Madstad experineces and automated adjustment?


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Madstad experineces and automated adjustment?

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With small group of goldwing drivers we imported Madstad windshields for 1500 and 1800 bikes recently to Finland. After some delays with transportation and customs, they are all installed now and drivers are reporting only positive comments. My 27 year old son (mostly off-road rider) commented that "this windshield should have been installed since new and throw away the stock windshield"

I am driving 2007 GL1800 since new and I found Goldwing driving pleasuring again! Its a new bike with improved enjoyment!

As we all love gadgets and extra dingle, I am automating the Madstad windshield with Progressive Automation, industrial standard components. Should go from joystick to up, down and tilt with the thump move then!! I work for a Medical device manufacturing automation company, so this should be a easy challenge.

If you are interested in about the the automated Madstad windshield or want to have Madstad windshield for any bike model/brand in Europe, just let me know either private message or public. I am going to import a group delivery again.

Safe riding, Timo



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I have the Madstad on my gl1800, and I wish that I had one installed on both of my previous gl1500s.

I would be interested in your automation setup, post here when you get it finished up.
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I'm also looking at the Madstad for my GL18 and would be interested in your powered conversion/option.

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I see this thread came up again.
My last ride proved the worth of my Madstad, conditions changed while on the ride, and I stopped and raised it up high to block the wind and debris coming at me.

I usually ride with it all the way down.
~John

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You wouldn't happen to be Timo with the big hydraulic press in your workshop?

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Rambozo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:21 pm
You wouldn't happen to be Timo with the big hydraulic press in your workshop?
Who were you asking??

Where is Timo???

I tried to see where you are in your profile to get an idea of where Timo might be but your location is Disneyland....... Really?
I'm amazed at what people put as their location. Are you actually there in Anaheim or just a dreamer....

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newday777 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:57 am
<...>I'm amazed at what people put as their location.
Why?

My location is a fairly well-defined area, that's close to where I physically live. If you are anywhere in my region, you might have heard of the location I've chosen.

If not, a bit of web sleuthing could take you to a bit of history about this location...back in the iron horse and stage coach days of long ago.



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newday777 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:57 am

Who were you asking??

Where is Timo???

I tried to see where you are in your profile to get an idea of where Timo might be but your location is Disneyland....... Really?
I'm amazed at what people put as their location. Are you actually there in Anaheim or just a dreamer....
Timo is in Finland. I am right down the street from Disneyland in Anaheim. I didn't notice this thread was a little old and just got a bump from one new comment. From some of the info, I suspect this is a different Timo than I was thinking about. Probably a common name in Finland.
My Madstad is still in the box out in my workshop, so I can't comment on how it works just yet. I do like the idea of having a power adjust for it.

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A small observation: I think Timo is a person, not a place in this instance.
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Hi everyone,
I have been out for a while form the forum. I am Timo (and its common name in Finland and becoming more popular in central Europe) from Finland. I dont know from where the Disneyland game into picture, but why not ;)

I am going to see the mechanical designer end of this week for his consulting for possibilities to build motorised Madstand adjustment kit in future.
I keep you posted how and if this develops.
Thanks, Timo

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jauhtim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:02 am
Hi everyone,
I have been out for a while form the forum. I am Timo (and its common name in Finland and becoming more popular in central Europe) from Finland. I dont know from where the Disneyland game into picture, but why not ;)

I am going to see the mechanical designer end of this week for his consulting for possibilities to build motorised Madstand adjustment kit in future.
I keep you posted how and if this develops.
Thanks, Timo
wish you the best of luck with that project Timo.
~John

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I have a Madstad and love it on my 1800 and mechanical adjustment would be nice. Cyclemax has one you can attach to your existing windshield.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... 817/214984


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