YES !!!!! FINALLY !!!
And Thank You marklawrance for the best news I've had this season. Those CalSci cats know their stuff when it comes to fluid dynamics and they're absolutely nutso about getting the design and the manufacture right.
O.k. so the windshield is getting packed tonight and shipped tomorrow. Should be here early next week. Will post pics of the install and a rider report.
We had a good conversation. The Himalayan windshield went through ten generations before they were happy with the design and manufacture.
On the topic of group buy, they hadn't considered it before my call. It is a possibility but they need to do some homework on that.
Using the stock screws, attach the windshield support brackets to the crash bar. Snap the dash piece into place.
Put the well nuts into the holes in the windshield support brackets.
Insert the supplied grommets into the shield.
Place a 3/8" aluminum spacer into each grommet in the shield.
Place a translucent white cap holder on each of the supplied 5x25mm SS screws. Place a SS washer on each screw.
Attach the windshield to the brackets. Get all four screws started very loosely, then tighten them up gradually in an X pattern. Tighten all screws to 4 ft-lbs - wrist pressure only - Do Not Over tighten!
Snap a black screw cover over each screw head.
To mount a GPS or cell phone on the included dash board, first we recommend you put some silicon sealant or caulking on each edge to cut down vibration. The black ABS we use is quite sturdy, you can drill a few holes or use marine velcro to mount your device."
The last line about dashboards and mounting stuff really got my attention.
This is a stock photo from CalSci website. Not sure which one of the four sizes of Himalayan windshield this one is...but it looks good.
This is what came in the box.. Windshield ( wrapped in cling wrap, in a plastic bag, with bubble wrap ) windshield mounts, hardware, instruction sheet, spray bottle of windshield cleaner, micro fiber towel and a tire pressure gage.. Windshield is 3/16" thick and laser cut from what feels like modified acrylic.
The mounts are laser cut from 3/16" ABS . The area of the bends radius's were precision heated before the bends were made. Notice the reliefs at each end of the bends, very important detail that prevents cracking. CalSci says the mount cross piece is suitable for mounting GPS. We'll see.
CalSci recommends leaving the cling wrap on during install and testing to prevent scratches in case you need to exchange it.