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madstad now on 2018 versys 1000LT

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just finished installing the madstad mounting and windshield system on my 3 month old 1000LT. no problem at all with the install. replaced my kawasaki touring windshield with the madstad. i was in regular contact with blair at madstad, to assure it definitely fit the 2018. none of the pics showed that and blair had his tech folks check and get back to me. as i had heard elsewhere on here, blair really tries to help. now all that left is the riding!!!

two things i did contrary to the specs, was i used 3/16" shorter mounting bolts for the lower 2 bolts of the track brackets and mounted the track brackets all the way down. instructions say to mount these as high as they will go in the stock mounts. this was because madstad was worried about the system hitting the cowl or other front end parts (the longer bolts would have hit...) . with the shorter bolts, i was able to mount the track brackets almost 3 inches lower in the stock mounts, giving me a total vertical adjustment of nearly 6 inches! nothing hits anywhere.

replacing the weenie sounding stock horn is next....
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Thanks for the update. enjoy your ride and be safe.
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hey all,

just finished installing the madstad mounting and windshield system on my 3 month old 1000LT. no problem at all with the install. replaced my kawasaki touring windshield with the madstad. i was in regular contact with blair at madstad, to assure it definitely fit the 2018. none of the pics showed that and blair had his tech folks check and get back to me. as i had heard elsewhere on here, blair really tries to help. now all that left is the riding!!!

two things i did contrary to the specs, was i used 3/16" shorter mounting bolts for the lower 2 bolts of the track brackets and mounted the track brackets all the way down. instructions say to mount these as high as they will go in the stock mounts. this was because madstad was worried about the system hitting the cowl or other front end parts (the longer bolts would have hit...) . with the shorter bolts, i was able to mount the track brackets almost 3 inches lower in the stock mounts, giving me a total vertical adjustment of nearly 6 inches! nothing hits anywhere.

replacing the weenie sounding stock horn is next....
Good to hear you got it installed. I've been looking at those shields for a while. Do you happen to know if the stock windshield and brackets on a 2019 Versys 1000 are different from your 2018. I'm not having any luck finding an aftermarket screen yet.
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Good to hear you got it installed. I've been looking at those shields for a while. Do you happen to know if the stock windshield and brackets on a 2019 Versys 1000 are different from your 2018. I'm not having any luck finding an aftermarket screen yet.
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sorry, i dont know.
can i assume you were in touch with blair at madstad? he's the one who worked with me all the way through to be sure my madstad fitted properly. seems he'd jump at the opportunity to do something for the 2019 and get ahead of the crowd...
my 2 cents...
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hey dlars....
sorry, i dont know.
can i assume you were in touch with blair at madstad? he's the one who worked with me all the way through to be sure my madstad fitted properly. seems he'd jump at the opportunity to do something for the 2019 and get ahead of the crowd...
my 2 cents...
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Yes I think it was Blair who I talked to there. It sounds like next spring the shields from them, Puig, and Givi should pretty much be available. I did find one from Ermax from France which is supposed to fit, so I took a chance and ordered one. Time will tell what its like but when it arrives I'll post a review on here. Enjoy your new bike, I know I can't get on mine without this stupid grin on my face, but I guess that's what it's all about.
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Yes I think it was Blair who I talked to there. It sounds like next spring the shields from them, Puig, and Givi should pretty much be available. I did find one from Ermax from France which is supposed to fit, so I took a chance and ordered one. Time will tell what its like but when it arrives I'll post a review on here. Enjoy your new bike, I know I can't get on mine without this stupid grin on my face, but I guess that's what it's all about.
you bet! i enjoying riding it every time i get on it, which is nearly every day. hopefully someone will step up and get you a windshield before next spring...
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