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Windshield preference
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:06:34 am »
Clearview or madstad? Any advice on either. I'm looking for something that'll let more air in when I want it and less when I don't. I live in San Diego, so it's warm here just about all year round. I have a rifle and I'm not a fan so far.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 12:15:14 am »
Love my madstad.  What's not to love about being able to raise and lower, as well as change the angle of the shield.  I live where it gets cold in the winter, so I think I should have bought the tallest shield and lowered it when needed.  Not sure that I wouldn't do that where you live in case you want to go up into the mountains where the temps could drop. 

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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 12:21:35 am »
I went the Madstad route.  It's adjustable, they'll cut any height you want,  no buffeting in the rider area and wind noise is minimized greatly.   That being said, the Rifle is more visually aesthetic.  Either is a win over the stock shield.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 01:01:46 am »
I really like the adjustability of the madstad too. It just looks a little goofy to me. I like the look of the Clearview but worried that it lets about as much air is as my rifle windshield, which is nothing.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 02:38:38 am »
I've had a couple of Madstads...and, after trying just about everything else...the Madstads are by far the winner...yeah, they look kind of strange...but, for the comfort they deliver...they are awesome! :beerchug:

I just got a Clearview for another bike...it took them twice as long to deliver as they promised...ended up going on the long-planned ride with the old shield...scratches and all...I won't do that again... :(

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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 02:41:22 am »
Good to know! I want to have it installed before my fiance gets back. If it's already installed, I can't return it  :)
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 04:19:45 am »


  I got a Clearview shield first. then I bought a Rifle shield which I like. Then I tried a Madstad for awhile and never really found a sweet spot adjustment. Nice shield but I still like my my Rifle the best all around for me . Sometimes it's just a matter of preference.   :beerchug:
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 06:40:53 pm »
I'm with CRocker, Madstad is my favorite among various height stock, vented stock and Rifle.

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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 08:07:14 pm »
I tried Cee Bailey and Rifle in various sizes along with homemade and cut down screens.

Madstad worked best for me for hot and cold weather.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 10:05:58 pm »
Awesome. Thanks for the info. I think I'll try the madstad. I need something that will let air in when I need it. It's doesn't get very cold here, so I don't need a ton of weather protection.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 10:28:52 pm »
I only know Factory stock and madstad. I'm very fond of the madstad, but as you know they don't come cheap. In a downpour some water will come up underneath it, but when it's raining that hard doesn't much matter.


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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 11:58:43 pm »
Good to know! I want to have it installed before my fiance gets back. If it's already installed, I can't return it  :)
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 01:20:30 am »
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 09:17:11 pm »
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 04:21:05 am »
I have a Rifle on my Connie and love it.  I cut it several times to get the height ans shape the way I want it, this was before Madstad had a one for this bike. 

I took the old Connie windshield and cut it to a new shape and put it on a Madstad adjustable bracket on the Wee-Strom.  Works perfect there.


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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 01:36:52 am »
I wonder if Rider Height, Helmet style, Handlebar mods, 1-up vs 2-up and such are External factors that make Windshields a 'One Size Does NOT Fit All' matter? I love the Rifle on mine.
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Re: Windshield preference
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 02:59:46 am »
YES.  Your height, arm length (hence distance from the 'shield), helmet type, whether or not you ride with the face shield open or closed, all have a role in how you interact with the airflow over the 'shield.  No two people are set-up the same, hence the differences of opinion.  For me, one item that improved the Rifle considerably was just cutting off the corners at the top to a big angle (see pitcure above).  That alone removed the last vestiges of turbulence.  For you, might make it worse.
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