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    Madstad in summer

    Well, it is warming up here in Oklahoma. A few days in the mid 80s.
    Last night I put the Madstad all the way down to see how much air I would get.
    It still seemed to hit the top of my helmet, though I got more air lower down.
    I guess I could also tilt it more.

    I have considered putting the stock windshield back on for more air in hot weather.

    What do those of you with big windshields do in warm weather?
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    This doesn't answer your question, but I just ride less when it gets too hot. No amount of hot air is going to make me cooler. In summer I just ride in early morning. Spring and fall are my two main riding seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    What do those of you with big windshields do in warm weather?
    As for me, I drink more sweet tea. In any weather I don't like wind, bugs, or small objects striking me at interstate speeds. My Madstad stays on and I open the vents of my Firstgear jacket and pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    I guess I could also tilt it more.

    What do those of you with big windshields do in warm weather?
    That is exactly what I do. I want to increase the airflow so I drop it to the lowest setting and angle it inwards. Not warm enough to lower it here yet but may wear the summer gloves on the commute.

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    I just switched back to the stock screen for summer.

    I also have a cut down screen I switch to on my Goldwing.

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    As long as it is under body temperature the air will cool you, but bugs, fatigue etc are countervailing factors.

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    I adjust my MadStad to the temperature that I'm riding in. Unless the bugs are winning.

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    Mine is cooler when raised higher thus letting more air flow underneath the lower corners and through the slot. I remove the winglets in spring and replace them in winter.

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    How much difference does removing the winglets make?

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    In my experience, from cruisers to sport bikes to standards, when it's hot it's just hot. Riding behind a big windshield or no windshield at all, it's still hot. When riding with the Madstad, it's not like you're sitting in a pocket of stagnant air. You're still getting airflow around you. For any small difference in the perception of a cooling effect that I might receive from going back to the stock shield, it would be completely mitigated by the discomfort of having to ride with the stock shield again. Also, full wind blast will contribute more to dehydration, but that may only be an issue on longer rides at higher speeds.

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