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post #1 of 11 Old 08-29-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have a very early model Madstad windscreen bracket that I really like, but I often look at it and wish that I could make some minor changes that would allow a steeper rake angle or perhaps bring the shield a little closer to the fairing.

I also noticed that more recently manufactured Madstad brackets have some slight differences from the early models.

My question is: do the more recent brackets have any functional differences in where they position your windscreen, or are the changes just cosmetic? Any reason to upgrade?

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-29-2009, 06:09 PM
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I just got a madstad a week or so ago. No experience with the "old" one, but I'd be happy to take some measurements on the new if you'd like.
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Just put mine on yesterday. I had no idea it was different from any earlier model. Looks like others I have seen pictures of and it works fine. Can't see what they would change.

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I think maybe an "old" Madstad might look like this?


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Here's my new on to compare. Some obvious changes:
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Here's my new on to compare. Some obvious changes:
Not so much, I think. Color, of course. Knurled knobs on new, wing nuts on old. The very different position choices for the actual photos exaggerate the appearance of differences between the two. And my photo was not good -- taken out-of-doors in my carport after dark this evening, I was basically taking a photo of a black cat in a coal bin at midnight using the small camera flash for lighting.

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Looks like the new bracket allows you to adjust the height of the screen, while the older ones only allow you to tilt the screen.
Some additional height adjustments would be nice.

I have the old version, but with the knobs and track nuts. I can only tilt the screen forward and back.

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Yes...there a several inches of height adjustment as well as the tilt. It has allowed me to create a nice bubble for my head. I think I get more air on my torso since it has moved further forward but that's Ok. I'll play with the adjustment a bit more. I find if I set the knob tension just right I can adjust the height and angle on the fly with one hand and the wind does not move it. Easy to experiment with at different speeds.

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I have an "older" model on mine and from what I've seen, mine has wing nuts where the new ones have plastic knobs. However, mine still allows for height adjustement as well as tilt. I actually like the wing nuts better as they are smaller, less intrusive, and make a great place to attach zip ties to mount a leather windshield bag. The wing nuts are harder to adjust on the fly than the larger knobs, but once I got it where I like it I havent had to change mine in several months.

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