPS and did my best to pack it up nice. Just wanted to make sure all held together ok.

It was little crushed when it arrived here but the shields were packed well so there was no damage.  I think as long as the shields are packet well the box is fine.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 26, 2013, 02:36:36 pm
So far no reply from Dusty1300. I (Wally) just received the large set. Testing this weekend. They all arrived in perfect order. Thanks for sending Danger 716
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on April 26, 2013, 02:54:59 pm
Dusty1300- I see you are from Northern Iowa. I will be on I35=Mpls to Des Moine on Sunday if you are close we could meet.

Reply asap.
Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 26, 2013, 06:32:28 pm
Just curious, how did the box for the Mediums hold up? I got that from UPS and did my best to pack it up nice. Just wanted to make sure all held together ok.

The box looks just fine. It should be good for several more trips. It was packed well and windshields look good.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on April 29, 2013, 07:31:40 am
Thanks for meeting with me on Sunday, Wally. I got a chance to try out the shields. Turns out my wife will be getting a large CB, and I'll be buying the Aeroflow.  I finally found a shield that was quiet after trying about everything out there.  This was a great process.

Thanks everybody who put this together.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Cougr67 on April 30, 2013, 01:24:16 am
Please add me to the list for the medium.
Thanks!

Cougr67
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on April 30, 2013, 06:25:02 am
Since I still have the mediums I'll move myself down the list for the larges. Then it looks like Cougr67 is up for the mediums next and fartymarty for the larges. I should be done with the mediums in a few more days. The updated list is below

Pete

=====================
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
fartymarty (Large)
PeteTN_zgtr (Large) (middle, Tenn)
Cougr67 (medium)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on May 01, 2013, 07:59:07 pm
I wasn't expecting them so soon, I'm off in Moab Utah doing the dual sport thing with my DR650 and I won't be back home to see my connie until Saturday 5-11-13. If that's ok then send them on if not move me down below PeteTN_zgtr.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on May 04, 2013, 09:23:48 am
To Dusty1300 and of interest to the "large" group- Glad you liked the aeroflow. Think you and are are about the same height. I am 6.-1.5.

I ordered the aeroflow tall yesterday. Also told them about our program and that their shield is in the group. She was happy to hear that.

For the record- the aeroflow is the quietest for my height. Even better it achieves near zero wind noise at a position well below eye level. say 2-3 inches, maybe more. The CEE Baily was quiet finally at about an inch below eye level. This is all with a helmet-full face modular-H3 Shubert.

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Wally on May 04, 2013, 09:28:09 am
Large group- Also the Cal Sci extra tall and wide- The clutch and brake levers hit it with a full turn.. I have all stock 2012 Concours. So I eliminated that one pretty fast.

Wally
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: denver6 on May 04, 2013, 11:21:09 pm
This looks like a great opportunity.  How do I get on the lists?  Both the mediums and the large please.  I was wondering how I would be able to find a new shield.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: denver6 on May 04, 2013, 11:39:41 pm
I am adding myself to the list -

=====================
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
fartymarty (Large)
PeteTN_zgtr (Large) (middle, Tenn)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: denver6 on May 04, 2013, 11:54:12 pm
Ok, going through the posts, I am trying to figure out what the list should look like now. Here is my best guess based on who as responded recently:

I am crossing out the names that appear to have already received the shields. If I messed it up, feel free to fix the list.

=====================
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
PeteTN_zgtr (Large) (middle, Tenn)
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on May 06, 2013, 08:11:00 pm
Ok, going through the posts, I am trying to figure out what the list should look like now. Here is my best guess based on who as responded recently:

I am crossing out the names that appear to have already received the shields. If I messed it up, feel free to fix the list.

=====================
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
PeteTn_zgtr (large)

I'd like to stay on the list for the larges, although not in any hurry so I'll put myself at the bottom for the large box. I'm done with the mediums and ready to send them to ?mntbiker-junkie? now. Are you ready for them?

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on May 06, 2013, 08:18:30 pm
Here's my notes on the mediums:

Cal-Sci medium -- All the way down is loudest without much increase in air. Halfway up is quieter but without any air on the helmet. All the way up even quieter WO air on the helmet but with good airflow to the torso because of the space between the windshield and the mirrors. Quieter than the CB. If I hunched over a little bit very quiet, no buffeting at all.

Cee Bailey's medium -- (Euro-cut) No way to have very much air on the helmet even all the way down and loud when all the way down. Fairly quiet when up half way but still a little buffeting, buffeting increases some when all the way up. Quite a bit of torso air above the mirrors with it up just like the Cal-Sci. , so it wouldn't necessarily be really hot in summer; Hand wings would probably reduce torso air with either if preferred.

Not sure how to have a shield with more air to helmet when desired (shield down) and less or near zero buffeting. All these were very loud down.

V stream - Never seemed to settle down - always felt buffeting, more of a low frequency buffeting but unpleasant. Would never consider this one.

BTW I have a 08 C14 with stock handlebars and seat and am 6'1" w 32" inseam

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on May 06, 2013, 08:21:13 pm
Here's the list reposted more legibly


Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300

*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
PeteTn_zgtr (large)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on May 09, 2013, 12:00:26 am
I wasn't expecting them so soon, I'm off in Moab Utah doing the dual sport thing with my DR650 and I won't be back home to see my connie until Saturday 5-11-13. If that's ok then send them on if not move me down below PeteTN_zgtr.

Ok, I'm back home with my Connie*, so send the Large shields when able.

*came back a few days early due to weather
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on May 09, 2013, 03:08:33 pm
Ok, farty, I'll get them sent out.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on May 12, 2013, 09:43:36 pm
Hello!

I just picked up my new 2012 C14 last week and I'd love to try out some different windscreen options.  My wife and I went for 3hr ride today and I came home looking to see what what the aftermarket possibilities are.  This thread is amazing, and I'd love to know how to get on the list.

Thanks!
 -Eric
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on May 15, 2013, 11:44:27 pm
I would absolutely love to do whatever it takes to be able to try the different windshields out.

I just brought home my new 2012 today.

I'm in Marysville, WA which is not too far from Tacoma, WA "saw that town on the list above"


Thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on May 16, 2013, 07:53:59 pm
To update, the mediums are on their way to *mntbiker-junkie

firehawk and aneura, I believe you just add yourselves to the list; copy & paste current list and add yourself to the bottom. The prior person will PM you for your address when ready. They'll ship it to you and you will pay the shipping to the next person. It looks like it's running $30+ to ship each box now. If you're near somone that has one of the boxes, I guess you can see if you can work out getting together to save postage.

Take care

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on May 17, 2013, 01:58:56 pm
Hi Fiirehawk - I also live in Marysville, WA... and I just picked my 2012 up last week from our local Smokey Point dealer.  I'd be happy to share sipping costs or whatever with you.

Thanks!
 -Eric
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on May 17, 2013, 08:33:47 pm
Ok, farty, I'll get them sent out.
Tom

Thanks Tom, received 'em today in good shape.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: mntbiker-junkie on May 19, 2013, 09:28:36 pm
I have finished my trial of the medium windscreens and find it interesting how all of us have a difference of opinion on the effectiveness of the screens which is why it was great to be able to try them before buying.  guess it must be how we sit on the bike, torso height, etc.

For reference, I am about 5'11", 180lbs and have fairly long legs, 32 inch inseam.  I tend to sit in the middle of the seat and sit pretty upright

1) Cal Sci medium-  It turns out this is the screen I have on my bike today.  I did not realize this since I bought the bike used in October, 2012 and this came with the purchase.  when I opened the box, it was a surprise to see my screen in there.    One less screen I needed to trial.  Since I have ridden it for about 1200 miles, I can state that it is pretty good but I find it only really cuts down the noise when all the way up.  No buffeting issues with this screen but I'm looking for that cone of silence.  Overall, a pretty nice screen but I think it is slightly short given my height 

2)  Cee Bailey-  I found this screen to not be very effective for me and wanted it off the bike after about 20 minutes of riding.  I think maybe there was some back pressure.  I found my helmet was pushing down on the collar of my jacket at speeds of 65-70mph.  Everybody was raving about this screen and I liked the looks but it just did not work well for me

3) V-stream-  I found this screen worked really well for me.  I was looking for something that cut down on the noise and buffeting and I found this delivered on both fronts.  I liked the looks and found when down completely, it pushed plenty of air on me but not up high on the helmet.  I agree with other comments that you do look thru it when up all the way but I found it to be very comfortable with no buffeting or noise.   I had to raise it up to near full height on the interstate to be effective at 70mph and found myself looking either thru it or just over the top of the screen.  I liked the way the sides curve away and found this to be nice on the interstate when having to look thru the scree since it was only the very top edge I was looking thru and visibility was good on the edges of the screen.  I was enjoying it so much, I missed my exit and had to ride some 'bonus' miles.

I found it to be effective for me especially at speeds between 35-50mph.  I think it worked well for me because it is about 1" taller than my current Cal Sci windscreen and I needed a little extra height for that truly quite cone of silence.

The end result is I plan to buy a V-Stream. If anyone found they like the Cal Sci medium, let me know and I'd be happy to work out a very fair deal.  I attached a picture of my Cal Sci for reference.  It is in very good condition

Tony

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on May 19, 2013, 10:25:37 pm
Hi Fiirehawk - I also live in Marysville, WA... and I just picked my 2012 up last week from our local Smokey Point dealer.  I'd be happy to share sipping costs or whatever with you.

Thanks!
 -Eric

Eric, that's awesome.  Believe it or not a friend of mine bought a 12 also this week!  We'll have them for almost free at this rate!  I'll add my name to the list and pm you once I have them.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on May 19, 2013, 10:27:14 pm
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
PeteTn_zgtr (large)
firehawk618 (medium and large) *for myself, a friend and Eric on here
All in the same town.  3 birds with one stone.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: denver6 on May 19, 2013, 11:39:13 pm
Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
PeteTn_zgtr (large)
firehawk618 (medium and large) *for myself, a friend and Eric on here
All in the same town.  3 birds with one stone.

I have removed myself (denver6) from the list.  I bought a large CalSci from one of the forum members, so I am no longer in the market for a new windshield.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: dusty1300 on May 21, 2013, 03:19:27 pm
Please remove me from either list (dusty1300). I have now purchased an Aeroflow and a CB Tall shield for my wife's bike.  Now I just need nice weather.

Thanks to all who set this up, it really worked good.

Tom
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Cougr67 on June 04, 2013, 08:54:17 am
I am nearly finished with the set of medium shields and will get them sent out early next week. Looks like firehawk is next.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on June 10, 2013, 11:42:04 am
I'd like to get on the list to try the large and medium windshields. Just picked up a new 2012 yesterday. I'm probably more interested in the large windshields. It seems like my old 1990 Connie had better wind protection.....

I'm not sure how this works, do I need to post my mailing address somewhere?

thanks
/m
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on June 10, 2013, 03:24:17 pm
OK, if I understand correctly how this works, here is the list with myself added:

Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO)
PeteTn_zgtr (large)
firehawk618 (medium and large) *for myself, a friend and Eric on here
All in the same town.  3 birds with one stone.
RubiconMike (large and/or medium) (Boulder Creek, CA)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 10, 2013, 05:10:25 pm
OK, if I understand correctly how this works, here is the list with myself added:

Danger716 (Large)  (ALBANY, NY)
Wally (Large)- (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
JJFLASH
Dusty1300
*mntbiker-junkie (Medium) *Move down list as needed. Out of the country. Back 5/7. (Tacoma, Washington)
fartymarty (Large)
Cougr67 (medium)
denver6 (large and medium) (Denver, CO) reference ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.msg170119#msg170119[/url])
PeteTn_zgtr (large)
firehawk618 (medium and large) *for myself, a friend and Eric on here
All in the same town.  3 birds with one stone.
RubiconMike (large and/or medium) (Boulder Creek, CA)


I think I fixed it for you?

Medium list
mntbiker-junkie
firehawk618 (et al)
Rubicon Mike

Large list
PeteTn_zgtr
firehawk618 (et al)
RubiconMike

So, did I leave anybody out that's not supposed to be out????

