Thanks for the sandpaper tip. Between realshelby's paint and your sandpaper, I should be OK.Regarding light transmission from the headlights, through the shield, yes I have had shields do that at night- a very noticeable and distracting line of light all along the top edge. I have tried black paint along the bottom edge, but couldn't make it cover well enough- maybe wrong kind of paint? But for what it's worth, several years ago I talked on the phone to a rep from Cal-Sci, and he recommended simply hitting the bottom edge of the shield with some fine grit (~200 ?) sandpaper. I followed his advice and it worked like a charm. (I did not actually buy a Cal-Sci shield at that time!)
Now, last Fall, I was about to buy one of RealShelby's shields, but I snoozed on it and missed out. So I thought to try a Cal-Sci, and bought one to fit 2012-2016 model years (my bike is a 2012), unlike how Madstad brackets are made to accomodate Gen-1 shields. Cal-Sci supplies their own proprietary brackets, and I found out that, using their hardware, the Barkbusters could not go full lock without hitting. I did give it a short run anyway, but didn't think it worked any better than the Madstad bracket with Adventure shield that I've been using for the last several years. Also, the shield that I got from Cal-Sci did not have the venturi cut-out (or whatever they call it, I forget).
Your use of the Cal-Sci shield, PLUS a Madstad bracket, is something I have not tried. I considered it briefly, but wasn't about to drill extra holes in the thing and make it non-returnable. And it's one of those things now where, the more money gets spent looking for "perfection", the more diminishing the returns! Looks like a good set-up though, enjoy! :thumbup1:
I beg to differ. I have spent 8ish or so hours doing 60-75 mph with the screen and felt just fine at the end. I'm 6'2", BTW.The Givi Airflow won't work very well at all at higher speeds and in turbulent air. Even after modifications are made. Great at lower speeds and on back roads. Not so much on interstates.
Ride state roads at those speeds and the Givi is ok.I beg to differ. I have spent 8ish or so hours doing 60-75 mph with the screen and felt just fine at the end. I'm 6'2", BTW.