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Offline atilla457

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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #31 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

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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #32 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
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #35 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

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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #36 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?



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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2011, 06:04:58 am »
Shipping the shields to CitrusC14 today.

Here's the list now:
  • CitrusC14 (on it's way)
  • seajay
  • Gearhead82
  • The

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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #39 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #40 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
« Last Edit: October 19, 2011, 03:00:24 am by CitrusC14 »

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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2011, 07:36:03 pm »
DonB is the guy that provided the windshields.. You might send him a big thank you.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #42 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
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Try a windshield for free....
« Reply #44 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.