I just shipped the Large shields to PeteTN_zgtr .
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 10, 2013, 06:02:58 pm
The Box
I received the large shields in good shape, however the box has seen better days.
 I thought I'd fix up a nicer box for shipping as a way of paying it forward.
I bought a box and got out the glue gun and started to reinforce it. I was pretty happy with how it was turning out, I was going to just put the old box inside it and ship it off. Turns out my work just ended up making shipping almost $20 dollars more. Seems there is something the shippers call "Dimensional weight". Even if I ponied up the extra bucks, I figured that no one down the line would appreciate me making the whole process more expensive so I scrapped it.
I found a slightly smaller box for the shields that would fit inside the crumpled one. I reinforced the crumpled one with more cardboard
inside and a stiffer cardboard frame from my scrapped box. The outside box is now perhaps more made of tape
than cardboard. To everyone downstream please except my apologies for the delay. My heart was in the right place, I just was unable
to execute.  ::)  I shipped today to PeteTn_zgtr via FedEx ground. At 26.1 pounds and a declared value of $500.00 it cost $47.86.

The Shields
I found all three to be at least slightly better than my medium size CalSci shield for my biggest problem which is back pressure
pushing my head forward and down when the shield is up. However all three inhibit airflow too much when down for me to want one
for riding here in Texas. When raised all the way up (I'm looking through not over the screens) the Aeroflow was the
best. The Aeroflow also was the one that wobbled the most at speed (75mph). When I lowered all to about the height that
I liked (I could just see over the top and down the road about 100 ft.) only the Aeroflow had a significant improvement
over my current CalSci medium. Slight back pressure was still there but maybe only about 25% of what mine currently produces.

Overall the CalSci looked the best on the bike (good lines IMHO). The Cee Bailey looks the best made by itself, nice thick polished edges. The Aeroflow performed the best, but looked the goofiest. My conclusion is that right now if I were to lay out the money and try a new shield I'd try an Aeroflow medium. Seeing how the Aeroflow performed and how it is shaped (it's curved at the lower front like an air scoop) I'm thinking of trying some more modification to my stock '10 shield before I outlay any more money.
The AeroFlow had etched or scratch lines (center lines crossed) at each hole and a few up the center of the screen> Is that the way they come from AeroFlow or has someone along the line (perhaps the original donor) made these marks???
 AeroFlows aren't cheap and I would not be happy if I bought one new and it had these lines in it. 

I'm 5' 6.5" with a 32" inseam (that's the size jeans I wear anyway), and you may wonder why I wanted to try the large shields.
I was happy with both my stock shield and my CalSci medium in the lowered position but in the raised position both had too much
back force on my head. I thought I could try the large screens in the partially raised position to simulate a medium shield. I wanted
to try an AeroFlow more than a VStream so I went with the large group. I hope that made sense, it obviously did to me.  :o

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 10, 2013, 06:22:54 pm
You can cure the backpressure issue by drilling holes in the shield of your choice. You could also get creative and cut notches, an inverted 'T' shape, whatever. Blkbird (Dave) has done this successfully and he may chime in here.

As far as cooling the cockpit, the mostus bestus thing I have found is Baker hand wings. In the normal 'shield' position they are pretty good hand guards, not as good as the MetalBenders were but adequate in the winter given heavy gloves. But where they really shine is when turned about 90 degrees so they act as scoops and direct the airstream into your lap. The difference when it is hot out is almost unbelievable- It is like rolling down the windows on a car but even more effective. The Bakers mount on a single fairing screw and while it isn't the most sturdy thing I have been using them successfully for years without having them move (slip) too much and not having broken the fairing pocket that they mount to.... at least not yet.

Throw the above in with a KiPass bypass and a low fuel warning eliminator and your C-14 will become not only as comfortable as a barker lounger but unstoppable as well.  :)

Brian


<snipped the exciting box story>

The Shields
I found all three to be at least slightly better than my medium size CalSci shield for my biggest problem which is back pressure
pushing my head forward and down when the shield is up. However all three inhibit airflow too much when down for me to want one
for riding here in Texas. When raised all the way up (I'm looking through not over the screens) the Aeroflow was the
best. The Aeroflow also was the one that wobbled the most at speed (75mph). When I lowered all to about the height that
I liked (I could just see over the top and down the road about 100 ft.) only the Aeroflow had a significant improvement
over my current CalSci medium. Slight back pressure was still there but maybe only about 25% of what mine currently produces.

Overall the CalSci looked the best on the bike (good lines IMHO). The Cee Bailey looks the best made by itself, nice thick polished edges. The Aeroflow performed the best, but looked the goofiest. My conclusion is that right now if I were to lay out the money and try a new shield I'd try an Aeroflow medium. Seeing how the Aeroflow performed and how it is shaped (it's curved at the lower front like an air scoop) I'm thinking of trying some more modification to my stock '10 shield before I outlay any more money.
The AeroFlow had etched or scratch lines (center lines crossed) at each hole and a few up the center of the screen> Is that the way they come from AeroFlow or has someone along the line (perhaps the original donor) made these marks???
 AeroFlows aren't cheap and I would not be happy if I bought one new and it had these lines in it. 

I'm 5' 6.5" with a 32" inseam (that's the size jeans I wear anyway), and you may wonder why I wanted to try the large shields.
I was happy with both my stock shield and my CalSci medium in the lowered position but in the raised position both had too much
back force on my head. I thought I could try the large screens in the partially raised position to simulate a medium shield. I wanted
to try an AeroFlow more than a VStream so I went with the large group. I hope that made sense, it obviously did to me.  :o
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 10, 2013, 08:48:50 pm
<snipped the exciting box story>

  :yikes:  :rotflmao:



Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: amahoser on June 11, 2013, 08:21:35 am


The AeroFlow had etched or scratch lines (center lines crossed) at each hole and a few up the center of the screen> Is that the way they come from AeroFlow or has someone along the line (perhaps the original donor) made these marks???
 AeroFlows aren't cheap and I would not be happy if I bought one new and it had these lines in it. 


The Aeroflow you got was the final prototype. It is hand formed so the registration marks won't be there on a production screen.

Jose Soriano
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 11, 2013, 12:31:07 pm
The Aeroflow you got was the final prototype. It is hand formed so the registration marks won't be there on a production screen.

Jose Soriano


Thanks Jose, that's good to know.   :thumbs:

edit: OK I found the original post on this, my thread skimming skills could
use improvement. Thanks again Jose.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.msg126378#msg126378 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.msg126378#msg126378)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 11, 2013, 06:50:01 pm
Looking forward to trying out the mediums.  Depending on how that goes I might remove myself from the large list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 11, 2013, 10:53:52 pm
Looking forward to trying out the mediums.  Depending on how that goes I might remove myself from the large list.

There ya go only thinking of yourself again. What about the et al, don't they get a say? (Pete; friend)    ;D :stirpot:  ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Cougr67 on June 12, 2013, 01:37:59 pm
Sent off the medium set to firehawk this morning, sorry it took so long. I really liked the Cee Bailey and didn't want to take it off! :(

Great opportunity to try some different screens! I currently have the largest Cee Bailey that they make which is way to big for me. It is about 4 inches talker than the medium. I plan to cut about 3 inches off and see how that goes, Maybe cut off another inch?? If I screw it up I will definitely buy the Cee Bailey medium.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on June 13, 2013, 08:50:52 pm
I received the large windshields yesterday. The box held up very well. Thanks FM for fixing up the box. It is now a composite tape/cardboard container. Time to get riding

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlkBird on June 14, 2013, 08:37:24 pm
You can cure the backpressure issue by drilling holes in the shield of your choice. You could also get creative and cut notches, an inverted 'T' shape, whatever. Blkbird (Dave) has done this successfully and he may chime in here.

Brian

The picture attached was taken after my first 1000 mile trip with the bike to Fl. back in Spring of 09', you can see the holes drilled in the shield, made with a 1" forstner bit, I later connected two of the holes on each side to give me just a little more air in front.  The shield is now entirely neutral but without the holes would have been useless to me as it was putting too much pressure on my hands.

Dave
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 17, 2013, 06:55:51 pm
The picture attached was taken after my first 1000 mile trip with the bike to Fl. back in Spring of 09', you can see the holes drilled in the shield, made with a 1" forstner bit, I later connected two of the holes on each side to give me just a little more air in front.  The shield is now entirely neutral but without the holes would have been useless to me as it was putting too much pressure on my hands.
Dave

Thanks Dave (and Brian). I've already cut a CalSci type hole in my stock shield and it helped, but not as much as I'd hoped.
After seeing a big improvement with back pressure using the AeroFlow I may put some holes like yours lower on
the shield and maybe even put an air scoop over them to increase flow. Still one has to wonder where this ends.
I mean how many holes am I going to need to get rid of back pressure before it's like having no windshield at all.
I haven't given up yet, but I may end having a removable chin rest installed for when I need the screen in the full up position. ;D  ::)

edit: By the way Dave, nice job on the holes, looks pro. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: B.D.F. on June 17, 2013, 09:58:41 pm
I am really surprised because I am using a rather tall windshield combination (approaching 10+ over stock) and suffer no back pressure. The vent or relief hole is the stock 'T' shape that CalSci cuts into their 'shields. I can give it a quick measure (easy boys!) and let you know roughly what the opening area is. I would think 3 or more 1" or larger holes on each side of the windshield would go a long, if not all, the way to stopping that vacuum on the backside of the 'shield.

Maybe this is really a KiPass problem? What side do you carry your fob on....  ;)

Brian

Thanks Dave (and Brian). I've already cut a CalSci type hole in my stock shield and it helped, but not as much as I'd hoped.
After seeing a big improvement with back pressure using the AeroFlow I may put some holes like yours lower on
the shield and maybe even put an air scoop over them to increase flow. Still one has to wonder where this ends.
I mean how many holes am I going to need to get rid of back pressure before it's like having no windshield at all.
I haven't given up yet, but I may end having a removable chin rest installed for when I need the screen in the full up position. ;D  ::)

edit: By the way Dave, nice job on the holes, looks pro. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on June 18, 2013, 12:11:58 pm
I am really surprised because I am using a rather tall windshield combination (approaching 10+ over stock) and suffer no back pressure. The vent or relief hole is the stock 'T' shape that CalSci cuts into their 'shields. I can give it a quick measure (easy boys!) and let you know roughly what the opening area is. I would think 3 or more 1" or larger holes on each side of the windshield would go a long, if not all, the way to stopping that vacuum on the backside of the 'shield.

Maybe this is really a KiPass problem? What side do you carry your fob on....  ;)

Brian


Left, is that wrong?  :o  ???

Well as we know from reading the various handlebar; windshield; and especially the seat posts. There is
way too much variance in people to have an all encompassing solution to any of these trouble areas. Windshield
problems could be the most difficult to solve because of various aerodynamics changes. It could be (although unlikely)
that if I had a Gen 1 C14 and found a solution and then changed to a Gen 2 that the solution wouldn't work. Certainly the size
difference between the two of us (the group shoot in August will have me down in front and Brian will be
in the back head and shoulders above most.) would account for a lot of our different experiences with windshields.
I'm even thinking that I may need a diverter at the top that will make all (most) of the air spill around the sides
instead of over the top of the windshield. That will be a much later (last resort ) solution attempt.

However to get a little back to on topic (try a windshield for free) this share program saved me a lot of money
and may have found the best available solution for me. If I can't modify either of my current shields to suit me then I'm going to
try a medium AeroFlow. If that doesn't work then there will be 4 shields in the medium box.  :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlkBird on June 18, 2013, 07:12:25 pm
FM:  One of the reasons I cut the holes down below the "V" is that is where the more significant pressure wave would exist on the windshield and by having the holes there I believe I get the most air through the holes, the secondary reason is that the back-pressure issue doesn't exist for me until the shield is higher, the net effect is that it works perfectly for me when raised.  As I mentioned before I connected two of the holes on either side to further decrease the backpressure.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 19, 2013, 12:47:10 pm
Sent off the medium set to firehawk this morning, sorry it took so long. I really liked the Cee Bailey and didn't want to take it off! :(

Great opportunity to try some different screens! I currently have the largest Cee Bailey that they make which is way to big for me. It is about 4 inches talker than the medium. I plan to cut about 3 inches off and see how that goes, Maybe cut off another inch?? If I screw it up I will definitely buy the Cee Bailey medium.

