Since my original post about the Madstad screen I did play around quite a bit with various settings. I currently have it all the way up and this works pretty well. However, if you tilt it back more there is clearly less interaction with the wind and you don't get blown around when following cars. someone posted earlier that Madstad is redesigning the shape of the screen to better fit the bike. I'd like to see a pic if that is the case. I'll say again: this screen works better the faster you go.
Near the end of my recent 9-day Utah National Park tour, during which I got baked pretty good, I discovered that hot air was blowing up onto my chin. I had the Madstad screen set such that the air was very calm in front of me, but apparently that setting encouraged the hot air chin blast. I pulled over, lowered the screen a bit and angled it towards me slightly, and could feel a dramatic improvement. Just one more thing to consider when finding your setting.Since my original post about the Madstad screen I did play around quite a bit with various settings. I currently have it all the way up and this works pretty well. However, if you tilt it back more there is clearly less interaction with the wind and you don't get blown around when following cars.
Just read your post here. I'm surprised you were told the Honda shield wasn't shipping yet. I received mine by mid May! The shields ARE shipping. Possibly on BO at the time your dealer looked but they ARE out. Hope the Madstad shield works for you. But if your dealer tells you something isn't out yet then check with the dealer I bought from (as a number of members here have already). Look at the messages in my profile for contact info (click on my name on the left). They have accurate information about availability and seem to be able to get things for this bike when other dealers around the country seem to be unable to even find them.Trusting your post I have ordered Madstad shield 16" light gray today. The original Honda shield is not shipping right now. Have been waiting for 3 weeks now and today the delivery day is to be announced.
I just posted two pictures of the new Madstad windshield to my album. They are the first two pictures in the album. Please excuse the lighting in my garage. The first picture shows the angle of the windshield. It's important to note that Madstad says that the optimum angle is 60 degrees (or 30 depending on how you are viewing the angle). They say that this is the best angle for minimizing the vacuum that causes turbulence. You can get a free "angle finder" app for the iphone to set your windshield.That was me and I just got it installed today. It was a 40 mile ride home and it worked very well. Looks great too. I'll post pics in a day or two.
Where is pic post? I'd like to see the new design. Thanks.Just posted two better pics of the newly designed Madstad. I also have about 100 miles on it now. It works just as well as the first one, but the shape looks better with the bike. I'm sure the tall Honda shield works fine, but I have no regrets about the Madstad. The ability to adjust height and cant are a big plus for me.