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post #1 of 8 Old 08-06-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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CalSci shield + Madstad bracket = wont hold?


I recently replaced my CeeBailey shield (that was shattered by a bird)with a CalSci medium model.

i installed it last week and was on the road to Pennsylvania over the last few days.

Well, either there's something wrong with my madstad, or the bracket is simply not made to work with that shield.

simply put, even when raised halfway, there's no way my bracket is tight enough to hold the screen upright, it keep pushing back towards me. Ive tried tightening as hard as I can, wont work. This really happens at speed above 55mph, anything lower seems to be fine.

My stock screen never did this, neither did the CeeBailey one.

anyone else have this or is it my bracket ?

ps: The Calsci aint all the great with buffeting. Im regretting my purchase.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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Get in touch with Madstad, they have some updated rubber washers that should take care of your problem. I had the same problem and they sent me the new rubber washers, no more slipping.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-06-2012, 10:16 PM
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I have the same combination and don't have any problems. Check the tightness of the lower bolt on the bracket.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-07-2012, 04:15 AM
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Had that problem too. The local big box hardware had some rubber backed metal washers that worked like a charm. There is a specific name for them but my memory retrieval system is old.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-07-2012, 06:22 AM
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I have the same problem with the madstad tall windshield I bought with the brackets - If I try to set the shield at max height and most vertical position , the wind pushes it back .
Buffetting issues are improved over stock , but not perfect ...
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-07-2012, 07:21 PM
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also have mad+cal (med). no slippage problems and much of the buffet is gone. have you changed your mirrors? stock mirrors are buffet factories!

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-08-2012, 12:05 AM
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Same Problem

I had the same problem with the XL Parabellum. I ended up pushing the windshield as far out as possible, and then put bolts through the hole in the bracket which does not allow the madstad to move back. I lose my adjustability, but it works well in that position. If this does not make sense, send me an email and I will send you a picture.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-08-2012, 03:36 AM
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Somebody glued gritty sandpaper to their washersand said they had no more slippage.
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