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post #1 of 18 Old 02-21-2013, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone tried one of these headlight fairings?

I saw this on Yahoo Auctions:

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I was wondering if someone here tried those? I know you can get a regular and tall windshield for it.


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post #2 of 18 Old 02-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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I like it


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I doesn't look bad.
But I still contend that our bikes don't look good with any windshield.

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-21-2013, 02:31 PM
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It's ok. Makes the bike look more dated though to me. The only windshield I think looks good on a 9er is the buell windscreen. It matches the bike perfectly.

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I like it but can't read the page for the life if me.

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I like it but can't read the page for the life if me.

If I open it with Google Chrome, I get an option to translate it from Japanese to Engrish. Works pretty good.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 AM
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Translatiing it to English doesn't make it look any better. If you want to go with something that matches the lines of the bike and has some function then the small Buell screen will not actually deflect much wind either (I have one so I can speak about it). I'd look into a Monster S2r fairing. It actually looks quite stylish on bikes with round headlights (hey it's Italian after all) and I'm pretty sure it will kick the wind up off your chest a fair amount. The picture is of it on a 88 Hawk and I'll be fitting one to mine once I get to the point I can actually settle on a color (or decide to pull the trigger on Carbon Fiber). The stock fairings can be found for around 50 - 100 dollars in stock colors so they are affordable and from what I can tell it looks like they have a tab that should go where the headlight bolt attaches so. You can probably set it up with a piece of all thread and use a nut to tighten the headlight up, then have an acorn nut that cinches down on the fairing mount to hold it all together.

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post #8 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 AM
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Sorry forgot the picture

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Sorry forgot the picture
Oh, this one looks even better!

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post #10 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 12:21 PM
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Yeah, honestly I might actually go ahead and put one on my 919 as well. I saw it and did a double take.

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Sorry forgot the picture
I like this one.

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I must state, not my bike. It's another members on the Hawk Forum and he's done some outstanding mods on that bike (custom aluminum sub frame, and some one off CNC parts).

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Wow that Hawk is badass! Gsxr rear tail with VFR swingarm looks sweet

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 12:59 PM
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Hawk has a hawk swingarm FYI, they are all SSSA. Here is a siample of mine still under construction. One of the more popular mod's is to swap in the VFR wheel because it allows us to run wider rubber on the back.
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The fairing in the OP is one that I've been considering for my Oldwing project. it looks period appropriate (early 80's)...the Monster fairing does look pretty good on the 919, about like a Givi 240.

I think that Hawk SSSA would look quite awesome transplanted onto my 9er, also!

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post #16 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 02:51 PM
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I think that original fairing would like good on a bike that has a more squared off tank, maybe something like the mid 80's bikes and such. It certainly smacks of that 80's fairing style.

As far as the SSSA goes, right now I actually have a spare hawk SSSA and some additional swingarm brackets for the 919 and once I get my Hawk running then I'm probably going to do the mod as well. I have seen a few folks do it and succeed with the VFR swinger but the VFR unit is a huge beefy piece and I think some years used a linkage or had a cut out for the shock or something. I've seen a couple on here and it just looked like it was far more work than it should be. If you want some details pictures of what the hawk SSSA looks like off the bike send me a PM and I'll post up some on my picasa page. I have not gotten down to doing measurements but I think the biggest thing will be that you have to take the 919 Swingarm mounts and cut some off. The amount will be different on each side in order to align everything properly. Right now my 919 is my rider when it is warm enough so I'm just not willing to have both bikes down at once.

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post #17 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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How much is that fairing in US dollars?

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post #18 of 18 Old 02-22-2013, 05:11 PM
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Very cool hawk rp!!!

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