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post #1 of 27 Old 09-28-2014, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Fuller Fairings

At the risk of being tarred and feathered, I have been thinking of a fuller fairing for the 919.

The bike I have ridden for years (r65) has a "cafe" fairing on it that I like. Does anyone have some experience with a fuller cafe style fairing on the 919?

Like this:


I understand the longer 900 supersport style fairing will likely have interference with the handlebars, but the smaller cafe style fairings or a fairing from a 90s BMW might work?

So, Any experience or opinions?

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I was thinking something more like this:



Though I did expect some ridicule after reading some of the archive threads.
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If you want a fuller fairing but something that doesn't look terrible I have a Givi A755 I'd put up for sell. BP had it on his bike but since then I have just stripped it down to its base color (which is matt black).

I have a picture of it as it was mounted on BPolunin's bike (sorry BP). I was going to put it on my Hornet but ended up selling it.




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OOh that is a pretty slick fairing!!!

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Thanks to all for the replies. The Givi is not really what I am looking for. If I were to go that route, I would just pick up the F16 national screen.

To VooDoo, Do you know of a way to get the parts to do an S conversion on the hornet? I think it makes it look a lot like the Bandit.

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I've seen these on Yahoo Auctions

新品STDビγ‚*ニカウルCB1300SFγƒ›γƒΌγƒγƒƒγƒˆ 900JADEVT250Fγƒœγƒ«γƒˆδ»˜ - BIKE PARTS AI-NET - ダフγ‚ͺγ‚―!

Available with a standard or tall windshield. They do look a bit like the GPZ fairing

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I like those


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I like those too. I have been looking at them to understand how they are mounted. It is the emgo venom
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I think I am sold on the venom. Does anyone have experience mounting up the emgo fairings? I know I can expect substandard finish and the need for some creative mounting solutions, but if someone has been down this road already I am all ears.

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Cheese, from what I have seen on a few of them they usually either mount to the bolts on the headlight bucket, otherwise its a bracket that attaches to the bars themselves. Depending on the bike it might be a make your own mount festival....

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Cheese, from what I have seen on a few of them they usually either mount to the bolts on the headlight bucket, otherwise its a bracket that attaches to the bars themselves. Depending on the bike it might be a make your own mount festival....
Thanks. It is going on a 919. I need to make some measurements. I anticipate making my own brackets. I may be a fun winter project.

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Are you going to go with clipons?

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ITS A NAKED BIKE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

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Are you going to go with clipons?
No clip ons. I should not need them if it fits properly. If I need clip ons, it is not the right fairing for me.

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I know this might be blasphemous but ive always looked at the 07 fz6 fairing and thought that would look nice on a 919.... like tcp shark fairing.



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ITS A NAKED BIKE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
Sure it is, which is why there are options for fairings. I have ridden a naked bike for 25 years and have a 1/4 fairing that I ad and remove depending on what my mood and the weather dictates. It is nice to have choices.

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I know this might be blasphemous but ive always looked at the 07 fz6 fairing and thought that would look nice on a 919.... like tcp shark fairing.
That does look nice.

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Not a fairing but recently added an MRA Vario Touring adjustable windshield and took it on a 1500 mile trip. The wind protection was so impressive as I easily rode 500+ mile days even in high winds and rain and wasn't beat up. Just for fun ran a ways down the interstate at 100 in total comfort without the naked wind blast and could have kept that pace all day long if it was legal. So, regarding a mini fairing, I can see it's functional advantages for winter and long distance riding.

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I saw your thread. It looks like a good option if I want to go with a windshield only. Thanks for the heads up.

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Cheese, I got that Givi I bought from bp a while back that I am going to do the same thing with for my Hawk. I suspect once I install it though its going to stay on more than anything though, lol. It's so easy to be lazy, plus that screen is really nice about allowing you to slip in and our of the wind stream by just sliding around on the seat.

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I have the Givi a420?? I bought from a user on the forums and this has been my experience. I bought the bike early in the year and rode it very infrequently for about a month before I purchase the screen. I suppose I really didn't have a good feel for the bike before then. Once I added the screen and the temperature warmed up I found myself riding the bike often and the nice thing about having the screen was being able to tuck in behind it and avoid some of the wind. At normal riding height i felt quite a bit of head shake and buffeting however with a little bit of a slouch tilt in my head position it was easily averted although hard to maintain that same position for long rides comfortably. Well after many months of using and many miles I decided to remove the screen and realized there was far less head shake and buffering without it than with it. I was far more comfortable without the screen riding over long distances at normal riding position then with it on the bike. I did sacrifice being able to tuck in behind it however that's not really how I ride anyways perhaps if the weather is not so well I would completely lay flat on the tank but my main riding position is upright . So as for now I left it on because I think it looks nice and I mainly have been using my bike around town so for that purpose I'm going to leave it on. Also probably leave it on throughout the winter just in case it rains or the air gets a little cooler and I need to tuck in behind it. I guess I would say if you're looking for a permanent year round wind protection I would go with something much bigger or use nothing at all. This is just my opinion however I think its shared with other people since that Givi screen is commonly sold on this forum more than likely from people who have used it and decided it wasn't the right fit for them . FYI this is with the screen tilted up as far as it will go to offer the most amount of wind deflection and I am 5 foot 10 inches.

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If you drop the screen down to its lowest/flattest position most of that buffeting will go away, at least that was my experience with the A240 screen, I'm 6'0" when I don't slouch


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Yeah it doesn't take much windscreen to kick the wind up. On my old Hornet I had a buell cyclone screen and even though it was small it really did a good job of kicking the wind up off my shoulders for normal riding. It still hit in my helmet at spends over 75 but it was perfect and allowed me to tuck in behind it with no problems at all. I figure the Hornet is a bike that can obviously go a lot faster but at a certain point you really start to pay and riding while punching a hole in the wind like that really causes a lot of fatigue after a little bit. I figured 70 to 80 mph with light buffeting and a small screen was the way to go overall.

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