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Fairing Recommendation
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:51:09 PM »
Trying to assemble an 82 with all 83 upgrades. Was thinking that a fairing smaller than the stock fairing would look good on the bike. Any recommendations on which fairing would look best and which are still available.    BDC

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 05:31:44 PM »
There were two bikini fairings from Yamaha - I think either of these.  Other fairings just look tacked on

Hmmm, have you thought of doing the Air Current colour scheme? Still factory, but so rare I've not even seen a photo of a real one.

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 06:07:36 PM »
If I was going to use that scheme, think I'd have a graphics shop make me vinyl decals. Looks good.     BDC

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 09:11:35 PM »
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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 11:28:25 PM »
One of the bikini fairings was called the shark.  It was used on several other Yamaha V contemporaries.  IMHO it was the better looking of the two bikini fairings.  Both of these fairings are handle bar mounted with all that that implies regarding high speed stability.

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 12:14:45 AM »
Dingleberry, that isn't a fairing, it's a gas tank and saddlebags.
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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 04:47:42 AM »
No, no, no. I was meaning around the headlight!  :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 09:33:46 AM »
How about something like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Fairing-Headlight-2-Indicators-Dash-Sports-Black-/391009881114?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5b0a014c1a&vxp=mtr
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Fairing-Headlight-2-Indicators-Universal-Streetfight-Head-Lamp-Black-/151534030658?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item234821cf42&vxp=mtr
or any of the other fine offerings straight from Hong Kong.

Maier has a couple of universal café offerings. Note the price difference between round and rectangle opening!
https://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/street/universal-street

I'd suggest a period Seca, GPz, or GS bikini fairing but the price and availability may be sketchy.
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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 10:56:27 AM »
Dingleberry, I really appreciate the handwarmers, reminds me of my Honda Silverwing. I would squeeze exhaust pipes to keep warm. Won't need gloves for this model.       BDC

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 01:38:39 PM »
Rik, the first item on your list, at $32.00usd, looks like a screamin deal compared to the other two.  I'm especially impressed with the $0.99usd postage from Hong Kong.  Perhaps I'm missing something.

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 09:06:57 PM »
I like the looks of those first 2 fairings, but I agree with Q that there is something up with that price.

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 11:34:07 PM »
One COULD contact the seller to verify details.
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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 06:14:19 AM »
It's not unusual to see fairings and the like around this price - but you get what you pay for. Looks like a deal - probably isn't.

I think the Chinese government subsidises postage heavily.

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Re: Fairing Recommendation
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 07:37:12 PM »
I think the Chinese government subsidises postage heavily.

All part of their plan to control the world.... :-X
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