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Old 07-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #331
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But there is an unprotected wifi in the building, and I do have an iPad....

Those are exactly what I was looking for - THANK YOU! It looks like there is a little bend to make things match up, but nothing too bad.

THANKS AGAIN!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #332
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Success!


What a difference! Had it up to 65 and it was calm, cool, collected. It might look like a barn door, but it WORKS! At one point I was wondering what that sou d was, when I realized it was my tires (that's tyres to our international friends) on the pavement.

Thanks so much for all of the help choosing and installing my Madstad.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #333
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Have you tried it with the side wings installed and compared?

I notice a pretty big difference between having them an not - both ways are far better than stock.

Without = zero buffeting but some persistent wind noise.

With = calm serenity and the chance to hear all the good sounds the bike's making. I've convinced myself that the bike looks ok with them in place, even though my buddy says my bike now looks like a Gold Wing...
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #334
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Does anyone else's Madstad squeak like crazy on bumpy roads? Mine does and I can't figure out where exactly it is coming from, or it might even be the headlight assembly itself and not the windscreen. I think some rubber isolation washers are in order.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #335
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First ride with my Madstad

65mph, visor up. earplugs out. Heaven!!! Closed my visor---it got louder. Always thought I had a quiet helmet. Damn, now I have to find a quieter helmet. A few notes here:
6'2"--22" screen I think a 20" would have worked as well, and would have given me more adjustability.
Color: Dark Smoke Works fine for me as I don't ride at night. Overall a light smoke might be a better choice.
Fit and finish: Perfect in every way. I can't say enough nice things about this screen and the hardware.
Looks: It grows on you.
Effect: To me it transforms the bike from a good all rounder to a very serious all rounder.
Last view: Perhaps the best screen I have ridden behind.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #336
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Does anyone else's Madstad squeak like crazy on bumpy roads?
It's actually a testiment to the effectiveness of the screen - you can HEAR squeaking!

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Have you tried it with the side wings installed and compared?
I wanted to try without first. That will be my next step as it still doesn't feel quite right.

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65mph, visor up. earplugs out. Heaven!!! Closed my visor---it got louder.
Color: Dark Smoke Works fine for me as I don't ride at night. Overall a light smoke might be a better choice.
Mine is light gray and it's perfect. Also, I have the exact same experience with my helmet. I am riding with an HJC modular and it gets LOUDER when I close the visor. Do helmets make that much of a difference?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #337
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Im selling a 20" Madstad Explorer if anyone is interested

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908768
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #338
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Madstad vs stock shield

Guy from Oz posted this video on the T800 site.. Very impressive demonstration of the difference between the stock and Madstad screens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=2AruT1PnI-8
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #339
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Scored me a stock and a touring Triumph windshield and a Touratech spoiler for $100 off of Craigs list. I mounted the touring one and see if it's what I need next ride. BTW, i have a stock one for sale now with hardware.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #340
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I picked up one of these from Revzilla today. The PUIG touring screen is a very simple bolt on product. Matter of fact it comes out of the box fully assembled. You take the bolts off the stocker and use them on this screen in the same place. The only hard part is swapping the grommets on the front of the screen.

The comfort factor is better at higher speeds taking the pressure off the shoulders and buffeting from the sides of my helmet. With me being 5'10" with my stock seat at the higher position I adjusted the screen to be somewhere between full low and middle. That gave me smooth airflow. The only negative is that the smooth/still airflow on a hot day like today is not wanted. Dropping the screen to full low really doesn't change much of the airflow on your body. I may put my stock screen back on in the middle summer months and use this for colder days and or long highway trips.


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Old 08-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #341
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I may have missed this since I've not read every page in this thread. How does the Tiger work with no windscreen at all? Smooth clean air?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #342
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From what others say, yes. No experience myself.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:27 AM   #343
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I may have missed this since I've not read every page in this thread. How does the Tiger work with no windscreen at all? Smooth clean air?
googled and found this

I may cut down my stock unit and paint it black. I'll post results when finished.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #344
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googled and found this

I may cut down my stock unit and paint it black. I'll post results when finished.
Thanks! I'm a member over at Triumphrat, but somehow missed that thread. I test rode a Tiger 800 for about 10 miles. Not far enough to get much of an impression, but better than sitting on it in the showroom making vroom noises. On the brief ride the only negative I found was the wind noise and buffeting off the screen.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:50 AM   #345
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I've been running the factory touring shield for the past year and found it okay. But, I did get buffeting and way too much noise. I've been looking to buy the Puig, but it's never in stock, so I gave up and got a Givi instead.

Before anyone posts the praises of the Madstad, I didn't want one. I've had their products before and was less than impressed. For the record: on certain applications I think he makes a good product, but I don't care for it on other applications.

Since I just got the Givi I don't have any ride results yet, but will post them after I'm done evaluating it. One thing I can say is that you have to buy the shield and the mounting kit separately, which is okay, but the mounting kit is NOT complete and it makes you re-use about half of the stock parts. That is a total turn off for me. Also, for that money, it is NOT adjustable, like the Puig or factory touring shield. However, it does integrate well and fits the lines of the bike, so that's a win.

Now, the proof's in the puddling.
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