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I'm looking for a taller windshield that will provide decent protection when I have a rider. I got a Cee Bailey 14 inch but it didn't help much. Any suggestions?

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Best value may be finding someone with a take off tour shield and bracket.
 

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Madstad is hideous!!!!
Madstad does not looks great BUT it does make a world of a difference.

I put the Madstad bracket on when I go on more than 1 day ride.
 

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I didn't like the look of the extra tall stock Tour windshield. The blade was too short, and the Klockwerks flip was still a little too short for me as I had wind hitting me right in the forehead. I got the baggershield that is great without the clear add on upper around town. If I run into rain or nasty dust storm the ability to quickly add on the clear upper piece makes it great for me. I am 6'3".
 
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I just recieved my madstad windshield and brackets yesterday. Although its not the best looking windshield to get,it definitely does what it is supposed to. With it adjusted about chin height it deflects the wind well over my head and I can see over the top of it. I previously had the 18" tall windshield that I had to look through and it kept fogging up on me in the humidity. I tried several products on it and nothing would keep it from fogging up. This madstad is going to be the best option for me.
 

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If your concern is buffeting/turbulence you need to decide if you want function or form it's that simple. You can buy all kinds of windshields in different heights, shapes, and styles. The problem isn't the height, style or shape the problem is its mounted wrong from the factory to properly deal with turbulence. Only Madstad addresses the mounting deficiency. If you need proof, just about everyone replaces the Cross Country stock windshield but the stock windshield works beautifully mounted on Madstad brackets.

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Madstad works like magic. I have no issues with appearance. I like things with the industrial look. The more knobs and levers and stuff the better. I even like the two pound hammer clunk of the tranny going into first gear. Other than the OEM windshield for the XCT I have not tried any other windshield.
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Madstad works like magic. I have no issues with appearance. I like things with the industrial look. The more knobs and levers and stuff the better. I even like the two pound hammer clunk of the tranny going into first gear. Other than the OEM windshield for the XCT I have not tried any other windshield.
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I agree, I think the Madstad gives it an aggressive look. Another benefit is no more nasty reflection of the instrument cluster in the windshield at night because the Madstad brackets move the shield forward.

I tried a flip windshield and I didn't like the distortion of the flip/contoured shields. They didn't get the air over my head either, it moved the turbulence up to my glasses rattling my eyeballs and the only other solution was a taller standard/non flip windshield that I was forced to look thru which wasn't too bad...until it gets covered with bug guts at night. At least I didn't end up with a useless collection of windshields after one exchange and one packed away that I'll likely never use again.

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I really like my super tall windshield. It protects me from those Florida bugs and if I'm going fast enough when it rains, I stay dry. The issue I have is that it fogs up at night. I have thought about a Klock Werks Flare Windscreen or a Madstad. If I can figure out how to stop the fogging, I'd be very happy!

Does anyone have any opinion on the Klock Werks Flare Windscreen??
 

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I really like my super tall windshield. It protects me from those Florida bugs and if I'm going fast enough when it rains, I stay dry. The issue I have is that it fogs up at night. I have thought about a Klock Werks Flare Windscreen or a Madstad. If I can figure out how to stop the fogging, I'd be very happy!

Does anyone have any opinion on the Klock Werks Flare Windscreen??
I live in Arizona so I can't say for sure, we don't have to deal with fog very often. I would think a Madstad would fog less maybe not at all. Just as much air rushes along the back side as the front side of the windshield . It's that powerful stream of air hugging the back side that pushes the air hitting the front of the windshield up and over your head. That's why the stock size windshield works so well on the Madstad brackets. Give Madstad a call and ask them if they fog up.

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please add your sate and bike information to help you and us.
If we new where you lived one of us might have a shield you could try
 

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Madstad is hideous!!!!
It can be an acquired taste. I couldn't quite acquire it myself but didn't want to give up the function. After months of riding I concluded I only used a slight tilt up on for interstate travel. Made new upper and lower brackets. Reduced movement options for me meant I could position the shield differently. Others may need more movement but not me. With the shield moved back it decreased the distance between shield and helmet allowing me to I trim the shield from 11" to 9.5" yet maintain same function as before.

Here's the brackets and before and after pic.


 

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It can be an acquired taste. I couldn't quite acquire it myself but didn't want to give up the function. After months of riding I concluded I only used a slight tilt up on for interstate travel. Made new upper and lower brackets. Reduced movement options for me meant I could position the shield differently. Others may need more movement but not me. With the shield moved back it decreased the distance between shield and helmet allowing me to I trim the shield from 11" to 9.5" yet maintain same function as before.



Here's the brackets and before and after pic.






Sorry DJ... I am just not a fan even with your mods. I just think it looks like it belongs on a scooter or Goldwing. ImageUploadedByMotorcycle1474422426.529260.jpg I run the 8" flip LRS shield, at 5'9" with a 1" lower seat the air goes over my head by a couple inches. I have never ridden within R on... I would have to be able to light a cigarette and be able to talk on my phone, in order to consider putting one on my XC!!!! ?????

Not sure if you can tell in picture but it looks like it belongs...
 
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