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Old 10-21-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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Brought to you by: Occupy Wall Street! We're not dirty hippies. We're just pretend dirty hippies!

I decided to test out my first new farkle today. I ordered a CalSci windshield for the K6. The stock screen isn't bad but there is still quite a bit of buffeting at higher speeds.

My route took me from the beach up to Palomar Mountain.



and a nice photo of the 6 at altitude.



and if you can read an altimeter, you'll know how high I was floating.



The windshield is perfection. I had a CalSci on the 1300 and while not as pretty as the stock shield, it dramatically reduces buffeting and makes ear plugs superfluous for a short ride.

Today's round trip was about 130 and I enjoyed a delicious turkey club across from Lake Henshaw.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Sorry about the gigantic photo! I have to remember to reduce them first.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:45 AM   #3
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Did you join the Mile High Club, or were you alone? Or both?

How does it handle? Whenever I see those tiller-style handlebars on a tourer, I wonder if it feels weird to steer.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:30 AM   #4
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Doesn't feel weird at all. Wait, are we talking about the mile high club or steering?

Quite a bit of leverage is provided with the "tiller" and the bike actually turns in more quickly than my 1300 did.

The new windshield really did the trick. It really is one of the most incredible motorcycles I've ever ridden and I've tested a lot of bikes.

You'd look good on the back.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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I'd like to beg a ride on one, (not on the back, thank you) I'll wait till all the hub-bub dies down though. I had a Cee Bailey shield on my K1200GT that I was pretty happy with. I never heard of CalSci but a quick glance shows they make a shield my bike. I was actually thinking of putting a little bigger one on the GS, the stocker does an adequate job of wind blocking but a few inches wider and longer would probably be nice.. (ahem)...I'll have to look into them a little closer.
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How do you grab screen shots from your iPhone? I still haven't figured out how to do that yet.
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I'd like to beg a ride on one, (not on the back, thank you) I'll wait till all the hub-bub dies down though. I had a Cee Bailey shield on my K1200GT that I was pretty happy with. I never heard of CalSci but a quick glance shows they make a shield my bike. I was actually thinking of putting a little bigger one on the GS, the stocker does an adequate job of wind blocking but a few inches wider and longer would probably be nice.. (ahem)...I'll have to look into them a little closer.
I think Seru put one on his Triumph.

Worth every penny in my opinion.
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Buz,

How do you grab screen shots from your iPhone? I still haven't figured out how to do that yet.
You'll have to post that in the Apple forum.

Just press the power and home buttons at the same time. It will make the camera sound and you'll see the screen shot in your photo library.
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You'll have to post that in the Apple forum.

Just press the power and home buttons at the same time. It will make the camera sound and you'll see the screen shot in your photo library.
Thanks, Buz! I was looking for an app or something.

That's what you get when they don't include the operator's manual in the packaging anymore. Sheesh!
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Thanks, Buz! I was looking for an app or something.

That's what you get when they don't include the operator's manual in the packaging anymore. Sheesh!
Seriously? The manual was thicker than the damn phone (3GS here). I don't really give a shyte for "smart phones" but they practically gave me the thing.........
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