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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2013, 02:46:36 pm »
Airmonger... Rk970 is having one done in a 20" width. I dont know if that will interest you or your gf :) but he will post pics once he receives and installs. Lint ball really? Sheeesh :truce:
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2013, 10:39:21 pm »
Narrowing it would certainly help clean it up. All I am stating is that it appears massive compared to the frontal area of the fairing. It may work wonders and for that I am happy for anyone who  benefits from the functon aspect. Looking at other Madstad offerings it appears as though they were interested in just getting it out there more than blending style as well as function. I personally won't lose any sleep over it, I just don't see myself installing one on my bike.  I hope it meets the criteria of all who are interested. Good riding to all.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2013, 08:16:36 pm »
  The Madstad site is frustrating (no real way to navigate or order) so I sent an email to Mark about it.  Mark responded apologizing but that they are swamped right now and cant get to the sites issues and to just call them.  I did call, but got VM.  I called back and the female that answered the phone wasn't aware of the system for the Concours.  She told me Mark would probably be giving me a call tonight for pricing and or ordering info. 
  I am going CRAZY.  This is exciting but stressfull at the same time since I am riding around with a cracked Rifle shield that needs replacing ASAP.  I don't want to spend the money on two new shields (15" and 19") if I can just get this new Madstad system.  I am awaiting this call with baited breath. 

Update:  Ok, I just talked to Mark.  Nice guy.  This is not a corporate type of company.  It is more of a one on one communication between customers and Mark to find what is best for the particular application.  Not so much a custom kind of thing, more like Mark invites feedback to sort of "tweek" the original design that is on the website.  The windshield for the C-10 is in a fluid state right now, with changes being considered.
  He is asking me to make some measurements and call him with them tomorrow.  I will do that.  I am excited to say the least.  The windscreen is a real weak link with this bike.
 
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2013, 12:36:45 am »
Sooo???  V8.... What'd you end up going with?

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2013, 12:45:56 am »
It came a few days ago.  Mark suggested a 16" tall by way of a measurement from the bottom of the stock shield to where the base of my chin is on normal riding posture.  It is 20" wide and clear.   I am awaiting some additional hardware so I haven't installed it yet. 
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2013, 12:49:16 am »
Cool, be sure to post a picture or two.  I'm seriously considering this option,
and it sounds like you're design is close to what I'm looking for.... (just a bit taller!)
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2013, 01:30:36 am »
Yeah, I went by his suggestion as per what he told me to measure.  I would've thought it should've been taller too except this system follows a totally different logic since you can adjust the angle as well as height.  So we can't go by the standard criteria that we knew before with fixed shields.  I put my trust I'm him and I know I can send it back if I don't like it or it isn't long enough.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2013, 02:29:14 am »
I look forward to getting a look at some new shield options, I truly love the benefits the system offers. It has made a lot of enjoyable low noise, zero buffetting  miles possible for me.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2013, 11:54:35 am »
I saw this shield at SISF's gathering, and it is one sharp looking unit in person despite what someone said here.

In fact, I plan to upgrade to this unit as soon as my Lockhart plays out or I buy a house later this year.

It definitely updates the appearance of the nose of the C10 and anyone that has formally studied aerodynamics with appreciate the design and understand how it would dramatically reduce the buffeting.

As the PO of my bike had already upgraded it to the Murphs dual headlight kit with the brighter and more focused beams using the H9 bulbs,  this is a logical next upgrade.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 04:59:31 pm »
I ordered one of the Madstad shield systems, should get it in a week to ten days.  I too, followed Chris's suggestion and got a 16" shield.  I have a Madstad bracket on my V-strom and it really works good, so am looking forward to good results with this one.  I have tried a lot of things.  short and long polycarbonate shields that I made myself, cut down stock shields and recently I ordered a Clearview shield, but sent it back as it was too noisy.  I even built a power windshield mechanism, but the problem was I didn't know where to get or how to make the shield itself, which is an important part of the equation.  The adjustablility of this Madstad setup should do the trick.   Bill in New Mexico.

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2013, 06:22:33 pm »
From looking at the pictures, it doesn't look like this shield would effect the Buck shelf, but does anyone have this shield mounted with the shelf?  If so, were there any issues?
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2013, 09:51:31 pm »
there aren't many of these shields out there.  they told me I was the second one to order.  You should contact Larry Buck and see if he is looking into this. 

