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.
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).