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View Poll Results: Givi windshield OR madstad?
Givi windshield 10 25.64%
Madstad Bracket 13 33.33%
Go for broke - get both! 16 41.03%
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post #1 of 16 Old 10-01-2006, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Givi windshield OR madstad?

Ok, I am finally sick of the wind buffeting. I rode 600 miles yesterday and I can barely move my neck today from the strain. I know that the Givi windshield gets rave reviews and so does the madstad. I know that they work great together. However, I can only get one. Which way to go, Givi or madstad with stock windshield??

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post #4 of 16 Old 10-01-2006, 06:17 PM
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GIVI.....the stock shield is too narrow and short to be worth a darn. You can't polish a turd, cause it is still a turd. Start with a new shield, and use it as your canvas!!! My 2 cents.

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I have had my Givi for a year now, and I like it a lot. A lot of people seem to like the Madstad, but I don't know if it is enough for the stock shield. You could always try it, and if still does not do the job for you, add the Givi shield.

But really, the Givi shield is not that much more than the Madstad, and it works for me. There are a lot of squished bugs on it today that did not hit me.
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-01-2006, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice all. I am still not certain though. Does the Givi by its self eliminate wind buffeting? Is the stock sheild still too crappy to do the job even with madstad? I have seriously gone above and beyond my budget and my you know who I mean...says that this is the last purchase for quite a while.
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I would go with MadStad first.
If it doesn't work you can still easily resell it.
BTW no experience with either.


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post #8 of 16 Old 10-02-2006, 05:31 AM
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GreyDR, have the Madstad with stock shield and am pretty satisfied with the combo. I did not get nearly as beat up from buffeting as before on a recent LD trip. Of course I will search for perfection in the future and am considering a Givi shield to start with. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

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post #9 of 16 Old 10-02-2006, 09:10 AM
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I have the Givi AND the MadStad, 'cause what good is a hobby if you can't spend lots of money on it.

On long highway trips, I move the screen up so the black trim is just below eye level. Around town or on 'back-country rides', I move it down a little or tilt it back.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 12:51 PM
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Madstad and Stocker shield. Worked great for me. 5'9" 31" inseam.

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