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Ok, so i'm not a big fan of the fairings on bikes but am considering getting one of these Batwings in order to make riding year round a lil more easy. Hopefully, it will take off alot of the actual windchill from riding during the winter months. My question tho is this, I would like to be able to use the batwing during the cool weather and remove it for the warm weather. How much of a pain is it to install and remove the batwing or is it pretty simple? Thanks.

Compliments to angliam, this is the kind of "winter" look I'd like to go for.




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Ok, so i'm not a big fan of the fairings on bikes but am considering getting one of these Batwings in order to make riding year round a lil more easy. Hopefully, it will take off alot of the actual windchill from riding during the winter months. My question tho is this, I would like to be able to use the batwing during the cool weather and remove it for the warm weather. How much of a pain is it to install and remove the batwing or is it pretty simple? Thanks.

Compliments to angliam, this is the kind of "winter" look I'd like to go for.




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All memphis shade stuff comes with quick disconnect trigger locks, if you don't have passing lights, 5 seconds tops. To install it is around a 2 hour job.
 

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Hmmmmm preciate the help. Any idea on total cost? Batwing, Upper Windshield, Lowers, and Hardware?
 

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Hmmmmm preciate the help. Any idea on total cost? Batwing, Upper Windshield, Lowers, and Hardware?
Try bikerhaven.com

Meancycles.com

Cruisercustomising.com

I got mine from bikerhaven
 

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K, again I appreciate the help. My last and most important question is about windshield length (5,7,9, or 12 inches). I'm 6'2" and as stated earlier I want the fairing for winter riding to avoid the windchill. My bike is lowered 3" which I think will help also, but I still want to go as small of a windshield as I can get away with while avoiding the wind, any suggestions on shield height?

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K, again I appreciate the help. My last and most important question is about windshield length (5,7,9, or 12 inches). I'm 6'2" and as stated earlier I want the fairing for winter riding to avoid the windchill. My bike is lowered 3" which I think will help also, but I still want to go as small of a windshield as I can get away with while avoiding the wind, any suggestions on shield height?

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I went for the nine inch light tint. No lowers. No trim. I paid $325. But that was a while ago.
 

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If you measure straight up from 65 on the speedometer bezel to the top of the windshield, a 9" shield sits at about 16". The rake and height of the fairing itself are slightly adjustable, probably moreso for a Custom but for a Classic the headlight limits how far back/down the fairing will go.
 

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I've had my batwing for about 6 months now. It's real easy to remove, takes all of about 2 minutes to release the locks and pick it off. I have a bit of task reinstalling it due to the headlamp visor that keeps me from tilting it forward enough when putting back on, so I just place it on the top two fitting and the screw the bottom ones on when the batwing is in the correct position. I took the allen wrench and ground down one end to about a 1/4 inch nub, so that I could get to the screw..... Other that that, its worth the effort, especially if you like to ride all year long, below 30 degrees. That's when it really makes a difference on your hands. Install heated grips along with the wing, and you are good to go all winter. I do tend to back off riding when it gets to 10 degrees or colder, which means that I just use it to go to the Micky D's coffee breakfast club.....
 

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Thank you for the compliments. Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the thread to find pictures of my bike!

The trigger locks are great; literally takes me just a few seconds to take the Batwing off. I thought about doing something similar with the Tsukayu Patrol Bags by using Ghost Brackets, but I decided the locks were enough and just couldn't see that many situations where I would want to take the bags off; at least not enough to warrant the cost of those brackets.

Very excited, leaving for a trip to the Black Hills tomorrow morning!
 

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1) I've been looking at my fairing for a week or so now thinking about elongating the holes on the trigger lock plates a little bit so I can move it up some more. Not much, just 1/2" or so. I haven't decided to go for it yet but if I do I will deliver some pictures. I'm just paranoid about the lip of the fairing hanging over the top of the headlight. I don't have a light bar so I'm always worried that masking will make me harder to see.

Anybody else ever do this? What did you think?

2) To add to the height discussion, I have a 34" sitting height and here's how a 9" shield measures up on me. I keep it at about the tip of my nose or upper lip but have adjusted it some in both directions.

 

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I appreciate all the comments. Anybody got any idea as to how well a lightbar fits with the fairing and lowers? I feel like I'll probably pick one up around November.
 

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1) I've been looking at my fairing for a week or so now thinking about elongating the holes on the trigger lock plates a little bit so I can move it up some more. Not much, just 1/2" or so. I haven't decided to go for it yet but if I do I will deliver some pictures. I'm just paranoid about the lip of the fairing hanging over the top of the headlight. I don't have a light bar so I'm always worried that masking will make me harder to see.

Anybody else ever do this? What did you think?

2) To add to the height discussion, I have a 34" sitting height and here's how a 9" shield measures up on me. I keep it at about the tip of my nose or upper lip but have adjusted it some in both directions.

Graybush, i use a headlight visor as per the picture .... As i have the passing lights, its a pain to take on and off as you have to loosen up the lights, flop them forward and then take the fairing off. I have only done it once for cleaning after my trip this year.



My brackets are unaltered and used as per the instructions ... no modifications



There is no obstruction of the headlight at all.



For the others,here is a link to my batwing and bags install ...just scroll thru to the batwing. ...

http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad292/whiting57/matazu bag and batwing installation/


cheers Maurice
 

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Where did you get the sticker from? I may be adding a fairing and would like to put one on mine as well. It's a nice touch.
 

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I appreciate all the comments. Anybody got any idea as to how well a lightbar fits with the fairing and lowers? I feel like I'll probably pick one up around November.
I've got the Batwing on my Custom. I went with the 12" windshield. I'm 5'11 and as I sit, I am just looking over the top of it. I paid round about $500 for my setup. I forget the exact price.

As far as a light bar goes...
I originally had the Kawasaki OEM lightbar, and while it fit, the bar itself rubbed on the bottom edges of the fairing. I now have the Kuryakyn constellation light bar, and the fit is pure perfection.

I can get my Batwing completely off of the bike in about 20 seconds, and it goes back on in less then a minute.
 

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Like the Batwings and now have them on both Vulcan's. Angliam was also my inspiration. get compliments on both bikes all the time. Actually went from a MS cafe Racer to a Batwing on the one bike. 12 inch windshields on both. very easy to install.
 

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I have a MS batwing with lowers and two windshields, one 9 inch flared and one 12 inch straight. Everything is for sale! $250.00 plus shipping, but can negotiate the shipping.

Just want right for me. I liked the look but was catching to much air on top of the helmet and with a fused neck that was not comfortable...

PM me for more info.
 

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takes all of about 2 minutes to release the locks and pick it off. I have a bit of task reinstalling it ..
I have a similar problem on my Custom. It takes about 10 seconds to remove (not exaggerating) but I have to loosen the lower screws to re-install it every time. So it's about 5 minutes to put it back on.

I really don't like the trigger lock. My MS windshield used their standard screw mount. It took about 30 seconds to remove and 30 seconds to mount. I needed a tool to do it, but when you think about it, when do you need to remove a windshield and not have access to tools? Even if you do, it's 2 1/2" allen wrench.

That said, you can buy matching brackets for MS shields so you can swap out the batwing for a windshield. Three or more riding options.
 

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I know this is a year old thread, but I just got a batwing that is made for the custom. No headlight visor required. Bought the lower wind deflectors, but didn't have them on in this picture yet
 

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