Let me start by apologising for the multi page post. I read the threads on how to post pics but just could not figure out how to do multi photo posts with test in between posts. So please be patient and wait until I've completed the posts before replying.
Well here it is the Idiots guide to installing the madstad bracket. Complete with pics showing every step. It is very important to know this principle before you commence any project. PPAPPPPP.
(Prior preperation and pre planning prevents piss poor performance)
And upon this introduction I have one more very important note. This installation requires a very important product. "Grey Matter Lubricant" or GML. GML is available in most countries but the packaging may differ. Generally GML performs much better chilled and Suzuki even provide a OEM GML stand on your strom. (see pic 1)
Okay now that we have the GML chilled and ready to go, we get out our toolbox (in this case only a phillips head screwdriver is required) and unpack our USPS parcel, see pics 2&3 for parcel contents.
(Pic 4) Remove the plastic covers over the windshield mounting holes. You will NOT NEED the two screws that were used, but save them somewhere.
(Pic 5) Remove the four screws holding down the windshield. All four screws and washers will be used on your new madstad mount.
(PIC 6&7) Remove the 4 holding screws holding the suzuki plastic mounting bracket and remove the bracket. You will not need these screws or the bracket.
(Pics 8,9,10,11)Remove the four rubber compression nuts (well nuts) that are in the plastic bracket by popping them out from the back. You will need to un-snap the plastic cover that is on the back of the tsock mount to get to the two bottom well nuts. Save all four well nuts, they will be used on your new madstad mount. If these well nuts are torn up or damaged you may order extras at www.madstad.com
(Pics 12,13,14)Take the rubber well nuts from the stock mount and push them into the top and bottom holes on each of the two brackets. Install the additional two well nuts that were included in your hardware packet into the second lowest holes.
(Pic15,16,17,18) Your new mount also come with 8 adhesive rubber bumpers. Use the included alcohol pad to clean the metal where the bumpers will be placed. When the alcohol dries, stick the bumpers in the locations as shown.
(Pic 19) Position the brackets over the cowling mounting holes. The middle position is what is shown in these photos. Use the M6 x 20 button socket cap screws with lock washers and flat washers to secure each side to the cowling as shown at left. Use the allen key/wrench to tighten snugly, but do not over-tighten.
Prepare the windshield by making sure the upper brackets are moved fully down and forward. This places both brackets in the same position for easy windshield installation. Tighten the knobs so that the brackets dont move.
(Pic 20) Position the windshield over the rubber well nuts, aligning all four holes, and screw the windshield mounting screws (with washers from stock setup) in until snug. You may need to place a finger on the back of each compression nut to prevent it from spinning as you begin to tighten each screw. Once the nuts start to compress they will hold themselves.
(Pic 21) Replace the two plastic trim covers using the M5 x 25 screws through the fender washers then through the covers and windshield into the M5 well nuts that came pre intalled in your mount. Tighten the screws just enough to secure the plastic covers to the surface of the windshield, if you overtighten the screws you may crack the trim pieces, and they are expensive to replace.
The upper wing screws release the action allowing the brackets to slide and tilt. These wing screws must be secured tightly before riding.
The instructions give some suggestions for intial settings but I guess it will be a case of trying different settings. I have yet to try it out due to having too many GML's this afternoon, will try tomorrow. Below are some pics in different positions.