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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Which Batwing fairing

Hoping someone can share experience here and additional advice. I have narrowed down to 3 choices and by order as follows, 1st...Vector Batwing Fairing, 2nd...Tsukayu Batwing Fairing, and last choice is the Memphis shades Batwing. I prefer the look of the first 2 as they appear slightly larger, but these companies don't ship to Canada.

Thoughts, ideas....maybe you know how or where I can get the ones I prefer to Canada ?

Will be installing on 2005 Nomad 1600

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The address below may help in your shipping needs. Plus it gives you the option of shopping anywhere in the U.S. . There may be others like this one but I only know of this one.

https://www.myus.com/

Also as far as fairings, You have another choice as well. This is the one I am going to buy once I decide whether I really need it or not..

https://theusatrailerstore.com/kawas...assic-fairing/


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Thanks RetroBagger,

I had seen the usatrailerstore fairing a while back and had forgotten about it....lol thanks for the reminder...I do like it as well, especially the vented fairing...

I will check out the link to myus.com

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One of the things to keep in mind with the trailerstore fairing (which I also have) is that you need the LT windshield mounts to install it (new OEM are a bit over $200).
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What is LT? And would they be on the Nomad with the original windshield?
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Also, curious about the batwing from Vector and USAtrailer store...they look like they are a 2 piece unit....do they feel solid or flimsy?
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I got mine from an Ebay seller. All fiberglass. Included inner and outer with mounts. That is a road king fairing. $250.
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Thanks RetroBagger,

I had seen the usatrailerstore fairing a while back and had forgotten about it....lol thanks for the reminder...I do like it as well, especially the vented fairing...

I will check out the link to myus.com

Cheers
Make sure you take note of this line about that fairing.

"NOTE: The Stealth Batwing Fairing Does Not have a functioning vent. The words “simulated vent” and “vented-look” refer to the cosmetic design of this fairing, which makes it appear to have a vent. We do not offer a truly vented fairing."
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I wondered about that myself as to how and how good a vented fairing would work. Most just get a windshield with a vent in it if they want airflow.
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I went with an Ebay unit. It does pretty good. Cost me twice the fairing cost to get it painted. I was not pleased with the stock mounts ( which were flat and pretty simple). I had to take the entire fairing off to change the headlight bulb or adjust the headlight plus it fit VERY tight and was a ROYAL pain to get back on. I drew one up with slightly extended dimensions and made the holes slotted so I had about 1/2 inch of play that allowed the fairing to install easier ( and sit better since I figured out that the fairing predrilled holes were slightly off which you couldn't see but caused binding) .
a local machine shop fabbed up stainless brackets for $50. And it is SOOOOOOOO much easier to adjust the headlight.

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