Madstad Bracket Change
I changed my Madstad brackets from the old style to the new quick adjust a few months back and just set the shield to the pre-change settings. Finally got to take a 300 mile ride this weekend and the buffeting and turbulence was terrible. Today I went for a 100 mile ride south on the interstate and the bike got squirrelly while passing some trucks so I said enough is enough.
My angle with the old brackets was set at 60 degrees. I tilted the shield back and hit the road. A lot better but still some turbulence. So I stooped at a rest area and moved it about 1/8 more back in the brackets.
The change is unbelievable. Smooth again and much quieter. I could hear the radio again comfortably with the volume less than half.
I checked the angle when I got home and it was at 55 degrees with a 2.5 inch bottom gap. My old setting was 60 degrees with a 2 inch gap.
I hit rain and very little even hit my sunglasses. I put my hand up to the top of my helmet and the wind was about 2 inches above the helmet with no buffeting. Just smooth air.
The new brackets adjust the bottom in proportion to the top and so no mor fooling with Allen wrenches and a 10 mm wrench.
I am happy with the new brackets and love the Madstad again. I never was able to get that low an angle with the old brackets so I'm glad I changed them.
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2013 FLTRU, Jackpot 2/1/2 Stainless Ceramic Coated Head Pipes, Fuelmoto Stage 1 Intake, Power Vision, Jackpot Full Size Ceramic Crossover, MADSTAD 16" Windshield, Motolight Running Lights, Nostalgic Rails, Airhawk R, Hayden Primary Tensioner, V&H Roland Sands Slant Slip-Ons