Anyone know if there is a way to make this fit on my 900 Custom? If do-able is $800 reasonably for the fairing with all the guages/speakers in it?
There is someone on this site that used a Harley fairing, maybe in bike of the month ?? I also have been looking for a batwing style but dont like the Memphis shades model, covers to much headlight. try this model ...
We have a place in montreal how installes hd fairings on kawaski bikes it called premeux fairing and also on the custum world web site i looked in my book and they have one for 900 kawaski with origanal brakets.hope that gives you a hand.
canman, here is a pic of my v2k w/hd fairing. I have installed this on 3 jap bikes. I move it to my newest one b4 selling the old scooters. it is doable if you have any craft skills. as far as instruments, not compatible. I blank them off. if anybody questions, its my bike, I can do what I want, tell them to take a hike. besides I already have a electraglide w/all the gizmos. oh, $8c aint too terrible. I paid 5, 6w/paint. w/o the gismos.
http://www.gadgetjq.com/kl_fairing_adapt.htmI'm not so sure that it is that easy. Not that I know the details, but here is what my impression is. Harley has a reverse triple tree (I think). The forks are widely spaced (I think they are wider than the VN900). These two things could make it very difficult to mount the Road Glide fairing to the Vulcan frame. Just some items to consider.
Maybe it is just something I heard from a salesman. I knew somebody here would know the truth. It might help if you had pictures of the frame mounted extension bracket that goes between the fork tubes. How does it attach to the frame?I have owned and modified more than 20 different bikes and have yet to see a reverse triple tree. what exactly is that?
I can understand thinking that a triple tree might need some negative offset in order to turn lock to lock w/o colliding forward with the frame extension bracket. but the error in that thought is that if the forks dont collide forward then they will collide with the frame itself rearward... But since the forks dont turn a full 90 anyway, the optimum solution is a 0 offset, meaning that each fork tube centerline is in line with the fork head bolt centerline. This is what is called standard.Maybe it is just something I heard from a salesman. I knew somebody here would know the truth. It might help if you had pictures of the frame mounted extension bracket that goes between the fork tubes. How does it attach to the frame?
Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I think it is worth mentioning here. I finally got a chance to look at my friend's Road Glide and the triple tree is definitely reverse. By that I mean that the head tube is forward of the fork tubes. Most other bikes have the fork tubes forward of the head tube. This means that the standard fairing support would have to be longer to reach in between the fork tubes and bolt onto the frame.hd triple trees are not reverse.
Mark'rs, very good. that lower triple clamp does indeed show negative(rearward) fork tube offset. Studying the pic, is the top triple clamp offset same? I cant tell from the pic, but it looks like maybe not, cant tell. When I (finaly) get my harley back next week I will check mine(lower) and see if it is the same. The trim on the uppers show a 0 offset. The reason is that all these FLH tour bikes have the same frame, forks and wheelbase. If the Roadglide had a different triple clamp it would have different wheelbase, rake, trail and other dimensions. and they dont from all the specs I'v read and my brothers bike roadglide side by side appears identical to my electraglide..Here is a view of the lower triple clamp viewed from the front under the fairing.
was this the road king batwing before they made a kawasaki specific product? the way i understand is the mounting on the kawi batwing is altered so it doesnt sit so far forward on the headlightIf you can live without the built-in speakers, etc...go with the Memphis Shades Batwing fairing (around $350-$400 installed with quick release brackets). This is route I am going...they look great on the 900 Custom and you can always add speakers (such as the Kuryakyn Sound of Chrome) and an iPod. Keep in mind, you may want to switch to a larger headlight; you can see in the pictures below, the 900 Custom headlight is a bit small...just depends on your taste. Best part, because it's installed with trigger lock quick releases, you can take it off anytime you want.
Here's a picture of the fairing on a black 900 Custom.
marc'rs, well I am wrong on this one. it appears that you are correct that the hd have (reverse) negative offset triple trees. I would think it is just the FLH series that are like this as the sportsters, dyna and softails are standard. easily observed as they are exposed.Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I think it is worth mentioning here. I finally got a chance to look at my friend's Road Glide and the triple tree is definitely reverse. By that I mean that the head tube is forward of the fork tubes. Most other bikes have the fork tubes forward of the head tube. This means that the standard fairing support would have to be longer to reach in between the fork tubes and bolt onto the frame. Here is a view of the lower triple clamp viewed from the front under the fairing.
That is how I first heard about it. The salesman I was talking to made the claim about the slow speed handling in connection with the triple clamps. At the time, I didn't know whether he was full of it or not. Apparently, he was right. Thanks for the picture.So, this is how they get that big 850lb bertha to behave at both slow and fast speeds.. any input? out, ponch
I rode HD from 1980-87, bought Classic 900 '09' last year. Wanted a frame mounted fairing like the old Tour Glide or newer Road Glides have.