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2013, 07:02:49 pm »
Thanks reaper, as I spent quite an effort with Madstad to get this rolling, and it is my unit you complimented, thank you :)
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2013, 08:45:28 pm »
I am going to order one.  I guess the group buy never got off the ground?

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2013, 09:09:35 pm »
I am going to order one.  I guess the group buy never got off the ground?

I was hopin' too...  might not have been enough interest...   :'(
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2013, 04:35:23 am »
From looking at the pictures, it doesn't look like this shield would effect the Buck shelf, but does anyone have this shield mounted with the shelf?  If so, were there any issues?

Not sure how this shield would interfere with the shelf...check out my install thread...there is a picture from behind the installed unit...sorry, don't have the shelf on mine...

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2013, 02:36:52 am »
 I would feel confident in saying that if it  works with a Rifle base, it would eork with the Madstad. I had considered making myself a strip to attach my gps and a radar detector (possibly) to and using the mounting bolts for the Robo Brackets on the inside of the base. It seems like I could use angle iron and left over steel or al stock I have lying around and easily make something very useful for that. Unfortunately, I just have so many irons in the fire  at the moment. I will post pics when I get around to it.

As for a group buy, just tell Mark you are a cog member, and hope for the best. I did alot on my end to get interest up, just didnt work out, and I knew that so I actually got him to ditch the group buy and do 20% off for all cog for the month of April. Well... He is human you all are human (i think), ask him for a deal, I have heard the word "no" before, I don't like it, but  I now I'll hear it again.

In other words... Try  :great:
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2013, 03:58:18 pm »
  Ok, it has been determined that the shield height he suggested is too short.  I just cant get rid of the buffeting.  So, I am getting another sent to me in exchange.  I chose a 19" x 22" wide in med gray.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2013, 04:28:47 pm »
Yep.  I got a 16" and it is/was too short.  I made a bracket and moved it up 2-1/2 inches and it now provides a nice quiet bubble.  You can see my comments on another thread I started about the Madstad.  Bill Heil

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2013, 08:51:49 pm »
Yeah I saw that.  I figured I wasn't gonna spend that much and still have to fabricate my own system.  So, I just dropped a message on Thier Facebook page and they called me back  within 30 minutes.  I can't wait till I get this windshield issue dialed in once and for all, because now that I have had an adjustable shield, I can never go back to a fixed one.
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2013, 09:09:41 pm »
Still loving my 19" as usual. The height of the shield works great for me on either my comfy 86 seat or lower 04 seat but I am a bit over 6'.
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« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2013, 09:30:24 pm »
Capo:  your 19 inch is about what I have by raising my 16 inch up 2-1/2 inches.  It definitely works better.  I guess I will have to see about trading mine in.  Bill

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2013, 09:41:52 pm »
It is not how tall you are the helps fit the right height.  It is how tall you are from the Butt up.  I wish there was some standard way to measure how much of your body extends up from the saddle.

A friend of mine is the same height as I am within a quarter of an inch.  Yet, I am 4 inches taller than him from the butt up.   We each set on a workbench and had one of his sons measure us.  It was not how we set on the saddle (slumped or straight up), but from a fix surface, both setting as straight as we could. 

The same shield on his bike is just below his eye level.  My eye level is way above the shield.

Just saying - If you are 6 foot and I am 6 foot, we may not even be close to the required shield.

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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2013, 09:45:26 pm »
Well I gave them all the info they needed to make an informed assessment when I ordered the first one.  CAPO, what is your inseam may I ask?
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Re: Madstad prototype pics
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2013, 09:50:16 pm »
That is right.  My wife is 5-7 and I am 5-11, but we are the same height when sitting down.  I had a Clearview shield briefly and when buying it, they told me to put a rock on the ground 50 feet in front of the bike and then hold a tape measure or yardstick up where the shield goes with the  bottom of the yardstick at the bottom of the stock shield position and note the measurement that is in line with your vision line to the rock.  The idea is you want to look over the top of the shield at a point about 50 feet in front of the bike.  Madstad recommended a 16 inch for me and it was not right, as others have noted here.