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18 Vstrom 1000 windscreen

Has anybody tried the Madstad now that they make you buy the adjustable bracket as well as their windscreen? I have had their adjustable bracket with the GIVI shield on my 12 Adventure and love it but now they make you buy the package. I am getting an 18 Strom 1000 next week and I know I will want a new set up. Either GIVI Airflow or Madstad. Thanks for any info.
 

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I have a 2018 DL 1000 with the Madstad and there Windscreen and it works great for me...:smile2:
 

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Revisiting the buffeting issue. I need a solution after today’s ride. Ended up spending the majority of the ride with my visor down to avoid the headache inducing buffeting.

How much higher is the Givi AF than OEM when both are mounted in their lowest positions on the 2018 DL1000?

I found the AF on my 650 was most effective at the lowest settings.
 

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So that screen looks a lot bigger and uglier than I remember on my 650 :grin2:

With the low seat, and the Givi screen on the lowest mounts, I can see over the screen.. just. I was worried about that with the low seat so I'm happy with the results.
 

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So the results are in. I'm returning the AF. It wasn't any better than my stock screen with the ebay lip. The worst part was the light reflection off my headlight causing visibility issues.

Since I bolted it on the bike to test I have to go through a 'warranty' claim process. I'm going to take pictures of the light reflection this evening for the warranty claim and I'll post them here for reference.
 

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It could be my bright LEDs are compounding the issue. I was spoiled with my previous AirFlow where I could ride visor up at 70-80MPH comfortably.
 

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Could be, but I have heard that comment before. That is how I know about the paint.

My enthusiasm starts with my efforts and research to fix the problems with my 2003 ST1300. The stock screen creating such a difference in pressure front to back that bugs would hit the back side of the screen and a steady force pushing my head forward that resulted in neck and back pain. The stock screen was not quite tall enough for me which caused a little bit of buffeting.

I did some reading on wind screen design, compression jest, expansion jets, laminar lips, etc., and starting making a number of various little extensions for the after market shield I had purchased. It was not hard to create an improvement, but they were not professional looking.





Time went on, I got my Vee2 and the search for another screen began again. What followed deserves its own blog because it was way to big for a post, but it all comes down to differential pressure front to back, distance to the riders head, air sliding over other streams of air, and height. Marketing types want us to think in terms of brands, but the name on the screen does nothing to direct air.

The Vee2/Vee3 has built in tilt options. That helps quite a bit.

I'll try to remember the night time glare comments when recommending the air flow. If anyone thinks it is a problem I would suggest using tape to determine how far up on the base shield black out needs to occur. It easy and reversible.
 

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Could be, but I have heard that comment before. That is how I know about the paint.

My enthusiasm starts with my efforts and research to fix the problems with my 2003 ST1300. The stock screen creating such a difference in pressure front to back that bugs would hit the back side of the screen and a steady force pushing my head forward that resulted in neck and back pain. The stock screen was not quite tall enough for me which caused a little bit of buffeting.

I did some reading on wind screen design, compression jest, expansion jets, laminar lips, etc., and starting making a number of various little extensions for the after market shield I had purchased. It was not hard to create an improvement, but they were not professional looking.





Time went on, I got my Vee2 and the search for another screen began again. What followed deserves its own blog because it was way to big for a post, but it all comes down to differential pressure front to back, distance to the riders head, air sliding over other streams of air, and height. Marketing types want us to think in terms of brands, but the name on the screen does nothing to direct air.

The Vee2/Vee3 has built in tilt options. That helps quite a bit.

I'll try to remember the night time glare comments when recommending the air flow. If anyone thinks it is a problem I would suggest using tape to determine how far up on the base shield black out needs to occur. It easy and reversible.
Good points! I should probably pull the AF out again, since I'm waiting on warranty confirmation anyway and perform some tests. Black electrical tape would do the trick and could solve that problem, assuming it's the base screen causing the reflections.

And to be fair, the day I tested it on the road it was a very gusty day, so I was getting hammered from the sides.
 

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Is there a better option, at the same price point, than the AF?
This definitely seems "better" to me. To my eye it's better-looking too; outside the USA, Suzuki sells a "V-Strom DL1000 Vario Touring Windscreen, Clear" part# 990D0-31J50-CLE

Note the curled lip at the bottom and the round, beaded edge (and the adjustable airflow spoiler of course). Despite it's much lower price, I wasn't convinced that the OEM 2017 windscreen would be enough improvement over the 2014-2016 windscreen. This works very well and it looks good on the bike too.
 

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