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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2013, 05:13:16 pm »
  I keep thinking of black touch up paint maybe.  A spray can? 
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2013, 05:25:54 pm »
I was just thinking about emery cloth...

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2013, 05:35:30 pm »
  Ok I checked my old Rifle.  It too has the outside edge not polished like the Madstad.  Come to think of it, I always get my glasses lenses roughed on the edges so it won't reflect light.   So, yeah I think just using some scotchbrite pads or whatever would work. 
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2013, 05:41:17 pm »
I was just thinking about emery cloth...

Cost to much. :))
Plain sand paper for me.

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2013, 05:56:12 pm »
I was just thinking about emery cloth...

Cost to much. :))
Plain sand paper for me.

Good point...

Can I use it when you're done?

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2013, 06:06:18 pm »
I was just thinking about emery cloth...

Cost to much. :))
Plain sand paper for me.

Good point...

Can I use it when you're done?

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2013, 06:08:16 pm »
Oh my. Frugal overload.  How about we all just share the same piece of scotchbrite till it falls to shreds.  Last one on the forum to make adequate use of the same piece wins!
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2013, 06:10:13 pm »
Oh my. Frugal overload.  How about we all just share the same piece of scotchbrite till it falls to shreds.  Last one on the forum to make adequate use of the same piece wins!
Awesome! I'm in. :beerchug:

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2013, 02:25:12 pm »
Since you guys are talking about the glossy outer edge of your Madstads I am going to share a piece of trivial/ useless info. Just in case Alex Trebek asks during final Jeapordy. The outside edge is so flippin smooth because a hydrogen torch was passed over it. That's correct, hydrogen. I want that thing, if for no reason than to light my smoke with its mesmerizing blue flame. I just want it by golly. Thanks for wasting your time reading :great:
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2013, 12:58:39 am »
I actually like the smooth edge on my tinted shield now.  I can see that it makes an awful bright reflection on clear shields though.  If I remember right, even headlights made the edge have a glare in darkness.  I would not however, want a rubber trimmed edge like on the OE shield.  Maybe they should give buyers a choice between polished and non polished edge, like they do with prescription glasses lenses.   
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2013, 11:13:17 pm »
Since you guys are talking about the glossy outer edge of your Madstads I am going to share a piece of trivial/ useless info. Just in case Alex Trebek asks during final Jeapordy. The outside edge is so flippin smooth because a hydrogen torch was passed over it. That's correct, hydrogen. I want that thing, if for no reason than to light my smoke with its mesmerizing blue flame. I just want it by golly. Thanks for wasting your time reading :great:

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2013, 10:43:01 am »
Installed my 16" Madstad this weekend. Installation was a piece of cake, went really well.
My first ride was about an hour along on the highway at speeds between 50-90 mph.
I found the unit very stable at all speeds but still had a steady breeze at the side of my helmet, it was not buffeting.
I still have a number of trials runs to test the set up. I am 5'-8" with a 30" inseam.
I moved the bracket that supports the sliding mechanism into the set of holes that are closer to the fairing mount, in order to reduce the opening.
The unit is very well made and the only suggestions that I have are: reuse the stock black screws and washers on the main support instead of the provided stainless screws. I thought it looked better cosmetically.
Finally I noticed that the lower support hex screw in the sliding mechanism did not thread past the bolt, I thought it should be at least a couple threads longer for a more secure fit.
So far I am very happy with my purchase, now I just have to experiment with settings. Possibly go with an 18" shield.

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2013, 03:41:21 pm »
  Best I can tell you is if you are constantly adjusting it to make you happy, don't fret.  That's why it's adjustable.  You might change it according to mood, preference, or wind/weather conditions.  Or you may find that "sweet spot" and leave it alone.  Either way its all up to you. 
  So far I've found I play with it as often as a power window, and that's ok ;-)
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2013, 05:40:18 pm »
I did go with an 18", the website suggested a 16" but I'm hopping to get a better seat and it will be a little taller.
I find that having it at the bottom of the adjuster and set at 60* angle the wind stream is just at the top of my helmet.
I'm 5'-9" with a 32" inseam.

