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    CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    on: Apr 07, 2022, 03.56 pm
    Apr 07, 2022, 03.56 pm
    I ordered and installed an XL CalSci windshield this week on my 2016 CT. And the improvement is astonishing. I am a big guy: 6'5" and 260 pounds. The airflow no longer hits me in the face. I rode on the highway with the face shield of my modular helmet in the up position. Installation was a snap. The only downside is that when I tried to raise the screen in the up position it wouldn't go all the way up. The vent at the bottom catches on the crossbar above the instrument gauge. I have to pull it out a little when I raise or lower the screen. Other than that, it is well made and well worth the price.

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2022, 05.40 pm
    Apr 08, 2022, 05.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Big Tex [+]
    The only downside is that when I tried to raise the screen in the up position it wouldn't go all the way up. The vent at the bottom catches on the crossbar above the instrument gauge. I have to pull it out a little when I raise or lower the screen.


    Mine doesn't have that issue; seems to be plenty of clearance between the crossbar and shield. Looks like the rubber grommets at the mounting holes are providing that clearance.  It's certainly harder to raise while underway, as the increased area puts more pressure against the lever.

    Regardless, I'm liking mine as well.  Not quite as pretty as the stock screen, but that's OK.
    Last Edit: Apr 08, 2022, 05.43 pm by Ernest_T_Bass

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2022, 01.42 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 01.42 pm
    I have just had a look at their website.

    Looks like their screens only fit the CT for 2016 onwards - mine is a 2012. Anyone know different?

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2022, 05.09 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 05.09 pm
    The Crosstourer didn't hit the US until 2016 which is why CalSci (being in California) only make screens from that date onwards!

    Your best bet for a pre-2016 is a Givi Airflow. These only fit up to 2016 which is why people are forced to fork out big money for the CalSci!

    I'm 6' 3" and find the Givi is fine. (I do have an extension bunged on top though, same as you have on your screen.)

    An alternative is the tall Honda touring screen (which I think you have) paired with the Palmer Products adjustable bracket. You can get a similar effect by using spacers on the Givi mounts.

    I'm sure you'll find something suitable for your monstrous self.


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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2022, 05.11 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 05.11 pm
    Grateful thanks for the view from the doghouse!

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2022, 09.17 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 09.17 pm
    Having been out to the garage and had a look,  my screen is a PUIG

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2022, 09.44 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 09.44 pm
    The Puig looks handsome to me, and I'm sure some folks here will speak well of it. What properties does it have that irk your hairiness? If it's the only screen you've had, it's hard to know where to go - I learned that the hard way on the ST1100 (five screens until I found "the one").

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    Re: CalSci windshield: why did I wait so long?
    Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2022, 09.47 pm
    Jul 17, 2022, 09.47 pm
     2 of the 4 mounting screws are missing. They have rubber washer/grommets around them and the screen starts flapping above about 80. Dunno where to get more.