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  1. Smokier104

    Smokier104 Active Member

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    Greetings,

    Looking for some guidance, experience, recommendations regarding LRS (Long Range Shields) for the XCT.

    I am 5'9" (5'10' with shoes...). I prefer to look over most of the time and duck down when needed (rain).
    When I measure from the NOTCH at the bottom of the current shield, and get to a spot marked with tape I can see over, it is 13".

    That seems "tall" for a short guy. Am I miss measuring?

    If YOU have a LRS, which length do YOU have?
    How tall are YOU?
    Would you buy that same length again?
    Are you happy with your LRS?

    Thank you in advance.

    Ride safe,
    Smokier
     
  2. linerider

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    I had a a Long Ride Shield. Now using MadStad. much better.
     
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    You want a flip shield to come to your nose height. 13” is too high. I have LRS on both my bikes. Like their tint the best. I’m 5-9” and I’m running the 8” Shields. I get no buffeting and clear view. You measure from the top of the opening / vent to the top of the shield. On a XCT you may want a 10” shield if you want a little more coverage.
     
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    I have a 14" 7 Jurock smoked flipped windshield on my 13 XCT. I'm 6"1" 33 inseam. it comes to just below my nose. Seems about perfect.
     
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  5. Smokier104

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    Ok, WHY do you feel the MADSTAD is much better? You need to sell it brother (convince me)!
    What didn't you like about the LRS?
     
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    I am 6'1" with 34" inseem. I have a 13" LRS on my XTC and it is just a tad high. It will be way to high for you at your height. I would look at the 9" or 10".
     
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    5'9, have a 10" LRS. Madstad systems are supposed to get rid of all the buffeting effect, I personally don't like how they make the bike look.
     
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    They were just running MDW sale,
     
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    So I was looking at those Jurock windscreens a while ago for my XR (I have the stock one but it causes buffeting). First, why did you go with the flip and what is the benefit to it? Second, is the flip included in the measurement, or it is added?
     
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    I have had the Jurock flip windscreen for several years. The flip diverts the airflow up higher over you. Include the flip in the total measurement from the headlight cutout of your oem screen. Good quality and a great small company to deal with.
     
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    The flip is added so that it throws the air up higher than a standard shield so you can get by with a lower height one. They are measured from the top of the bottom cut out to the top of the lip from the outside facing part of the shield. Without "lowers" or wind blockers on your forks it's almost impossible to get rid of buffeting. Most of that comes up from the bottom and is lifting your helmet. You have that so you should be good to go.

    I've had the 18" stock shield on and it comes up the the bridge of my nose. The 14" flip and the 18" stock one provides about the same protection from the wind. In the rain the 18" is much better.
     
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  12. Smokier104

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    Greetings All,

    Thanks for the responses and ultimately the confirmation that a 13" was going to be too much.

    I am going to ride the current shield with some tape at the 10" line. Maybe sitting on the bike I am all messed up. :22yikes:


    Ride safe,
    Smokier
     
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    For me, the MadStad has way less turbulence than stock or LRS while at the same time being much shorter and easier to look over. It's also adjustable. Not as stylish as the LRS, but I sometimes take 2 week bike vacations so form follows function. My profile pic is with the LRS flip.
     
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    I put an LRS on my XCT. I'm 6 ft 2. I got the 12 and I look over it. No buffeting of wind issues. It helps my wife also when we ride together. I would go 10 or 8 but then my wife catches all of the wind.
     
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    For those who have switched to the MadStad, did you put any weather stripping where the old windshield went between the fairing and the dash? I just went to the MadStad and want to seal up that gap created by removing the windshield.
     
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