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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Seeking feedback from Madstad windshield system owners on an XCT. I am particularly interested in how these work in rain at interstate speeds. Do you get rain under the opening over the dash or around the windshield over the dash etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I would be looking at the 11" according to their recommendations.

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Seeking feedback from Madstad windshield system owners on an XCT. I am particularly interested in how these work in rain at interstate speeds. Do you get rain under the opening over the dash or around the windshield over the dash etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I would be looking at the 11" according to their recommendations.

Andy
I have had the Madstad brackets and 11" shield on my XCT since this past April (6,000+ miles ago), and like it. It replaced a Klockwerks Flare that I had on for about a year, and the air-management effects, for me, is similar. However, the Klockwerks effectiveness is very dependent on the rider's height and torso length -- I'm 5'9", 30" inseam -- whereas the Madstad is adjustable and has three shield heights.

The under-the-windshield air flow comes up from underneath and joins the from-the-front air flow at the top of the windshield, just as shown on the diagram at Madstad's site ( http://www.madstad.com/ , where there's a link to a PDF file that shows this). This is true whether that air is dry or has water in it -- I've moved a free hand around in the rain, specifically to verify what the "underneath" flow was doing, during my first major rain ride on Interstate highways. In short, no, you won't get wet from rain coming under the windshield.

A final note: if you take off the special tall-shield mounting brackets that come with the XCT, you now have an XC... for windshield mounting purposes. This was my case, and so I didn't confuse the issue when ordering from Madstad, i.e., I had an XC.

A few pics of the Madstad on my XCT in my gallery (link below, in signature), and some much better and closer pics in my mirror write-up, http://www.billanddot.com/adding-rivco-led-mirrors.html (go to the bottom of the page).

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I would have to second wspollack's post and I have the exact same shield and am the same build. Any drops you get in/on your face are going to be either what blows off of the top edge of the windshield or free falling from the sky. I just recently placed my helmet shield in a saddlebag to have on hand when the chance of rain is above 30% (like today). But that isn't because the madstat setup doesn't do its job.
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Thanks everyone. I ordered the Madstad system for my XCT last night. I found an extensive thread on the *** that had a lot of rain riding information in it as well. Hopefully it will arrive before i leave for the AVR.

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Thanks everyone. I ordered the Madstad system for my XCT last night. I found an extensive thread on the *** that had a lot of rain riding information in it as well. Hopefully it will arrive before i leave for the AVR.

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I have had the Madstad brackets and 11" shield on my XCT since this past April (6,000+ miles ago), and like it. It replaced a Klockwerks Flare that I had on for about a year, and the air-management effects, for me, is similar. However, the Klockwerks effectiveness is very dependent on the rider's height and torso length -- I'm 5'9", 30" inseam -- whereas the Madstad is adjustable and has three shield heights.

The under-the-windshield air flow comes up from underneath and joins the from-the-front air flow at the top of the windshield, just as shown on the diagram at Madstad's site ( http://www.madstad.com/ , where there's a link to a PDF file that shows this). This is true whether that air is dry or has water in it -- I've moved a free hand around in the rain, specifically to verify what the "underneath" flow was doing, during my first major rain ride on Interstate highways. In short, no, you won't get wet from rain coming under the windshield.

A final note: if you take off the special tall-shield mounting brackets that come with the XCT, you now have an XC... for windshield mounting purposes. This was my case, and so I didn't confuse the issue when ordering from Madstad, i.e., I had an XC.

A few pics of the Madstad on my XCT in my gallery (link below, in signature), and some much better and closer pics in my mirror write-up, http://www.billanddot.com/adding-rivco-led-mirrors.html (go to the bottom of the page).


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wspollack,

The pictures, write ups and descriptions in your billanddot link are simply fantastic. I learned more from your link and appreciate what you've done more than I can adequatly express. Thank you sir.
It helps to be retired and have some free time when it's too rainy to enjoy day trips.

Thanks for the kind words.

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Talk to us unsure guys... What do you think???
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Well, I have had it on for a little while now and I love it. I bought the 11" bronze mist shield and bracket ( I am 5'9"). It gives me the same protection from buffeting as the huge factory shield but I can see over it easily. We have had no rain in the area so I can't speak personally to its performance in those conditions. But I like it performance and its looks and would not hesitate to purchase it again.

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I think I'll get a Madstad too but, not sure about he 9"; plus they don't list them for sale.. Perhaps that's the size of my OEM shield that's already on my bike. I'll have ta see... I'll let ya know how it works out.
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