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skipper
03-18-2014, 09:53 PM
I'm tired of reading shit about this shield. Will one of u guys please buy it......rave about it.......and force me into getting one after I warm up to the look.

Kosher
03-18-2014, 10:34 PM
I'm tired of reading shit about this shield. Will one of u guys please buy it......rave about it.......and force me into getting one after I warm up to the look.

Funny you should say that - I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on one of these.

Warm up to the look? Its a fugly for pete's sake! :)

RedneckMedic
03-18-2014, 10:36 PM
We must all be drinking the same cool aid. Ive got a brand new 8 in windvest sitting in the garage that I'm going to sell and then been thinking about getting a mad stad if only to try it.

Kosher
03-18-2014, 10:40 PM
We must all be drinking the same cool aid. Ive got a brand new 8 in windvest sitting in the garage that I'm going to sell and then been thinking about getting a mad stad if only to try it.

Windsheilds are funny - I had a 14 LRS - too tall. Now I have a 13, just right, and will probably end up with a Madstad soon.

We should probably try for a group buy, LOL - Hey Owl, Bombdog, you in?

skipper
03-18-2014, 10:44 PM
Windsheilds are funny - I had a 14 LRS - too tall. Now I have a 13, just right, and will probably end up with a Madstad soon.

We should probably try for a group buy, LOL - Hey Owl, Bombdog, you in?

What sizes u going with? Thinking 14.5 with the upper hole drill.

Kosher
03-18-2014, 10:45 PM
What sizes u going with? Thinking 14.5 with the upper hole drill.

You're taller than I am I think. I'm 5' 9.5" at high tide. Recommendation is 13 for me, I'll give that a shot.

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.10933/.f

skipper
03-18-2014, 10:47 PM
6'3" with a long body......and I hate tall shields. I'm screwed.

Kosher
03-18-2014, 10:57 PM
6'3" with a long body......and I hate tall shields. I'm screwed.

I think you'll be fine, its adjustable. I dont like tall shields either, but I put a lot of miles on my bike, so I'm hoping this thing is the miracle cure everyone says it is.

Really my LRS isnt bad, but given the way everyone talks about how the Madstad is such a game changer, they get fewer colds, less likey to get cancer, etc I figure I have to try the damn thing.

skipper
03-18-2014, 11:00 PM
There is NO bad reviews except the look. That's why I keep coming back to those posts.

RedneckMedic
03-18-2014, 11:46 PM
I'm right at 6' and I'm dropped two inches in my seat so in going to get the 13" in extra dark.

owl
03-19-2014, 07:52 AM
I have a 12” LRS and I think it’s about an inch short for me. As I put the bike back together, I’m going to try the spacers between fairing and shield. Hoping a little air behind the windshield will change the air flow.
Jim

skipper
03-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Who dropped your seat Lance? I'm thinking a seat drop is a lot easier then swapping my bars again.


I'm right at 6' and I'm dropped two inches in my seat so in going to get the 13" in extra dark.

RedneckMedic
03-19-2014, 12:33 PM
I'm just running a lepera maverick daddy long legs.

Gas Man
03-19-2014, 12:42 PM
seatmaker could cut it down and install a gel insert to make up for the loss of padding... then recover with somin bitchin!

Klimoman
03-19-2014, 05:15 PM
I'm right at 6' and I'm dropped two inches in my seat so in going to get the 13" in extra dark.

