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post #1 of 11 Old 05-04-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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So my friend Gary is planning on heading to Alaska next month, so he approached me about making a windshield deflector to attach to his double-bubble shield on his KLR 650. He saw them online and wanted one but didn't like the prices they were asking. This led him to the shop to coax me into fabbing one up for him. Long story short, he brought over an '80s Goldwing winshield to hack up along with some other usable windshields in exchange for making a windshield spoiler. The one I made for Gary made all the difference in the world, according to his ride-report. Once word got around I could make them I got talked into making one for Al, who owns the local cycle shop, and Ray, who is also going to Alaska on his KLR. The one pictured is going on Ray's bike, and I hope to get some photos of it on the bike once it gets mounted

Here are some finished shots-
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-05-2013, 09:45 AM
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I like the nice, clean look. With the brackets anodized, that would be even more awesome.

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I like the nice, clean look. With the brackets anodized, that would be even more awesome.
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Looks great overall though! can you make one for me too?

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Looks great overall though! can you make one for me too?
Id be interested, too...even just the hardware, im pretty sure I can shape some lexan myself.

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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I can make brackets all day long! I get a kick out of custom fab work, and even though the brackets are a walk in the park, it's still a good chance to hone in on design skills and technique (note the sophisticated drawings on the notepad )

PV, you'll have to wait until I get the prototype stator slider done first! Shhhhhhhh....

And as for Shadow, PM me your address and I send you some brackets. Brackets are cheap and made from scrap, but if you want hardware included it will cost ya lol

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Here are some pics of the prototype mounted on Gary's KLR-

Gary says it works wonders, it cut away 90% of the helmet buffeting, and makes cruising at 75mph surprisingly comfortable.
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That spoiler looks great! I have been looking at retailed items similar to that for a long time...including an expensive one from Wunderlich BMW: at speed it flew off my bike, over the 3 cars behind me, and into a swamp. It sleeps with the gators.

I think the key is what the photos here show: a commitment to decent spoiler size. I think the others have tried to get away with marginal or far-too-small sizes, making the benefits quirky. This one looks serious.

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Looks nice. I think you should definitely try to anodize the brackets though, it'll help do a cleaner look .

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post #10 of 11 Old 07-22-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Andrewebay1's brackets!

Here's another bracket fabrication project I've been working on for Andrewebay1. Not quite finished yet, and these brackets are made from .032" aluminum, so once they're setup how they need to be, I'll have to add some beef-ups to keep the flyscreen from swaying.

I had to remove the headlight and do some guess & check since andrewebay's bike has the dominators setup.

Stay tuned!
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Wow, I like the way that's looking Flip! Made my day man thanks.

Btw for anyone wondering, it's a Buell XB9sx CF extended fly screen.
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