I just finished installing the Madstad Adjustable mount and mounted my GIVI windshield to it. When I mounted the windshield I thought that it looked like the cross brace was a little too flexible. When I rode it I knew it was too flexible and it allowed the wind to wobble the windshield almost 1 1/2" front to back in the wind at 35 mph. I didn't want to take it any faster until I talked to Mark at Madstad so I called him.
He was very cordial and said that he had a few people call about this problem and he had two solutions. One was a thicker "stiffening bar" which would mount on top of the cross member and reinforce it. Second, he had redesigned the mount with thicker gage of metal for more rigidity but it wouldn't be available until after the holidays. He said he would be happy to send me either one so I chose the "stiffening bar" as he had that on hand.
I think that overall it is a fine product, well engineered and manufactured. I am more than satisfied with the response I received from Mark and just wanted to let others on this board know that a fix for this problem is being implemented.
An unexpected pleasure was that the GIVI windshield has no problem hitting the Acerbis Hand Guards. Now I have about 1/2" of clearance lock to lock.
Good work Mark, and thanks
'09 Versys -Green
Last edited by dallasdon; 05-26-2010 at 05:13 PM.