Join Date: May 2016
Location: NW Oklahoma
Year/Make/Model: 06 Vulcan Classic
I just installed a shadow bat wing fairing on my 06 1600 classic. The fairing I ordered was for a 01-05 1500...oops. Easy to cut new brackets and paint them black though so everything is good. It was less than half of the price of a memphis shades, however there is some cleaning up to do. Mostly just sanding down some edges that stick out too far where the 2 pieces meet. But hey it was 300 bucks for the fairing with a stereo and two 6x9 cut outs. It also came with 2 free windshields one clear one smoked. I'm not a naked rider and didn't care for the wind trying to knock my glasses off so a bought a 7 dollar piece of plexi glass and cut it to give me a 12 inch windshield rather than the 7 inch ones it came with.
I don't mind doing a little work to save a few hundred bucks so I am really happy with it. I will get some pics up, please excuse the dirty bike there's some fiberglass powder I haven't washed off yet from filing the speaker and stereo holes out a little bigger.
Now if I can just find a bag that will fit on the fairing. I didn't realize how much I used my windshield bag until I took it off.
Edit: The pictures. http://imgur.com/a/kJRcU
Again please excuse the dirty bike I promise shes not neglected, just impossible to keep clean with harvest going on theres a ton of dust in the air. The inside picture makes the larger windshield look silly, it's just the angle i took it from. Again I payed less than half the price of more reputable brands so having to clean up the edges and widen the cutouts a mm or so was no problem at all. For anyone thinking of making their own windshields I don't recommend plexi glass unless you are on a tight budget. The better thing to use is lexan. A bit more expensive but its tougher, not as easy to scratch, and UV resistant....same stuff most motorcycle windshields are made of. I learned this after making the plexiglass windshield.
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Last edited by Shakesfear; 06-14-2016 at 08:55 PM.
Reason: added link to pictures