This sounds like something heard in a prison.....

bombdog
03-21-2014, 10:44 AM
I love my KWerks with my factory seat on but its a hir tall with my custom seat but I plan on growing so I am Keeping it.

owl
03-28-2014, 05:41 PM
hold off on the Madstad windshield. I finished my painted inner fairing and I spaced the LRS away from the fairing.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/owl1289/IMG_20140328_144937_897.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/owl1289/media/IMG_20140328_144937_897.jpg.html)
I hope to ride this weekend and will give a report if helps or not
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/owl1289/IMG_20140326_133656_774.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/owl1289/media/IMG_20140326_133656_774.jpg.html)
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/owl1289/IMG_20140328_145012_967.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/owl1289/media/IMG_20140328_145012_967.jpg.html)
I installed HID headlights also
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm225/owl1289/IMG_20140328_151805_478.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/owl1289/media/IMG_20140328_151805_478.jpg.html)
There is a chance these lamps could be too bright

Gas Man
03-29-2014, 12:07 AM
Hell yeah owl!!! Can't wait to check these mods out!

Bagger Dave
03-29-2014, 07:02 AM
Scoot's looking good Jim! :cheers:

Moesride
03-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Looks very nice! Your definitely not going to lack any night vision with your headlamps that's for sure. I like it.

Kosher
03-29-2014, 09:37 AM
Owl, looks great! MANY questions:


Parts list?
Did you have to widen the holes on your windshield?
How wide is the gap between your inner and outer fairing at the top? (not the windshield gap)
I wonder - when riding during a moderate rain storm, how much water would flow thru the gap between the windshield and the fairing and into the fairing thru the gap between inner and outer.


Thoughts?

Kosher
03-29-2014, 09:50 AM
I also wonder if it might prevent some wear/tear if you put a black neoprene washer on the inside between the shield and what the bolt goes into.

2534

Klimoman
03-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Bikes looking good Owl......

skipper
03-29-2014, 08:15 PM
Owl, So excited to here how the windshield mod works. Looking realy good buddy. Damn.......those lights are super bright. Kosher, I saw a bike online that ran trim btw the inter and outter fairings to close the little gap he had. I like the idea of another washer too.

owl
03-29-2014, 09:46 PM
Because the outer washer is hard NCPS and the windshield is not moving I don't expect any issues from the steel fastener. I used a 12" LRS windshield and all I had to change was the outside holes (I made the holes 1/8" longer). The biggest issue was the odd shaped holes in the fairing. There is a small gap top center of the fairing, that I will fill when I find the right material.

owl
03-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Kosher, Skipper, Bombdog, & RedneckMedic, If your interested, I can make several of the kits I used on my windshield install.

RedneckMedic
03-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Kosher, Skipper, Bombdog, & RedneckMedic, If your interested, I can make several of the kits I used on my windshield install.

Id like to here how it works then Ill definitely try it out.

Caveman
03-29-2014, 11:10 PM
Hey, fellas I purchased some gasket fill material on bulk from some site. didn't cost too terribly much and I have a whole roll of it left, I think Gas and I used like 3 feet on my fairing seal. I left the box over at Gas Man's place. You are free to take what you need.

Gas Man
03-29-2014, 11:47 PM
It's still in the rafters...

owl
03-31-2014, 05:13 PM
After 75+ miles today I can not say the windshield spacing is a huge improvement. I did get a few feet of stainless stock today and I will pick up a foot or two of the NCPS tomorrow. I’ll make longer fasteners and spacers this week. Perhaps more air under the windshield will help.
Jeff, are you changing your windshield? If so I may be interested in it.

Kosher
03-31-2014, 05:19 PM
After 75+ miles today I can not say the windshield spacing is a huge improvement. I did get a few feet of stainless stock today and I will pick up a foot or two of the NCPS tomorrow. I’ll make longer fasteners and spacers this week. Perhaps more air under the windshield will help.
Jeff, are you changing your windshield? If so I may be interested in it.

