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Madstad too tall?

When I bought my shield I was convinced I needed a 14.5", after a few thousand miles, I think I'd be better off with a 13", still have a lot of adjustment where I normally set it.

Anyone else have a similar experience? Anyone wish they'd have gotten a taller one?

Anyone have a 13" and want to swap for a 14.5"? Found someone to swap with.

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I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam and have the 14.5" Madstad which is perfect for me on the stock RGU saddle. I would think you have enough adjustment but maybe the 13" is that much different depending on your height.
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I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam and have the 14.5" Madstad which is perfect for me on the stock RGU saddle. I would think you have enough adjustment but maybe the 13" is that much different depending on your height.
I'm 6' with 31" inseam but on a Hammock which rides 1-2" higher than stock.

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I have a 2006, which has a lower fairing by 1.5" than 2010 and newer. I sit on a Mustang Regal touring seat. My Madstad is a 14.5". I think it is lower than my 13" Windvest when set at its lowest setting. At its highest, I am looking through it. I think it is very versatile, perfect for me.

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When I bought my shield I was convinced I needed a 14.5", after a few thousand miles, I think I'd be better off with a 13", still have a lot of adjustment where I normally set it.

Anyone else have a similar experience? Anyone wish they'd have gotten a taller one?

Anyone have a 13" and want to swap for a 14.5"?
I have a 13" bronze shield I would trade for your 14.5". What shade is it?

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I have a 13" bronze shield I would trade for your 14.5". What shade is it?
Thanks for the offer but I'd like to stay with a gray if possible. Not sure the bronze would match up well to my BBP paint. I do see where I can get a replacement shield from CeeBailey's cheaper than Madstad. May have to actually buy one at which point I'd sell the one I have. Unfortunately they are only available in 13" & 16" which is good for me, doesn't help you.

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they have a 90 day return policy btw

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they have a 90 day return policy btw
It may have been at one time, I couldn't say. However it's 60 days now.

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MADSTAD SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Drive our system for 60 days. If you're not happy then we're not happy, simple as that, and you can return your MadStad adjustable windshield system for a refund of the purchase price (less shipping charges). We understand that motorcycle comfort and wind protection is a personal thing, so you have to make sure our system is right for you. (Chances are it will only take 60 seconds, not 60 days to put a smile on your face!)

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I could have been wrong! I just remembered it being a decent return policy.

I have a 13" medium, it was to tall for me for regular riding so I got an 11, I would be willing to trade for yours and I would use it in the winter for more wind protection, mine has about 9k miles on it but its in pretty-very good shape, no major scratches

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I could have been wrong! I just remembered it being a decent return policy.

I have a 13" medium, it was to tall for me for regular riding so I got an 11, I would be willing to trade for yours and I would use it in the winter for more wind protection, mine has about 9k miles on it but its in pretty-very good shape, no major scratches
It is a great return policy. I emailed them to see what could be done, waiting on a response. If they can't help me, I'll pm you. Thanks for the offer, I may have to take you up on that.

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