Got the mediums today.  Well packaged and thank you!  It's **** pouring rain but i'll be trying all 3 out today/tomorrow.  Just at a glance I like the Cee Bailey the best.  A friend of mine is going to be trying these also and there was a local guy who also wanted to try.  I'm going to try and find him to setup the date/time for him to try.  At this point please consider me removed from the large list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 19, 2013, 12:48:29 pm
Hi Fiirehawk - I also live in Marysville, WA... and I just picked my 2012 up last week from our local Smokey Point dealer.  I'd be happy to share sipping costs or whatever with you.

Thanks!
 -Eric

Eric, I have the mediums here.  I'm going to PM you.  Hopefully you log on here soon enough to try these before they get shipped to the next person.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 19, 2013, 08:36:54 pm
aneura got a hold of me.  I'm going to try them first then we're going to meet up and he's going to take them from there so he will be the one mailing them to the next person.

If anyone here has any issues with our arrangement let me know asap and I'll make other arrangements.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 19, 2013, 10:30:30 pm
I put the Cee Bailey one on first.  Love it.  For me at highway speeds I can position it to eliminate almost all wind noise in my helmet and all the way down I still get a good gush of air.  I don't think I'm even going to install the other two.

IMO of the 3 the Cee Bailey looks the most refined.  Nice rounded edges.  Just looks and feels the best in my opinion.

Is this Cee Bailey the Euro Tour one?  Just want to be positive before I order it.

Here's the latest list, removed myself from the large.

Medium list
Rubicon Mike

Large list
PeteTn_zgtr

RubiconMike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on June 23, 2013, 12:20:43 pm
Sorry, things have changed and I won't be getting a new windshield for a while, so I'm removing myself from both lists:

Medium list


Large list
PeteTn_zgtr
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on June 23, 2013, 12:30:20 pm
Cant wait to to give them a try!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on June 25, 2013, 11:18:25 pm
Cant wait to to give them a try!

I'm back from my road trip.  I have the Cee Bailey installed and loved it.  I will remove it tomorrow and you're welcome to come pick up the windshields.

Judging from the medium list you might just have to hold onto them a while as there isn't anyone on the list.  lol

I'll let you know when I have it removed.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on June 26, 2013, 07:14:49 am
Sounds good, glad you found one that you like!

No hurries one the pass, like you said, there's no one waiting on us. lol.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on June 29, 2013, 08:48:09 am
Adding myself back to the large list.

Medium list


Large list
PeteTn_zgtr
RubiconMike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on June 29, 2013, 08:15:26 pm
I have the mediums now (thanks Firehawk); I'll be hanging on to them until someone chimes in that would like to try them.  Looking forward to the 'test rides'.  Thanks everyone!

Thanks!
 -Eric
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on June 30, 2013, 07:59:44 am
Oh, what the heck, I'll give them a try.

Medium list
RubiconMike

Large list
PeteTn_zgtr
RubiconMike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on July 01, 2013, 07:54:42 pm
Hi Guys, I'm done with the larges and just got them all packed up in the box. RubiconMike are you ready for the larges. Let me know and pm me your address.

I made some notes on my impressions of the larges. I'll post my observations after I get my notes into some legible sentences. I need to go to bed early tonight. Overall their all too much windshield for me

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on July 04, 2013, 06:10:26 pm
Here's my notes on the larges:

Aeroflow large
Overall good coverage and quiet all the way up. Down, it made noise but didn't give me much air flow. I would have to plan on keeping it up and look through it. With it up there is some airflow above the mirrors. I have the baker handwings and they help direct air to torso area. There was still a little buffeting in traffic on the interstate and the screen bobbed around some. I think it would be better a little shorter. An Aeroflow medium or even small might work better. Slight amount of back pressure but not much. Probably needs a Cal-Sci type hole.  A little less buffeting than the CB large but not a lot of difference.

Cee Bailey's large -- Ultra-dome
Cut down on the noise a lot, still has some buffeting on top of the helmet at any position. A little air on the helmet all the way down. An inch or two shorter would be better. Decent air on the torso and arms. The Euro-cut may be a better choice, but so far Cal-Sci medium was the calmest for me, maybe with an MRA airfoil when I'd like something higher or Cal-Sci regular large. This CB did have air running up the back side all the way to the top. Probably why it had the less buffeting than the Cal-Sci. More air with it down than with the other two larges.

Cal-Sci extra large extra wide
Down - not much air on helmet, just enough to add noise and without much air around sides. Up halfway cuts down on the noise and adds a little air around the sides but with buffeting. Up all the way - very quiet with more air around the sides with Baker hand wings increasing air to torso. No buffeting under 65 but at 75-80 noticeable buffeting on helmet coming off the top of the shield. Air coming out of the T shaped hole comes straight back and does not go up the back inside of the shield. None or little air is going up the backside of the shield which I think is creating the buffeting. I.e. I think there's no relief of the vacuum just behind the top of the shield and being such a large shield there's too much pressure differential.  Didn't notice any back pressure though. No buffeting if I hunched over alot. A shield this big may need more holes in it.

All these large shields push a lot of air and are tall. Seems like they need venting near the top of the shield to have an airstream up the back merging with the air coming over the top.

Anyway it was fun trying them

thanks,
Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on July 05, 2013, 08:11:21 am
Hi Guys, I'm done with the larges and just got them all packed up in the box. RubiconMike are you ready for the larges. Let me know and pm me your address.

I made some notes on my impressions of the larges. I'll post my observations after I get my notes into some legible sentences. I need to go to bed early tonight. Overall their all too much windshield for me

Pete

PM Sent, looking forward to trying them.

/m
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on July 05, 2013, 08:11:53 pm
OK, I'll be sending the larges to RubiconMike here shortly

Pete

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New List

Medium list
RubiconMike

Large list
RubiconMike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on July 14, 2013, 03:35:05 pm
Just wanted to say THANKS to everyone, this is such a great thing to have going!  I'm finished with the mediums and l-o-v-e the Cee Bailey Euro.  As I mentioned before, my buddy Everett is going to give them a try and then we'll be shipping them off to RubiconMike for his riding pleasure.

Thanks again!
 -Eric
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: firehawk618 on July 20, 2013, 11:44:25 pm
Just wanted to say THANKS to everyone, this is such a great thing to have going!  I'm finished with the mediums and l-o-v-e the Cee Bailey Euro.  As I mentioned before, my buddy Everett is going to give them a try and then we'll be shipping them off to RubiconMike for his riding pleasure.

Thanks again!
 -Eric

Did you end up trying all 3?  I didn't.  I put about 700 miles on the Cee Bailey Euro and loved it.  I just ordered one yesterday FINALLY!  After using the Euro one then going back to the stocker I can definitely say I hate the stock one.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on July 21, 2013, 08:32:44 am
OK, been living with the large windshields for a week now, I think I 'd like to try the mediums, especially the Cee Baily and Vstream.

So far, I think I like the Cee Bailey the best. Seems to give me the best combination of protection and smooth airflow. As a bonus, it looks like it belongs on the Connie. (both size and shape). I'd like to try the medium one though.

Cal-Sci - it's huge, and gives the best side protection (arms out of windstream), but looks a little odd on the bike IMHO. (It's flat and curved, sort of like those flat harley windshields).  When low enough to see over, I still get buffeting around my helmet. I think it might benefit from a flip-up at the top. Also, when in the fully down position, the bottom hits the mirrors on my 2012. I'd need to trim this 1/2" higher if I had one. Finally, the enormous NACA-style hole whistles when in the fully up position! Don't know if anyone else had this problem.

Aeroflow - would be my second choice. Interesting compound curves around the lower sides. Good protection, but have to look through it to get into a calm air pocket.

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New List

Medium list
RubiconMike

Large list
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on July 21, 2013, 08:36:31 am
Another thing: on the National Cycle web site, they have a video that makes a big deal about acrylic vs. polycarbonite windshields. They claim they are far stronger and more scratch resistant. Anyone have any experience with both, or useful comments?

Sorry if this was already discussed on this thread, I have to confess I didn't read every post, it's now 24 pages long!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: aneura on August 14, 2013, 01:35:18 pm
Firehawk618 - I tried the V-Stream and the Cee Bailey, Loved the CB
RubiconMike - They shipped today!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Alphaman on September 10, 2013, 09:23:50 pm
Hi,


I just bought a new 2012 Concours and I'm new to the forum.  If possible I would love to try the windshields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RubiconMike on September 11, 2013, 07:15:20 pm
Large, Mediums, or both?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: busatodd on September 14, 2013, 09:59:01 pm
Hi, I'm not new to forum, but would like to get in line to try the windscreens, both tall and med.
I can be contacted at
Busatodd@ yahoo.com or 3179562010
Thanks todd
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlockmasterII on October 01, 2013, 07:24:32 pm
RubiconMike,

I would like to try the medium and large.


Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on October 19, 2013, 01:50:59 pm
I'd like to get on the list for the large ones.

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlockmasterII on October 26, 2013, 08:07:52 am
Just finish with a few medium windshields who's next?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlockmasterII on October 29, 2013, 07:33:45 pm
Just wrapped up a week with the mediums and my top pick is the V-Stream.  I think the V-Stream provide good wind blockage however, it did have a bit of flapping when it was completely raised.  The Cee Bailey was good but the medium didn't provide as much wind blockage.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: muguvian on November 05, 2013, 02:01:54 pm
Please PM me when the mediums are up for grabs again.  Maybe I'll try the larges later, too.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: BlockmasterII on November 07, 2013, 05:15:48 pm
Muguvian,

If you'd drop me an e-mail with your address, I'll get the mediums to you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jsmith1506 on November 18, 2013, 11:55:52 am
I just purchased a 2012. And was looking for advice on a new windshield, in my searches for advice I came across this listing and found the grail! You guys are great to do this, if the larges are available I this new member would like to sample them. Send me an email to let me know.

You guys ROCK!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: charby on November 28, 2013, 10:53:15 pm
I would like to get on the list for the large. Not sure who is last on it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: theAmazingKickstand on December 02, 2013, 02:01:35 pm
Hey All,

I'd like to try the largest Cee Baily and the largest widest calsci. I have a a very large Vstream to send out but am unsure of the model.

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: charby on January 03, 2014, 09:42:16 pm
jsmith1506. Did you get my PM with my address for the windshields?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jsmith1506 on January 15, 2014, 11:43:24 am
PM sent
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: charby on January 15, 2014, 07:32:40 pm
the amazing kickstand,
                           I have the three large windshields and will be ready to send out after this weekend. PM me your address and i will get them sent out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on January 19, 2014, 10:29:10 am
I'd like to get on the list for these.

PM when available.

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: webnetxpress on February 09, 2014, 10:51:55 pm
Me too!  I would like to try the large windshield options sometime.

PM me with details if they come available.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on April 10, 2014, 08:50:03 am
Me too!  I would like to try the large windshield options sometime.

PM me with details if they come available.

Sent you a PM.   I should be able to send them by monday 4/21/2014

pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: webnetxpress on April 10, 2014, 11:38:31 pm
great.  i sent you a PM back.

take your time...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on April 11, 2014, 05:01:42 am
From what I remember there is an X-Large Wide Calsci and a x-large domed CeeBailey.

Calsci is nice and very quiet and still behind it.  But I found it very tough to keep my faceshield from fogging in the morning and in the rain.

The CB so far is very nice and lets some air hit your arms.  The shield fogging is reduced but it isn't as quiet either.

I'll be trying the third one (whatever it is) on sunday and then I'll send them out.

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on April 18, 2014, 07:46:07 pm
Me too!  I would like to try the large windshield options sometime.

PM me with details if they come available.


I would love to try them next :) still cold mornings commutes to test
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: omcrider on April 28, 2014, 01:43:39 pm
Is anyone trying these shields with a passenger and have any comments regarding passenger comfort. What does the list look like for the large screens currently. Thinking I might like to be added to that list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on May 12, 2014, 01:00:03 pm
Webnetxpress ----  The screens are on the way to you now.     

