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post #1 of 31 Old 07-18-2006, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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MadStad Adjustment

It seems everyone is impressed with the new bracket as am I. I still do not have mine adjusted just right (it is already much better). I spent Saturday and Sunday stopping every 50 miles to try another position. So, I thought it might be good for all of us to share the best adjustments we have found for our set up.

I am about 5' 7" with a gel seat and Genmar up and back risers. I have the stock screen and a Touring Laminar Lip.

With the lip on, full up and 1/2 tilted back seems to be best but I look through the shield. I like it without the lip best and half way up and half tilted back is great, quiet and no turbulence except for a turbulent wind blast coming from inside my left mirror that is real loud (yes, left mirror only). I can hold my hand by the mirror and it stops. Weird. Maybe the wind? So I do a U turn and head the other way. No change. This has got to be something strange about my bike and I will try to figure it out.

So please share. What are the best set ups for you? This could save us lots of time and adjustment. I a thinking I just need a wider screen like the Givi. We shall see. I do think that this bracket is well worth the money and time.

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I just got mine on Friday evening and rode most of the day Saturday with it on. I started out with the bracket mounted in the middle position and the recommended adjustments and they were pretty close. First stop I moved it down and forward and that seemed a little worse. Next stop I intended to go up and back but I think I went the wrong way and it was really bad.

Third stop I went all the way up and all the way back and it was dead calm behind it. There was some ambient wind all day and it always managed to come from the side, but other than that it was just dead calm behind the screen. That's where I left mine and it works great for me with the stock screen.

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I've got a Givi mounted in the lowest position and tilted fully back. So far, it works great. I'm heading from northern Minnesota to Puget Sound on Thursday, so I may have to make an adjustment or two, depending on the winds of Montana.

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Don't forget to post your height

Mine is in the middle position, all the way back. Can ride with the visor open, up to 60 mph.

Haven't tried any other settings, though I should.

I'm 5'11".
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post #5 of 31 Old 07-18-2006, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Babooka, you using the stock screen?

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yep. stock screen.

Bracket: default position
screen: all the way up and all the way back
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The MadStad rocks! I'm 5'9, with the temps above 100F lately I've been running the stock screen all the way down and about 1/2 to 3/4ths of the way tilted back, for as much airflow on me as possible!
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post #8 of 31 Old 07-25-2006, 04:17 PM
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ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN MOUNT

JUST GOT THE ADJ. BRACKET ON SATURDAY AND IT'S WONDERFUL !!!
i'M 5' 11" AND IT SEEMS TO WORK BEST ALL THE WAY UP AND ALL THE WAY BACK,NO BUFFETTING AND PLENTY OF AIR ON THE 90 DEGREE DAYS. IF I WANT LOTS OF AIR I JUST PUT IT DOWN AND BACK!
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I have a stock screen and I am 5' 11" with a 32" inseam. I never experienced any buffeting, but wind noise was annoying. My Madstat arrived today and I adjusted it about 10 times. I don't know that I am done fine tuning, but I am pretty happy with the bracket in the high mounting position and extended fully up with a tilt back of aprox. 1/6 of the available travel. Oddly enough I got pretty similar results with the bracket in the middle position and the shield slid up aprox. 2/3 of the travel and tilted back about 1/3. I took notes every time I made an adjustment.

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Re: MadStad Adjustment

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It seems everyone is impressed with the new bracket as am I. I still do not have mine adjusted just right (it is already much better). I spent Saturday and Sunday stopping every 50 miles to try another position. So, I thought it might be good for all of us to share the best adjustments we have found for our set up.
Bill,

I hope someone that is 6'5" or taller post before I buy one.<G> Need to know if it would work with someone that tall. I would like to find a gadget that cuts down a little more on the buffeting than the lip.

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