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    Default Madstad Windshield..You Like it?

    Howdy Folks,
    just wondering if anyone has installed The Madstad Adjustable Windshield
    and how you liked it. I'm looking to put one on my 2009 GS. I currently have the touring windshield on it but there is still a ton of buffeting.
    i am about 6 foot 2 inches tall...
    any imput would be GREATLY APPRECIATED before I lay out a few hundred bucks!
    thanks for your time,
    stay warm!
    Old Man Grizz
    "Freezing in Michigan"

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    o put wind deflectors on my rs helped a ton with the wind buffeting and i also have the toring winshield

    I switched out side panels to 14 wind deflectors will not fit them.

    So i am also interested in Madstad


    Have deflectors might be able to work something out

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    Default Here to HELP!!!!!

    Hi Guys,

    This is Jerry with MadStad Eng. The MadStad Adjustable Windshield System is the way to go if you are looking to get rid of the buffeting/wind noise/ turbulence problem.
    A Madstad will place you and your passenger in a calm pocket of air while riding at highway speeds. The Rider support team is always here and willing to help any way they can.
    Most of us here are riders ourselves so we understand the importance of getting rid of that buffeting headache. Feel free to call me on my direct line at 352-848-3056 with any questions/concerns.
    Or email us at support@madstad.com. You can place an order online at http://www.madstad.com/ or by phone. Also remember that we are offering a 15% discount to forum members. Promo code is
    MADSPYDER15

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    I literally just got back from a test ride with a new Madstad windshield. I am 5' 9" tall with a 29 in inseam and have a '15 RS with RT bars and a BRP comfort seat which sits me upright and back 2 inches. I originally tried a 20 in. shield but experienced significant head buffeting at 60 mph and above. I called Madstad and arranged to exchange it for a 22" shield. The exchange process was very straightforward and easy. I have nothing but good things to say about Madstad customer service.

    With the new shield the buffeting was significantly reduced - at 60 to 65 I had practically no wind noise. Today wasn't a good day to test because the wind is blowing at 17-20 mph (btw, I'm in Miami and the temp is currently 77). I will need to tweak the height and angle some but I'm confident that the 22 is a keeper.

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    Default MADSTAD Windshield

    I installed a Madstad on my new F3-S last year. I have really enjoyed it and have no complaints. I love the adjustability of it.
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    Hi Old Man Grizz,

    Re: anyone has installed The Madstad Adjustable Windshield

    I have one on my '08 and am satisfied with it. I am 6 ft with 30" inseam.

    Jerry Baumchen
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    Default YES !!!

    Here is my Spyder, I have had the Madstad on it for almost 3 years, with out doubt the
    best windshield there is hands down. I have been riding over 50 years and have had more
    windshields than I can count on many motorcycles and this is by far the best setup.
    I have the Madstad on other bikes I have and they are simply the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Grizz View Post
    Howdy Folks,
    just wondering if anyone has installed The Madstad Adjustable Windshield
    and how you liked it. I'm looking to put one on my 2009 GS. I currently have the touring windshield on it but there is still a ton of buffeting.
    i am about 6 foot 2 inches tall...
    any imput would be GREATLY APPRECIATED before I lay out a few hundred bucks!
    thanks for your time,
    stay warm!
    Old Man Grizz
    "Freezing in Michigan"

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    2010 RS with adjustable bars so sit upright like a ST/RT.
    6'2" and 34" inseam.
    24" madstad.

    Had the touring shield and buffeting (and ear drum popping) was so bad at 60+ I could not sustain speed.

    I tried the 22" madstad first but felt it could be better so swapped it for a 24".
    Note: I kept the shield wrapped in plastic during my testing so I could return/exchange.

    There are just so many variables to consider, I feel having something adjustable is the only solution.
    Takes some time to find the right spot but just mark the brackets with a paint pen or something to make it easy to find that position again.

    Great people to work with also.

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    Default Absolutely YES!

    Installed the Madstad last year on my 2015 F3-S.
    After the initial trial/adjust/trial, etc. period (took a few hours) I haven't touched it since.
    LOVE this windshield.
    BTW, I had the OEM Blue Ridge (or, as I like to refer to it, the "head bobber") and hated it...gave me a headache with all of the buffeting. Not so with the Madstad! Some of the best accessory money I ever spent.

    (Did I mention that I like it?)
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    Default Madstad windshield

    I also am running a 22 inch Madstad; I'm 5'11" 32" inseam. Would strongly suggest the 24" for someone of your stature. However before making the investment might try one of the clamp on upper windshield deflectors to see if it does the trick for you. If not, would definitely by a madstad again. Pleased with it for all 36,000 miles of smiles!!! ~ 60 more days till I can get back out there and ride.
    All the great movements in the world began with a cup of coffee!