Pete
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: webnetxpress on May 28, 2014, 12:25:25 am
Appreciate it!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jmkreege on June 02, 2014, 07:37:12 am
I'd like to get in line for this. Trying to figure out if I need to go taller or taller/wider with my windshield...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: webnetxpress on June 17, 2014, 07:49:50 pm
Sent you a PM...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 03, 2014, 08:04:05 pm
Hey all! New member here and was wondering how to put my name in line for the list of medium size windscreens?! Thanks for any assistance !
Rick
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on July 04, 2014, 06:12:51 am
Hey all! New member here and was wondering how to put my name in line for the list of medium size windscreens?! Thanks for any assistance !
Rick

I think you just make the request here? I believe I am next requestee in THIS thread.
Petepro
Webnetxpress
tfly
Jmkreege
then you ;) Rixtrix
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 05, 2014, 02:10:22 pm
Awesome ! Thank you so much  ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on July 27, 2014, 02:37:45 pm
I'd like to try these screens out on my new to me '12..
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DonB on July 27, 2014, 02:58:15 pm
WOW I can not believe this is still going.
I had a Calsci shield that was getting pitted on my 2008 Connie and wanted to replace it. I bought a Vstream and did not care for it. I thought about how often I bought a shield and did not care for it. so I decided to send the old Calsci out along with the new Vstream for everyone and anyone to sorta try before they bought one. all they had to do was pay the shipping. then I replaced the Calsci with another one for my bike.
that was way back in 2009      W O W! ! ! !
I can not believe that it is still going. I have had 7 bikes since that time and just got my 46th
hope I make it to 50 of them
I bet these shield have traveled more miles in the back of a brown truck than they have on a bike
 ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jmkreege on July 30, 2014, 08:14:57 am
I have the 3 large windshields now, but am not sure where the mediums have gotten off to. The V-Stream is really what I wanted to try and I was not aware there were two separate sets making the rounds.

Who has the mediums shields?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on July 30, 2014, 08:18:35 am
I think my request was skipped :'( . Can I try the large ones next?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gigantor on August 16, 2014, 03:44:01 pm
Guys,

Whether we are talking about seats or windshields, it would help greatly
if you provide your height and inseam

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: muguvian on August 19, 2014, 08:10:31 am
I have the 3 mediums; I apologize for not responding sooner but I haven't been getting the subscription notices for this thread and have failed to check in here for awhile.

It looks like either jmkreege or tfly are next?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on August 26, 2014, 04:15:29 pm
  This sounds like a great idea!  I would love to try something larger then the stock 2010. I am new to the bike by a month but have about 1000 miles so far.  At the top position I get wind noise/buffeting....but if I just lower my head a little it gets totally quiet.  So I am thinking just a couple inches taller.  I am 5'11" with an inseam around 32 or 31.  I can pretty much flat foot at a stop.....mostly! LOL 

   How long do you keep them before sending to next party?  I did not know of this forum originally and had joined COG a couple months ago as I was serious about finding a concours.  Thanks.

Jim from Pa
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on August 29, 2014, 02:40:28 pm
Can we add me to the list for the Large Shields? Winter is coming... lol
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 02, 2014, 05:02:33 pm
Wait... Who has the Large, and who has the mediums? 

Who wants to try all of them, And who wants to try only the medium/ larges...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 03, 2014, 04:13:33 am
  I would like to try the large/taller then stock ones.

Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 03, 2014, 08:22:32 am
So now we have

Webnetxpress - Currently in posession of What?
tfly - Medium and Large?
Jmkreege -
Rixtrix -
JimH - Large
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large

Who has the Mediums?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: petepro on September 03, 2014, 08:28:50 am
So now we have

Webnetxpress - Currently in posession of What?
tfly - Medium and Large?
Jmkreege -
Rixtrix -
JimH - Large
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large

Who has the Mediums?

Webnetexpress has the three large screens.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 03, 2014, 02:05:38 pm
  Hate to ask (but do not want to read the entire thread), but,  does the person in line before me email me for my address and then I would do the same when I am ready to ship out????  Really think this is a great idea!  Maybe I should read the thread to see who started it and thank them! 

Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 03, 2014, 07:11:16 pm
  Hate to ask (but do not want to read the entire thread), but,  does the person in line before me email me for my address and then I would do the same when I am ready to ship out????  Really think this is a great idea!  Maybe I should read the thread to see who started it and thank them! 

Jim

Yeah, using the PM function here usually from what I've seen. 




Webnetxpress - Currently in posession of Large screens

USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY
tfly - Medium and Large?
Jmkreege -
Rixtrix -
JimH - Large
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large

Who has the Mediums?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on September 03, 2014, 07:16:59 pm
WOW I can not believe this is still going.
I had a Calsci shield that was getting pitted on my 2008 Connie and wanted to replace it. I bought a Vstream and did not care for it. I thought about how often I bought a shield and did not care for it. so I decided to send the old Calsci out along with the new Vstream for everyone and anyone to sorta try before they bought one. all they had to do was pay the shipping. then I replaced the Calsci with another one for my bike.
that was way back in 2009      W O W! ! ! !
I can not believe that it is still going. I have had 7 bikes since that time and just got my 46th
hope I make it to 50 of them
I bet these shield have traveled more miles in the back of a brown truck than they have on a bike
 ;D

Just wanted to say "THANKS"  Don B  for starting this "windshield program" ! Great idea for those of us not willing/wanting to spend the $ to try out each and every windshied on our own.
Rick
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on September 03, 2014, 07:18:15 pm
USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY
tfly - Medium and Large?
Jmkreege -
Rixtrix - Medium
JimH - Large
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: muguvian on September 04, 2014, 11:00:27 am
I have the mediums.  Still haven't heard from tfly and Jmkreege if they want them as they were the ones next in line.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 04, 2014, 02:03:31 pm
  IF possible may I be added to the small screens as well?  Read my observations below and please chime in...thanks.


I have wind noise I am dealing with. Been reading quite a bit about earplugs and noise canceling headphones (nothing that fits in helmet so far).  Here is what I did today.....
   1. bought and tried 2 different styles of earplugs from 3M.  Regular foam and a pleated kind on a string.  Hard to get the foam just right and the others fit and blocked out most of the outside noise.....but still had the low rumble and can not hear my surroundings.

  2. While riding on a back road I decided to put the screen all the way down and actually stand up a little on the pegs and noticed the low range noise totally gone!  Still had the lighter regular wind but no buffeting. 

   3. Did same experiment without any earplugs and same thing.....stood up a little and no low buffeting just regular wind!

   4. For got to mention with the shield all the way up it pulls me forward.

   5. with screen all the way up and just ducking a little it actually is totally quiet, that is why I was thinking of a slightly larger shield or at least one that relieves the back pressure.

 The wife was asking me if I had this on the Vmax and I did not remember the low tones at all....now I know it is the shield!

  Now the questions:
 
  Anyone actually use a smaller shield and get rid of the buffeting?

  How about using a small set of washers under the shield to lift it up a little more to get more wind inside the shield to lower pressure?

  Now that I know it is a matter of testing aftermarket shields I guess........thoughts on trying the small shields also? 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 04, 2014, 04:58:31 pm
  IF possible may I be added to the small screens as well?  Read my observations below and please chime in...thanks.


I have wind noise I am dealing with. Been reading quite a bit about earplugs and noise canceling headphones (nothing that fits in helmet so far).  Here is what I did today.....
   1. bought and tried 2 different styles of earplugs from 3M.  Regular foam and a pleated kind on a string.  Hard to get the foam just right and the others fit and blocked out most of the outside noise.....but still had the low rumble and can not hear my surroundings.

  2. While riding on a back road I decided to put the screen all the way down and actually stand up a little on the pegs and noticed the low range noise totally gone!  Still had the lighter regular wind but no buffeting. 

   3. Did same experiment without any earplugs and same thing.....stood up a little and no low buffeting just regular wind!

   4. For got to mention with the shield all the way up it pulls me forward.

   5. with screen all the way up and just ducking a little it actually is totally quiet, that is why I was thinking of a slightly larger shield or at least one that relieves the back pressure.

 The wife was asking me if I had this on the Vmax and I did not remember the low tones at all....now I know it is the shield!

  Now the questions:
 
  Anyone actually use a smaller shield and get rid of the buffeting?

  How about using a small set of washers under the shield to lift it up a little more to get more wind inside the shield to lower pressure?

  Now that I know it is a matter of testing aftermarket shields I guess........thoughts on trying the small shields also?


There is some truth to that.  The stock windscreen on my old 650 was much taller, but the buffeting and wind nose was TERRIBLE.  With a Zero-gravity bubble, it was much more tolerable.  Not sure if there's a "Small" set out there... I know theres a medium and large tho.




USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

tfly - Currently in posession of Large screens
muguvian - Currently in posession of Medium screens

Jmkreege - Medium?
Rixtrix - Medium
JimH - Large (small if available?)
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large

EDIT:  To update the list with current info
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on September 04, 2014, 05:53:11 pm
I just got the Large ones(3) and have no interest in the smaller ones.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 05, 2014, 03:51:46 pm
 Wow, just read thru the entire post.  No one shield fits all that is for sure!  I am on the list for large and (small) that would be the medium then with the large correct.  Still the 6 floating around?  Thanks, again this is a great thing and it was great to see the manufacturers adding to the initial offering.  Cool!!!

Jim H.  (Eastern central Pa just north of Allentown)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on September 06, 2014, 06:28:33 am
I've asked to be included in the list, how do I actually get on it??
I'm about an hour+ from Jim H in Allentown, PA.
And I'm interested in the taller (+2") windscreens.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 06, 2014, 06:46:48 am
  Hey Jim (Walker) we still have to get together.  It would be no problem to meet you part way.....or even come up here where I have more open areas (back roads) to test them together.  You going out today?  I will send you a pm.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 08, 2014, 09:02:19 pm

I've asked to be included in the list, how do I actually get on it??
I'm about an hour+ from Jim H in Allentown, PA.
And I'm interested in the taller (+2") windscreens.

  Hey Jim (Walker) we still have to get together.  It would be no problem to meet you part way.....or even come up here where I have more open areas (back roads) to test them together.  You going out today?  I will send you a pm.

That is what I would suggest.  When I get the screens, I'm getting together with another gentleman locally (possibly 2) to test them out together. 



USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

tfly - Currently in posession of Large screens
muguvian - Currently in posession of Medium screens

Jmkreege - Medium?
Rixtrix - Medium
JimH - Medium and Large (W/ Walker18?)
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on September 11, 2014, 06:33:22 am
  That is what I would suggest.  When I get the screens, I'm getting together with another gentleman locally (possibly 2) to test them out together. 
Works for me! Plus it'll shorten the list much quicker by doubling up..
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on September 11, 2014, 08:06:24 am
Jmkreege just replied to my PM, and took his name off the list.  Rixtrix is up next for the Mediums.

USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

tfly - Currently in posession of Large screens
muguvian - Currently in posession of Medium screens


Rixtrix - Medium
JimH - Medium and Large (W/ Walker18?)
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on September 11, 2014, 08:14:19 am
I have large and plan to contact jimh next, unless someone can point out someone that was skipped. I will be done testing after this weekend.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on September 14, 2014, 06:57:30 pm
Jmkreege just replied to my PM, and took his name off the list.  Rixtrix is up next for the Mediums.

USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

tfly - Currently in posession of Large screens
muguvian - Currently in posession of Medium screens


Rixtrix - Medium
JimH - Medium and Large (W/ Walker18?)
Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
PM sent for the mediums !
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 15, 2014, 04:15:03 am
  Got email from TFLY about the large....did not get anything about the med? 

Can't wait....44 out this morning!  BRRRRRRR.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on September 16, 2014, 04:08:15 pm
Large on their way to Jim H.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: B.D.F. on September 16, 2014, 06:05:48 pm
To no one in particular: Are these the same windshields that have been floating around on this forum since something like 2009? Really? Do they have "Killroy was here" carved into them yet?  ;D

Brian
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 18, 2014, 03:36:47 pm
Large on their way to Jim H.

