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post #1 of 39 Old 01-31-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I just checked the Madstad website, and they have gone into production on Madstad for the 2012 DL650 - it is supposed to be available the middle of February. Apparently they are using the old model, so the stock screen, with it's new configuration, will not work with the Madstad - so, they are selling windshields on their website now.

My personal opinion is the Madstad is one of the most innovative after market parts available for a bike. I had a 2009 DL650 with Madstad and Givi shield - it worked perfectly! - with no buffeting, and adjustable for any riding condition.

Here is the Madstad website:

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post #2 of 39 Old 01-31-2012, 01:29 PM
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The Madstad on my bike kept me from having to sell the thing. The bike was almost unridable due to the intense buffeting. The addtion on the Madstad transformed the bike into pure enjoyment. I am glad that they went with the old style windscreen, instanly giving use dozens of choices.
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The Madstad on my bike kept me from having to sell the thing. The bike was almost unridable due to the intense buffeting. The addtion on the Madstad transformed the bike into pure enjoyment. I am glad that they went with the old style windscreen, instanly giving use dozens of choices.
Madstad never solved my buffeting problem... So I bought a MRA vario screen and that worked like a charm... If (when) I buy the new 650... the MRA screen will be my first farkle... that is, if the buffeting situation has not been solved...

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i think most will find the buffeting a non issue on 2012 vstrom - certainly the case for me on my test ride and another 2 new owners i talked to.

If you look at how the new one is designed - it is spaced out from the front of bike, not dissimilar to the design of madstad.

I think madstad will still benefit those want to to change angle and height quickly without tools

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I guess one more farkle to sell when I sell my 07.

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Madstad never solved my buffeting problem... So I bought a MRA vario screen and that worked like a charm... If (when) I buy the new 650... the MRA screen will be my first farkle... that is, if the buffeting situation has not been solved...
I still get a little but only when I push the bike over 90mph on the freeway.
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Only have 500 miles on my 12 but I have little to no buffeting with the windshield in the middle position. Haven't taken the bike over 75 mph yet. I like it! I'm 6'0", 210 lbs.
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I just checked the Madstad website, and they have gone into production on Madstad for the 2012 DL650 - it is supposed to be available the middle of February. Apparently they are using the old model, so the stock screen, with it's new configuration, will not work with the Madstad - so, they are selling windshields on their website now.

My personal opinion is the Madstad is one of the most innovative after market parts available for a bike. I had a 2009 DL650 with Madstad and Givi shield - it worked perfectly! - with no buffeting, and adjustable for any riding condition.

Here is the Madstad website:

V-Strom (2012 DL650)
I am currently testing for Madstad their new 2012 version on my 2012 V Strom 650. I was at their factory 11 days ago (Jan 23), I tested the new Madstad on a variety of shapes and sizes of windshields. The new Madstad did a fantastic job on all of them.

The windshield that I am currently using for a longer term evaluation is their 20 inch medium dark screen that looks like it was designed and styled for the V Strom.

So far the Madstad and the new screen are performing well and I am receiving lots of compliments about the style and color of the windshield.
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I just checked the Madstad website, and they have gone into production on Madstad for the 2012 DL650 - it is supposed to be available the middle of February. Apparently they are using the old model, so the stock screen, with it's new configuration, will not work with the Madstad - so, they are selling windshields on their website now.

My personal opinion is the Madstad is one of the most innovative after market parts available for a bike. I had a 2009 DL650 with Madstad and Givi shield - it worked perfectly! - with no buffeting, and adjustable for any riding condition.

Here is the Madstad website:

V-Strom (2012 DL650)
I am currently testing for Madstad their new 2012 version on my 2012 V Strom 650. I was at their factory 11 days ago (Jan 23), I tested the new Madstad on a variety of shapes and sizes of windshields. The new Madstad did a fantastic job on all of them.

The windshield that I am currently using for a longer term evaluation is their 20 inch medium dark screen that looks like it was designed and styled for the V Strom.

So far the Madstad and the new screen are performing well and I am receiving lots of compliments about the style and color of the windshield.
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madstrad

I think the same think I had the same set-up madstrad and givi and it work perfctly and with a russel seat it had a "goldwingesque" confort.

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