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Offline millerized

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Madstad and rain
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:50:46 pm »
I realize that I'll probably never buy one  :(, and most of those what have will probably never see rain :nananana:
but with that bigazz gap under it...how well does it do in the rain?
I'm a big fan of staying dry and mostly keeping the rain out of my face/chest...something the stock (and CeeBailey) shields have done well.
But...what say the quorum?
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Re: Madstad and rain
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 03:07:17 pm »
I ride with mine in the rain all the time.  The blast of air coming through the gap between the base and shield takes the rain and sends it up over my head with the shield raised or lowered, I stay as dry as I did with the stock or rifle shield.  I'm 5'7" with the 16" Madstad, YMMV.

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Re: Madstad and rain
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 05:18:09 pm »
Jim, first, remember where I live and then ask if I ride in the rain!  :))

As Mike G said, it does keep my upper body dry. I get some splatter on the face shield but other than that, pretty dry. So the only thing to be afraid of is the cost! But, I would likely spend the money again. If you go with one, get a size up from their recommendation. That's what I did based on other's experiences noted on the forum.
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Re: Madstad and rain
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 02:52:13 pm »
30k in Florida weather, blowing smoke rings at 80mph in thunderstorms. For real. Madstad.
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Re: Madstad and rain
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 03:30:04 am »
I rode behind a Madstad on a recent trip from WVa to Fla and back through a bunch of rain. No problem.

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Re: Madstad and rain
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 10:45:10 pm »
Yep... rain... no issues.  It stays clearer than the OEM screen too.  Total win with the Madstad.
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