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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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anyone with a 2011 up 650 with madstad?

Anyone here with a 650 versys with the madstad on it? I am totally pulling the trigger on this setup over the winter...I was waiting for it to be developed....they hit a home run....plus a spot to mount my gps mount is a bonus!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:06 PM
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What's a madstad? Never mind I googled it. Ugly scaffolding holding the thing in place.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 09:58 AM
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http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.7316/.f

Not the cheapest or best looking in my opinion, but like the mecanism. As for the GPS I just love RAM mounts, as you can easily swap the GPS with a camera when travelling.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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I'm going to be getting one of these. I had a madstad setup for the Ulysses and it was the best!

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 AM
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Not the prettiest solution but I've no doubt it is effective. I had a similar setup on my scooter with a large barn door type windshield that came up to my chin with at least an inch gap at the bottom. The aerodynamics of this means the air that comes over the windshield gets sucked down behind it (think aircraft wing). Upshot is you have a continual downdraft pulling water off your visor! Once you've experienced that everything else is just crap.

I just installed the MRA Vario in the hope to get the same effect but no joy. It's a slight improvement over the stock windshield but only just.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 AM
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I'm definitely considering this setup after seeing what people think. Go for it Kojack! Guinea-pig the s**t outta that thing!
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:27 AM
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Mine gets here Wednesday!


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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 AM
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What's a madstad? Never mind I googled it. Ugly scaffolding holding the thing in place.
That scaffolding would be a good place for a Ram Ball or two.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM
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I'm going to be getting one of these. I had a madstad setup for the Ulysses and it was the best!
I had a madstad on a '07 12s buell that i just made a adapter plate for my '09 verseys, works great with a bigger windshield i cut down a little.
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I'm jacking a bit the thread but ...

They don't seem to make a bracket for older V (2010 and older) !?!


That's to bad

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:00 PM
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I had a madstad on a '07 12s buell that i just made a adapter plate for my '09 verseys, works great with a bigger windshield i cut down a little.
My brotha from anotha motha! I had a Madstad on my '06 Uly with a tall CalSci windshield. LOVED that setup but it all went with the bike when I sold it.

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Installed mine tonight. Details and pics: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...358#post222358

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:19 AM
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I'm jacking a bit the thread but ...

They don't seem to make a bracket for older V (2010 and older) !?!


That's to bad

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It's available. Check twisted throttle (vicious cycle here in Canada). I have one on my 07.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 09:03 AM
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It's available. Check twisted throttle (vicious cycle here in Canada). I have one on my 07.
Marked "Available" at TT
Marked "discontinued" at VC


Thank's Vesuvius


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