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    My mods: trailer hitch, outlets for GPS and I-touch to listen to music with. Mad Stad 22 in touring windshield, clear protective wrap on side panels and behind steering head, neoprene grip cushions, Bead rider seat cushion, Smooth Spyder backrest, Day Long seat, Time out trailer, Garmin 660.

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    Default Thanks So Much

    I really appreciate all the input👍
    Im going to go with it, and I will let you know how it works out in the Spring!
    Old Man Grizz

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    Default Just Do It!

    I purchased the bracket-only kit for my custom fairing, then re-drilled my BRP Touring windshield. The fit is great and it adjusts to your needs. You won't regret it!

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    Default Go for it!

    I have two on different bikes. Simply the best there is. Get one!
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    Have my 13 RS up for sale.
    If it don't sell I will be putting a madstad on it.

    BRP touring was not worth the investment

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    Default Don't doubt

    Madstad Windshield was one of the first upgrades I did to my 2008 3 years ago and have never regretted it. The bike seemed to handle better and there was not near the noise as there was with the stock windshield. I would highly recommend the upgrade. I am short and still appreciate the windshield

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    Default Madstad

    I had an early model on my GS , may have been 20 inches, it was great. They perform as if they are much larger than they really are. Your seat will play into it a little bit. I used an st seat , which sits you a little more " in " the bike instead of on it, as it is flat and softer. A stock seat jacks you up a bit.
    it was fun while it lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GK72Cane View Post
    I literally just got back from a test ride with a new Madstad windshield. I am 5' 9" tall with a 29 in inseam and have a '15 RS with RT bars and a BRP comfort seat which sits me upright and back 2 inches. I originally tried a 20 in. shield but experienced significant head buffeting at 60 mph and above. I called Madstad and arranged to exchange it for a 22" shield. The exchange process was very straightforward and easy. I have nothing but good things to say about Madstad customer service.

    With the new shield the buffeting was significantly reduced - at 60 to 65 I had practically no wind noise. Today wasn't a good day to test because the wind is blowing at 17-20 mph (btw, I'm in Miami and the temp is currently 77). I will need to tweak the height and angle some but I'm confident that the 22 is a keeper.
    For someone who is looking for a windshield upgrade this was a very helpful post. I am looking at the Madstad and height is a concern for me. I see the sizes for my height of 6'-1" is the 22".

    woukd you happen to have any side pics of your Spyder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coz View Post
    I had an early model on my GS , may have been 20 inches, it was great. They perform as if they are much larger than they really are. Your seat will play into it a little bit. I used an st seat , which sits you a little more " in " the bike instead of on it, as it is flat and softer. A stock seat jacks you up a bit.
    Still a noob and learning the ins and outs of the Spyder. So the ST seat fits and RS? That would open up a whole new train of thought for me. Would you happen to have a pic of tour Spyder with the seat?
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    Much more to come......
    Ryder:
    6'-1" - 205lbs - 32"IS - 34"Reach

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadStad Engineering View Post
    Hi Guys,

    This is Jerry with MadStad Eng. The MadStad Adjustable Windshield System is the way to go if you are looking to get rid of the buffeting/wind noise/ turbulence problem.
    A Madstad will place you and your passenger in a calm pocket of air while riding at highway speeds. The Rider support team is always here and willing to help any way they can.
    Most of us here are riders ourselves so we understand the importance of getting rid of that buffeting headache. Feel free to call me on my direct line at 352-848-3056 with any questions/concerns.
    Or email us at support@madstad.com. You can place an order online at http://www.madstad.com/ or by phone. Also remember that we are offering a 15% discount to forum members. Promo code is
    MADSPYDER15
    Very helpful post. Thank you for that. I am doing a few comfort mods before my windshield purchase so I make sure I get the right one. I am interested in the color choices. I normally used clear but see you have Light, Medium or Dark Gray. On your website I see two Spyders but am not sure the shade of those shields. Do you or anybody have pics of the different shades mentioned?

    EDIT: I am dumbass. I was on my phone and didn't see the other pics with the shades now that I am on a PC.
    Last edited by cmbspyderrss; 08-02-2017 at 09:18 AM.
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    Lidlox Helmet Lock
    Show Chrome Brake Pedal Extension
    Excelvan X-Grip Cell Phone Holder w/USB Charger
    Much more to come......
    Ryder:
    6'-1" - 205lbs - 32"IS - 34"Reach

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    Default Madstad windshield

    Looking to install this windshield on 2009 SE5 5'11 36 inseam have rivco floorboards

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    Quote Originally Posted by r!ot View Post
    Looking to install this windshield on 2009 SE5 5'11 36 inseam have rivco floorboards
    Get it. No question-best available windshield! I love all of mine!!!
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