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    Default California Scientific Windshield

    Curious if anyone has installed a windshield from Calif. Scientific. Looks to be a much better shield than the stock one on my 2010 RT.
    This is the the link to the web page: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/SpyderRTprod.htmle

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    I have one on a different bike and love it. It removes most of the back pressure and allows for smoother airflow. As the design is similar, I suppose it applies to the Spyder as well.
    If and when she is ready, I will not hesitate to install one on the Spyder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can-am sam View Post
    Curious if anyone has installed a windshield from Calif. Scientific. Looks to be a much better shield than the stock one on my 2010 RT.
    This is the the link to the web page: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/SpyderRTprod.htmle
    I like the looks of that and I have bookmarked that page!

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    Wow! That is one dang nice-looking windshield!
    Thanks for the link; I've grabbed and bookmarked them as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMac View Post
    I like the looks of that and I have bookmarked that page!

    I booked marked it too! Haha!

    I would like to hear some more reviews first, but it sounds really promising. I would love to get rid of some of the air pressure buffeting.



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    I have ordered one and it should arrive next week. Of course, I will be gone most of next week but hope to install it the following weekend.

    I sure hope it is as good as they say because I find my Spyder RT Limited very, very windy and not nearly as quiet as my HD Street Glide.

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    thanks for the link!

    that does look very nice

    would be interested in more feedback from folks who have one

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    I have one on my GS and passing Big Rigs is nothing like people discribe!! The hole in the middle relieves a lot of pressure and buffeting!
    Its also very nice looking and provides less wind resistance than the larger windshields I was considering?
    I also have Elka shocks and a Evo anti-sway bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickster47 View Post
    I have ordered one and it should arrive next week. Of course, I will be gone most of next week but hope to install it the following weekend.
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    If the air that goes through the hole in the windshield that helps break up the vacuum behind it, then where does the rain go if you happen to get caught in a downpour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddybear View Post
    If the air that goes through the hole in the windshield that helps break up the vacuum behind it, then where does the rain go if you happen to get caught in a downpour?

    My thoughts as well, I live the great northwest so rain is the norm, lol

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    I ordered the medium shield for mt RT last Friday, got it in two days on Monday.

    It measures 4 inches shorter than the stock WS.

    I am 6' and it is the perfect height for me, when its all the way down I can just see over the top.
    When all the way up for highway travel its the perfect height.

    Being wider it offers more protection and the ride is without turbulence and seems better when its all the way up.

    Fit and quality was also excellent.

    I have put a couple hundred miles with it on and I like it a lot.
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    Thanks for the info!
    I got looking at their instructions for choosing the proper height windshield, and started mumbling to myself...

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    Hmm...................wonder if they would sell you the "tinted shorty" without the hole in the middle? Kinda like a "non donut" version.

    "The stock Spyder RT windshield is designed for someone about 6'4" tall." I have to agree the stock windshield is just way to high. You get a lot of swaying and pushing around because of this. Not all of it but some of it is attributed to the windshield.
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    Thanks for sharing the information. Like the looks of the windshield. Bookmarked it as well.

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    What was the price of their windshield? I am very interested. Thanks

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    They were definitely cheaper than the BRP offerings... I think that they get as high as $230...
    Click on the link; their prices are real prominent.

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    I'd be interested to know if the modified design reduces the "shake" of the windshield as well... That might extend the life of the "dogbone" piece that seems to break on the RT's...

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    I had one on my st 1300 and considered it a must have. The 1300 like the rt has an electric windshield and this allowed the fine tuning of wind and noise control. I called when I bought the spyder last summer to make this one of my first mods but had to wait. I was glad to see this post.
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    I really like the look of the shield. Question:: Didn't BRP cut the width of the shield in 11 to increase MPG? I thought the original was wider and they made it a little bit narrower.... Someone here will know. If that is the case, does the new wider shield cut down on MPG's??


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    I'd think it would be a simple question of surface area difference, as that would make the biggest differencesince we aren't really aerodynamic

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    These shields are shorter, yet decidedly wider... Does it affect the fuel economy??

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    I think we're back to a wind tunnel question here... If the new windshield reduces the turbulence / disturbance behind, then it would improve MPG, however, if all it does is to move that disturbance away from the driver, well... that could be an issue, depending on where it is moved to.

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    If I Get a RT I will get another Cal Sci I Like them so much on the GS AND I would take off those side wind deflectors 1st Thing because All they do is hold you back!!
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    I did not know there were non-OEM options of the RT windshields. This looks encouraging. Regarding rain, I'm assuming that the water would travel up the inside of the windshield and fling itself over your head into your passengers face. LOL

    Damnn! Another mod to buy for the RT!
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