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13" dark Madstad. This is gonna take some getting used to.

I've got it set at 60 degrees, the recommended starting point per the instructions.

Its all the way vertical, which might change after I get a chance to test ride it, but it seems about as tall as my 13" LRS Mako.






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I got mine set at about 57 . The same as the base. Have you test rode it yet ?
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I got mine set at about 57 . The same as the base. Have you test rode it yet ?
I havent. I'll try to get out tomorrow afternoon, looks like rain in the morning here.

I'm 5 foot 9.5, I had it at the tallest setting, but when I sat on it I was definitely looking through it so I slid it down a bit.

We shall see.

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You'll have it all the way down by the end of your testing, with a huge smile on your face. And as for the angle, I've never measured mine. Never seems to be an issue, no matter what angle!


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I've got mine at about the same angle as the base too, and just look over the top of the shield. Don't be afraid to play with it a little to see what you like. I spent about 30 minutes one evening buzzing up & back on the interstate and made about 4 adjustments. Seemed pretty good & haven't touched again (except to tighten nuts occasionally ). Everyone seems to set them slightly differently. When you get it close I predict you'll be very satisfied.

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Ok, what size is the lock nut on the bottom that allows you to slide the shield up/down? Seems like 10MM is the only one that will fit.

I'm going to have to run out tomorrow morning to get a 3/8 spinner for the hex socket so I can tighten those lower 2 bolts once I get it set up the way I want it.

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I have mine set same as base. Its all the way down.
I have 60,000 miles on this shield. Works great.

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Ok, what size is the lock nut on the bottom that allows you to slide the shield up/down? Seems like 10MM is the only one that will fit.

I'm going to have to run out tomorrow morning to get a 3/8 spinner for the hex socket so I can tighten those lower 2 bolts once I get it set up the way I want it.
You just need to turn the black knob (2) and the window will slide up and down.

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the older mounting bracketts had 4 holes to change angle of shield.they now have 1 set.you may have to drill 2 more to make shield more vertical.at least i did. with the current holes on new madstad it is about the same as a mako shield.
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You just need to turn the black knob (2) and the window will slide up and down.
Right, I get that, but there is a nut/bolt on the pivot point as well, I want to snug that up. Seems like its a tad loose and might rattle.

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