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Offline robcig

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2018, 11:35:10 am »
Thanks for an informative review of the Madstad brackets. After three shields I think this is the only solution left. I've tried adding two washers to change the angle of the shield and that works a little so I'm guessing being able to adjust the shield significantly will work. I'm going to order a bracket ASAP.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2018, 10:48:42 pm »
I have Madstad brackets on my 2015 with the stock windscreen.  I tried a tall Calsci first, which was OK, but, the Madstad brackets and stock screen is great. Definitely not the best looking upgrade I've done.  On the newer years with the vent, the install kit isn't perfect, but a trip to the local hardware store made it fit great.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2018, 03:11:07 am »
Yes, I know it's not a pretty farkle however, I do believe changing the angle of the windshield would dramatically alter the buffeting by allowing the wind to pass over my helmet.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2018, 06:37:41 pm »
Today I did replace the V-stream and install the stock windshield on my 13 C14, keeping the Madstad brackets. After a 90 mile ride with speeds up to 80 mph, some crosswinds well above normal, I felt the oem did almost or as good as the V-stream but way better with the crosswinds.
As for settings, I did use the P3 and a small notch above. For the V-stream I typically use P1 and a small notch above.

After the ride I increased the slope to another 5 deg. I will test it to see if any improvement but so far I am happy.

So, it looks like I will be selling my 16 month V-stream .... ;)

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 07:39:39 pm »
I will admit it takes some getting use to the looks of the MAdstad brackets, but after 1 ride I knew they were the solution to unacceptable buffeting, noise, and back pressure on my 2013. I did not have to try any other screens as so much valuable input was gleaned from this forum. An engineer friend with the brackets on his C-10 swore by them. I also resisted the looks of 2 inch bar risers but quickly found the comfort advantage with them...do not care about looks now just comfort...I must be getting old.

Oh yeah, I still have a ZX-10R, what was I thinking?
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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2018, 03:04:41 am »
Anybody have pics of the Madstads? The ones that were here are no longer.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2018, 08:15:11 pm »
I can take some pictures tomorrow. Anything in particular you want to see?
BTW - Hardware is still coming wrong.
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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2018, 11:41:52 pm »
Importantly, was it a good investment and are you happy with the results?

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2018, 12:47:28 am »
It seems to work, although i am still playing with the angle to get it just right for me.
However it does take away from the clean lines of the bike with the windshield sitting off the bike further. Definitely function over form.
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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2018, 02:46:42 am »
I can take some pictures tomorrow. Anything in particular you want to see?
BTW - Hardware is still coming wrong.

No, just want to to see it. What do you mean that the hardware is coming wrong?

BTW - I have an Aeroflow. Had it for a few years now. Earlier this week I noticed it cracked at the mounting holes as has been reported here a few times. I am very careful not to tighten it down too much. Going to contact the company.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2018, 11:35:57 am »
For me, I have the brackets set parallel, so the shield is at the original angle, same as stock. Changing the angle didn't seem to make a huge difference. Having the brackets parallel follows the lines of the cowl, looks best.
If I remember correctly, the screws that come with the brackets are too short for a 2015 model. A trip to the local hardware store for slightly longer screws and some wider rubber washers, about $5 worth, and it's good to go.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2018, 01:45:55 pm »
Some crappy garage shots of my 2013, stock WS, bracket at about 65 degrees, works very well for my 6'0" but short torso build. As I mentioned earlier, takes some getting used to the looks versus the original stylishness, but it took away about 85% of wind noise/helmet buffeting and 75% of back pressure.
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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2018, 12:33:47 am »
Last week I went for a 1k mile trip in two riding days...using the nice looking and sporty configuration stock windshield with Madstad bracket, generating nice cool air but I noticed an annoying low rambling on my new GT-Air helmet... I guess I didn't find the silver bullet. 

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2018, 02:41:56 am »
Stock windshield is probably the problem.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2018, 11:59:30 pm »
I have a Cal Sci XL, and I'm still not happy with the airflow. Too much back pressure and turbulence. This is worth a shot.

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Re: Air Management using MadStad bracket and AeroFlow Tall Windshield
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2018, 08:50:30 am »
I agree. Cheaper than a new shield and worst case if you dont like it, sell it on E Bay.