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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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11'' Madstad?

Just can't decide mostly because of the looks. I'm sure I'll end up getting one especially for longer trips. Plan on riding to Brunswick, GA this summer then on down to FL. Is the Madstad really worth the looks disadvantage???


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I feel your pain.. I hear all the great reviews on the Madstad , but I agree.. its totally fugly. We work hard and spend $$$ to make custom changes to our scoots so WE think they look cool.. Its painfully hard to make it look fugly on purpose. lol Want one then.. dont want one... I go back and forth!!
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I have to say you are not alone with you comment on the looks. I held off for a year before pulling the trigger on the Madstad and sorry I waited. The shield will grow on you Mark and the function well out weighs the looks. You won't be sorry
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I felt like almost everyone else and said it was "ugly". But after putting it on I like the look and the functionality is without question. IMHO it looks better than others with multiple curves trying to accomplish the same results.


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I have to say you are not alone with you comment on the looks. I held off for a year before pulling the trigger on the Madstad and sorry I waited. The shield will grow on you Mark and the function well out weighs the looks. You won't be sorry
I have also put this off since last may & I guess I have a few things to work out b4 I order one. I've read you order by you height. I'm 5'11'' just couldn't quite make to 6'........ What size did u get? I read on here today that if you get one a little taller and don't have to extend it all the way up it covers more of the bottom & looks a lot better. I hope that made sense?


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I have also put this off since last may & I guess I have a few things to work out b4 I order one. I've read you order by you height. I'm 5'11'' just couldn't quite make to 6'........ What size did u get? I read on here today that if you get one a little taller and don't have to extend it all the way up it covers more of the bottom & looks a lot better. I hope that made sense?
I am 5' 8" and have a stock RGU seat lowered and tapered a inch. I ordered a road glide 13 inch dark tint. The Road Glide tint was to dark for my liking and went to a 11" med dark and can't be happier! Low enough to drop it to chin height and raise it full for 2 up max protection. Madstad is excellent to work with before and after you buy your shield.
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I am 5' 8" and have a stock RGU seat lowered and tapered a inch. I ordered a road glide 13 inch dark tint. The Road Glide tint was to dark for my liking and went to a 11" med dark and can't be happier! Low enough to drop it to chin height and raise it full for 2 up max protection. Madstad is excellent to work with before and after you buy your shield.
Thanks for the info! I'm leaning toward the 13" I ride 2 up 90% of the time. But now you have thinking... I was also looking at the dark, is it too dark to see thru if it was all the way up?


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I don't understand all this talk about the Madstad being fugly. I just happen to have one on my RGU but have seen them on Customs, too. I think they look better than some of the other shields out there and definitely provide a better riding experience. With all the sizes and tints available you can make your Shark look bitchin'! And remember, the difference between a dog and a fox............................................... ..................................... is a 12 pack!
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I don't understand all this talk about the Madstad being fugly. I just happen to have one on my RGU but have seen them on Customs, too. I think they look better than some of the other shields out there and definitely provide a better riding experience. With all the sizes and tints available you can make your Shark look bitchin'! And remember, the difference between a dog and a fox............................................... ..................................... is a 12 pack!
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Thanks for the info! I'm leaning toward the 13" I ride 2 up 90% of the time. But now you have thinking... I was also looking at the dark, is it too dark to see thru if it was all the way up?
The dark gray is like looking through sun glasses. It's about the same tint as the smoked Sancho's wings but better clairity.

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