My tall shield should be in by Saturday.. How difficult to install sir? I installed the vstream on my wing ,, no problem,,, but the CTX1300 appears to not be as obviously straight forwardLoving it, and I've never been much of a full-sized windshield guy. Quiet, no wind on the body or head, no buffeting, but low enough to look over and not through. Looks great, works great, and only about 15 minutes to install -- taking your time.
I've noticed a slight increase in the impact of side winds since adding the tall shield, too. Nothing serious or abnormal, just more than before. No worse than any other bike I've owned. It's definitely worth it for the added quiet back there. In fact, I was thinking yesterday as we were getting a bit warmish riding around in 85* heat if it might be better with the shorty shield, and then I remembered how much quieter it is now and quickly dismissed the thought.I've not noticed a big increase in the push from the wind since I went to the big shield.
I have managed to ride a couple of times when it was windy enough that I was uncomfortable even on this stable machine. One evening it was so windy that I got off the highway and hit some local back roads to get a little shelter. That worked great until I had to start dodging tree limbs that had fallen into the road. I got back on the highway and toughed it out for the last few miles back to Corbin.
The CTX1300 has been my most stable bike in windy conditions since my original GL1000. I suspect this bike is better than that one, but I was young and fearless when I had the '76 GL, so I didn't notice or care as much.
I'm very happy with the wind performance of the CTX with the tall shield. My Laminar Lip should arrive on Tuesday. I'll report back on that after the weekend.
I'm not familiar with Madstad products but the web site description was interesting. Could you post some pictures of the shield? Their site lacked the visuals.I also have a Madstad windscreen (13 inch) and I have to say the bike feels more stable to me. With the wind blast over the shorty screen combined with strong gusts, especially from 10-11:00 or 1-2:00, my stability suffered because my upper body wasn't stable. The Madstad shield helps me be stable and that allows the bike to exhibit its natural stability. I've only been riding for 15 months and riding in strong winds used to be very intimidating to me, but my confidence and ability has gone way up since I started using this windscreen on the CTX.