They literally just got here. I unpacked and discovered a sad thing....the Cali Sci has a corner busted off.  I will try to do a pic.  All others are fine.  I think it was just to big for the box?

I just left an email and pic with Cali Sci to see if it can be repaired easily?


Marks response from Cali "Hi Jim,

I don't know how to fix that. Weld-on acryl;ic cement will join the two pieces together. Then you'll likely need a reinforcement behind the two pieces holding them together - perhaps a 1.5" x 3" piece of mild steel or aluminum? - screwed to the two pieces. Or perhaps a strip of acrylic 3" x 1" glued to the back of the joint? I dunno, we throw things like that away and start over.

Mark


On 9/18/2014 3:10 PM, Jim Horrocks wrote:

  I am part of a concours owners group trying sheilds that are being passed around.  I just got the package and a tip was broken off pretty cleanly.  Can this be fixed with something I have
available?  Again,  I just got the box and opened it and found it broken.....pic included.  Thanks.....
 
Northampton, Pa.
 
Jim Horrocks


 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tfly on September 18, 2014, 05:33:06 pm
The broken piece was not in the box :'(
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on September 19, 2014, 03:39:00 am
 Yes,  look at the pic, I found it at the bottom of the box.  Clean break,  thought it could be fixed but does not look good from what Cali Sci said.  Will try it anyway for giggles and see what happens.  Will be a week or so till I get to try these all.  I do have the Cee Baileys on and ready for my comute today however and hopefully a couple hundred mile test tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on October 13, 2014, 06:08:04 pm
Hi guys,
just wrapped up my time with the medium sheilds and have PM'd the next in line. Just thought I'd share my findings.  First off some basics for comparison:
I'm 5' 11" with a 33" inseam, stock seat,stock bars(no risers) and wear a Bell Star helmet(yes it's noisy but the ventilation is AWESOME)
All the tested mediums were much nicer than stock.
The Cal-Sci had nice smooth airflow in all positions,a tad quieter than stock in the fully raised position however at speeds above 70 there was quite a bit of buffeting of my helmet constantly rattling my head from side to side. Consequently my 2nd least favorite(using stock as my least favorite).
The Cee Baileys was similar in smooth airflow at all heights but offers just a shade more coverage width-wise. also a tad quieter than the stock screen. I had no buffeting at any speeds,hiway or not and it is the THICKEST of all the sheilds-moves around very little. HOWEVER because it is the thickest the mounting bolt shoulders never seemed to bottom out on the mounting bosses. It seems it should come with some thin spacers to be properly mounted-otherwise the mounting bolts can never be tightened securely-they are crushing into the sheild. Not a huge issue,but something to be aware of-don't overtighten the mounting hardware.
The V-stream has all the qualities of the above(smooth airflow at all speeds,whether up or down) but being the widest has the best protection of them all-protction out wide enough to cover my shoulders-great for cold weather and rain protection but not sure how it will be in the summer. I would have chosen it to be my favorite EXCEPT that it is the thinnest of all the sheilds- this thing flexes like crazy on the hiway! Granted it was a windy day but the airflow on my helmet varied about 4" because of the flex.  So it ended essentially being my favorite-at least at this time of year. I'm located in MA,by the way so it's been a little chilly lately-temps have ranged from 30-64  that I have been riding in.
So-I'm putting my name in line to check out the larges as all three of these shields never cleared my helmet. Windblast was directed to about 2/3 -3/4 of the way up my helmet. I was hoping to find one do-it-all sheild but looks like I'll have a winter/hiway sheild and a summer sheild. Oh-one note I forgot to mention-the V-stream had the highest arc in the center making it the tallest and coming close to my line of sight. Also,because the V-stream and Cee Baileys are more contoured they also reflect dash lighting and headlights differently than the stock or Cal-Sci shields-nothing bad but you just see reflections were you normally didn't at night. Ok-that the list of findings that I recall/ have wriitten down-on to the next ! And thanks again to all those who have donated these sheilds !!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on October 13, 2014, 06:31:47 pm
 Great info and I replied to Rixtrix.....now my findings on the large (and I have been contact with Walker18, just setting up the switch).
   
   My favorite is the Cee Bailey which if I have it correct is the Ultra Tour Dome.  It is 4" taller then stock when lining up the holes.
It does a great job about 1/2 way up or a touch more.  Not bubble quiet but pretty close.  Putting it all the way up really blocks the wind but was not necessary.  I put a few hundred miles on this one.  I think it might get a little warm on 90* days....
 
   They AeroFlow was also a good screen as far as quiet, but does not look like it fits on the bike....it follows none of the bikes lines.....so I can't get past the look.

   The Cali Sci even with the corner broken when I got it worked well.  It was just too big for me.....did not like looking thru or over it....seemed like a big sail and effected my gas mileage for sure. 

  I decided to try an experiment with the stock screen.....if you look at the CB you will notice the nose is cut higher then stock and also sits further away from the bike to allow more air under the screen to even out the pressure. I put spacers in under the stock screen and got it a good 1/2" further away from the bike and it made an improvement with airflow....but it was just a few inches too short to work for me.  I might still try that along with either cutting a Cali sci type hole or just notch the nose a little higher as well.
  And my thanks for those who got this going!!! Kudos!

Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on October 16, 2014, 03:47:02 pm
  It is official,  I handed off the large to Walker18 (Jim) at the Phillipsburg NJ Quaker Steak and Lube!   

Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on October 16, 2014, 06:48:14 pm
Ok-officially putting my name up to try the large sheilds. Sounds like Walker18 has them now- anybody else waiting ??
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on October 17, 2014, 06:53:36 am
  It is official,  I handed off the large to Walker18 (Jim) at the Phillipsburg NJ Quaker Steak and Lube!

I now have possession of the large screens, the next that I see on the list are:
1) Stephen.G.Fiddes
2) Rixtrix

Please correct if this isn't right..
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on October 18, 2014, 12:08:14 pm
  I just got the mediums....packed extremely well!  I put on the med Cee Baily and tried to go for a ride.....a few miles out the wind knocked a tree down.....I stopped and helped get the smaller limbs off the road and could only go a few miles more.....too windy to get a good idea of how it works.  Sucks because tomorrow is going to be a good 15* cooler but I still plan to try it out.  Will keep the board posted.  Looks like the med shields are just about an inch or so larger then the stock 2010 up......hoping the way they are made makes the difference. 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on October 24, 2014, 01:59:28 pm
Woohoo I'm next for both!! (Exactly what I wanted too so I could test all of them at the same time. Glad it worked out that way as I'm double dipping with someone else.)

USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

Walker18 - Currently in posession of Large screens
JimH - Currently in posession of Medium screens



Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
Rixtrix - Large
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on November 05, 2014, 11:47:25 am
Yo, Steve!!
I need your address to ship the large screens to you..
PM me with it, and they'll be sent in short order..

I'm sticking with the Vstream, wish it was about an inch and a half taller, but it's fine, I adapt quick..
When I bought my new to me 2012, it came with Baker wings, and Kawi's clear side wings, so the
Vstream fits nicely with this combo. Man, I LOVE this bike!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on November 06, 2014, 08:04:26 am
Yo, Steve!!
I need your address to ship the large screens to you..
PM me with it, and they'll be sent in short order..

I'm sticking with the Vstream, wish it was about an inch and a half taller, but it's fine, I adapt quick..
When I bought my new to me 2012, it came with Baker wings, and Kawi's clear side wings, so the
Vstream fits nicely with this combo. Man, I LOVE this bike!

PM Sent! 

Going to hold onto the larges until I get the mediums, then I'm having a meet with a few guys to do a test day, that way we get the most out of having the windscreens in the area!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on November 08, 2014, 06:18:07 am
There's a big box heading your way, held together by pounds of tape. I stripped off what I could,
and got the shipping weight down to about 65lbs, but then I put the shields in the box and...
Just kidding.. Good luck, and thanks to all the participating members, these shields are still
making the rounds!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on November 08, 2014, 07:37:08 am
There's a big box heading your way, held together by pounds of tape. I stripped off what I could,
and got the shipping weight down to about 65lbs, but then I put the shields in the box and...
Just kidding.. Good luck, and thanks to all the participating members, these shields are still
making the rounds!

That will join the 20 (or something like that...) other packages supposed to be arriving here soon... LOL!  It's gunna be like Christmas around here for the next couple weeks =D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on November 12, 2014, 04:06:46 am
Woohoo I'm next for both!! (Exactly what I wanted too so I could test all of them at the same time. Glad it worked out that way as I'm double dipping with someone else.)

USER - WHAT THEY WANT TO TRY

Walker18 - Currently in posession of Large screens
JimH - Currently in posession of Medium screens




Stephen.G.Fiddes - Medium and Large
Rixtrix - Large

I finally got to test between the weird weather, cold, wind, rain, both....not much time doing all but they all are better then stock but not right for me....I like the larger CB Ultra Tour dome.  Still playing with stock shield to see if I can shorten now.....spring project. 

   Need your shipping info Stephen.G.Fiddes....should be out on their way by Monday at the latest.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Walker18 on November 16, 2014, 06:52:57 am
Stephen, did you receive the shields? Just want to know so I can throw away the PO paperwork!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on November 16, 2014, 09:54:57 am
 He will be in shield heaven soon....packed up the mediums and looking to get out tomorrow...

Thanks to all who have helped in this endeavor!  Fantastic.....amazing the difference in shields. 

Jim
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jim H on November 17, 2014, 12:58:18 pm
  Stephen, mediums sent this afternoon....will pm you with tracking USPS.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on November 17, 2014, 01:40:02 pm
Stephen, did you receive the shields? Just want to know so I can throw away the PO paperwork!

Yup, got them!  Thanks! 



By the way, I noticed it was quite expensive for the windshields to be shipped USPS... My suggestion is for people to try to ship UPS or Fedex if/ when possible. It should be less than $15 to ship each package across the country, and a similar price if both are taped together going to the same place... I used to work in shipping at a company regularly sending similar shape and weight packages (sometimes much heavier).

Also, avoid Postal Annex or "The UPS Store" because they charge an extra $20 or so just to process the package for you!  Ridiculous!!! 

I have a hookup where I used to work that I will be shipping from, I will see if I can remember to record the weights of each package and post them here, then you can go online and  pay for shipping with UPS or FedEx online and either drop it off or schedule a pickup at your house. It is SO much cheaper that way.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: jwolffie on November 18, 2014, 06:54:28 am
when I last shipped them USPS was actually way less expensive
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on November 27, 2014, 10:36:20 am
I have both sets now... Honestly, it may be a couple few weeks before I actually get to the meetup... I'm in the middle of Annual training with my Army National Guard unit, and right after thats complete my wife and I are moving into our new house!  (WOOHOO!!)   As soon as possible after the garage at the new place is somewhat put together I'll get together with the guys so I can get them shipped to the next person.


PS, Anyone in the beaverton area shoot me a PM if you want to test these when I do the meetup.


RIXTRIX!   Do you Only want the larges?  Or the mediums too?  It will be a little bit cheaper for me to ship them both to you together when I'm done with them.  (Early January at the VERY latest, I'll try to get them out sooner tho, depends on when the local meetup happens.)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on December 12, 2014, 11:43:36 am
Hi Stephen-Yes..just the large please as I have already tried the mediums ! :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on January 09, 2015, 07:04:40 pm
I feel like a giant jerk-face... It'll be a couple more weeks... I am sorry.  Between bad weather and moving and the army, haven't gotten them tested yet... Will let you know! (Should FINALLY be able to next weekend.)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on January 10, 2015, 12:06:51 pm
No worries on the wait-it'll be a while before I can use them up here ! Take your time. Besides-I've been eyeing the bi-xenon upgrade you did-think I'm going to do it over the winter ! And as an aside-Thank You for your service to our country ! :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rony6ble on January 12, 2015, 10:09:57 pm
So, how does this work?
Is there a list or?

I would like to try larges...

