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Has anyone put on a Madstad and not liked it? I have read lots of threads and I see lots of positive feedback. I also see where a few people are struggling to find the "sweet spot" but that seems to be a very few folks. I have seen a couple of posts from 2013 and 2014 where people have put them on, but their profile pic shows other shields. I don't know if they changed shields or just never updated the profile pic.

When i bought my 13 custom, I changed the windshield as soon as I got home. Put a 12" windvest on and it really made a difference. Last summer right before a 2500 mile ride I put a 14" on. Little more protection and I don't get a LOT of buffeting, but I get some. I also get a lot of wind noise.

Now I am considering the Madstad. I am 6'3" with long legs. Riding a DLL seat that moves me back and down a little so I am considering the 14.5" in the darkest tint available.

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Subscribing, I'm thinking about getting one also.
 

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I hate mine. I mean riding all day in total comfort is not for me. I like the wind beating the crap out of me and I also like wasting money on 15 windshields hoping they will be as good as the MADSTAD because they look cool:D:D:D:DHahahahaha


Just get it and try it. I be you will love it like I do.
 

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I remember at least 2 that were on here for sale. I believe both just couldn't get past the looks. I can't recall anyone saying they didn't work well. I have 2 and feel like it's the best $ I've ever spent on this bike.
 

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My 13" Madstad works way better than my 15" Windvest, just for reference. Plus on real hot days I adjust the Madstad all the way down . Remember , the shield is just part of wind management on the RG.
 

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I just bought 1 off of here. I will say the couple of short rides I have been on it's pretty nice. It took me a few days/weeks to get used to the looks but it is growing on me. The true test will be riding to Shark Week.
 

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My 13" Madstad works way better than my 15" Windvest, just for reference. Plus on real hot days I adjust the Madstad all the way down . Remember , the shield is just part of wind management on the RG.
I have the GADS system already. Along with the 14" Windvest it is OK, but I just keep thinking that it could be better.
 

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I know nobody wants to take a windshield off and back on but Madstad offers a money back guarantee. If you don't think it works send it back and try another type. It's something you should really give try if you want to improve wind management.
 

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In my six years on the Roadglide, I can't recall ONE person that wasn't happy with the way the Madstad worked.

I simply don't like the way it looks so I have a short (8") klockwerks and a tall(15") Cee Baileys TRRSC Dome.


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The argument of the looks of the Madstad can be compared to a 2-1 vs True Dual exhaust. Some people prefer the looks of a true dual set up where others prefer the performance of a 2-1. The customer service and the return policy with them is GREAT. I was able to keep running my 13 until my 14.5 arrived, just paid for shipping on the new 14.5 The best part is the adjustability of it, drop low when in town rolling around town, raise it up to the "sweet spot" for total comfort all day long. I've got a lot of compliments on mine which is rather surprising since here in So Cal most people are going for "Form" over "Function". Like I said in an earlier post a few months ago, it's NOT the sexiest shield out there but definitely the best performing. Bottom line, if you don't like it, just pay return shipping and send it back. I'll post some pics of my 14.5 when I get a chance. :D
 

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The argument of the looks of the Madstad can be compared to a 2-1 vs True Dual exhaust. Some people prefer the looks of a true dual set up where others prefer the performance of a 2-1. The customer service and the return policy with them is GREAT. I was able to keep running my 13 until my 14.5 arrived, just paid for shipping on the new 14.5 The best part is the adjustability of it, drop low when in town rolling around town, raise it up to the "sweet spot" for total comfort all day long. I've got a lot of compliments on mine which is rather surprising since here in So Cal most people are going for "Form" over "Function". Like I said in an earlier post a few months ago, it's NOT the sexiest shield out there but definitely the best performing. Bottom line, if you don't like it, just pay return shipping and send it back. I'll post some pics of my 14.5 when I get a chance. :D


Not a good analogy because 1) You can get a 2-1 that looks like a true dual set if you add a ghost pipe.

2) You can get form and function with other shields. They are not mutually exclusive.

