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Offline MikeyUK

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Calsci Screen in the UK
« on: 11 September, 2007, 04:12:47 PM »
I'm 6ft & the buffeting from the larger Triumph screen was very bad so I ordered the larger +9" screen from Calsci. Their response, shipping, packing etc was great. Only disappointment was that I got hit for VAT by the UK shipper ParcelFARCE, OK you just have to live with that but what really hurt was that ParcelFARCE had the b****y nerve to charge me ?8 for the privilege of collecting the VAT. So total cost was about ?130
Did a 200 mile run with the new screen at various speeds, even over 69mph, and found it to be really good, much quieter & no buffeting. No wind hitting your arms. A slight draught with the visor up at low speeds. On reflection I think I could have got away with their +7" screen. Now I wait for a wet day to see how it performs. Most unlikely that handguards will go on.
I have to say congratulations to Calsci  :047: But why couldn't Triumph do it ?

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #1 on: 11 September, 2007, 05:19:27 PM »
"But why couldn't Triumph do it? "

I guess Triumph could have strapped a barn door to the front as well as anybody but would the bike have looked as appealing on the showroom floor? Screens that size and shape aren't to everyone's taste. In particular i don't like the side bits which aren't attatched and look as though they should be.

I guess you could also say that firms like Givi and Calsci have had the beneit of 6 months of rider input as to what people want whereas Triumph designed their screen based on input from a few test riders?
« Last Edit: 11 September, 2007, 05:25:08 PM by PhilA »

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #2 on: 13 September, 2007, 05:20:39 AM »
It's ok Mike I think the calsci screen is what I'm looking for, I'm 5'6" 30' inseam & the +9 might work for me. I'm not worried about looks only if the accessories I buy WORK !!
I'm planning a Ironbutt ride so less wind will help keep me going buffeting will wear you out Fast.
Do you think the KTM handguards will work ?   or the Powermadd's

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #3 on: 13 September, 2007, 08:34:22 AM »
Pug, i'm not saying don't buy it cos its not good looking. The question was why couldn't Triumph do it. Apart from the reasons i already gave let's not forget that at least one other manufacturer (Thundersports) has since had a go and some people have put the screens up for sale on here shortly afterwards. Indeed the same can be said for the Givi version so clearly it's not easy designing a screen everyone gets on with.

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #4 on: 13 September, 2007, 09:08:27 PM »
"Do you think the KTM handguards will work ?   or the Powermadd's"

Pug, I don't think any handguards will fit without cutting away part of the sidescreens.

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #5 on: 13 September, 2007, 09:22:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Attack Pug [+]
Do you think the KTM handguards will work ?   or the Powermadd's

As a matter of fact...  I put my new +9 CalSci screen on last night.  I have the PowerMadd handguards and was worried a bit about that, so I immediately tested.  Full right lock, no interference and several mm of clearance.  Full left lock, the screen and handguard just barely touched.  I'm sure a minor adjustment to the handguard will fix that.

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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #6 on: 13 September, 2007, 10:09:03 PM »
Why go and cut the screen to make your bike's bar to go to full lock? The only time you use full lock is when your stationary.
So to my way of thinking it don't make good sense to go and butcher your screen to get maybe a couple of mm either way.   :125:
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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #7 on: 22 September, 2007, 12:23:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Attack Pug [+]
It's ok Mike I think the calsci screen is what I'm looking for, I'm 5'6" 30' inseam & the +9 might work for me. I'm not worried about looks only if the accessories I buy WORK !!
I'm planning a Ironbutt ride so less wind will help keep me going buffeting will wear you out Fast.
Do you think the KTM handguards will work ?   or the Powermadd's

At 5'6" with a 30" inseam the +7 might be better for you.  I'm 5'10", 30-31" inseam.  I think you might be looking thru the screen rather that over it if you use the +9.  Installed the +9 today.  Road same route, same speed with my cutdown screen and then with the +9.  Siginificant difference in wind noise.  Can hear the valve train @ 70mph!  The nagaducts (or vents, or whatever) provide adequate cooling to my upper torso.  It isn't pretty but it addresses the issues I have with wind noise. 
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Re: Calsci Screen in the UK
« Reply #8 on: 27 September, 2007, 04:59:04 AM »
I got a +9 it does what I wanted. It's um BIG but it works !!! The top edge is about nose,mouth high I can see over it fine. :028: