Very nice. Post pics if you get a chance!
I read this when you posted it 2 weeks ago and then promptly forgot about it. This afternoon I installed a Madstad windscreen and fought with the metal baseplate for the better part of an hour before getting it installed with the rubber well nuts. It seemed to be solid, but I don't have a good feeling about those nuts so I think I will go back in there some day soon and replace with washers and lock nuts.Tonight I installed a new 15" Madstad windscreen. As mentioned here earlier, those rubber well nuts don't work for attaching the metal bracket. Big washers and nylon lock nuts on the same screws, however, did the trick. The bracket was not the best fit, but I eventually worked it into place and it is solid.
Be sure you call the Madstad folks--they're pretty great! Madstad has been making their brackets for the Victory Cross Country for years -- They remedy probably the worst problem with a stock Cross bike which is horrible buffeting north of 70mph...Well, I give up. Maybe if I take the base plate to a fabricator and get someone to bend it, then it would fit. It does not match the shape of the shorty shield I took off. The holes will not line up close enough to get it mounted to the bike.
I've put the shorty back on the bike. I'll call MadStad on Monday to see about getting a plate that matches the shape of the shorty a bit better. I can send them the shorty from my blue CTX for comparison.
I don't consider the hour I worked on this last night to have been wasted because I would not have been riding anyway. But this morning I've put two hours into it when I could have been riding. The plan was to take the red bike to Bald River Falls for a photo. That plan is scrapped now and I probably won't get another dry weekend off work until September.
I really wish Honda had chosen a better design for the windshield mounts on the CTX. I'm not a big fan of the design and build quality of any of the current "Premium" bikes on the market. I don't like the way the mirrors attach to this bike. I really don't like the way that front cowl mounts.
Changing the windshield on my ST1100s took about five minutes. This is not progress.