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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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CalSci tall windscreen for FZ6

Saw this thread at the FJR Forum...
CalSci working on a tall touring screen for '07 FZ6's

http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index...&hl=FZ6+calsci
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Nice link-- thread has some pics and a mini-review.

This thread was posted earlier here...
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I just got the Calsci +8" shield for my '07 FZ6

I'm 5-7" and now, running 50mph+ I can turn my head without the wind blowing my head around.

It's a good improvement.

Mark is easy to do business with and an interesting guy.

Hope he can work something out for all you pre '07 owners...

Fortunetly, I'm thick skinned.
Except when I'm moody and homicidal.
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I am suppose to get mine today.
I have been cautioned about not to try to overtighten the screws.
Did you have any trouble?
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Hey, RockyRoad, does the blast go completely over your helmet, or if not, where is it now hitting?
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I just put the 9&1/2 in on.
It works great.
Seems like most of air is going over my helmet at 65mph.
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dowop, how tall are you if you don't mind me asking... is the ride nice and quiet now?
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I am 5ft 11.
The ride is really quiet compared to the way it was with the stock screen.
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At 5'-7" with the +8" the wind is hitting the very top of my helmet.
Big improvement but if I had it to do over again I might have started with the +9-1/2".

Taking off the stock screen I was surprised to find plastic screws not very tight at all.

dowop - yeah, I've ended up with cracked shields before. And it was right where the screws were.
So I just screwed the new screen down lightly.
With the rubber backing it felt secure.
How about yours?

And did white lines appear between the top 2 screws along the edge of the fairing?
Looks like the screen flexes enough to rub some of its plastic off.
Might be worse on the +9-1/2" - or not...

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RockyRoad & Dowop,

I would love to see pics of both your bikes. I've seen the pics on CalSci's website but I'm not sure if it is the +8" or +9.5" being shown. I'm on the fence which one to get but I'm leaning towards the +9.5" shield... but I don't want to mess up the sporty look.

To be honest, the initial height of CalSci shields put me off since the Yamaha GYTR tall shield is listed as +2.5". However, the more I ride my bike... the more I realize the CalSci height makes more sense. With only 2 weeks on my new bike, the wind turbulence/buffeting is driving me nuts above 60 mph.

By the way, I'm close to Dowop in my height at 6ft tall. I'm slightly longer in my legs (34" inseam) than torso. The wind is currently hitting on my chest and higher.

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Hmm, even at $185 or whatever, I'm envious of you '07 guys. I would buy that in a heartbeat if it were available for the '04-'06 models...
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did anyone else notice in that thread on the fjrforum that they bought a Penske shock from gpsuspension.com and it lowered the bike?

I know some folks have put on the Ohlins, but they are like $700 and I dont' remember anyone saying it lowered the bike. I wonder if the Penske's are much cheaper?
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2WO -

Pix of the Calsci +8 in the wild.
A week full of rain had let up just enough for me to get the FZ6 out for it's debut with the new screen.

It should be an easy decision...

Either get the +8 or the +9-1/2
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RockyRoad,

Thanks for the pics.

It appears the shield extends straight back for the +8". Is there any curved lip near the top edge (to help direct air upwards)?

Does the new extension feel too close to your body while in riding position? I'm curious if it feels like you will bang your helmet on it as you lean forward.
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Pix of the Calsci +8 in the wild.
A week full of rain had let up just enough for me to get the FZ6 out for it's debut with the new screen.

It should be an easy decision...

Either get the +8 or the +9-1/2
Well, it takes the sporty look down a few notches, but getting blasted all the time with the stock screen is taking it's toll!

I think I will be getting the +9.5" screen soon.

Any reviews from someone over 6' tall?
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