New Calsci Touring windshield for Himalayan

Eatmore Mudd

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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.

I'll start a group buy thread to gage interest.
 

Eatmore Mudd

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Here's the installation instructions.

"Royal Enfield Himalayan:

  • Remove your stock windshield.
  • 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.

 
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Eatmore Mudd

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Apparently the windshield got packed and made the last drop off run on Wednesday because it showed up here Saturday. Be back to post pics and whatnot a little later.
 

Eatmore Mudd

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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.

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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.


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CalSci recommends leaving the cling wrap on during install and testing to prevent scratches in case you need to exchange it.
 

Eatmore Mudd

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Have you tried it out yet?
No unfortunately. Had some bigger fish to fry so everything went on hold until now.


Right then. So the hardware fairy came and took some of the mounting hardware and didn't leave any money under my pillow.
No worries, just boogied on down to the Home Depot and swooped up suitable substitutes.

The included hardware is two piece plastic screw head covers, stainless washers, stainless 5mm screws and brass insert rubber expansion nuts.

The substitute hardware I bought is plain steel #10-24 x1 inch screws and 3/8 diameter x 9/16 expansion nuts with brass inserts.
I think the hardware fairy brought a friend because I'm also missing one riding sock.

The original windshield mounting screws and expansion nuts are re used in for installation. Install was a breeze.

It occured to me during install that chosing ABS for the uprights was a wise decision on CalSci's part for a few reasons.
ABS is non magnetic so it won't screw with compasses or other RF/ Mag sensitive electronics. You can repair ABS uprights with ABS pipe cement or fab replacements with hand tools in a mud hut if you have too. That and they won't corrode.

Aluminum uprights would be uber cool in a ralley sort of way. Cool until a launch over the handlebars happens and the aluminum of that uber coolness gores you like a bull of Pamplona, yah..no. I'll take the break away feature of the ABS uprights and keep my spleen and precious bodily fluids inside thank you very much.

If your going to mount a SatNav or other whatnots on the cross plate the instructions recommend coating the ends of the cross plate with silicone where it fits in the uprights in order to dampen vibration. The instructions also say that drilling holes for screws or using adhesive velcro are both acceptable methods for mounting your devices. The cross plate measures 8.5 inches at it's narrowest by 2 inches fore and aft. That's more than enough real estate for my Duraforce Pro, my hula girl and my plastic Jesus.

The windshield is set up in the forward position. It clears the Ken Sean dual sport mirrors as well as the stock bars with BarkBusters. I'll put up pics, measurements and feedback in the next day or three.
 
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f15sim

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aka "thermoplastic". Favorite of injection molding machines everywhere! (ABS also cuts like butter with a laser). If you've got an enclosure, it also makes for a nice 3D printing material, but it's much easier to print with PLA or PETG.

g.
 

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Nice ride today. Highest posted speed limit was 40 mph. Had breeze but no turbulence. The vent in the lower part of the windshieldi is obviously eliminating low pressure a.k.a suction pocket on the back side. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow!! After work I really want to see if it flips the rain drops up over my helmet, how much rain if any comes through the vent and see how it does for buffeting at 60 mph, traffic permitting.
 
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Eatmore Mudd

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What size is this screen? (Unless I missed that part.)
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This one's the large.
Stock seat. Stock bars with BarkBustet Storms and Ken Sean folding mirrors. I'm 5'9" 185 in my birthday suit 33 inch inseam. Helmet is Scorpion EXO 950-AT with peak/bill/visor installed and face shield open. The helmet is quieter and catches less turbulence without peak/bill/visor but I keep it to combat sun in the eyes. The windshield is currently installed in the tilted forward position. I think it was designed for the tilted back position because of the pictures on the CalSci website.
The windshield top was a bit above my horizontal eye sight level when slouched which made the top of it set a bit above the horizon. Sitting straight it's a bit below my horizontal eye level which puts the top a couple inches below the horizon.A strip of cling film tint across the top inch or so would have been awesome if I had it. Ride was into the setting sun. At 60 there was no helmet buffeting no pummeling. There was a nice breeze in my face and the sound of wind rush. The cockpit was definitely quieter than with the stock windshield. No rain today so no comment on whether rain drops would hit my helmet top or be flipped clear over. My chest is 44 inch. There was a breeze on my arms almost to my shoulders, no pressure or pummeling. This windshield is in running for the one I'd use for monsoon season. (Seattle area rains A LOT) and road touring.

It was 24*F when I set out on a cold weather test ride ( coffee run ) the morning after posting the above. That I arrived warmer than previous runs may be fact or fantasy. Whatever. Cold weather runs are good for the soul and clear the mind.

You guys want the extra tall or the medium windshield tested next ?
 
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Flicka

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This one's the large.
Stock seat. Stock bars. I'm 5'9" 185 in my birthday suit 33 inch inseam. Helmet is Scorpion EXO 950-AT with peak/bill/visor installed and face shield open. The helmet is quieter and catches less turbulence without peak/bill/visor but I keep it to combat sun in the eyes. The windshield is currently installed in the tilted forward position. I think it was designed for the tilted back position because of the pictures on the CalSci website.
The windshield top was a bit above my horizontal eye sight level which made the top of it set a bit above the horizon. A strip of cling film tint across the top inch or so would have been awesome if I had it. Ride was into the setting sun. At 60 there was no helmet buffeting no pummeling. There was a nice breeze in my face and the sound of wind rush. The cockpit was definitely quieter than with the stock windshield. No rain today so no comment on whether rain drops would hit my helmet top or be flipped clear over. My chest is 44 inch. There was a breeze on my shoulders, no pressure or pummeling. This windshield is in running for the one I'd use for monsoon season. (Seattle area rains A LOT) and road touring.

You guys want the extra tall or the medium windshield tested next ?
Medium
Thanks
 
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