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Offline V8shadow

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2013, 03:16:25 am »
My full review will have to wait till I come back from my trip.  I'm thinking his suggested 16" shield is not going to be adequate however.  We used all the right measurement criteria.  Oh well, we shall see.
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2013, 11:48:47 am »
CRocker... so are you saying you have aftermarket screens for sale?  >:D
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2013, 01:12:48 pm »
CRocker... so are you saying you have aftermarket screens for sale?  >:D


And if you do, can I get in on that Rifle w/17"?   :)



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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2013, 02:03:31 am »
Well...yes...but, I have a couple of local guys interested...I'll keep you posted....

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2013, 01:24:02 pm »
Yes, please do. :)
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2013, 06:21:26 pm »
This thread sold me, I pulled the trigger on a Madstad yesterday.   :great:
I've got a good Rifle base with a 15" homebrewed shield up for grabs if anyone's interested......
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2013, 12:35:07 am »
I too pulled the trigger on one this week.  I went with the 16" as suggested but I'm 5'-7" with a 30" inseam so thinking it will be tall enough.  Now the waiting...

I may also put my Rifle up for sale if it pans out like I hope.  I added up the cost of all my farkles and I just hit 50% of the purchase price of the bike.  When I bought it one of you guys warned me about that but I didn't believe it, glad I did every one so far though.

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2013, 03:41:52 am »
I have a Madstad on my Spyder and it has been great. I'm glad they are now making one for the Connie. I've got a CB with a vent right now and it's alright but the Madstad is going on my list for next month!

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2013, 10:50:37 pm »
OK Brad,
We know your back from SW Regional Rally. :great:
So.... How did the Madstad do? ???

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2013, 11:09:59 pm »
OK Brad,
We know your back from SW Regional Rally. :great:
So.... How did the Madstad do? ???

Fantastic! 

Still haven't found any rain...but, on another note, I no longer fear running up behind semis on the freeway...and, I'm becoming spoiled by the newfound quiet in the cockpit...

You are gonna love it!



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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2013, 01:06:17 am »
OK Brad,
We know your back from SW Regional Rally. :great:
So.... How did the Madstad do? ???

Fantastic! 

Still haven't found any rain...but, on another note, I no longer fear running up behind semis on the freeway...and, I'm becoming spoiled by the newfound quiet in the cockpit...

You are gonna love it!

Man  now I can't wait!!   :'(

Its supposed to ship this week.  :)

Lets hope it is on time.  :beerchug:

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2013, 01:09:44 am »
Brad was kind enough to allow me (well, he suggested and even prompted a bit) that I take his bike out for a quick spin at the rally this weekend.  That windshield is very sweet!    The wind noise was almost non-existent.  I didn't take it very far but luckily, where we were situated in Cedar City, it was less than a mile to get out on the "open road" - some nice turns and a reasonable speed limit.  And it was that time of the day where the road was mostly empty so I opened her up a bit just to get a feel.  Certainly not doing freeway speeds but nevertheless, she handled really nicely and the lack of wind was just crazy.     :motonoises:

One thing that I will note, is that I'm almost 5'10", with long legs (34+ inseam) and I found that w/o making any adjustments to Brad's settings, I found that I was either having to duck a bit to look thru the windshield or sit up really straight to look over it...  The line of the top of the windshield was right in my view.  Of course, I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem if I'd taken the time to adjust it from Brad's settings. 

However, looking at yours I wonder if the aesthetics would improve a bit if they trimmed the bottom of the screen to match up with the profile of the original windscreen?

Dean, I think that the "offset" from the bottom will vary depending on how you have the shield adjusted... slid all the way up, there will be a gap but slid down, it probably matches the profile.  As to the sides, I think the fact that it is a bit wider would have a lot to do w/ air flow handling... 
Anyway, just my $.02.   :)
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2013, 01:35:07 am »
Sheesh Di...I didn't think you we're EVER going to go and get your gear... :nananana:

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2013, 01:36:17 am »
Yeah Yeah....   :rotflmao:
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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2013, 12:08:32 am »
Got shipping confirmation today. :beerchug:
Now do I run without the OEM shield or wait? ???

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2013, 12:40:17 am »
Mine shipped today too, exactly the day they said, so far so good.  I can't wait to try it!

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2013, 04:17:26 pm »
 
However, looking at yours I wonder if the aesthetics would improve a bit if they trimmed the bottom of the screen to match up with the profile of the original windscreen?
Dean, I think that the "offset" from the bottom will vary depending on how you have the shield adjusted... slid all the way up, there will be a gap but slid down, it probably matches the profile.  As to the sides, I think the fact that it is a bit wider would have a lot to do w/ air flow handling... 
Anyway, just my $.02.   :)

  well.....I guess I should have clarified my comment a little better......you see, a friend of mine has one mounted on his KLR650 & raves about it & I've been researching the Madstad for awhile & I've read all the POSITIVE reviews/comments on the website along w/ other motorcycle forums, I wonder how much the aerodynamics & performance/quietness of the shield would be affected by matching the bottom profile of the windscreen to the bottom profile of the oem windscreen to blend in w/ the lines of the bike better?   ;)

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2013, 04:51:20 pm »
Got shipping confirmation today. :beerchug:
Now do I run without the OEM shield or wait? ???

So I rode this weekend without the OEM shield and I got to tell you this stopped all the buffeting.
I could feel and hear the wind on my helmet but nowere near as loud as with the shield.
The CEO concured.

I do want a shield and I think the Madstad is the way to.

Mine will be here Thursday so I will know then, Shipped 8 days exactly from the day I ordered it. As Promised. :)

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Re: My Madstad Shield Install
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2013, 11:23:46 pm »
OK...as promised...I do have one windshield...the Cee Bailey...going on the Emporium...check it out there...

The Rifle left today on my old '91...