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    I'm considering changing the Tulsa X-Tra Tall vented windshield that came on my Hannigan Trike since I went to the LST Horizon Heli Bars to make steering easier after surgery on my left forearm and hand. The steep angle of the Tulsa limits the adjustment capabilities of the Heli Bars. My knowledge about these two windshields is very limited. ANY insights would be appreciated. I don't see any pics of either on 3-Wheelers. Mostly on 2-wheelers and sport bikes. Both look like different executions of the same principle. The Mad Stad looks like the more cost effective option of the two.
    Thanks in advance for any help that comes this senior citizen's way
    Mike

  • #2
    While I don't have any first hand experience with the Mad Stad or Windbender, I do know some folks that have the Windbender and all have been really impressed/pleased with it. If your plans include a non-mechanical shield replacement, I would suggest looking at an F4. I have been really impressed with the clean up on mine.

    Good luck with your project.
    __________________________________________________ __________

    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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    • #3
      I used the X Tall Tulsa's on my wings for years.
      I got sick of the rain coming over the top and on my lap, also hitting my helmet on it.
      Changed to the F4+4 clear with vent and love it.
      T.A. Jens
      The Pizza Man
      1800 06 White Champion Trike
      2005 Bunkhouse Camper
      2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
      GWRRA Life Member

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      • #4
        Jim, T.A.,
        Thanks so much for your advice. Had to go with what's recommended by real trike road warriors. Just ordered a clear, vented F4+4.
        Mike

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        • #5
          You'll be very happy with it. They will also stand behind their product if you should have a problem.
          T.A. Jens
          The Pizza Man
          1800 06 White Champion Trike
          2005 Bunkhouse Camper
          2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
          GWRRA Life Member

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wheels View Post
            While I don't have any first hand experience with the Mad Stad or Windbender, I do know some folks that have the Windbender and all have been really impressed/pleased with it. If your plans include a non-mechanical shield replacement, I would suggest looking at an F4. I have been really impressed with the clean up on mine.

            Good luck with your project.
            Jim, give me a link for the F4, thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bikerbillone View Post

              Jim, give me a link for the F4, thanks.

              Howdy Bill, hope this note finds you and your lovely bride doing well. They are a sponsor of this site and here is a link to their sponsor page, where you can click on Don's web site.

              http://www.theglforum.com/forum/spon.../18069-support

              All the best.
              __________________________________________________ __________

              Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
              Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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              • bikerbillone
                bikerbillone commented
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                Thanks Jim, doing fine in a cooler Florida, Millie's fine as well thanks for asking. Hope all is well with Leatherman family.

            • #8
              Would like to find a shield which is wider but not taller as I like to look over it but would like more side protection.

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              • #9
                So, so pleased with our new F4+4 purchased and installed @ WingDing this past summer. I went slightly tinted and love the looks...but...a little dark for night riding...particularly in the rain...BUT matches all of my Baker Bling))

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                • #10
                  I've not had any experience with Mad Stad, but it does look to be a well built windshield.
                  I can tell you about Windbenders though. I have had them on my last three 1800's and have not even considered going with a different shield. From my wife and I, this shield offers far better wind protection than the taller OEM shield.

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                  • #11
                    Thanks for all of the great support of the F4 Customs Shields. We work hard to see that you and your co rider have the best rides possible. We have a 10% off sale for December for the forum members so give us a call and we can get you ready for your next ride.
                    Don
                    330-968-4644
                    www.f4customs.com
                    F4 Customs, LLC
                    "The Motorcycle Windshield Guys"
                    330.968.4644
                    [email protected]
                    www.f4customs.com
                    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low pricing is forgotten."

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                    • #12
                      Ok F4. Do you have a wider but not taller model?

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                      • #13
                        We do not offer a wider but not taller other than the 1800+2 which is about 1" wider. However we could make you a custom shield if you like. Give us a call at 330-968-4644.
                        F4 Customs, LLC
                        "The Motorcycle Windshield Guys"
                        330.968.4644
                        [email protected]
                        www.f4customs.com
                        "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low pricing is forgotten."

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                        • #14
                          Mike... I've had two F4's, one standard and the +4. Had a tall Tulsa and it didn't work for me; it was too close to my face with the angle it sat. Unless a better mouse trap comes along I'm sold on the F4 +4, by far the best windshield I've ever experienced in actual wind deflection, intercom noise reduction and build quality. They really do hold up very well. I didn't know he would custom build them too, I'll have to remember this as Martha gets more acquainted with her Burgman.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by f4customs View Post
                            We do not offer a wider but not taller other than the 1800+2 which is about 1" wider. However we could make you a custom shield if you like. Give us a call at 330-968-4644.
                            I have 50,000 miles on my f4+4tint and absolutely love it!!
                            I did a BBgold last weekend and spent 4+hours in sub 32 degree temps. During that time I wished my shield was a inch or two wider.
                            To f4customs, how much wider have you made and do you recommend?

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                            • jmohme
                              jmohme commented
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                              Do you have hand wings on your bike.
                              If not, you should give them a try. I have used them with both OEM and Windbender shields and they really finish off the wind protection.
                              I rid my bike with a short Windender and Baker hand wings in weather down in to the 20s This combo works very well for me.

                          • #16
                            Just to update this thread. Replacing an aftermarket windshield with a new F4+4 on a 5 year old Gold Wing with 10,000 miles on it was not the easiest DIY project in the world. Certainly not as quick as the videos make it out to be. Thanks to Don Franks, and his sage advice to help me surmount some of the problems I encountered, I got the project completed in about 10X the time of the videos. Can't wait for spring to get here so I can try out my new LST Horizon HeliBars with the new F4+4.

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                            • Doc
                              Doc commented
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                              Mike,

                              Glad to hear you got things lined out. I'm sure you will be happy with your choice. Hate to tell you but I went for a ride today and did I enjoy myself. It got up to around 65 deg before I got back home. I have almost 550 miles on the trike now. I'm planning to go to Kerrville the latter part of April - you should try to go as everyone seems to have a great time there like we do at Nashville. Ride Safe. Doc

                          • #17
                            F4 Customs also handles the Baker Air Wings
                            F4 Customs, LLC
                            "The Motorcycle Windshield Guys"
                            330.968.4644
                            [email protected]
                            www.f4customs.com
                            "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low pricing is forgotten."

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