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Madstad windscreen mount flex issues

I have just received a reply from Mark @ Madstad about the flex problem with the mount.As some of you are probably aware the windscreen bounces considerably on rougher roads due to the flex of the bracket.
Mark has told me they are going to weld a perpendicular rib underneath to prevent this and that he would send me one to try.I will keep you guys updated.
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So does this mean that anyone running a Madstad would get this fix or only if we complained severely ?

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Word, i bought a "new" version of the bracket last summer and noticed the bounce. Do i get a fix as well?
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Madstad must have recognized the problem as I got no "prove it to me" thing and Mark was very upfront about working on a fix.I'm sure they will work with anyone but to what extent I don't know.The problem is compounded the taller the windscreen is,of course.Mine is a Givi with a 17" height.Complaining severely probably won't work. ha ha.

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I suspect it will work; I have a tall (Calsci Medium) screen on my Madstad and to prevent the bounce I wedged a wedge of wood between the Madstad and the V's dashboard. That is probably right where the welded rib will be.

The wedge helped by bringing the bounce down to acceptable levels. Also, if I ride on bouncy roads for extended periods, I slide the screen all the way down to minimize its leverage.
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I received my modified bracket and it is an improvement.I recommended they add one more welded bracket and then i think all flex would be eliminated.

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Wow. I thought this was just part of the design. I need to email them.
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I was just about to pull the trigger on a Madstad but I think I'll wait a bit until the next version is widely available.

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I was just about to pull the trigger on a Madstad but I think I'll wait a bit until the next version is widely available.
Same here, or maybe I will try to get and "old model" cheap.
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For what it's worth, I only find the flex to be evident during REALLY high winds. This weekend was probably the windiest conditions I've ever been in, and that Calsci and MadStad were riding point in a gale, basically. In violent crosswinds I'd see a tiny bit of flex. Once I turned south - 70mph into a 20kt headwind - well, it was miserable for me and every component on the bike, actually.

I don't really find it to be untenable though. I think securing a little foam in there would probably help a bit with overall vibration. There is a harmonic or something that makes the shield vibrate at idle - really annoying buzzing sound but that goes away past 2K on the tach.
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I have the same problem when I intall it with my CalSci... it would be of help if you send us a picture with the detail of the added part... maybe is something easy to do in home.
Thanks for the add
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I was just about to pull the trigger on a Madstad but I think I'll wait a bit until the next version is widely available.
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The only 'flex' I notice is on the Givi Windscreen itself, it attaches to the Madstad using 'soft' mounts so it can flex a little. The bracket seemed fine, even in the stronger cross-winds, perhaps I am not riding fast enough.....

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Here you go Kurt.
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Thanks for the pic... it explain everything. I think itīs something easy to do... I will try to do here and post some pics later.
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how is the Madstad MOD coming?
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