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on January 14, 2015, 08:12:11 am
Well, now there's a list

Rixtrix - Large
Rony6ble - Large


Are you sure you don't want to try the mediums too?  Most guys want to do both in the end.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: almightys on January 28, 2015, 07:51:47 am
I'd like to get on the list for the Large and/or Mediums, please
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on February 06, 2015, 08:55:27 am
I'd like to get on the list for the Large and/or Mediums, please


Rixtrix - Large
Rony6ble - Large
Almightys - Large/ Medium


Dangit!  I was hoping to hold on to the Mediums for another month hahaha.  No worries :)   I'll get both of them shipped out ASAP (probably Monday.  Been swamped with work all week, drill this weekend, Monday is looking good tho.)

Back to the stock shield for a bit i guess...  :(    BTW, My favorite was the V-stream by far.  I didn't try the aero-flo or the Cal-sci because I couldn't stand the look of them.


EDIT:  The meetup was a success, it got a few guys there to look at the windscreens all at once so that's less shipping time for at least those few guys.  (I guess I did have the screens held hostage for a while tho... lol)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Stephen.G.Fiddes on February 09, 2015, 08:54:25 am
Rixtrix has requested to be bumped down the list one, due to the snowpocalypse 2015 happening in his neck of the woods right now. So Rony6ble You're up next for the Larges. 


Rony6ble - Large
Rixtrix - Large
Almightys - Large/ Medium
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on February 21, 2015, 02:34:11 pm
Hey guys,

Is it possible for a poor Canadian to get on the list to try these shields? I just bought a 2014 Connie and won't take delivery until the end of March / April weather permitting. I'd really like to try the the large and the medium shields.

I've been a forum lurker for a while but will be more and more active once I get my bike and start farkling! I'm also on COG.

Thanks,
Pat
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Deziner on February 21, 2015, 02:37:33 pm
Welcome to the forum, Pat!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on February 21, 2015, 02:39:38 pm
Thanks! Guess I'll go post an intro!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on March 12, 2015, 09:49:46 am
Current list:

Rony6ble - Large
Rixtrix - Large
Almightys - Large/ Medium
Brant Bandit - Large / Medium
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on April 15, 2015, 04:47:46 pm
Well things are finally looking up here in Mass. weather-wise so I'd like to be put back on the ship list ! Thanks guys !
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Scup on April 21, 2015, 11:57:57 am
Who are the manufacturers of these windsceens ? ? ?  It looks like they might be all Cali units.  Is there an Aeroflow one around ? ??

Thanks
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on April 21, 2015, 02:45:36 pm
I'm not sure of the manufacturers of the large units but the medium size set consisted of :
Cal-Sci
Cee Bailys
V-Stream
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on April 23, 2015, 09:15:39 pm
Who are the manufacturers of these windsceens ? ? ?  It looks like they might be all Cali units.  Is there an Aeroflow one around ? ??

Thanks
I'm not sure of the manufacturers of the large units but the medium size set consisted of :
Cal-Sci
Cee Bailys
V-Stream

It's been almost two years since I had the large set, but I recall it did have an Aeroflow screen, a Cee Bailey, and a CalSci in that group.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on April 27, 2015, 12:00:44 pm
Who has them now? Are they still moving along?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: almightys on May 08, 2015, 04:14:16 am
Ok who's up next?, I'm done with the mediums
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on May 15, 2015, 09:51:57 am
Maybe me??? Who's in charge here?  :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on June 06, 2015, 09:07:46 pm
Brand new to the Connie. bought my 08 last week! I would love to try the Med and larges to see what i like. how do i get on the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on June 08, 2015, 02:17:54 pm
Rony6ble sent me a note recently that he is shipping the large set my way so I should have them in my possession soon ! Not sure on the whereabouts of the mediums though.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on June 10, 2015, 07:26:02 am
I would like to be added to the list. large or medium.  Can anyone tell be the difference between the 08-09 and the 10 up shields? can the "wrong one fit the other model?  IE will a 10 up fit an 08?  cee bailey sells two different models....
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: almightys on June 10, 2015, 05:45:36 pm
I have the mediums and communicated with bandit already. I've been out of country for work so I am very behind on fun stuff. I just have to get a quote to ship them to Canada to him  :-\
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on July 01, 2015, 08:11:42 pm
I just bought a 2011 with a large Vstream.  I have a Russell seat with pullback risers and I sit very much upright.  I would like to try anything larger than the 24" Vstream.  Is there an XL Calsci out there that I can try?  Let me know how to get on the list for that.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 02, 2015, 01:45:45 pm
Hey all. I currently have the large set and will hopefully finish up by next weekend. This is the request list/order for next in line as I know it:
Current list:


Almightys - Large/ Medium
Brant Bandit - Large / Medium
thughes-Large
gggGary-Large
Red Rambler-Large.

Red Rambler-the Cal Sci in the large group is actually a extra-large, extra-wide.

Rick
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on July 02, 2015, 08:32:53 pm
Great!  The XL extra wide Cal Sci is the one I want to try most, based on what I have read.  I appreciate you guys keeping me on the list!

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 08, 2015, 12:29:19 pm
I have the mediums and communicated with bandit already. I've been out of country for work so I am very behind on fun stuff. I just have to get a quote to ship them to Canada to him  :-\

Hi almightys, any word on shipping? I'm eagerly awaiting these to try them out. Like I said in our message exchange if there is a huge surcharge to send them across the border to me in Canada compared to domestic US I might be willing to pick up the difference. Let me know. Thanks. I plan to try them for one week each and ship them along to the next person.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 08, 2015, 12:47:58 pm
Rixtrix, almightys hasnt been online since June 13th and mentioned he's been travelling a lot. I haven't got the mediums yet..... but I wonder if I could queue jump! I'd be happy to get the large first!  :)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on July 08, 2015, 03:03:18 pm
I am interested as I just bought my Connie a week again and the stock shield doesn't allow me to block enough air fully up. I love to listen to my Music through my Helmet and as a Patrol Officer who uses the bike I would like a little more air flow blocked to use the phone when needed.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Flat-spot on July 08, 2015, 04:41:29 pm
To address a question a few posts ago,  windshields interchange from '08-'14.  I hear there is a difference in '15 mount but have not confirmed.


SMurphy....I can say the CalSci XL wide is very quiet and buffet free.  Also warm and [ugly-huge (IMO)].  But I love it in cold weather.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on July 08, 2015, 04:46:45 pm
To address a question a few posts ago,  windshields interchange from '08-'14.  I hear there is a difference in '15 mount but have not confirmed.

Yes the 15 is different and way sturdier then the previous years. There is a rumor that it works down to an 08 BUT is a cost of over 1,200 dollars. Just what I have heard. No real confirmation from me. But yes I am very interested I NEED a better windshield. I have those air buffers for the sides and just took them off today. Going to try it without. May get rid of them but not sure yet.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on July 08, 2015, 06:30:23 pm
Just would like to humbly say I am still alive and waiting in the line.  Got the new tire on today, The injuries will heal, so she's ready  to put on some miles.  I found a shield I may put on 550 miles to (tr)buy if the guy still has it.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 09, 2015, 01:45:26 pm
Rixtrix, almightys hasnt been online since June 13th and mentioned he's been travelling a lot. I haven't got the mediums yet..... but I wonder if I could queue jump! I'd be happy to get the large first!  :)



I did send a PM to almightys but also have not heard back from him-if still no response by tomorrow I will forward to the next in line..namely YOU ! Lol.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on July 09, 2015, 01:48:58 pm
Just curious but what number in line am I someone haha
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 09, 2015, 01:50:45 pm
Just curious but what number in line am I someone haha


OK-so this will be the updated order if there is still no response from almightys:


Brant Bandit - Large / Medium
Almightys - Large/ Medium
thughes-Large
gggGary-Large
Red Rambler-Large
Smurphy-Large
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on July 09, 2015, 01:54:20 pm
Copy. I'll try both if possible. Thanks y'all.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 14, 2015, 09:09:54 am
I can't wait to try the windshields......  :D

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 14, 2015, 02:35:01 pm
They are on their way as of Saturday-Holy......COW.... those were expensive to ship !!!! Keep in mind as previous postings have mentioned-the Cal Sci shield has a corner broken off(it is in the box) and a small crack under the vent. Must have been crushed in shipping at some point? But enjoy !
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 15, 2015, 10:47:09 am
Awesome! Thank you! Very excited!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 16, 2015, 03:40:55 pm
Got the large shields today! Thank you! Exactly as noted and I'll be trying the aero flow tomorrow  on my commute. Had to pay duty to get them.....fun times with border services! Thanks for shipping them to me Rixtrix!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 17, 2015, 07:41:25 am
You had to pay an additional fee to receive them? I thought the international premium I paid would take care of that ! WOW!  Well-enjoy anyway ;D
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 20, 2015, 08:26:27 am
I was surprised too. $36 for duty. Odd because it isn't a "purchase", but they just based it on the declared value. Still, shipping, duty, whatever.....still a pretty cheap way to try our three different shields!

I stripped a screw trying to get my original windshield off so had to order some new ones which should be in today hopefully. Stying wise....I prefer the Cee Bailey. Will post my thoughts after testing too.....
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Rixtrix on July 21, 2015, 07:07:56 pm
For me it was a toss-up between Cee Baily and Cal-sci. Think I'm going to opt for the Cee Baily's though as it is available in tints. Anybody with a Cee Baily's Ultra in dark tint reading this ?? If so -any pro's or cons ??
The Aero was the quietest for me when it was fully raised BUT it was THE NOISIEST in every other position.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 26, 2015, 07:05:14 pm
Ok ready to ship the large package to the next dude.The current order is:

Almightys - Large/ Medium
thughes-Large
gggGary-Large
Red Rambler-Large
Smurphy-Large

However, I haven't heard anything from almightys and he still has the medium shields that should be coming to me next. So..... thughes is up. Sending him a PM for shipping address.....
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on July 26, 2015, 07:11:10 pm
Again I want to try Medium also please y'all...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on July 28, 2015, 03:40:34 pm
I sent you my info bandit! I can't wait!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on July 30, 2015, 08:05:37 am
The large shields are on their way to thughes. I sent him tracking info last night.

I hope we hear from almightys soon. I'm looking forward to trying the medium shields. He's had them for a long time now.....
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: udoggie on July 30, 2015, 08:31:06 am
FYI, almightys hasn't been online for over a month.  Someone might want to try a PM and see if that gets emailed to them...

almightys:
Last Active: June 13, 2015, 04:24:53 am

 -UD
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on August 17, 2015, 06:43:03 pm
Just checking back in in the large windscreens...:-)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bunk on August 21, 2015, 05:42:17 am
I just got my '14 and had been digging around looking for shields, and being mildly perplexed as to how I was going to decide.  Then I found this forum and this post.  You guys all rock!  What a great show of community!  Please put me in the list for the large shields!  Thanks all!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on August 21, 2015, 06:21:35 am
Inquiring minds; Hows the testing going thughes?  ;)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on August 25, 2015, 02:09:41 pm
Sorry for the delayed response. i have really fallen in love with the Cee bailey shield that was in this bunch. i dont want to send it away! lol i should have everything completly tested in a couple of weeks. i got these at a great time because it was really how for a while and now its starting to cool off so i dont have to imagine how they would be in hot/cold. it looks like gggGary is next. i will get an address from him and figure out how much it is going to cost to ship.


Thanks.

thughes 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on August 25, 2015, 02:33:08 pm
hahaha.... I know what you mean thughes. I really liked the cee bailey too. I might buy one for fall/winter/spring riding, but I sure would like to try those mediums first.

I wish somebody would hear from almightys. Who sent him the shields last time? Maybe they could send him a snail mail letter asking if everything is ok? (I'm trying not to think the worst)
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on August 25, 2015, 02:35:12 pm
Some one have pics of them all side by side?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on August 25, 2015, 03:28:59 pm
PM with shipping info sent.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on September 06, 2015, 07:02:59 pm
gggGary, did you get the screens?  How is the testing going?  Would love to hear your thoughts on these too!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on September 06, 2015, 07:41:20 pm
Nope haven't seen em yet. Who did they ship with?  This month should be good for testing, I will have them ready to move on to the next in line before month's end
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Bunk on September 07, 2015, 07:59:21 pm
Haha, so the impatience got the better of me.  Well impatience and an 800 mile trip to NC coming up in less than two weeks.  I broke down and bought the Cee Baileys Ultra Tour.  It was shocking how much quieter my ride was once it was installed.  Thanks all, you can skip me when my turn comes 'round.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on September 08, 2015, 10:27:54 am
Who sent the medium shields to almightys? Maybe we could send him a letter in the mail, or if he gave his phone number to somebody we could call him? Or somebody could go drop by if they're close?