3) Just for sh**s and giggles.....proving that a Madstad "outperforms" all other windshields is just as difficult as proving a 2-1 outperforms a true dual.



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Not a good analogy because 1) You can get a 2-1 that looks like a true dual set if you add a ghost pipe.

2) You can get form and function with other shields. They are not mutually exclusive.

3) Just for sh**s and giggles.....proving that a Madstad "outperforms" all other windshields is just as difficult as proving a 2-1 outperforms a true dual.



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I knew this would happen, HAHAHA. The argument of the madstad will forever be ongoing . I'll tell you what Sharknose, if you ever try out the madstad just let me know and we can have an AAR (after action review for the civilians here) about it. As far as I' m concerned a ghost pipe is as worthless as two tits on a boar. I also don't think it's too difficult to prove that a 2-1 can and will outperform a true dual set up. By the way, I'm not a 2-1 owner but was just using it as a comparison, demonstrator and for training purposes only.
 

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I knew this would happen, HAHAHA. The argument of the madstad will forever be ongoing . I'll tell you what Sharknose, if you ever try out the madstad just let me know and we can have an AAR (after action review for the civilians here) about it. As far as I' m concerned a ghost pipe is as worthless as two tits on a boar. I also don't think it's too difficult to prove that a 2-1 can and will outperform a true dual set up. By the way, I'm not a 2-1 owner but was just using it as a comparison, demonstrator and for training purposes only.

Is that not the point?

I'm afraid to try it. Like I said in my first post, I've never seen an owner not like it. I'm afraid I might like it and end up having an ugly bike ✌?️

I'm curious to see any concrete proof of a 2-1 outperforming a true dual. I've been riding for 38 years and I've never seen any.

And my AAR days are quickly coming to an end. I start my transition leave this summer!


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Is that not the point?

I'm afraid to try it. Like I said in my first post, I've never seen an owner not like it. I'm afraid I might like it and end up having an ugly bike ✌?️

I'm curious to see any concrete proof of a 2-1 outperforming a true dual. I've been riding for 38 years and I've never seen any.

And my AAR days are quickly coming to an end. I start my transition leave this summer!


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You ride a Road Glide, you already have a "Fugly" bike, lol. :cool:
 

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I had a madstad on my 12 RGU ( for a very short time ) It did perform better than the stock shield but I hated the looks and after I bought a v stream and a 14" freedom shield I felt they both performed nearly as well and look a ton better.
 

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I loved the one I had on my 2013 RGC. I tried two difference size Windvests and they were okay but didn't kill the buffeting. So I went with an 11" MadStad and it was almost magical the way it killed the buffeting. I'm only 5'8" so the 11" worked fine for me even with the shield all they way down and the smallest one they make also looked better than the taller ones. Once I got used to the look, bikes without MadStads looked funny!

But I traded that bike this year so I stripped my MadStad off and I've got it up for sale right now. If you don't need a tall one you can get a great deal - PM me! It's up in the classifieds right now.
 

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I am keeping my M.S. Yep, it looks ummm.....different. But that's why I bought the "Road Toad". Just didn't want to have the same bike as my brothers and their neighbors. AND IT WORKS GREAT!!! In Canada we have cough a syrup advertisement slogan of a cough syrup called Buckley's. "It Tastes Bad But It Works great"! Well I kinda like the taste of Buckley's and I kind of like the looks of the M.S. shield and "It Works Great"!! And like other riders have mentioned, it is fantastic to have so much adjustability. I also still have my other shields. The Wind Vest has a great sporty look and I can hear the stereo and the for the B.A.M.F. look forget anything else the 8" K.W. is All That.
 

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I was pretty happy w my RGU stock shield. It wasn't until our ride to SW4 last year that my wife said she had issues w 80mph wind & not hearing the radio. Great new friends told us how they liked their madstad. Went home, bought one and was great improvement especially for my wife. After getting used to looks I even like the looks now & old one looks conventional.

All good for us!

(I do think I remember onepost here of someone that just didn't like it after trying. Struck me with the rarity of someone not satisfied)
 
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