Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Islamic Republic of Ohio
My Madstad is a year old and maybe the model has changed some. Mine came with the locking bolts on the bottom and wingnut on the top. In April when I got my Givi the wingnut setup was not strong enough to hold the larger shield in place at hiway speeds. Mark sent me the the new knobs with the rubber washer and that was the solution for holding the shield in place. However, I still needed to use a wrench to Make adjustments so as to loosen the bottom bolts. I switched out the bottom bolts with the original wingnuts and added rubber washers and now the shield is rock solid and can be adjusted in seconds even while wearing gloves.
'05 GL1800A-The Banana Hammock
Target fixator extraordinaire.
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