He might have been scared off by shipping prices or can't afford to ship them to me in Canada. I expect the cost is only $60-80 ish.

almightys, if you're lurking it would be great to hear something from you. Skip me if you're worried about shipping costs, or message me and we can work something out and split the difference.

I really hope that he hasn't just decided to keep the medium windshields and vanish but it kind of looks that way now.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gggGary on September 17, 2015, 08:27:55 pm
I am off this shield list, ran out of time with an upcoming trip.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on September 19, 2015, 11:02:15 pm
Hey how is the windshields coming?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on September 22, 2015, 05:38:25 pm
I have messaged tHughes and sent him an email. Hopefuly he will get it and respond. Probably time to get these moving again.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on September 24, 2015, 12:22:09 pm
tHughes has responded in email that he thinks he might be able to get the large shields shipped in the first week of October. As far as I know, there are only two people left on the list, me and Smurphy.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on September 28, 2015, 12:59:05 pm
tHughes has responded in email that he thinks he might be able to get the large shields shipped in the first week of October. As far as I know, there are only two people left on the list, me and Smurphy.
Gentlemen, I am extremely interested in getting in on this opportunity.  I have a stock windshield and a Puig light smoke screen for my bike.  Have been looking at different options, but can't seem to drop the coin on one without trying it first.

Can I be added to the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on September 29, 2015, 04:36:21 pm
Gentlemen, I am extremely interested in getting in on this opportunity.  I have a stock windshield and a Puig light smoke screen for my bike.  Have been looking at different options, but can't seem to drop the coin on one without trying it first.

Can I be added to the list?

Yes you will be after me my friend. Unless someone else was and I do not see them on here.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on October 01, 2015, 03:58:14 pm
Yes you will be after me my friend. Unless someone else was and I do not see them on here.
Thank you SMurphy, when the time gets closer, please let me know.
my e-mail is ragalvan1018@gmail.com  feel free to PM me and I can get you my phone number as well.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on October 05, 2015, 09:15:35 am
I'm interested also but at 5'11", thinking the large shields would be a waste of time.  Any thoughts on this fellas?
Gibby
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on October 05, 2015, 12:11:35 pm
Well, I'm 5'10" ish and the large shields were good for me. Particularly the Cee Bailey.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on October 05, 2015, 04:51:21 pm
Ok good to know yall. Also where are the Mediums?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on October 06, 2015, 06:48:57 pm
I think I'd like to get on the list also if that'd be alright.  I'm interested in both.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on October 07, 2015, 07:14:46 am
I have sent a PM to REDRambler asking for their address. someone had emailed me an address from Alabama a few days ago however I'm not sure if that was RED or not.

the list I have is as follows:

RedRambler
SMerphy
DailedN_13
Gibby

If I don't hear from Red Soon I will move onto the next.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on October 07, 2015, 01:23:40 pm
I have sent a PM to REDRambler asking for their address. someone had emailed me an address from Alabama a few days ago however I'm not sure if that was RED or not.

the list I have is as follows:

RedRambler
SMerphy
DailedN_13
Gibby

If I don't hear from Red Soon I will move onto the next.

Sounds good.  I'm on and off online, but I can be reached by PM here or at ragalvan1018@gmail.com

You guys won't have a problem getting ahold of me to try some windscreens! haha
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on October 12, 2015, 10:56:55 am
Turns out you cant chip things on Columbus day!

none the less I have what we need to get the larges shipped to red rambler first thing tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on October 19, 2015, 08:46:33 am
I Shipped last Tuesday. They should be to red rambler today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on October 19, 2015, 08:48:07 am
Those are the large correct? Where are the medium please?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on October 19, 2015, 10:33:25 am
almightys still had the medium shields and he was supposed to send them to me back in June or something.

He has disappeared, and multiple people have messaged him with no response.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on October 19, 2015, 10:43:57 am
What's his address they were shipped to? I hope that he stole them because the other alternative of major motorcycle accident doesn't sound good to me.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on October 19, 2015, 10:51:17 am
He looks to be well and fine. Googled his username and found this:

http://redlinesuperbike.com/forums/member.php?u=27 (http://redlinesuperbike.com/forums/member.php?u=27)

I signed up and made a post but it's pending moderation as a first post by a new user and he's the "vice president" there.

Sent him a PM there too.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on October 19, 2015, 10:55:51 am
Lol wow...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on October 19, 2015, 11:17:56 am
he replied to my PM so hopefully they get moving again.

"Doh, sorry. I have not logged in to that forum in a while. Ill stop by later to see who I need to send them to"

Hopefully they get moving again.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on October 21, 2015, 12:41:11 pm
Those are the large correct? Where are the medium please?


Yes those were the Larges
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: thughes on October 21, 2015, 12:43:50 pm
he replied to my PM so hopefully they get moving again.

"Doh, sorry. I have not logged in to that forum in a while. Ill stop by later to see who I need to send them to"

Hopefully they get moving again.

lol, Wow is Right

I thought I had the Larges for a long time but when I signed up people were looking for the mediums!

how do you just forget these are in your garage and don't think about it...

oh well.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: almightys on October 24, 2015, 09:46:24 am
Sorry for the hiatus, shiat happens. Who is next for the mediums? Pm me your info.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on October 24, 2015, 09:47:42 am
I don't know but I think I was. Either that or 2nd. I'll pm you my stuff just incase
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on October 25, 2015, 09:53:38 pm
Yep I'd like to be on the medium list also.  Thanks!
Gibby
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on October 27, 2015, 01:33:26 pm
I don't know but I think I was. Either that or 2nd. I'll pm you my stuff just incase

 :) I think I was next but that's ok. I don't have time to properly test now anyway. Just happy to see them circulating! I'll jump back on the list in the spring.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 01, 2015, 11:40:41 pm
Almightys stated he was going to have them out in the mail the other day but I have not received anything yet. Once I do I will inform the group I have them. Thanks. What's the status on the Large?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on November 02, 2015, 08:59:53 am
I have the larges.  Its been raining here nearly every day.  I'm testing the last one now.  The XL Xtra wide Cal Sci is the best for me, but it does have a whistling at 45-50 Mph that is annoying.  I'm going to tape off the vent and see if that helps.  The whistling seems to be coming from the vent area.  I will keep you all posted.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on November 12, 2015, 04:45:27 pm
Almightys stated he was going to have them out in the mail the other day but I have not received anything yet. Once I do I will inform the group I have them. Thanks. What's the status on the Large?

Hey, have you heard anything yet? I'd suggest that you stay on top of almightys. He seems very busy and might need reminders......
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 12, 2015, 04:56:09 pm
He said it was shipped the other day. I think Sat or so but not recieved it as of yet. JUST checked to.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: RedRambler on November 13, 2015, 11:38:44 am
OK, I'm ready to get the larges shipped out.  The Cal Sci XL-XW is best for me, but I don't like the whistling that comes from the vent hole.  I taped it up and that seemed to stop it. 

I think SMurphy is next for the larges, correct?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 13, 2015, 12:03:42 pm
I have no objections of course
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 17, 2015, 10:27:53 am
Wife told me I just got a package in of 3 windshields. I think they may be the mediums. Thanks. Should have all by end of the week. I'll get pics up as well...
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on November 19, 2015, 11:56:41 am
Wife told me I just got a package in of 3 windshields. I think they may be the mediums. Thanks. Should have all by end of the week. I'll get pics up as well...
Sounds good.  I'm just interested in the Larges, if it saves time, the medium can be shipped elsewhere.  I have Gibby as following me on the list. But I believe he was wanting to try out the mediums as well.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: brant bandit on November 19, 2015, 05:48:04 pm
Wife told me I just got a package in of 3 windshields. I think they may be the mediums. Thanks. Should have all by end of the week. I'll get pics up as well...

So...... did you get the mediums?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 19, 2015, 06:06:57 pm
Yes I did. I just put one on today. The Vstream. Will be Che king them all out Saturday. Also got the larges as well... so I have All the windshields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on November 20, 2015, 06:51:15 am
Yes I did. I just put one on today. The Vstream. Will be Che king them all out Saturday. Also got the larges as well... so I have All the windshields.
Maybe I breezed over the section describing which shields are medium and which are Large.  I've wanted to try the V-Stream.  Maybe I would like to receive both packages?  Sorry about the confusion above.

Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on November 20, 2015, 08:06:59 am
It's ok. I'll see who's next but I just got them and started testing them. Vstream was the first and I didn't like it. To flimsy. I'll post pics and everything off all the shields this weekend I hope.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on December 11, 2015, 11:34:00 am
Ok I should be finished with all the windshields this up coming week. Been very hard to test out with my new job but it's getting there. I can not ship them until after the 20th due to funds but I just had one person send me his address. Just next in line please send me your address and what shields your getting please. Thanks.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on December 11, 2015, 08:46:46 pm
Ok I should be finished with all the windshields this up coming week. Been very hard to test out with my new job but it's getting there. I can not ship them until after the 20th due to funds but I just had one person send me his address. Just next in line please send me your address and what shields your getting please. Thanks.
Will send pm Murphy
Which one did you like the best?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on December 16, 2015, 02:34:23 pm
Ok I should be finished with all the windshields this up coming week. Been very hard to test out with my new job but it's getting there. I can not ship them until after the 20th due to funds but I just had one person send me his address. Just next in line please send me your address and what shields your getting please. Thanks.
You should have my info for the screens, mailing address and all.  Let me know if you need anything else.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on December 17, 2015, 04:05:14 am
My apologies DialedN for some reason I was thinking you had taken your name off the list.  I'll send my info to you once you post your finished.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on December 17, 2015, 12:26:00 pm
My apologies DialedN for some reason I was thinking you had taken your name off the list.  I'll send my info to you once you post your finished.
10-4 I should be able to make quick work of it as I'm still riding pretty regularly.  I don't see why I couldnt get them in, tested and shipped back out in about a week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SMurphy on December 26, 2015, 07:51:27 pm
Shipping out Monday once the next guys reply to my pm. I wasnt sure who was getting what shields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on January 13, 2016, 01:54:46 pm
Received late in the day yesterday from SMurphy.  Will try to test them all out before Friday.  I'll be out of state for a few days, then should be able to make my decision and ship to the next guy hopefully.
Hope to have the package moving back out by the 25th
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SteelCityGuy on January 23, 2016, 07:26:19 pm
How do I get on the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on February 02, 2016, 07:11:22 am
Received from DialedN_13 yesterday.  I'll update when shipping out asap.  Next on the list please message with shipping info.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on February 08, 2016, 08:57:06 am
Received from DialedN_13 yesterday.  I'll update when shipping out asap.  Next on the list please message with shipping info.
Man, that's a good feeling to hear the next guy received them!  You don't want to be the downfall of such a long and successful project!
Glad you got em' Gibby!
I upgraded the shipping box because the box I received them in had definitely seen better days.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on February 12, 2016, 11:36:30 pm
Yes, received in perfect order.  The large calsci has a couple of cracks in it but looks like they've been there a while.  I'm nearly finished if I can get another nice day in or two.  Still have not heard from the next guy with shipping info, not sure who it'd be.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DialedN_13 on February 16, 2016, 01:55:43 pm
Yes, received in perfect order.  The large calsci has a couple of cracks in it but looks like they've been there a while.  I'm nearly finished if I can get another nice day in or two.  Still have not heard from the next guy with shipping info, not sure who it'd be.
Looks like you may have been the last on the list, but on the last page "SteelCityGuy" was looking to get in
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on February 25, 2016, 02:35:41 pm
Looks like you may have been the last on the list, but on the last page "SteelCityGuy" was looking to get in

I wouldn't mind getting on the list either.

