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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta get a new Windshield

I recently purchased an '11 RG Ultra. I absolutely love the bike but it has a 12" windsplitter on it and it is beating my wife and I to death. I know everyone has their own opinion but I need help. I would like a combination of looks, effectiveness, and price. Who doesn't... right? I appreciate any and all help and pics would be wonderful.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 06:28 PM
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I started with a 12" Wind Spitter. Ended with a 13" Madstad. Remember , its not all just about the shield . Wind baffles make a big difference stopping that dirty air coming up under and around the fairing. Enjoy the ride

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I had the exact same problem. 13" Madstad solved it. She's happy and so am I.

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Save yourself some time and go ahead and get the Madstad. I got 3 on the shelf I would have never bought if I tried the Madstad first.

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Wow. Overwhelmingly for the Madstad. I am having a problem getting past the looks. I'm not saying it is ugly, I'm just saying it is different. The website recommends a 14.5" for me and that is $325. Did I mention that I am a tightwad?
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I don't have a Madstad, but will say they look better in person. I have the LRS Mako and love it.

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For me it makes things so much easier. Solo I ride with it nearly at the lowest it will go. I had a 12" windvest that worked about 80% as good. With her I switched to the stock seat and had to switch to the stock ultra shield. It was ok but she still got batted around quite a bit. With the madstad it takes me a few seconds to switch the height and set the angle. She can sit back and ride in comfort. I have dark smoke and actually like the look. She likes the look also.

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The windsplitter in both 12" & 15" beat me up. The KW 8" I have now is better, but still too much wind for me. I've had a 14" windvest and have a 13" Madstad, both of those shields I'd rate as equal for wind management. The shield I've liked the best and am going back to is the 10" windvest. Wife does prefer the 14"WV and 13" MS

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