I've researched these a bit both here and on the web. Looking for a bat wing fairing to cut down on buffeting and to cover the hands. Any pictures would be appreciated. What choice have you made?
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.
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.
I love my ‘06 1600 classic with only 9300 miles on it 😉 but I desperately need forward controls as i am almost 6’3” with my riding boots on. I can only find 1 set and they are outrageously expensive!!? Any help would be nice!
I picked up a '06 Nomad 1600 last night. I noted two issues. First one is the drive shaft boot is cracked. I did some reading here, and I think I can just patch it up for now to keep dirt and water out. Second issue is the Mode button on the digital display is not functioning. I've read that it...
started putting my own personal touches on my new to me 2004 vulcan classic this week. today, i just thought "what the heck" and tried to mount the new 14" apes i just got off amazon for about $50. i made some measurements and it looked like it was possible, so i went for it and they fit! i put...
Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs! - Standard Sizes, and LED Conversions
After doing a bit of searching around online, I found plenty of threads about the main headlight, but little to nothing about the other stock bulb sizes (and therefore, replacement options) on our machines. So, I thought I would try and...
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