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new windshield

Got a California Scientific XL windshield for my 2012. What a difference, keeps the turbulence off the helmet and virtually eliminates the noise. I can hear my engine. Easy to install and appears to be very well made.I had to dremel small notch to clesr brake lever, no problem.
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Awesome, how much?
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CalSci runs about $150.

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How did it affect fuel economy? I prefer my helmet in the clean air, but I do have to wear ear plugs to protect from noise related fatigue.

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Thats the one I had on my 2010 and had to return it. Got up to about 80mph and it started making a cracking sound and the plastic it attached to could not hold that much pressure. If you only go about 70mph you might be ok.

They were nice and took the wind screen back no problem.







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Thats the one I had on my 2010 and had to return it. Got up to about 80mph and it started making a cracking sound and the plastic it attached to could not hold that much pressure. If you only go about 70mph you might be ok.

They were nice and took the wind screen back no problem.

I'm getting a MadStad RoboBracket and MadStad Screen at the end of April.
With the RoboBracket it has unlimited positions so I will find a comfortable angle to suit my 6'4" frame.

When I get it I'll do a write up.
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About $225, a bit pricey but I was really bothered by the buffeting snd turbulence
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I have to start making these things if that's going for $225. :-)

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Thats the one I had on my 2010 and had to return it. Got up to about 80mph and it started making a cracking sound and the plastic it attached to could not hold that much pressure. If you only go about 70mph you might be ok.

They were nice and took the wind screen back no problem.

I wondered about really tall shields and the force of the wind. The leverage would definitely put a bunch of pressure on the stock mounting points.
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I wondered about really tall shields and the force of the wind. The leverage would definitely put a bunch of pressure on the stock mounting points.
The old Buell Ulysses had a recall, as I remember, because the push pins fasteners would fail to hold the speed and let the little windshield fly off....and smack the rider right in the chest. They changed to screws and problem solved.

I can see this monster ripping the plastic off at speed!

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Here's some pics of the 'modded' Yamaha Majesty 'shield I did for each of my Vs. I use it for long trips and cold weather, which MIGHT include high speeds (BOTH now have Madstad brackets), and EXCEPT w/ the OEM brackets and washboard which cracked the right OEM bracket TWICE, it's been just fine.

First pic shows it clean and new; others show it dirty last June.
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