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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Madstad whistle?

2018 FLTRU with a 12". Between 55 and 70 mph, I hear an intermittent whistling noise, and I could swear its coming from the windshield.

Anyone else?

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Never had that issue . . . . but I'd change the angle a little and see what happens.
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I can hear a bit of a whistle since I installed mine. I always figured it was the adjustment slots. Some tape would confirm that theory.

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I can hear a bit of a whistle since I installed mine. I always figured it was the adjustment slots. Some tape would confirm that theory.
I thought about the adjustment slots too, good idea to use tape. Will try that, thanks!

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Never had that issue . . . . but I'd change the angle a little and see what happens.
I've got the 12" Madstad as well, but I've never heard the whistle...then again, my not hearing anything may just be the result of too many rock concerts through the decades. In any event, I do love my Madstad! Best windshield that I've ever had on a bike.
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I have 13" and had a light whistle as well. I did not do anything and it went away. Or my hearing is going and don't hear it anymore!!

Good luck finding it and let us know what it is.
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Might be your fairing. Many of the Rushmore fairings have a whistle. I remember reading it stemmed between the front of the fairing and the headlight housing. Don’t recall if it was between the top or bottom of the headlight. The “fix” was to stuff a thin piece of foam in there. You might not have heard it before the Madstad because of wind noise, where now you’re probably in an envelope and can hear better. Mine whistles, and I have a 12” LRS windshield. Doesn’t bother me though.
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No one has ever whistled at a Madstad. They're way to ugly. (I know. That was bad, sorry.)
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I have heard the speakers pods will whistle if they’re not tight or aligned correctly.


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I have the 13 inch and have never had a whistle. i did notice one day when riding in a rain storm there were bubbles forming at the very front, lower on the inside of my windshield. Turns out the shield wasn't completely sealed to the rubber gasket. Tightened it and problem when away.


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