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I'm starting with an 18" madstad on the ctx700 fairing version trying to get it working on the interstate 70-80mph without helmet buffeting. I have the lowers installed as well.

Can someone upload a picture of where they have their adjuster knob located along the windshield track if you are happy with air flow performance at these speeds or am I fighting a losing battle here? I know this will depend on rider height but I want a starting point that works for someone else. I have tried many different positions already.

Should I try a clip-on lip up top on the shield?


Thanks and have a good day.
 

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I'm starting with an 18" madstad on the ctx700 fairing version trying to get it working on the interstate 70-80mph without helmet buffeting. I have the lowers installed as well.

Can someone upload a picture of where they have their adjuster knob located along the windshield track if you are happy with air flow performance at these speeds or am I fighting a losing battle here? I know this will depend on rider height but I want a starting point that works for someone else. I have tried many different positions already.

Should I try a clip-on lip up top on the shield?


Thanks and have a good day.
I have a naked CTX and my Madstad works best all the way down and tilted all the way back. Otherwise buffeting is horrible.
 

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I echo wtom95831. Also a naked model, I tried the textbook solutions from Madstad, used a protractor app to measure angle tilt and all, and it didn't help until I put it all the way down and all the way tilted towards me. I still get some buffeting when there are cross winds. Overall I'm glad I have it. On my second ride, I noticed really bad buffeting and when I looked at the adjustment knobs, they were slowly unscrewing themselves! I was going 45 on a shoulder-less 2-lane with a big truck right behind me. I eased off the throttle and tightened them as best I could until I got home, then used a channel locks to crank them down. Others on this site have bought some stainless steel bolts, nuts, and lock washers once they found the right position. I made giving a twisty test to each knob part of my pre-ride checklist.
I'm kind of meh on the lowers being helpful.
 

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................ at the adjustment knobs, they were slowly unscrewing themselves! ............., then used a channel locks to crank them down. ...........
Thats why blue LocTite or locknuts with the nylon inserts are always a good idea. Be careful when cranking down because too tight can cause the plexiglass to crack.
 

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I appreciate the feedback everyone and I'll try your suggestions. I do like the quality of the madstad plastic material. Bracketry is OK. There is some flex and vibration of the shield at high speeds depending on the angle but that's just how it goes.

Planning on making a ~1000mi trip next weekend from FL to IN. For now I've been running up and down I-95 making adjustments at rest stops and parking lots near the on/off ramps. I've installed a cell phone mount and SAE to USB connector and the wife is going to let me borrow a camelback for hydration that will go on top the fuel tank.

I have the lowers installed and need to see how the windshield works without them too... It's nice having lowers get the feet out of the wind and less fatigue but it gets hot in this deadzone of air. I think the lowers are more for colder conditions? I'll take some tools so I can take them on or off during the trip.
 
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