Calsci Touring Windshield

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Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by Mieju1 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:36 am

Hi,
I noted that there was an old thread about the Calsci Touring Windshield...I've been considering buying one, but would be nice to get some feedback as it's relatively expensive @ $200 for screen + $80 for shipment + 24% toll (to EU). Beauty of it is in the eye of the beholder, for sure, but for some reason to me it seems not too ugly...actually even better than the stock one, which I'm not a huge fan of. Any comments? If anyone has one and want's to get rid of it, do let me know ;)

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by Random00 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:33 pm

I too have been considering the Cal-Sci screen, but have been searching for rider feedback.

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by linehand » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:08 pm

I put one on a 2009 v strom and it was great, albeit hideous...which matched the v stroms personality. It was really nice to be able to ride with my visor up and not get debris in my eyes as well as get on the freeway without needing earplugs. I think the price is a little steep for what it is (trimmed out acrylic with a gentle curve) let alone an extra $80 for shipping. I live near calsci so I was able to ride there, try the screen out on a test ride and then purchase. I ended up trimming a little off the top so that I would be looking "over" the screen instead of through it and I think his website mentions something about that. I put 30k comfy miles on that bike in about 4 years.
I'm not real impressed with the way the calsci mounts to the smt. I swap shields pretty often depending on the riding situation so between cost, looks and time to install or remove, I decided to pass it up for the smt.
If you're looking for wind protection like a gold wing and don't care about cost or appearance then the calsci is a really good option.

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by WERAracer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:27 am

Just rcvd CalSci for my 1290gt. It’s a basic curved plexi with lots of random grommets, screw inserts, plastic sleeves, and a postcard sized “instruction” sheet. Very crude adaptation and laughable directions. Plus, it’s not cut to clear my Puig hand Guards! Might be sending back.

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:23 pm

What a shame... :(
Doesn't 'Puig' manufacture shields for the 1290?
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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by Gimlet » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:08 am

try the Palmer screen. Can't compare directly with the Calsci but the Palmer works on the SMT. You sit in clean and quiet air, its adjustable and it isn't huge and doesn't look hideous. Worth paying for the option of powder coated brackets and it looks even better. The screen material is better quality than most OE or aftermarket screens and has far better scratch resistence.
Cheaper than the Calsci and no EU protection bribe to pay to get hold of one.

http://s410372035.initial-website.co.uk ... z/ktm-smt/

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by Thirdway » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:56 pm

Palmer works for me. Prefer it set low and fully tilted towards the rider. No more buffeting, but it isn't going to be a full on touring kind of wind free zone, but it certainly is far more pleasant that the OEM screen. It looks pretty good too and is well made.

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Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Post by jhalfhide » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:39 am

And of course you get the option of an accessory bar on the Palmer so you can sit your nav right above the clocks.


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