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No buffeting after setting it up and I love my Strom 44 70.97%
Still got the buffeting!! Is there another solution? 18 29.03%
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post #1 of 25 Old 03-28-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Madstad Bracket with Factory Screen K4 onwards Buffeting yes or no?? Simple poll

A lot of people have apparently opted for the Madstad Bracket, did it cure the buffeting after you fine tuned it for your 'freeways' and give you the protection from the elements you expected from the Suzuki screen??

I'm just about the buffeting not the wind noise which is irrelevent in real terms, but buffeting can stop any chance of touring with the risk of a headache.

there's lots of references to the bracket across many posts, but with various screens, and if there's a consensus that you can keep the stock screen then it will potentially save people some cash.

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Installed to specs I had minor buffeting at freeway speeds. I moved things a tad higher and it was totally gone. No reason for me to drop more cash on an aftermarket shield.

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It helped quite a bit, but still there. Bought a Givi, much better.
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post #4 of 25 Old 03-29-2008, 04:40 AM
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Can't vote.
There is no option for those of us who don't have a Madstad and don't have buffeting.
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post #5 of 25 Old 03-29-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can't vote.
There is no option for those of us who don't have a Madstad and don't have buffeting.
Simply because I've tried every variation I could think of with the stock bracket and screen inc spacers all over and no success, so I'm simply getting an idea how successful the Madstad is.

I've the feeling some have spent a lot on cash on various screens/brackets, I can't afford that.

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It helped quite a bit, but still there. Bought a Givi, much better.
How tall are you Foxer??
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Tried the Madstad with the stock shield and with a GIVI.

The GIVI is the solution for me. Great coverage and no buffeting in clean air. Behind a semi in a 3/4 crosswind is another story.

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post #7 of 25 Old 03-31-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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just over 3/4 reckon it works without buffeting?? That's not bad, not bad at all. And for less than $100 shipped across the 'pond' .......:rolleyes:
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THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!!

Decided to place the order and waiting for it to cross the Atlantic 'pond' With those odds it's worth a try.

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It's worth it. IMO, that's how it should've come from the factory. Calling the factory setup "adjustable" is kind of a stretch. Madstad FTW!

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Yes it cured my buffeting, but I also added the Laminar lip. With this combo I get no buffeting and great protection from elements. At stops on long trips, everyone has to clean their helmet shield from the bugs. I don't get hit by the bugs at all.

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