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    R1200RT windshield

    I am 1.87 mtr high and my original windshield for my R1200RT 2007 model is too low. Has anyone of you a good idea for - especially - lowering the noice around my helmet.

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    I'm a big fan of the CalSci shields.

    I think they're at www.calsci.com. I've got one on my R12RT and it works great!

    Are you part of the BCE? It's nice to have you with us!
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    Also very pleased with the CalSci shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    I'm a big fan of the CalSci shields.

    I think they're at www.calsci.com. I've got one on my R12RT and it works great!

    Are you part of the BCE? It's nice to have you with us!
    Dave, I have a Cee Bailey on my RT. It works very well and substantially reduces wind noise. However, I also lose almost 10% of my gas mileage (it's 1" taller and 3" wider than stock). How is the calsci windshield for wind noise and does it affect gas mileage?
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    I'm a big fan of the CalSci shields.

    I think they're at www.calsci.com. I've got one on my R12RT and it works great!

    Are you part of the BCE? It's nice to have you with us!
    On Dave's advice I bought a Calisci shield three days before the Iron Butt Rally.

    I loved the screen and I was very happy to have it. With the stock screen I had nose and buffeting which all went away with the Cali Sci.

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    One More Opinion Weighing In

    I have run a Cee Bailey on my R1200RT for two years now - very happy with it for wind deflection, protection from rain, quality of construction and reduced noise.

    I hear good things about CalSci but not sure I want a hole in the middle of the shield (i.e. rain, dust, bugs, etc.).

    Regardless of which shield you eventually choose, you should consider an upgrade to the struts that support the R1200RT windshield as it travels up and down. The increased torque of a larger surface area translates into greater pressure and could eventually snap these supports - been there, along with many other riders.

    There is an excellent aftermarket bracket, solid aluminum and powder black - contact me via PM and I can hook you up with the source.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by Greenwald; 11-21-2007 at 02:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    On Dave's advice I bought a Calisci shield three days before the Iron Butt Rally.

    I loved the screen and I was very happy to have it. With the stock screen I had nose and buffeting which all went away with the Cali Sci.
    Did you notice any difference in gas mileage?
    Sorry to hear about your nose, but glad to hear it's protected by the Cali Sci screen.
    Dan

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    I get right around 42 to 44mpg on mine, riding it like a complete squid. We get crappy CA gas, which doesn't yield as many miles per gallon as other blends.

    I don't worry enough about gas mileage to really have considered it, to be quite honest.
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    saw one of those a few weeks back and was wondering what effect the HOLE had in rain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    I'm a big fan of the CalSci shields.

    I think they're at www.calsci.com. I've got one on my R12RT and it works great!

    Are you part of the BCE? It's nice to have you with us!
    Hi and thanks. I am member of the Danish BMW MC club, totalling around 400 members.
    I am wondering if the hole in the screen affects the amount of bugs being spread on my visor or if this has no effect?
    JanDane

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    Quote Originally Posted by janschunck View Post
    Hi and thanks. I am member of the Danish BMW MC club, totalling around 400 members.
    I am wondering if the hole in the screen affects the amount of bugs being spread on my visor or if this has no effect?
    JanDane
    It actually seems to let the air flow straight off the top of the screen, rather than tumbling around at the top. Not much seems to come through it, actually. My visor isn't any dirtier than it was previously, but my riding is much quieter.

    I think the Danish club was part of the "dissenting clubs" and you guys are now part of a new umbrella organization, right? This must be pretty exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    saw one of those a few weeks back and was wondering what effect the HOLE had in rain?
    Rob can probably speak to that.
    Dave Swider
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    Did you notice any difference in gas mileage?
    Sorry to hear about your nose, but glad to hear it's protected by the Cali Sci screen.
    Average 50-52 mpg stock screen, and the same with the CalSci. The small opening in the screen down low lets wind come up the inside of the screen and shoot out the top... I think pushing dirty wind coming over the top up and away. No issues with the opening whatsoever.

    Have the "large" CalSci... the medium resembles the stock dimensions. The large is an inch or two wider/taller, and the xlarge 2-3 inches larger.

    A small pause with the CalSci... from certain angles there is a lavender tint to the screen, mostly observable from the saddle, not from this view. Still, a fine screen for ~$200...


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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    It actually seems to let the air flow straight off the top of the screen, rather than tumbling around at the top. Not much seems to come through it, actually. My visor isn't any dirtier than it was previously, but my riding is much quieter.

    I think the Danish club was part of the "dissenting clubs" and you guys are now part of a new umbrella organization, right? This must be pretty exciting.
    Hi - First: Yes the Danish BMW Club the officially recognized BMW owners club and we are member of BME Club Europe (BCE). The club started in 1972 and we are counting around 900 members (not 400 as I wrote yesterday). 900 is a high number for a special club in Denmark. Prices on fuel are high and just to drive we pay 180% in registration fee plus 25% VAT. This leads to a lot of old but well kept bikes in all clubs. Unfortunately, our webpage is in Danish only but if interrested, the address is: www.bmwmcklub.dk
    Back to the shield: Thanks to you all - my new found friends - and I will settle for the biggest CalSci.
    JanDane

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