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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 09:16:30 pm »
The V-strom windscreen has a different radius of curvature than the connie, but I'm sure you'll figure something out. I used the Givi V-strom shield which fits the Madstat bracket perfectly.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2013, 11:01:22 pm »
Going to make my own brackets - I already (always) have aluminum sitting around for projects. Just need about 2 feet of 1/8" angle, and maybe 2 feet of 1/6" or 1/8" flat bar.

Will just need to come up with a way to make neat slots in them. Man, where's a Shopsmith when you need one?!

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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 01:38:21 am »
The V-strom windscreen has a different radius of curvature than the connie, but I'm sure you'll figure something out. I used the Givi V-strom shield which fits the Madstat bracket perfectly.

This is true.  When I mounted the cut-down Connie-type 'shield to my Madstad on the Wee-Strom, I had to tweak the brackets a little with pliers to get them to match the curve angle of the 'shield.  If that angle doesn't match, you'll put a strain on the plastic that can cause cracks in a short time.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 02:24:44 am »
I made my own. Really works! No tilt but cost $20 and been using it for 40k miles.

The air gap really does smooth the airflow out. I am going to make a similar set for my c10 once I get one!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 02:26:37 am by Steve in PA »
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 01:31:01 pm »
I made my own. Really works! No tilt but cost $20 and been using it for 40k miles.

The air gap really does smooth the airflow out. I am going to make a similar set for my c10 once I get one!


Nicely done!

I like the simplicity of it!

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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 02:04:52 pm »
I made my own. Really works! No tilt but cost $20 and been using it for 40k miles.
The air gap really does smooth the airflow out. I am going to make a similar set for my c10 once I get one!

Very cool Steve in PA...Where did you get the parts?  Please tell us how you went about making it...
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2013, 12:22:24 am »
Yes very interesting wrinkle. Can anyone offer their insights as to how the Madstad performs in rainy conditions. I`m wondering about water migration towards either rider or instruments in all conditions including heavy prolonged rain.

 How does the Givi V/strom screen compare to a Cee B dimension wise. I`d consider cutting the bottom of my too short Cee B to use as the top screen for the Madstad hardware. Too much surface area?

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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2013, 01:05:30 am »
I've only ridden with it in moderate rain so far. In my experience there is no extra moisture reaching me, there is a line of water beads that form along the edge of the lower screen and they do drip down. Where they end up depends on how tall you make that lower screen.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2013, 08:21:38 pm »
The 1/14" square acrylic tube is from a plastic supply house in Philadelphia. They will cut and ship small quantities.  The other items are all from my local ace hdw store. I used a drill and a router to cut the slots in the tubes. Been pondering a motor drive but it is simple enough to raise and lower by hand while riding. Stays put even on bumpy roads. Rain flies over my head and I stay much drier than with the stock setup. I just bought a zg1000 today and will be working a windshield mod on it once I get it on the road.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2013, 01:54:17 pm »
The 1/14" square acrylic tube is from a plastic supply house in Philadelphia. They will cut and ship small quantities.  The other items are all from my local ace hdw store. I used a drill and a router to cut the slots in the tubes. Been pondering a motor drive but it is simple enough to raise and lower by hand while riding. Stays put even on bumpy roads. Rain flies over my head and I stay much drier than with the stock setup. I just bought a zg1000 today and will be working a windshield mod on it once I get it on the road.

I've seen the one on Steve's GL.  It works well.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2013, 07:55:03 pm »
 :hee20hee20hee: this is the view of/ thru the prototype design for the c-10 from Madstad! I have just enjoyed a 40mi. ride with no wind noise or buffeting. The shield shape is still being worked on, i am currently using one designed for the st1100. I have already questioned about a group buy discount.... Its locked in for us! 20 persent savings on a 5 unit buy! The expected price for the black acrylic baseplate, "robo brackets" and windshield all together will be just under $300. Let me know if you are interested, and I will certainly be keeping you updated.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2013, 12:33:27 am »
You can certainly add me to the list of interested buyers. Any idea of a production date?
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2013, 01:18:36 am »
Posting over here as well...I'd be interested.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2013, 02:24:34 am »
As far as a production date... One week! :) so before April 1. Being that this product is already available for more than 20 other bikes it is just a matter of the baseplate, and I have an appt. on Mar. 28th to check the fit of the c-10 baseplate.  These guys really have their act together btw. Have you checked out their website? Im sorry but idk how to post links yet, but google madstad, also there is a link at the beginning of this thread.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2013, 11:29:02 am »
 :nananana: looks like the days of my connie acting "squirly" in dirty air on the hwy. are over. Thanks again Madstad. I have been killing time before the wrench turners session running up n down 75 in the dirtiest air I can find (behind rigs, cement trucks, vans) on wet roads even. Last week doing this would have surly caused me to mess my pants. Currently I am running bone stock (1986 btw) suspension, and whatever vacuum effect the Madstad sutup smooths out is truly amazing. Oh, the shield is only at chin level btw, and all i hear at the ton is my sweet engine and my "dumb"lop 205's. More l8r :nananana:
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2013, 03:21:28 pm »
Count me in on part of the group buy..
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2013, 03:35:32 pm »
Capo, let me know if the hardware and the upper shield or hardware only are going to be available for purchase. I have a Givi stock shaped and a cut down OEM hot temp summer shield that looks like it is the same size as their baseplate and I don't mind drilling mounting holes in either or both.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2013, 07:27:41 pm »
Ok Bob, I'll check into that and have an answer for you on Thurs.
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2013, 11:18:39 pm »
Hey Capo
Have you had a chance to test it out in rainy conditions yet?

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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2013, 01:49:47 am »
Bob, actually the only new production piece IS the baseplate so the brackets and a variety of sheild choices are available currently. I honestly believe all the brackets are the same no matter the application, weather they need to be "tweaked" to match the curvature of the specicic shield and base I am not 100%   sure of but I do suspect that is the case if bought separately as their "universal" brackets.
Gotta ride... Yes. Not i torrential downpour yet but moderate rain at 6am today, and the results were better than i would have thought really. My instrument panel remained dry first of all. Secondly , well let me rewind... I need to state that I have zero to gain from Madstad in any shape or form for "endorsing" their product. Ok, secondly... With the sheild at chin height, and bit less angle (more upright) than stock and at cruising speeds the only drops that reaches my face shield seemed to be the ones that were carried up the shield and off the top edge by the wind. I was also mpressed with the way the wind cleared the shield, at looked like a rain-x commercial! It isn't treated for this to the best of my knoledge, I just spent 6hrs. there on thurs and fairly observant. This may be how aircraft grade acrylic behaves in the rain I guess? My stocker sure didn't clear itself like that! Hope that was helpful? ::)
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2013, 07:44:11 pm »
Just got off the phone with Mark. They are sending it out on Thursday..  Light gray and I had them narrow down the width to 20"   20% discount for April..  I will post a full review and install.. 
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Re: Madstad adjustable windshield
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2013, 09:29:07 pm »
Nice!! :great:
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