Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: round on both sides and "hi" in the middle
Madstad bracket+Givi Shield=Wee highway bliss!
Last week, I was running late and had to take the turnpike, and I arrived at work dizzy, with a headache. That was when I placed the order for the shield and bracket.
I can't even begin to say what a difference the Madstad / Givi combination has made for me. I put it on this morning, and took the turnpike in to try it out.
The wind noise is at a level that I couldn't achieve even by laying on the tank with the stock shield in it's top position. There is practically no buffeting at all. The bike is just as stable as it was before. I do notice some front-back shifting when behind a tractor / trailer, but not much side to side.
I used to think the Wee is a terrible highway bike, incapable of comfortable touring. I have completely changed my mind on that!
As an added benefit, it also changed the way the exhaust sounds in the riding position. I'm able to hear it more, and less chain and engine clatter, which makes the ride much more enjoyable.
If you have been contemplating buying these items, don't hesitate. Believe the opinions; they aren't hyped! Night and day difference!
I should note for future reference:
I am 6'4"
My bike is an 07 with 1000 seat, raised 1" in the rear.
Madstad mounted at the middle position, shield all the way down, and tilted back slightly.
"It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment."
-a former member of the "bigger bike is better" club?
Last edited by GrayStrom; 07-03-2007 at 08:31 AM.