I have the large CalSci (have since I got the bike back in 2010) but would like something that gets rid of the noise better.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on February 28, 2016, 03:03:10 pm
Thanks Russell,  never did notice steel city down there.  I've pm'ed him, if I don't hear from him then SVonhof is next.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on March 15, 2016, 01:02:19 pm
Gibby, did you ever hear from Steel City?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on March 18, 2016, 11:01:28 pm
Negative Svonhof so if you'll send me your shipping info I'd be able to ship in a couple weeks.  I'm away on business right now.

Gibby
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on March 20, 2016, 09:29:31 am
Shipping info on it's way. No rush on getting them out, a few weeks is fine, I have been using the large CalSci shield since I got the bike in 2010!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: oldnslow on April 11, 2016, 05:42:08 pm
Hi everybody,

I just came across this thread. I have just bought a 2014 Connie. Is there a CalSci extra tall extra wide shield out there. I would love to try one out!

Thanks

Mike
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Gibby on April 14, 2016, 08:07:17 pm
Check with SVonhof, he just received the lot of them.  If memory serves correctly there are two different sized Calsci in the bunch.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on April 15, 2016, 05:42:13 pm
Yes, I will send these on to oldnslow when I am done with them, and yes, there are two CalSci's in there, the XL/XW and the medium as well as a V-stream, Aeroflow and Cee Bailey.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on April 18, 2016, 07:34:12 pm
FYI, Oldnslow bought a new windscreen, and no longer needs these.

I will hold on to them until somebody else wants to try them.

So far, I am thinking the AeroFlow works the best for me. The V-Stream seems a little flimsy when riding, but otherwise did the job, the AeroFlow just seemed to reduce the wind noise at a much lower shield setting.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: nyrangersfan19 on May 04, 2016, 11:40:16 am
What's the deal with this try a windscreen?  How does it work?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 04, 2016, 12:12:47 pm
What's the deal with this try a windscreen?  How does it work?

If you want to try a few windscreens to replace whatever you have, you state that you want to try them and the last person to have them (me in this case), ships them to you when they are done with them. Whenever somebody else wants to try them, you send them on to them.

Read the post 2 up from yours and it has a list of what comes in the box.

It's the best way to make an informed choice.
Much cheaper than buying multiple windscreens and selling the ones that don't work for you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 04, 2016, 12:22:04 pm
I am interested in getting in to this list
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 04, 2016, 12:42:23 pm
I am interested in getting in to this list
I am the last one on the list until now.

PM me your information so I can get them shipped out to you.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 04, 2016, 12:45:59 pm
I am the last one on the list until now.

PM me your information so I can get them shipped out to you.
Sent you a PM
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 04, 2016, 12:46:51 pm
Ah, saw the post before the PM. No problem.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 04, 2016, 12:56:38 pm
Ah, saw the post before the PM. No problem.

Awesome Thank you
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 06, 2016, 05:37:27 am
Ah, saw the post before the PM. No problem.

Any luck on getting these shipped?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 06, 2016, 07:51:38 am
I will be shipping the package out today on my way home.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 06, 2016, 08:40:53 am
I will be shipping the package out today on my way home.

You're the best
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 06, 2016, 08:43:10 am
You're the best

Let's not overstate things!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: nyrangersfan19 on May 07, 2016, 01:25:53 pm
Which Cee Bailey model is included?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 07, 2016, 06:46:18 pm
I don't know for sure, but I think it was the Ultra Tour Domed. Others can chime in to confirm.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: kzz1king on May 07, 2016, 07:56:15 pm
What shields are there and what does shipping run? I would like to give it a go.
Wayne
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 09, 2016, 03:22:16 pm
Look back about 10 posts, I have the list of what is in the box. Shipping, depending on how far it has to go is $60-$80.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 10, 2016, 05:44:03 am
I just received the box today. I opened it up and it was packed nicely. Some of the shields have seen better days though. This week is supposed to be total crap so it might be awhile before I can try them out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on May 12, 2016, 08:09:47 am
FYI, the AeroFlow screen that is in that box is not a standard Concours screen. I ordered a new one, since I liked that and the one I now have is much shorter than what is in the box. I rode in to work with it this morning and I don't know yet. The ride home will be interesting as it is supposed to get a little breezy and it's going to be warm, so I will be able to see how well it works full up and full down.

I am thinking the one in the box is at least 3" taller than the one I just got.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jeep_Lover on May 15, 2016, 12:09:39 pm
I too would like to get on the list.  No rush though as I will be out of the country for a month starting on the 20th. 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on May 16, 2016, 07:06:52 am
I too would like to get on the list.  No rush though as I will be out of the country for a month starting on the 20th.

PM your address and I can send them to you when I am done with them
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DaddyFlip on May 27, 2016, 06:10:15 am
@Jeep_Lover... mind if I cut the line if K0 is done soon and you are not back? Otherwise, I would like to follow you.

Confirmed J_L is next and me after. That will likely take us into mid-July.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jeep_Lover on June 14, 2016, 05:55:25 pm
Sorry, just logged in and saw this.  I'm back but if you already have them or need to jump in front that is fine.  Just let me know when to expect them and who I need to PM the shipping info to.

On a side note.  For those looking for an awesome motorcycle road trip.  Check out the German Alpenstrasse.  Tight winding roads, awesome scenery and did I mention the autobahn?  I think I'm gonna take my connive with me next time.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: DaddyFlip on June 14, 2016, 08:40:25 pm
No you go ahead and get the screens next as planned. I'm good for now and taking my name off the list.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: K0rnfl4k35 on June 15, 2016, 05:51:15 am
I am heading the to dragon this weekend and will be trying them out for this trip but after i will ship them out
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jeep_Lover on July 17, 2016, 08:07:16 am
Hey-O evetyone, i am about half way thru testing the shields.  Whoever said the big windshield was BIG....thats an understatement.  I'm taking notes about each one and the wife is giving her input on each one as well. 

But its fun putting 150 miles just to try a windshield....i love this bike!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wcsod51 on July 17, 2016, 02:36:13 pm
I've been wondering about a new windscreen to keep my 6-4 self out of the windstream.  Can I get in on this too?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jeep_Lover on August 02, 2016, 06:49:05 am
Hey all... I have a trip to Arkansas this coming weekend and then should be able to send them to the next person. 

Who is next on the list?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Jeep_Lover on August 20, 2016, 08:11:11 am
I have successfully passed the torch to wcsod51.  Thank you for the chance to try the different windshields.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on August 25, 2016, 06:12:20 am
How do I get on this list, has there been a consensus on a good windshield or are there to many different opinions to get a general idea of the windshield I would like?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wcsod51 on August 27, 2016, 06:14:09 pm
I'm pretty much done with them.  If you'd like to message your address to me I'll get them packed up and shipped out early this coming week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on August 28, 2016, 05:23:17 am
I sent you my name and address in a PM, just wondering if you received my message?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wcsod51 on August 28, 2016, 05:40:57 am
Yes.  I got it and will get it out to you early this week.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: wcsod51 on August 29, 2016, 10:05:23 am
Shipped to robval1987 today.  Thanks for the opportunity to try them all.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on August 31, 2016, 09:08:47 pm
I did receive the windshields earlier today and have tried 3, the V Stream , Aeroflow and Cee Baileys. Wasn't intrested in the others. You can sure tell that the windshields have been pass around alot, i.e. the windshields do have alot of scratches and rubbing. Don't try testing in the dark as the oncoming head lights will blind you, and yes I know that there just loaners to see if there is something among them that you like, and I want to thank everyone who has tried them and left their input about what they liked and disliked. As for me I found the 2 that I liked the most was the V Stream and the Aeroflow (tuff decision???) so anyone with info on these 2 windshields please pm me with your likes and dislikes to quit possibly help me narrow down my search between the two. I don't think you can get them in a tall version, I think they are as is for the Connie, but I'm sure if I am wrong someone will let me know. I'm 5'10 on a good day and my bike does have 2 inch handle bar risers which allows me to sit more straight up and not leaned forward (gotta love the risers). So on that note I'll be waiting for some input on those windshields and I am ready to pass along the box of windshields to the next person. Just shoot me a pm and I will send them out to the next person asap.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: SVonhof on September 01, 2016, 06:44:45 pm
I bought an Aeroflow after trying these. Be aware though, that the Aeroflow that is in there is taller than the standard version and might be taller by as much as 4". If you measure across the two top holes to the top of the screen and post the number on here, I will check mine and let you know.

They apparently do offer taller on their web site, but it wasn't listed as a highlight-able option when I was ordering and I just assumed it would be the same height as that demo one.

It still works better than my old CalSci XL (for me anyway).
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on September 02, 2016, 08:47:26 am
I'm ready to pass on the windshields, someone want then send me a pm and I'll get them out.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on September 10, 2016, 05:29:34 am
I am ready to pass on these windshields, only going to be able to send them out on Monday as we are going out of town for the next week. So if you want to try the different options of windshields shoot me a PM or reply to this message asap. Thanks Robert
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fluffybunny on September 16, 2016, 08:59:03 am
I have been a bit of a lurker on this forum since I purchased my C14 earlier this summer, but I would love to try out the windshields.  If Robert still has the windshields I believe he may be out of town, but I would like to get put on the list for sure to try them.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on September 16, 2016, 11:13:47 am
PM me your address and I will get them out asap.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: robval1987 on September 20, 2016, 05:17:15 pm
Hey fluffybunny did you get those windshields yet, the tracking number shows they were delivered.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fluffybunny on November 16, 2016, 06:13:21 pm
just wanted to say I'm all done with the windsheilds actually been done with them for a little bit.  Ended up going with a cee bailys windscreen. Thanks for everyone who helped put this together. 
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Culomorena78 on November 19, 2016, 07:23:05 pm
I would like to try these out. Just picked up an 09 and I have to say, comparing this bike to my 04 ST1300 with a Vstream, the stock windshield is terrible on the Connie!  Too small, too low, and the wind noise levels in my helmet are louder than I have ever experienced. I would really like to try something larger. I love the Vstream on my ST and wonder how similar it may be on the Connie.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fluffybunny on November 23, 2016, 05:45:45 pm
I would like to try these out. Just picked up an 09 and I have to say, comparing this bike to my 04 ST1300 with a Vstream, the stock windshield is terrible on the Connie!  Too small, too low, and the wind noise levels in my helmet are louder than I have ever experienced. I would really like to try something larger. I love the Vstream on my ST and wonder how similar it may be on the Connie.

PM Sent, send me your address and I'll get them out to you ASAP.
Title: Try a windshield for free
Post by: CoolBreeze on March 17, 2017, 09:19:27 am
What's the status of the windshields?

Kevin
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: CoolBreeze on March 23, 2017, 06:00:15 am
Is this thread dead?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: gPink on March 23, 2017, 07:55:13 am
You might pm or email fluffybunny. He was last on here on March 1.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: CoolBreeze on March 31, 2017, 06:38:00 am
I now have the windshields. They arrived yesterday. I will take a couple weeks to try them out.  Going to have to work around snow storms.

Which Cee Bailey's shield is in the box?
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Starfish on April 10, 2017, 09:04:46 am
I would like to try them when you are done
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: CoolBreeze on April 13, 2017, 06:34:19 pm
OK, I'll be done with them soon. I'll let you know so we can arrange getting them to you.

Kevin

I would like to try them when you are done
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: tjpgi on May 10, 2017, 05:23:50 pm
I check in from time to time to this website and am amazed that these shields are still making the rounds. I tried them in 2009 and settled on an Ultra Tour Dome by Cee Baileys..still happy with it 8 years later. Good luck with your shield testing.
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: Art708 on April 17, 2018, 07:50:58 pm

   Are these windshields still available to try? The thread was started so very long ago.

       Art   Jax, FL
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: maxtog on April 17, 2018, 11:48:23 pm
   Are these windshields still available to try? The thread was started so very long ago.

Doesn't matter much when the thread was started, only when it was ended.  Wow- has been a year from that; did the windshields go missing?  I am kinda surprised they stayed in circulation as long as they did...

Might want to PM CoolBreeze and Starfish
Title: Re: Try a windshield for free....
Post by: fartymarty on April 20, 2018, 04:54:13 pm
At one time there were two sets making the rounds, a medium set and a large set. Is that still the case or were they combined up at some point?