After reading many fellow Gold Wing Riders commenting very favorably on their purchase of the Madstad Wind Shield, I decided to pull the trigger on a Madstad myself, especially since you can return it within a specified time if you are not satisfied with the Madstad. Being that I live relatively near to their facility, I was able to secure an appointment with Blair. I learned that he was well versed in and proud of the Madstad products! (If you have any questions, he is the person to talk with about their wonderful product.
I tried one shield, a 14" for my 2017 Gold Wing, which was too high. I got back with Blair, and we made arrangements to get the 12" shield as a replacement. No haggles about doing an exchange, and that was certainly a hassle-free transaction. Thanks, Madstad-Blair, for making this a nice experience, which by today's standards is a rare standard practiced by many businesses of late.
Now, to comment on the high quality of all components that come with the very quality Madstad shield. The shield is of a thickness that you won't experience any flex as the speeds get higher, as the solid metal braces are a work of art along with the components for assembly. (If you have an opportunity, check out many of the "YouTube" videos on the Madstad products.)
The installation was simple, with detailed installation instructions that even I could follow with ease. Once installed, it was time to get the Madstad tweaked to my Gold Wing and my airflow preferences.
Again, the instruction material was a great resource in getting your placement Madstad zeroed in. It took about three or four adjustments after finding a safe place to make the adjustments. Any who have "Air Wings," etc., will be involved to some degree when adjusting your shield and should not present an issue as you can manually adjust the "Air Wings" on the fly safely, at least with the "Baker Air Wings" that I have installed. I am very pleased with the Madstad Shield customer for life!
If you need to be rid of buffeting from wind, this is your answer to that problem! ***I have no affiliation with Madstad-just happy customer***
Awesome, easy install, great customer service! Highly recommend
The best thing about the Madstad system, is the fact that you can adjust the shield in so many positions. The bracket is easily changed for various conditions. The wind is no longer a factor when it comes to fatigue. I recommend the Madstad system enthusiastically!
Blown away, well not by the wind blast. I’m 6’2”, and ordered the 22” screen. And the original wind shield whilst looking perfectly on the bike created horrific buffeting of my helmet anything over 40 MPH. The first ride was with the windshield all the way down and forward. Immediately I noticed how much quieter the ride was. And even partially standing up to see where the air hits my helmet it’s just super smooth air. Not rough and no buffeting. Other than pure comfort the quiet really does let you hear comms. I can actually feel the bass and hear my music clearly with my Cardo Packtalk. I fully recommend Madstad for delivering their promise of a wonderfully comfortable and quiet ride, and the quality of craftsmanship is second to none. Everything is well made and the windscreen itself is absolutely beautiful. Thank you to Madstad!
“Before their install, I suffered from the constant, unmitigated buffeting at speeds above 40 mph. Now I can hear the engine, and that's a sound I like!"
“I have a stack of other windshields. I've bought over the years before I discovered the Madstad system, and none of them compare. Do yourself a favor and just buy the Madstad first!"
“Long rides at freeway speeds were the worst because of the buffeting. I installed the 18" Madstad screen, keeping it at the lowest setting, and the buffeting is gone. I now have a nice quiet air flow around my head and upper torso, regardless of speed.”