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post #1 of 10 Old 08-17-2006, 01:50 PM
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The new Phonebooks are here!!! The new phonebooks are here!!

Well, not exactly. But my new MadStad brackets are here!!

Can't wait to put them on and see if they take care of the buffeting issues on my 'Strom.

(Appologies to all you Steve Martin/"The Jerk" fans) :lol:

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-17-2006, 01:58 PM
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-17-2006, 02:49 PM
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How long to get 'em? I'm thinking of ordering mine tomorrow...

oh yeah, beware of defective oil cans...

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-17-2006, 06:16 PM
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My brackets made it to the GWN in less than 2 weeks.

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I received mine today also. Half way through installing them it
started raining :cry: , so no testing until the ride to work tomorrow.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-18-2006, 11:22 AM
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I'm in Maryland and they arrived in about 5 days.

What a difference! I got mine adjusted after trying two different settings. Now I'm sitting "in the bubble" and can actually hear the engine running. :lol: Best $60-ish bucks I've spent so far. HIGHLY recommended as an almost mandatory accessory if you plan to actually ride for longer than short commutes. It really made a difference in the comfort level on my Strom.

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Now I'm sitting "in the bubble" and can actually hear the engine running.
Dave,

Are you using the brackets with the stock screen? How tall are you/what's your inseam length? I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and would love to have such an easy (and economical) solution with the stock screen.

Thanks,

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Im in the same boat. 6'5" with a 34" seam and when im 60MPH+ I duck down and hump the gas tank to keep from being knocked around silly!!! I got this bike because of its "standard" seating position. Im also on a budget. I put 1/2" spacers and long screws on the standard mounting bracket and it helped, but did not fix the tank humping on the freeway. Im eyeing the Madstad at my next buy and hope to save a wad by not getting a barn door windscreen!
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Yes my children there is a bubble. Enjoyed it today heading home. Although going the other way earlier there was some crazy wind from all directions that could not be blocked out. Still better than before Madstad and not nearly as iffy with truck wash. And using stock shield, 6 FT tallish.

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Now I'm sitting "in the bubble" and can actually hear the engine running.
Dave,

Are you using the brackets with the stock screen? How tall are you/what's your inseam length? I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and would love to have such an easy (and economical) solution with the stock screen.

Thanks,

Stan.
Stan,

I'm 6'0" with a 32 inseam and using the stock screen.

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