Monster fairing on my 919
I have been spending time trying to find a small fairing for the 919, without going all the way and buying the Givi that everyone has. I really don't like the way the fairing looks, and I don't want to put something that large on the front of my bike.
So I was on Zero Gravity's website, and it turns out they make a touring screen for the Ducati Monster fairing. It is just an extended windshield that bolts up into the fairing. I thought that would work pretty well, and probably shield me as well as the Givi fairing. So I started looking for a Monster fairing.
I found one on eBay that somebody had roadrashed in Houston. I picked it up for about $60, shipping included. I figured I could buff out the roadrash and repaint it, since it is bright yellow anyway.
It arrived a couple of days ago, and today I set about installing it on the 919. I thought I could use the mounts from the old windscreen, with just a little adjustment via blowtorch. I decided against that because I didn't want to drill through the fairing.
I ended up cutting the mounts for the Monster off, and buying two 5" pieces of steel (the stuff with holes pre-drilled for patching broken wood) from Home Depot. I drilled a hole in the bottom to fit the mount bolts from the old screen, then proceeded to heating the metal to pound out the proper angle to fit the screen. It took awhile, but I got both pretty close.
I then matched them up to the screen, added some rubber washers and a lockwasher to combat the vibration, and put everything back together. The only problem I have is getting the headlight back on, as you can't install the fairing before the headlight, but if the clamps with the welded nuts inside the headlight fall out of the grooves, you can't install the fairing. That is the only problem that I really had with the whole setup.
The entire project took about three hours, not including running to the store. Here are some pics to this point. Sorry about the last one, I finished up at night, and the pic is a little blurry.