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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 :smile:). Everyone seems to set them slightly differently. When you get it close I predict you'll be very satisfied.

Good luck!

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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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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.
Gotya, 10 mm
 
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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 :smile:). Everyone seems to set them slightly differently. When you get it close I predict you'll be very satisfied.

Good luck!

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I'm looking forward to trying it. Truthfully, I wasnt unhappy with my LRS Mako, but everyone was raving about this thing, and it makes my bike look even fuglier, so what the heck.

I had an opportunity to get one for a good price, so I figured I'd try it.

I will say this, the base and shield are nice and beefy!
 

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I've had mine on for two summers now and LOVE it. I move it around quite a bit depending on if I'm riding two up or not. When I switch from a two up to a solo seat makes a difference too. I haven't tried to stick with oner certain spot. I just go with what works, and usually know that highway means up all the way, and cruising backroads means I can lower it down. When it's hot out, I lower it all the way down to get some breeze. My wife loves it too, so that's a big bonus.
 

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Once I got my 14.5 dialed in, tightened it up and haven't moved it since.
 

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I bought a 13 inch dark a few months ago from another forum member. Old Style and have it on an RGU. I tried 60, 55 and 57 degrees. 57 seemed right for all around riding. Mine is all the way up with the brackets reversed for the most height. Puts it about 9 inches high (as measured from radio). Perfect for me to look over as I am 6'. I am going to order a 16 inch clear for long trips with the wife as she was spoiled by my Goldwing. It had a Tulsa Xtra tall which went way over my head. I don't have any personal issues looking through a clear shield. Did it for half a dozen years on the Wing and my BMW before that.
 

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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.
I'm 5'10" and also have a 13". Mine is sitting at the lowest level so I see over it but the wind is deflected above my head. 58 degrees for me.
 

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Got out a bit and made some adjustments. A fair amount lower and about 58 degrees. This thing is damn nice. A bit more wind on my hands, I think, 12.5" apes. Is that what yall are experiencing?
 

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Glad you like it :smile:. I always say mine is close to riding in my convertible - very civilized ride. My apes are lower so haven't noticed the hands thing.

Enjoy!

Ron
 
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