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Old 12-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I gave into the cold weather this year and got one of them god awful ugly Memphis Shades batwings for my bike to try and block some of the cold/wind. The part that is suppose to shield my hands is just about perfectly level with my grips tho which makes it seem like it's doing absolutly nothing... Any idea's on how to raise it up a bit without having the headlight hole become unaligned, or a way to attach something to the fairing itself to extended the hand shield up a lil bit? Any idea's yall? =)
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can you rotate your handle bars to line them up better for your needs?
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can you rotate your handle bars to line them up better for your needs?
No, they are in a fixed position bolts directly into the triple tree.. Only things I can come up with ATM is to cut out the headlight housing and just move the fairing up, or fabricate something outtah sheet steel, paint it black and bolt it on. Just trying to find something non lethal to the fairing unless I have to drill holes/cut it up.
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see this thread, our member Coop made these to go with his bat wing,,look great.

http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-...pic-heavy.html
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11feet! That is a huge batwing.
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11feet! That is a huge batwing.
Got your attention didn't it =).. Prolly should have yped out 2011 fully lol
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see this thread, our member Coop made these to go with his bat wing,,look great.

http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-...pic-heavy.html
Look goofy as could be, but very cheap and look no worse than the (500$)fairing itself, I may very well look into that idea.. Thanks pops =)
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I have thought the same of mine. I think it looks good but it feels as if it does nothing as far as blocking wind!
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If it's a M/S Batwing that doesn't go under the headlight, pick up some black foam weatherstrip with stickum and stick it inside the headlight hole on the fairing.

May not add a lot, but you can probably pick up 1-1/2" if you layer it and it'll seal out the wind from flowing through.
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I have thought the same of mine. I think it looks good but it feels as if it does nothing as far as blocking wind!
You might need lowers on your forks and a taller shield. The only air I get is from around the headlight and I am getting that rectified in the next month or so.
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