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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Another Madstad Question!

So after a couple windshields i think i am ready to get a Madstad. My question is i still want to maintain a good look, so are those of you that got the 11in happy with it? Does it offer enough protection? Can i adjust the 13in down low enough when in town? I am 5"9 33in inseam if that helps. Sorry just want to get it right the first time. Thank you for any input that you may have.
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My 13" drops down pretty low, and raises up as high as I want it to , and still seeing over it.
The 11" might be just a little too short if your looking for optimum protection.

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I have a 13"dark smoke. It works great and I love it. I ride with it raised about 1/2" when riding solo. I actually like the looks. If I rode solo all of the time an 11" would be fine. But I can raise the 13 up for her and it works great with the stock ultra seat. I'm about your height and she is 5' 4". I do have a 16" clear that I slap on if we are going to do long trips with high mile days on the interstate. Thats like driving in a convertible but we are not tired at all after an 800 mile day regardless of wind. I lower it all the way down when we get where we are going and its like riding with the 13" raised about 3/4 of the way up.


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I'm 6'1" and I run the 11" during the warmer months but in the winter the 13" is much better. The 11" even at the highest setting still gives me wind but it is smooth. For starters I would suggest getting the 13" and asking them to drill the holes 1.5" higher than normal. That will allow you to have the shield that much lower at the lowest setting. Even at 6"1" I have never had to use my 13" at the highest setting.

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I'm 6'3" and run the 13" and recently got a 14.5" when I traded out a spare 13" for it. Haven't rode much behind the 14.5" as of yet, but I do notice the difference between the two…


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My 14.5",( that's my madstad windshield,) is shorter at its lowest level than my 13" WV. At its highest setting it is great for the highway. At its lowest, it is still pretty darn good.

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I'm 6'0" with a 32 inseam & use the 14.5" light smoke. It works great for me & with my wife. I like the looks also. Great windshield. Wife says huge improvement for her - both wind & hearing radio.


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13" for spring/fall, 11" for summer. Both dark smoke. Finally got it right after going thru about 4 or 5 other makes.


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There's a thread with pictures of member's madstads here: https://www.roadglide.org/showthread....dstad+pictures

any linked photos are blocked for me (I'm at work), but I seem to remember that there were a few 13" up vs down pics in there.

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I'm 5'8 and ride with an 11in Madstad on a 2013 RGC. I started with the recommend 13in but at it's lowest setting was still in my line of vision. With the 11 I have more adjust-ability, even when I switch out to my touring seat. I noticed no difference in protection since both channel the wind over the same way.
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