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Old 01-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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New KLR650 2008+ MadStad Quick and Easy Adjustable Windscreen Brackets

The New Quick and Easy Adjustable brackets for the KLR650 2008+ use the same system as the tried and proven original MadStad 10-seconds/No tools "V-Strom" system that cured the buffeting problem that so many had with the stock set-up on the Suzuki V-Strom 2004+ --- if you aren't familiar with the brackets - see the video below of it in action on a V-Strom ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0168zh-yWXM

I had the MadStad adjustable windscreen bracket system on my V-Strom ..... loved the range, ease and speed of adjustment which cured the buffeting problems I (and most riders) had with the stock set-up.

I modified a set to work on my DR650SE -- then after buying the KLR and seeing the RoboBrackets set-up that was available ... and with the Aluminum baseplate design it would be a great starting base.

I contacted Mark at MadStad - let him know what a great idea it would be to make a set of "V-Strom" type brackets to fit up to the same Alum. baseplate that the RoboBrackets mount up to. I think he was already thinking about it as a couple of weeks later he sent me a prototype set to try out.

See pictures below -- I tried a MadStad 18" CR Sport -- a custom MadStad 15" CR Sport -- and yes even a custom BMW R1200GS windscreen that I trimmed down to fit. Having BOTH the height and tilt adjustment which allows for fine tuning is what makes them work so well for the V-Strom's and what makes them work for the KLR.

I think that one could mount up just about anything to the brackets, and with the range of height and angle adjustment find a setting that would work for them.

Obviously the bigger the windscreen the more air that was blocked - it all boils down to what protection you want -- the smaller one actually worked better for me on the KLR

yada - yada - yada ... I have no affiliation with MadStad - just a HAPPY quick and easy adjustable bracket owner.

Check out MadStad's web page for them ...

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.492/.f

some pictures below ...
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Madstad W/S

The Madstad W/S looks very promising.
I was all set to get the Cee-Baileys
but the final choise has to be the
best for a quieter smoother highway ride.
The extra adjustability should be the key.
Now I need to justify the additional 50 to 75 dollars.
Thanks for the info.
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