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post #1 of 19 Old 02-24-2007, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Still not right!

I finally got my Givi windscreen from TT and installed it on my MadStad, but I'm still getting bashed and beaten to death!

I'm going to try raising the bracket another notch, but if that doesn't work I'm going back to the stock sheild. At least the stock unit doesn't turn into a sail in a cross-wind.

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-24-2007, 06:29 AM
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I finally got my Givi windscreen from TT and installed it on my MadStad, but I'm still getting bashed and beaten to death!

I'm going to try raising the bracket another notch, but if that doesn't work I'm going back to the stock sheild. At least the stock unit doesn't turn into a sail in a cross-wind.

-T
Did you try the Givi by itself? I've got one and the air behind it is TOO still, so I use an MRA with a lip instead. I'm not a fan of that bracket. To me, the bikes that have one resemble those ancient jeeps with flip down windscreens.

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I finally got my Givi windscreen from TT and installed it on my MadStad, but I'm still getting bashed and beaten to death!

I'm going to try raising the bracket another notch, but if that doesn't work I'm going back to the stock sheild. At least the stock unit doesn't turn into a sail in a cross-wind.

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Oh man, don't tell me that! I should have a Givi here by Wednesday!
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Oh man, don't tell me that! I should have a Givi here by Wednesday!
You're results may vary. I've got a Givi and MadStad and don't get buffeted at all. Mine is in the lowest setting and tilted in so I'm looking over the shield not through it.
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I am a newbie to the Wee but I have been riding for 35 or so years now. I, by suggestion of this site put on the Madstad bracket and Givi shield. I works for me. I noticed a big difference in height adjustment and angle. Everytime I go for a ride I try a different adjustment. I have the best adjustment marked that feels the best. I noticed there is alot of air coming up and around the tank. Maybe lower air wings might help.
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-24-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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A little more tweaking

With the MadStad in the center position, I find that if I raise the Givi all the way up and lean it all the way back I ride in reasonably clean air. Lots of air, but reduced buffeting.

It's a start.

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With the MadStad in the center position, I find that if I raise the Givi all the way up and lean it all the way back I ride in reasonably clean air. Lots of air, but reduced buffeting.

It's a start.

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Try the lowest settings with the lean angle back. I keep saying this, higher is not always better.

It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.
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How tall are you? I'm 6' 4"

It's different for everyone.

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So far I have found that the nicest position is full up and full back. This is not perfect either and changes when Jo is not doing the rear steering:-D
I am going to try and close most of the huge gap at the bottom of the Givi and see what that does. I am not going down the track of having multi different screens. I'm 6' by the way, 183cm or 0.00183km!:mrgreen:

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Try the old "arm-across-the-chest-at-highway-speeds" trick. I'm running a Givi on the stock mount but with the bottom shimmed out. Most of the air that hits me now comes from down around the tank and up my thighs. I mentioned before that I've actually had rain running UP my visor from it. Maybe you need to look at some vortex generators, I know I am in the spring.

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With the MadStad in the center position, I find that if I raise the Givi all the way up and lean it all the way back I ride in reasonably clean air. Lots of air, but reduced buffeting.

It's a start.

-T

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