I have my stock clear 14", you are welcome to it.

owl
03-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Thank You Keith.
I have a stock 14" also. I would like a 13" LRS

skipper
04-01-2014, 10:55 PM
Owl.....mine is a 16. It is huge. Not going to dump it until I find a better solution. You guys got me thinking..........what if we just put vent right in the windshield? I think the CVO rushmore quick release shield has one. They mush of figure it out somehow. I'm looking into this now.

skipper
04-01-2014, 10:59 PM
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/national-cycle-vstream-windshield-vent-honda-goldwing-1800-2001-2013?utm_source=product&kwd=&adtype=pla&kw={keyword}&gclid=CLObkofawL0CFc9AMgodi2gAMw

Here is Honda one. I'd try to find a black one.

skipper
04-01-2014, 11:06 PM
http://rifle.com/Motorcycle-Windshields/Harley-Davidson/Road-Glide-FLTR-Replacement-Windshield.aspx

So much for that new idea..........someone was already on it.

skipper
04-01-2014, 11:16 PM
http://rifle.com/Motorcycle-Windshields/Can-Am/Can-Am-Spyder-Replacement-Windshield.aspx

skipper
04-01-2014, 11:16 PM
check out those risers Jim!

RedneckMedic
04-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Well I'm in the process of selling my old bars and an 8in windvest I have and then I thing Im going to pull the trigger on a madstad.

bombdog
04-02-2014, 10:12 AM
I love my Klock Werks not much buffering a little more wind noise than my Xterra but I guess I expected that.

owl
04-02-2014, 10:18 AM
I made another set of spacers and will try these for a few days.
Jeff you could shorten your windshield

bombdog
04-02-2014, 10:22 AM
Owl I am wondering the same thing I think it was Keith asked what about rain will it come up through there?

owl
04-02-2014, 10:29 AM
By the time rain starts up the back side of the windshield my ass will most likely be wet and I won't care.
I use a thin weatherstrip to close the gap between inner & outer fairings, hoping to keep the wiring dry.

I plan on riding Sunday (TWC). Anyone can see my ideas Sunday morning

bombdog
04-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Sounds good looking forward to seeing it first hand.

skipper
04-02-2014, 01:30 PM
I made another set of spacers and will try these for a few days.Jeff you could shorten your windshieldFrom the bottom?

owl
04-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Yes, from the bottom. Their are many plastic places that can cut and put holes in your windshield.

Chain
04-09-2014, 01:33 PM
So, pardon my ignorance, what is this fixing?

Kosher
10-03-2014, 06:24 PM
OK, sports fans, thanks to Jim's skillz and generosity, I did this mod and I think it looks GREAT. In addition to looking cool, I do think it does reduce the wind turbulence for the rider. I will say that it wasnt much of an problem before this mod, but it definitely feels even better now.

THANKS OWL!

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-gJHJXR9/0/X3/20141001_173008-X3.jpg

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-jJGgwwm/0/X3/20141001_170237-X3.jpg

Moesride
10-03-2014, 10:47 PM
Yep, sure does look sharp! Passenger rest looks good too.

Gas Man
10-03-2014, 11:22 PM
I think it's great... amazing job by owl!!

Bagger Dave
10-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Coolio! :rockwoot:

Ultra AL
10-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Owl is the man! Looks awesome Keith.

owl
10-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Owl didn't do it. Kosher is the guy that did the work. Owl is happy to hear the change made a difference
Good job Kosher, your bike looks great.

owl
10-04-2014, 09:25 AM
OK Chain, to answer your question (from 6 months ago), the windshield mod helps eliminate some of the wind turbulence for rider and passenger. Much like the Mad Strat windshield does, but to a lesser extent and with a lesser cost. The air flow under the windshield helps to break the vacuum behind the windshield.

Kosher
10-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Hey, fellas I purchased some gasket fill material on bulk from some site. didn't cost too terribly much and I have a whole roll of it left, I think Gas and I used like 3 feet on my fairing seal. I left the box over at Gas Man's place. You are free to take what you need.

Pics?

Gas Man
10-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Pics?


sticky is on the bottom
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/IMG_8036_zpsd1267611.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/IMG_8036_zpsd1267611.jpg.html)

owl
10-10-2014, 09:49 AM
I don't think that is the style edge material Kosher is looking for

Gas Man
10-10-2014, 06:07 PM
I know but he asked.