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    Thanks guys......this post cost me a few hundred $$$$$$ . I also ended up with an F4 for my F3L. Got the 25" & wow.......my helmet is quiet again!! Their customer service is amazing & they're knowledgeable since they ryde too. I just went from an RTL to an F3L so wind was a concern with the mini shield. There's no more issue! My F3 is as quiet as an RT now.

    I know it may be a higher price point than you expected but the quality & service are as good as it comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderHands View Post
    Glad to hear you are a happy camper. If you don't mind me asking - how tall are you?
    5' 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroth View Post
    Thanks guys......this post cost me a few hundred $$$$$$.
    What do you mean?
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    My wife is only 5'3" and her stock shield is a bit low on the F3 Limited. She had a Spyder ST prior with an adjustable shield. I am really leaning to the F4 for the quality in the smaller size however at 21 1/2" she would be looking through the shield. Her eye position is at 19" off the tank She isn't "sold" on the idea of "looking through a shield" tho. ......any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GosHawk35 View Post
    My wife is only 5'3" and her stock shield is a bit low on the F3 Limited. She had a Spyder ST prior with an adjustable shield. I am really leaning to the F4 for the quality in the smaller size however at 21 1/2" she would be looking through the shield. Her eye position is at 19" off the tank She isn't "sold" on the idea of "looking through a shield" tho. ......any other suggestions?
    I just spoke with a guy locally that swears by the Blue Ridge shield. He loves it and he suggested the extension that "Twisted Throttle" sells for it as well. I've not yet met a single person (or married ) here in my area that owns an F4 shield. My local dealer didn't even identify with F4 at all. I'm still looking for one for my F3S.
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    Default F4 Customs custom cut windshield for your F3

    F4 would be glad to cut a F3 down for your wife to the height she would like. Please call our office and we can get this worked out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GosHawk35 View Post
    My wife is only 5'3" and her stock shield is a bit low on the F3 Limited. She had a Spyder ST prior with an adjustable shield. I am really leaning to the F4 for the quality in the smaller size however at 21 1/2" she would be looking through the shield. Her eye position is at 19" off the tank She isn't "sold" on the idea of "looking through a shield" tho. ......any other suggestions?
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    I have the GUSTAFSSON tall version.... i'm 6'2", and it does an excellent job....
    also, give consideration to the 'tinted' versions... mine is a light gray tint, and i find that it blends in nicely with the colors of my SPYD3R...
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    How well does the tint do for you when driving at night? Do much night riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badco149 View Post
    I have to go with a F4 Custom Windscreen. I installed the 23 inch tinted and am loving it. I use a 1/2 helmet with a shield usually. I took for a test drive and when I got home 30 minutes later I realized I never but the face shield down. I look through the screen and it is perfect. I removed the BRP "Tall Boy" because it was too short. ( Anyone interest in a good used one ) As for customer service F4 Customs is top notch and true. My first screen had a pit mark from shipping. I had a replacement the next day. Talk about service.

    Many thanks.
    I am also deciding about windshields. Which windshield is shown in the large pic in the text of your post? It doesn't look like the tinted F4.

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    Question California Science

    I just spoke with someone today who gave a huge recommendation for the Cal Sci windshields for the F3.

    He said he was very happy with his decision.

    Any other Cal Sci-Fi owners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F4 Customs View Post
    F4 would be glad to cut a F3 down for your wife to the height she would like. Please call our office and we can get this worked out for you.
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    We called and spoke to Alicia. GREAT communication and customer service. She was VERY helpful and patient (we called 3 times with questions)
    We ordered 21" tinted with a vent for her F3 AND I went ahead and got the 10" tint recurve for my new Harley.
    We did a 250 mile test ride in prep for our Sturgis trip in 2 wks and shields were GREAT !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderHands View Post
    I just spoke with someone today who gave a huge recommendation for the Cal Sci windshields for the F3.

    He said he was very happy with his decision.

    Any other Cal Sci-Fi owners?

    I recently contacted California Scientific and asked if they would allow a trial period as I live in Ohio and cannot make it to their facility. I have already purchased the Blue Ridge and a Gustaffsson and both allow helmet buffeting from the wind. I am still searching for a comfortable solution but do not want to keep spending $$$ on shields that do not solve the problem. Why is this so hard? It has also been suggested to me that my helmet is not tight enough allowing movement. I have purchased three helmets so far including a full face and another that is so tight I get a headache after 30 minutes of riding. The helmet is not the issue. I have been riding bikes since the age of 10.

    As a statement to Cal Sci's customer service here is their reply, "You can ride it for a couple miles and sent it back undamaged for a refund." I have not purchased yet but being able to take a trial ride would entice me to give them a try. That is good customer service and confidence in their product.

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    Default F3s and a F4 customs 28inch windshield

    Anyone out there that is 5 10 have a 28 in F4 customs windshield ?
    Looking for feedback and pics on how you like it and siteline height from the flat area on top of tank.
    Hoping there is help out there.
    Dean

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    Default Windshield

    This is a clear shield. The tint is a nice option also and there are pictures of these on our web site sww.f4customs.com also.
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    I am also deciding about windshields. Which windshield is shown in the large pic in the text of your post? It doesn't look like the tinted F4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BakaDean View Post
    Anyone out there that is 5 10 have a 28 in F4 customs windshield ?
    Looking for feedback and pics on how you like it and siteline height from the flat area on top of tank.
    Hoping there is help out there.
    Dean
    Dean - did you ever get any feedback on your post? Did you get a 28" F4? I am 5'9" and also considering a 28". Thanks.

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    Default For BakaDean (post 62) and Sbdraz (post 64)

    BakaDean and Sbdraz:
    Not exactly the answer you're looking for, but close... I ryde a 2017 F3L; I'm 5'10", and the usual driver; my lady passenger is 5'6" and we go out two-up 95% of the time. A month or so ago, I replaced the stock OEM 'low-boy-with-lip' BRP windshield with a 23" F4 lightly tinted shield (no vent). I find myself looking mostly just over the top edge when gazing ten seconds down the road, but through the shield if checking things 50'-100' directly in front of me. The shield itself is fine, nice quality, a lot wider than the small stock shield, as well as much taller. You don't need an overly tall shield to deflect the wind over your head. The 23" is quite tall enough to move the air well above me, and 'the flow' also just clears my wife's head as well. Sure cuts down the buffeting, but still leaves some air movement. A vent really isn't needed IMHO, as there is already a fair-sized gap at the bottom, between the frunk lid and the shield proper. Also, the F4 shield fits the same standard mounting brackets as the short BRP shield. Just 4 bolts and less than ten minutes time to change

    The two of us didn't mind the breezier F3 ryde, compared to the RT; we enjoy the open air. We were prepared to continue, but Don at F4 had a great deal on a used shield, so we decided to try it out. We're glad we did. The customer service at F4 was terrific, and the product has pleased us in the result. Our 23" shield cuts down the wind considerably. I have even thought of maybe lowering the shield a couple of inches so that I don't have the 'split' (sometimes over, sometimes through) vision, but even that is tolerable. It all comes down to a question of how tall do you really want to go? You'll find that even the 23" shield will push almost all of the oncoming air over your heads. In fact, I can often ryde with my visor wide open and not feel anything; my missus does the same. As for choice of clear vs. tinted, I might just go back to clear next time, although the light tint helps in bright sun.

    Hope this helps. Just do what YOU feel most comfortable with; it may take some experimenting.
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