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I contacted pretty much every manufacturer of windshields in the USA and no one but 1 JUMPED at the chance to make one for the CTX1300. MADSTAD eng. in Dade City, Florida. I received my stock oem windshield back with the prototype
today. Spent the rest of the day installing it, installing my Clearwaters and waxing it again before I rode it.

Only 1 thing to say, OUTSTANDING. So if you are looking for one Call MARK.
Turn around was just one week. I sent it 3 day last Thursday and got them back today.

what a difference. BUT!!!!! It is not a job for the inexperienced and do not try with out the book. It does not tell you everything but gives you a handle on it.

A lot of plastic to take off. The lower shroud, the middle, and top covers, the mirror facade, the mirror front cover then the shroud over the windshield. What a task. The middle covers on either side pull directly out but you have to shove them forward too. NOT easy to do. This is after removing the pull pins, screws etc.

If you want to see pictures send me an email at [email protected].

Sure worth all the work for me!!!!
 

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Very nice screen. After seeing the photos that were sent and thinking a little on it I can see it being perfect for some, but maybe just a little more than I need. I'm getting to like a shorter shield...
Why I've been thinking on staying with stock or, at the most, going with the MRA X-creen option if anything. I may yet change my mind but it's where I am for now. Everyone is different. And everything changes for everyone at different times. The only thing that never changes is that everything eventually changes. :D
 

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Very nice screen. After seeing the photos that were sent and thinking a little on it I can see it being perfect for some, but maybe just a little more than I need. I'm getting to like a shorter shield...
Why I've been thinking on staying with stock or, at the most, going with the MRA X-creen option if anything. I may yet change my mind but it's where I am for now. Everyone is different. And everything changes for everyone at different times. The only thing that never changes is that everything eventually changes. :D
I don't own a CTX1300 as yet but from what im seeing the stock one is really hard to move away from.
 

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I don't own a CTX1300 as yet but from what im seeing the stock one is really hard to move away from.
I won't have any hesitation at all moving as far away from it as possible, other than the work to install a different windshield (which does sound kind of daunting). I guess that's the price we pay for a sexy-looking bike--you can't have any exposed hardware, which is what makes it tough to get to certain parts. I would regularly disassemble the front of the Gold Wing fairing to do electrical work, and it went back together fairly easily.

I think working on the CTX1300 will be a challenge because of all of the things held on with plastic clips, and those can be easy to lose. I have to replace one of them already. :(
 

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Would you be able to post some pictures of this windscreen on our site? Glad you are offering by email, but it'd be nice to just share with everyone. It sounds like it isn't that easy to switch up the windshields though. Might be that I need to take it to a professional. i don't want to do anything bad to the bike.
 

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Would you be able to post some pictures of this windscreen on our site? Glad you are offering by email, but it'd be nice to just share with everyone. It sounds like it isn't that easy to switch up the windshields though. Might be that I need to take it to a professional. i don't want to do anything bad to the bike.
I was noticing this in Rich's first post. The fewer bolts you can see, the worse you know the job is gonna be. I took a quick peek at the dash, and there ain't a bolt of fastener to be seen anywhere. That job is gonna suck. :eek:
 

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DOES THIS JOB SUCK? OH YEAH!
But for me worth it. We are still working on it and I can tell you after 50 miles this morning at 42 degrees what an improvement.

I tried to put all 60 some pictures on and as few as 1 on this site. However like the BMW K1600 site and the Goldwing site, not an easy task for me and my MAC.

So..... that is why I suggested if you want to see them, contact and I would send. Out of the three of you folks who did so, I already sent them 5 or 6 pictures.

Wait till the center stand comes out..... !

I hope to have the OEM NEW HONDA windshield tomorrow new in the box if anyone wants to buy it plus shipping. I am so happy with the one I have now I am not going to go thru all that again unless I absolutely have to.

I was charged Around $130 for the HONDA shield without seeing the receipt and going from memory + shipping. I won't even take it out of the box, unless they do.
 

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I'll have to experience the difficulty of stripping her some day. :)
My ST1100 doesn't require much to get to the space in front of the dash but to get under the pockets on the sides I have to remove the seat and the saddlebags, then the side panels, then the top shelter, and finally the pocket covers. Then I can do electrical or other work. It's worse to get under the rear.
 

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Now it has dawned on me that removing a tall windshield for cargo trailering will not be an option! I trailer my bike regularly, as our conversion van is home when we're not living on my charter sailboat. No house, no Garage,
The ST1300 just clears with 1"-2", the door frame of the trailer. I remove the Memphis Shades on my 1100 Shadow Sabre.
I WILL NEED TO HAVE A GROUND TO TOP OF WINDSHIELD MEASUREMENT.
The Japan site gives the overall height of the tall windshield at 350mm=14". Less how much is buried in the faring.?? Any guesses??? Maybe a windshield extension for me . Must be easy on/ off.
 

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Usually the height measure is the exposed part not including what is buried behind the fairing. At least when I was searching for my GW that was how it was.
Some mfr showed measurement of simply the exposed part and others measured from the plane of the bezel straight up to the top, but most showed the simple measure.
 

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As soon as one of you actually installs the OEM tall windshield please post the ground to top of shield measurement.
 

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Hey ED. You are the man, Thank you. Now when I get the parts made and painted and install my Clearwater lights, I'll take pictures and if you would like you can put them up for folks to see.

I have it all wired and temporary switch installed just waiting for my two little mounts to get done....
 

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Hey ED. You are the man, Thank you. Now when I get the parts made and painted and install my Clearwater lights, I'll take pictures and if you would like you can put them up for folks to see.

I have it all wired and temporary switch installed just waiting for my two little mounts to get done....
Ya know, you can set up your own gallery right here: Honda CTX1300 Forum - All Albums. Click Add Album to create your own album, and you can upload pics directly from your computer or phone. Piece of cake to link to pics in it, too.

But I'll still be glad to post 'em for ya anyway if you want. ;)
 

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I'll admit - I'm still on the sidelines. I ride a VFR and enjoy it but soon would like to opt for a more comfortable bike. I like the CTX1300 and watching as the accessories get launched.

Rich - I missed the identification of this screen - what is it? Manufactured by?

Ernie
 

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The one shown on the bike is made by Mark and his crew at MADSTAD Engineering
in Dade City, FL.
Pretty nice guy.

I will not be using the OEM shield ever again so I sent it back to him for use.

The answer is always "NO" unless you ask.
R
 

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Rich, Ed, thanks for that!

I really like how well it looks on the bike. Your effort paid off for lots of folks! Thanks! Ernie
 
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