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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hey you '15 owners ... the wait is almost over

You might not remember, but a while ago Mark from Madstad Engineering was looking for someone with a '15 RG to be the tester for his new windshield. I volunteered since I pretty local to him, and because I've never used his shield. Earlier this week, Mark called me as he had the prototype complete, so this morning I rode up and conducted some test rides. Now I understand what you Madstad owners are talking about. My opinion is the most versatile and functional windshield for several reasons. 1. Quick detachable system allows you to remove the outer shield and ride with the inner shield only. 2. Shield can be quickly adjusted "up-and-down" and tilted inwards or outwards to find the best air for solo and 2-up riding.
I'll ride with the prototype this week while Mark and his team finalize the fit and design. Once complete, I'll test out the final version and hopefully he'll have it ready for a great X-Mas or New Years gift.

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Without revealing any pix of a prototype product,,,, what's your opinion on the looks on the new shark?

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Madstad owner and 2015 owner here....5'9" and I have less wind and buffeting with the 15" Wind Vest on my 2015 than I had in 40,000 miles behind my Madstad.............
Will be interested to see what it looks like though.....I actually loved the way mine looked and as an aircraft person I appreciate the aero-physics behind the system.
Harley DEFINITELY took Mark's idea to heart when they designed the new vent system! As well as Sancho's wings! Hope they both got money for the theft......?

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Madstad owner and 2015 owner here....5'9" and I have less wind and buffeting with the 15" Wind Vest on my 2015 than I had in 40,000 miles behind my Madstad.............
Will be interested to see what it looks like though.....I actually loved the way mine looked and as an aircraft person I appreciate the aero-physics behind the system.
Harley DEFINITELY took Mark's idea to heart when they designed the new vent system! As well as Sancho's wings! Hope they both got money for the theft......?
I'm 5'10" and the only comparison I can give is the CVO OEM windshield and the 13" prototype currently on my bike. There is less wind/noise and no buffeting over the stock shield even when I put it in different positions. For example, my "sweet spot" is when I can look 1-2" above the shield and it tilted all the way back towards me. I'm in a cocoon of calm air where you literally could have a conversation at a normal tone. I then tilt it all the way out where I had to look threw it and I could tell the air flow went even higher over my head; great to kick it over the passenger which my wife will test out today. I tested it in 12 different positions (low, med, high height with back, middle, and forward tilt). 9 of 12 positions were better than the stock shield; the other 3 will be corrected this week with a tweak of the design.

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Without revealing any pix of a prototype product,,,, what's your opinion on the looks on the new shark?
It looks good but it will look even better with the changes we discussed yesterday. I'm no engineer but I'm one of those guys that "looks" are important. Functionality and appearance needs to be balanced, and I think the changes being made will meet this requirement. I'll let know when later this week.

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Photos of the new MadStad system for the 2015 Road Glide are posted on their web site. These are prototype photos right now but final version photos will be posted when they are ready. Feedback on appearance is welcome! Link:

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.13283/.f

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QUICK DETACH???? That sounds good Mark. Could that be adopted for the older design as well?

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THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!! I've been holding out, eating a lot of wind, and pretending as if I didn't have a radio, every since I got my 2015 special. When I traded my 2011 RG in (and of course I took the Madstad off). Sold it on eBay to someone who's probably enjoying the heck out of it, he got two shields to boot, but I got a pretty decent sale price, so I was happy and the buyer too.


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I have not been waiting. Installed my Klock Werks shield on last week and love it.
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My 11 had an 11" Madstad. My 15 has a 10" Windvest. As of right now I don't see the need for one on the 15. It did work like nothing else on the 11.

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