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post #1 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Wind protection

I posted up in the want to buy section, but I want would like to ask those smarter than me a question.

Is it possible that a OEM fairing from the CB600S would fit the 919? If so, I am going to pursue finding one, which doesn't seem to be too easy. Any advice or experience would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 33 Old 11-13-2006, 12:36 PM
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You'll have to swap out the headlight if it does fit. The 600S doesn't use the standard 7" round headlight that the 919 and 599 use. If it fits, expect it to be expensive to make it work for your bike.

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I figured it is going to cost a little. I was hoping to find one out of Europe, maybe used or a little scuffed, and refinish to match my bike. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any obvious fit problems I may have.

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Have you tried the givi? or do you want to put fairing on you naked bike?

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Have you tried the givi? or do you want to put fairing on you naked bike?
Yeah, I looked at the Givi and the Puig, but I like the look of the fairing that the 600 had in 2002. If I can't find one, I'll probably go with the Puig, but I'm looking for something with a little more protection.

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I'm very content with the www.nationalcycle.com plexifairing GT touring screen that sits on the stock headlight, $160. It makes the 919 laid back, and the only place I catch bug juice is my helmet.

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Have you looked at Rifle?
http://www.rifle.com
The Superbike is what I'm running in the winter months.
http://www.rifle.com/stores/showdetl...erbike_Fairing

Good luck with your search.

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Have you looked at Rifle?
http://www.rifle.com
The Superbike is what I'm running in the winter months.
http://www.rifle.com/stores/showdetl...erbike_Fairing

Good luck with your search.
I willl probably go this way, if I can't find what I'm looking for. Thanks for the links!

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As long as we're discussing wind protection...

My local dealer has a 919 with this one on it. Looks like it would be good for the cold. The sides go out just far enough so the grips are behind it. It's a perfect fit on the 919, fits nicely around the headlight. Anyone tried that one?

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post #10 of 33 Old 11-14-2006, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I found what I was looking for. It's gonna cost a pretty penny, so I will probably have to wait until the first of the year. I have to repaint it, too, unless I order from overseas.

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I found what I was looking for. It's gonna cost a pretty penny, so I will probably have to wait until the first of the year. I have to repaint it, too, unless I order from overseas.

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From what I can tell that fairing seems to be for the 599, not that that bike is all that different. But the bracketry may not line up exactly. And it is pretty pricy also seems to have too big of a gap between fairing and front wheel.
I was thinking of using a race body like the ones from www.sharkskinz.com.
They make street bodys with headlights and you could use flushmounts for the signals.
I think that the body for the Fireblade may work, however I can find no one who has tried it nor has the people at Sharkskinz when I e-mailed them about it.
I'm not so sure about putting clothes on a naked bike but I too would like to get out of the wind in the spring and fall. But you gotta love riding naked on those hot summer days.
You may want to check out Givi Airstars Universal A755 its a lot cheaper than the one your looking at and seems like it would have about the same amount of wind deflection http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/732/197/

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A wind protection thread?

This is the Naked Bikes forum, your wind protection is a 7" headlight.

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I wouldnt mind finding out the half fairing from a hornet 600 S would fit on a 919.. it would just be a great place to mount farkles and switches.. .lets see
a radar detector, control knob for heated grips and vest.. voltage gauge.. maybe a gear indicator.. probably best bet for me is eventually just get an ST or some such for trips and keep the 9'er for hooligan duties..
though I will say the givi mentioned above does do a nice job at getting the wind down to reasonable levels.. used to have a bit of an issue with the helmet pushing back into my face when really cooking along..

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A wind protection thread?

This is the Naked Bikes forum, your wind protection is a 7" headlight.
If the 919 had been available with the half-fairing like the SV or the old 599, I would have bought it that way. I love my bike, but I bought it for other reasons than the naked look. Sorry.

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From what I can tell that fairing seems to be for the 599, not that that bike is all that different. But the bracketry may not line up exactly. And it is pretty pricy also seems to have too big of a gap between fairing and front wheel.
I was thinking of using a race body like the ones from www.sharkskinz.com.
They make street bodys with headlights and you could use flushmounts for the signals.
I think that the body for the Fireblade may work, however I can find no one who has tried it nor has the people at Sharkskinz when I e-mailed them about it.
I'm not so sure about putting clothes on a naked bike but I too would like to get out of the wind in the spring and fall. But you gotta love riding naked on those hot summer days.
You may want to check out Givi Airstars Universal A755 its a lot cheaper than the one your looking at and seems like it would have about the same amount of wind deflection http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/732/197/
Check out some of the European websites. They show that model on the 919, not on the 600. Also, if you look at the TCP website, they have a couple of fairings for the 600 that look even better than that one. I e-mailed their customer service to find out if they would fit the 919. I will post up when I know more.

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How effective is it for weather/wind protection? What is your height?

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I am a shorty at 5' 7-1/2". Wind protection is great. There is no pulsing of wind as before I added the screen.

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Have you seen this one?

http://www.whaccessories.com/MBDFairingSting919.jpg

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Have you seen this one?

http://www.whaccessories.com/MBDFairingSting919.jpg
Have you seen the price?

Spoiler:
US$950.00


I had looked there, but I am afraid that website is a rip-off, no matter what you buy. The two following fairings are from a company named Powerbronze, and shipped from the UK I will still pay far less than anything from Wild Hair Accessories.

http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/multi_i...omboImageSize=
http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/multi_i...5&OBJ_ID=44864

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This thread is naked bike blasphemy.

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This thread is naked bike blasphemy.
Sure for those with tolerances for bug splats and the natural speed regulator. I bet if Honda would have offered it stock with a nice windscreen they would have doubled its sales.

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maybe do like the sv650 and the sv650s that would've been pretty cool, I might've bought a 919 s verision..

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Have you seen the price?

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US$950.00


I had looked there, but I am afraid that website is a rip-off, no matter what you buy. The two following fairings are from a company named Powerbronze, and shipped from the UK I will still pay far less than anything from Wild Hair Accessories.

http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/multi_i...omboImageSize=
http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/multi_i...5&OBJ_ID=44864
Am I the only person who noticed that the bike in the bottom picture has one flush mount front turnsignal and one factory style one??

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Sure for those with tolerances for bug splats and the natural speed regulator. I bet if Honda would have offered it stock with a nice windscreen they would have doubled its sales.
I could care less about bugs and wind, but it was 42 degrees here today, and after about an hour of riding I sure was wishing I had some sort of wind break, even with 3 layers and a jacket, plus two pair of gloves.

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If you don't mind the wind and want to stay naked, you could try heated vest and gloves.

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Am I the only person who noticed that the bike in the bottom picture has one flush mount front turnsignal and one factory style one??
I noticed that, too. But I figured maybe I was just looking at it wrong or something. It can't actually be what it looks like.

Can it?

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It looks like some one did a photoshop job on it.. They didnt do a good job, if you ask me.

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It looks like some one did a photoshop job on it.. They didnt do a good job, if you ask me.
Or maybe they are trying to show what it looks like with the OEM mounts vs. flush mounts. Not everything is a conspiracy...

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It's not?

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If you don't mind the wind and want to stay naked, you could try heated vest and gloves.
If you are wearing a vest and gloves then you're not....well....nevermind



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Hey this is my first post but has anyone used the Givi 240N902 or have pictures with it installed ?

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