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2013, 02:19:08 am »
Just put the coin down on a 20 inch clear....   ooch.  Overall it seems more likes than dislikes,
Anything has to better than the OEM Vortex Buffeter Deluxe.  At almost 6'5", the 20 seems
questionable, but I made my case to Madstad when I ordered.  I'll know in a week or so!
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2013, 02:50:45 am »
  Ordered mine (18") Sunday and it will be here tomorrow (Fri.) Didn't really want to spend the bucks but I 'm a sucker for a new farkel. Will report when tested after a proper road test!!
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2013, 09:21:23 am »
Just put the coin down on a 20 inch clear....   ooch.  Overall it seems more likes than dislikes,
Anything has to better than the OEM Vortex Buffeter Deluxe.  At almost 6'5", the 20 seems
questionable, but I made my case to Madstad when I ordered.  I'll know in a week or so!

You might want to give them a call and get a 22 inch.  I am also 6'05" and I first ordered a 20".  I ended up exchanging it for a 22" and it is perfect.
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2013, 10:14:37 am »
Just put the coin down on a 20 inch clear....   ooch.  Overall it seems more likes than dislikes,
Anything has to better than the OEM Vortex Buffeter Deluxe.  At almost 6'5", the 20 seems
questionable, but I made my case to Madstad when I ordered.  I'll know in a week or so!

You might want to give them a call and get a 22 inch.  I am also 6'05" and I first ordered a 20".  I ended up exchanging it for a 22" and it is perfect.

Thanks Fred, I'll call and have a chat with 'em.
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2013, 03:33:05 pm »
Good to see so many taking the plunge.
As mentioned earlier, I am very pleased with the unit but am still getting a steady breeze, NOT BUFFETING, on the side of the helmet. I ride with an open face helmet all the time.
I am considering making the shield a little wider with temporary add ons.
Anybody else have this issue?

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2013, 04:24:51 pm »
I have yet to be able to get rid of a steady whistle I am hearing at any angle towards me.  Of course I can't hear it with my music on bug I can even hear it through earplugs.   The Rifle didn't make this noise through its air vent at the bottom.  Apart from experimenting by blocking certain airflow area with tape.........
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2013, 11:45:05 pm »
  Just put mine on tonight and left it at the bottom setting. Went for a ride and within a 1/4 mile it was whistling. Stopped and raised it a couple of inches and whistle was gone. Still monkeying with settings and like the fact that it's not in my face like the Cee Bailey. The Cee Bailey is like a barn door compared to the Manstad.
    Will post again when I have more miles on it. I know I will save money on Windex and elbow grease cleaning the shield.  ;)

   I will say the bike seems more stable when it's not trying to push a big windshield through the air at 70 mph.
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2013, 12:21:55 am »
  Just put mine on tonight and left it at the bottom setting. Went for a ride and within a 1/4 mile it was whistling.

It wasn't whistling the theme from the Andy Griffith Show, was it?  That would drive me nuts!  :-[

Just got my shipping info from Madstad, and I should have mine on Monday.  This is a good thing
My ride back from RWTW had a wee bit of bad weather, and I got my a** kicked going through
Jacksonville (especially the bridges).  I'd like adequate wind protection for a change.  The ride to
Barber Motorsports should be much more enjoyable.

If I don't like the 20", I'm close enough to ride over in the AM to swap to a bigger screen.   :dance:
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2013, 04:47:07 am »
I cant see needing anything larger than 20" mcfly, I have two shields from them now and neither is that tall.
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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2013, 12:24:54 am »
UPS brought my goodies today...



I tempted to saddle up right now, but looonng day at work in the heat just wiped me out,
so I'm thinkin' tomorrow...   :motonoises:

I'm impressed with materials and fitment.  All parts were included, and install was
pretty straight forward.  I had some extra Murph's screws, so I
used all Black Screws from Murph's Screw kit(s) to mount it up....  Marty likey.   :)

I think I just found where my gauges are going to go now...  :sign0151:

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Re: My Madstad experience
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2013, 05:51:27 am »
I cant see needing anything larger than 20" mcfly, I have two shields from them now and neither is that tall.

It will depend on the riders height.  I tried the 20" and found the 22" was far better for me.
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