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post #1 of 4 Old 10-24-2006, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Suzuki Handguards: Excellent mod. Little to no structural integrity for hard hits, but substantial enough to keep the wind, rain, and small rocks off of my fingers. Another one of those things that should have been installed at the factory.

OEM Suzuki Touring Windscreen: Overpriced for what it really is. A common complaint about the Strom is the excessive wind buffeting caused by the stock windscreen. I really thought this would be relieved through the purchase of a taller and wider screen. Through extensive research, and my trial & error. I found that the real problem lies with the hard mount for the windscreen. It doesn't flow the air like it should and thus, you get the bobble-head effect, along with unmitigated wind noise around the helmet. I have found an aftermarket part called the mad-stad bracket that is nearly infinitely adjustable as for height, rake, angle, and wind flow. This seems to be the missing-link that Suzuki should have thought of before production in the wind tunnel. Probably would not have helped too much, as the average Japanese is only about 5'6 or shorter. I will order the bracket before I depart to Jet's shin-dig.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-24-2006, 01:19 PM
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yep, the uberadjustable brackets for the GS are called "Tobinators" - same deal as the mad stads.

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Well, after riding with the touring screen on my commute to school yesterday, I found it to be truly worthless. I have to commute 35 miles to school 3 nights a week on the highway, and that screen was flapping like a bird the whole way. Very distracting and annoying. It will be returned to the dealer today. Back to the research for a working solution. The mad-stad sounds like a winner, but it is on B/O until Oct. 27th. I don't know how well it will work w/ the stock screen.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-31-2006, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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New GPS shipped out today. I wanted more memory capacity, and a few more features, so I opted for the Garmin Venture Cx model. It will prove its worth on the upcoming ride to Jet's shindig.

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