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post #1 of 41 Old 04-12-2008, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone made a madstad?

I'm having a little trouble bringing myself to spending $100 on a few pieces of steel and plastic. If I had the means of fabricating myself I would, so just wondering if someone has done this.
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post #2 of 41 Old 04-12-2008, 01:42 AM
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Pre-Madstad, the trick was to put some 6-cent washers under the lower screws of the stock windshield mounting bracket. Give the shield more rake tends to decrease buffeting.

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I just rode a 200 mile day yesterday with the Madstad bracket and is was wonderful. There was still slight buffeting around 80 mph +, but at least I could see where I was going for the first time at those speeds :-D If you don't have the means of making one too the specs Madstad Engineering makes them, I would break down and buy one if I were you. My friends thought the bracket came stock with the bike because of how well it looks. IMHO
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post #4 of 41 Old 04-12-2008, 08:08 AM
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I did the washer trick and was really suprised. You just need some longer bolts.

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I used 4 - 1 inch long nylon spacers and longer bolts for the windshield mount. No buffeting at all now. Cost was 6 bucks. If you want, I can post a pic later, I am on my phone now and it is just to hard. This works great but there is no adjustability.

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The Madstad Bracket is one of the best additions to my bike and the owner stands behind his product 100%.

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post #7 of 41 Old 04-12-2008, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've heard all the same things, and was just ready to buy, but the shitty dollar translation to Canadian, the shipping, and then whatever duties I get hit with is going from $90 to $140 or somewhere around there. I think my best bet will be to find someone to order 2 of them and split the shipping and duties cost.
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post #8 of 41 Old 04-12-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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If you want, I can post a pic later
Yes please mate - I'd be interested to see how it looks.
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Yes please mate - I'd be interested to see how it looks.
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post #10 of 41 Old 04-13-2008, 02:29 AM
 
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Looks simple enough - I might even try and fabricate two vertical covers for them so they look more solid. Thanks for the pics!
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