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I really like the ctx1300 and the new valkyrie, but don't enjoy riding anymore without a good windscreen that blocks the wind effectively without buffeting. Slightly less important to me is that the screen doesn't make the bike look to silly. So the main thing I'm waiting to see is the accessory tall windscreen. I believe that most of the people who bought the F6B purchased a taller windscreen and it works well and looks great on that bike.
 

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Technology is every where.

I am using a positive pressure wind screen, it is a very well engineered system.

I have one on my NC700X and a couple other bikes, they are great!!!

The Best shield i have ever used, cause they get rid of the wind noise, and smooth out the air, and push the air up very high over the top of my helmet, even with a smaller shield, and No buffeting, they are adjustable to get rid of the buffeting.

It allows air to be pushed under the windshield, so that the air speed under the shield travels at the same speed as it doe over the shield, the air pressure under the shield pushes the air going over the shield up MUCH higher, thus canceling out all of the buffeting.

It also smooths the air out so much that you a a passenger can have a conversation, while riding at 65mph, in a normal voice and still hear each other perfectly.

I have had to yell even on a goldwing, with a full shield at freeway speeds.

You have No air noise, as it smooths the air out.

I will add a link if someone want to check them out.

I have no affiliation with them, it is just a great product.

I think they make a shield for the CTX700, so they could make one for the CTX1300 I would think.

Yea they have one for the CTX700

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For me a windshield can make or break a bike.

I have had a lot of different bikes over the years.

I have hard bikes that have had

1.front head buffeting, and Lots of wind noise, that can tire you out fairly quick into a ride.

2. Rear buffeting, front was somewhat clear of buffeting, but you would get a weird rear buffeting that would push/punch you in the back of the head/helmet and upper shoulders. that would be very tiring quick.

When you ride a bike that the shield Provides positive pressure and is adjustable in height and Tilt you can dial out all the negatives.

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Set the angle at somewhere near 55 to 60 degrees of tilt, (there is a angle guage that comes in the instructions to get you close for starters) then adjust the height, so that the blast of air goes just over the top of your helmet and is smooth.

You can see it on their site.

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http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.8339/.f

No more swirling dirty air right in front of the face shield on your helmet breathing in all that dirty air, you get clean, smooth, quiet air.

It is a different riding experience.

Smooth out the air and make the ride very quiet, it lets you be able to ride much more comfortable for a much longer ride and you end up feeling energetic when you reach you destination, instead of completely beat up and tired cause you have been beat to pieces, during the ride.

They even have the Madstad shield for the F6B, and all the Goldwings, and many other bikes.

I have one on my NC700X and My Burgman 650, currently, but i had a Madstad shield system on my Vstrom 1000, and a 86' goldwing also, it made both of those bikes very nice to ride.

Like I say I have several of their shield i wont buy anything else, they are that good.

For me like the benefit of being able to look over the shield as i always watch for gravel, nails, and debree in the road while I ride.
 

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+1 on looking over the shield. I tried 3 different shields I my GW until I found the right one. Actually I was trying to be cheap and ended up spending the money on a Tulsa anyway. Only thing is with that shield I was looking through it and thought that was ok. My next bike was a Burgman with a much shorter shield and much better airflow. I'll never be happy looking through another shield again. I even cut down my ST1100 shield about 3 inches so I could look over it. That shield started out about 1 inch over where I was looking through. I don't mind the look of three stock shield I the ctx1300 but would like to also have a slightly taller shield, but not too tall. Still want too look over so maybe 3-6 inches taller at the most. I also agree about having significant air flow coming up behind the shield to smooth it out.

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I would actually prefer a clear shield. I have a tinted sun screen in my helmet and having a tinted shield also would be too much to see through looking at the road up close. Then again, if the shield were tall enough for the airflow I want and short enough to see over even to see the road up close then it doesn't matter if it's tinted or clear to me.
 

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I agree, clear or Lightly tinted.

I use the screen to see the road and what is on it.

I have been able to avoid nails, screws, screw drivers, and other assorted trash, and small animals by watching the road.
 

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In another thread someone mentioned that the Honda tall screen for CTX700 used to create a jackhammer effect on your head.

But this madstad shield does away with that?

 

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I agree, I have the Madstad windshield system on two of my current bikes.

Positive pressure windshield systems, like the Madstad, works Much better than anything i have ever tried.

Much better than any negative pressure shield as there are to many negatives with them.
 
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I agree, I have the Madstad windshield system on two of my current bikes.

Positive pressure windshield systems, like the Madstad, works Much better than anything i have ever tried.

Much better than any negative pressure shield as there are to many negatives with them.
yea i didnt even know about madstad until i read your earlier response!
 

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I have learned to look through the glass where I find almost zero wind noise in my helmet allowing better sound from my so called smartphone with internet radio thru ear buds. The CTX Bluetooth will be a big + for me. The tint is 20 bucks extra and I use a tinted shield on a full face helmet. I like the tint look but I'm getting tight in my old age, I'll save the double sawbuck for a case of Miller Light or a bottle of Georgia Peach moonshine.
 

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I do like the quiet of sitting behind a bigger screen, but I get stuffy back there because I don't get enough air. I gladly sacrifice the quiet for the air flow to my head, but I also don't like the full wind blast to my chest, so I've been using a small deflector-type shield on all my bikes for about the last 10 years.
 
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