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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #860 on: May 11, 2018, 05:23:03 AM »
I stumbled on Wunderlich yesterday and wondered if they were any good. If you do grab one for the X pls keep us posted.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #861 on: May 11, 2018, 05:32:26 AM »
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #862 on: May 11, 2018, 05:42:22 AM »
Currently using the stock '15 windshield in the low position, with a Laminar Lip on it.  The wind hits the shoulders and head, but the there is no buffeting.  Only wish the wind noise was less, like when standing on the pegs at highway speeds.  Almost no noise then, but I can ride standing for only so long, before garnering some LEO's attention.  tomp

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #863 on: May 12, 2018, 01:59:56 AM »
Greetings everyone.

Please know this is simply an update report on my Madstad windshield (system?). I honestly have no idea if this system / update might help you or not but here it is, hoping it might. FWIW.

I am 5' 11''...185 lbs. I wear a Shoei helmet. Yes...I know it's a motorcycle...but I will do anything and everything I have to do to be comfortable when I ride. The X is comfortable but...as Everybody knows...not always...but typically has wind "issues." I don't any more. Period. For which I am more than thankful.

Rough weather has slowed down my riding on my 2018 XABS but the riding I've done has been more than just a little varied in some challenging conditions. All asphalt so far. There's been some gitty up Interstate work for a few hours...some fairly steep inclines at relatively high speed (70 mph+)...curvy, up and down back roads for extended periods...etc, etc. Early morning cold...afternoon wind gusts (40 mph+)...some of the usual unpleasantries we riders encounter.

For all the reasons Madstad states...I've been able to effectively reduce all the heavily discussed wind issue by at least 90%...maybe more than that? Not trying to sell Madstad...no connection with them...just sayin'...

I hope this part of riding your X gets worked out for you. While I can't say the Madstad system will work for you...it's made my X an absolute pleasure to ride.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #864 on: May 12, 2018, 03:32:52 PM »
I give another big thumbs up  :152: for the MadStad system.  My commute is about 20 miles one way and includes twisty back roads, city roads and interstate highway.  I messed around with the stock screen, tilting it with spacers and moving it up and down.  At one point I had made brackets to raise it up in 1 increments to as high as 8 above the stock high position.  I also tried a Givi touring screen knock off.  Also tried tilting and raising that one.  Some configurations gave good results but never entirely what I was looking for to make my daily commutes is all weather as comfortable as I would like.

Then I ponied up for an MadStad system with the 22 screen.  What a difference!  On a couple occasions I have even forgotten to close my face sheild when leaving work until I got on the highway and noticed the wind.  I hear the bike much more now and tend to ride faster because it is so much more comfortable.

Like Winchester, I have no affiliation with MadStad, just a satisfied customer.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #865 on: May 12, 2018, 03:51:44 PM »
I can give another positive review for madstad.  I love mine!  The first time I rode after I installed it was the first time I actually heard my bike because the wind noise was reduced so much.  I have a modular LS2 strobe and enjoy riding with the sun shade down but the visor up.  Prior to the madstad I would have to lower the visor at 35MPH because the wind on the sunshade was too much.  Now, like mentioned above, I will forget I even have the visor up.  I can go 70MPH on the highway with the visor up.  The only time I lower it is due to cold, a cross wind, or to lower the wind noise on the freeway.  Even then, I have had conversations with my sena on the highway with the visor up and the people I'm talking to hear no wind interference.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #866 on: May 12, 2018, 07:30:22 PM »
 :152: OK all you Madstad converts - is there any angle, gap or height that could transfer from your current setup to angling and spacing an existing screen - say by using Bruundt or Palmer?

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #867 on: May 12, 2018, 07:36:38 PM »
Cat,

I'd like to help you but I am not the one to ask. My wife says I should be forbidden to touch tools. I'm sure the good folks here will respond shortly. Good luck!

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #868 on: May 13, 2018, 04:05:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by catstevecam [+]
:152: OK all you Madstad converts - is there any angle, gap or height that could transfer from your current setup to angling and spacing an existing screen - say by using Bruundt or Palmer?
As I noted above, I had played with height and angle on both the stock screen and a Givi touring screen knock off.  I was not able to achieve the results I get from the MadStad.  The MadStad does not have the side scallops the other screens have so it is wider with straight edges on the sides.  It has a single smooth curve, not the compound curves of the other screens.  This likely produces smoother air flow.  It also comes with winglets that mount on the top of the side fairings.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #869 on: May 13, 2018, 04:31:18 PM »
The Madstad winglets probably do more good than anything.
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