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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Advise on fairing for 750 Spirit??

Looking to get some wind off my chest at highway speeds and saw very inexpensive cafe racer fairing on ebay that can be mounted on Spirit 750 with simple self made brackets.

Do anyone have experience with it and will it look well on our bikes? Picture of it attached.

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It would probably look ok, but wouldn't do a damned thing to stop wind on your chest. To do that you need a big, ugly windshield if you're gonna block any air.


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@sidejam has something similar on his bike. I'm sure he can comment on any wind deflection.


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Something that small will make some difference, but probably very little. If you're looking for something that will deflect a bit of the air upwards, but still small and cost effective, look at the National Cycle Flyscreen.


National Cycle Flyscreen


Or, get the eBay knock-off (which as far as I can tell, is the exact same):
eBay Flyscreen

With either of those, all brackets and hardware is included and installation is pretty easy. And, you can adjust it by rotating it forward or backward to get the desired effect.
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I find just a windshield to be worse than nothing. It creates a turbulent zone between your chest and windshield that has the effect of ragdolling your head and body at high speeds. To get true wind protection you need a full fairing with lowers to block the wind coming up from below - see Goldwing.

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A small flyscreen/windscreen might be able to take the pressure off your chest, but it will also push that pressure up to your head, and as @S01-7700 said, it will make your head bobble MORE, instead of less. As @smilie said, the ONLY sure way to keep the wind off you is to get a big windshield with lowers. If you want, I have a smoke Spitfire windshield which is a bit bigger than the flyscreen @sidejam suggested, but not as big as a regular windshield, and I'd let you have it for $30 + shipping. The reason I took it off, though, is that my head was pushed around more, though it did keep me from having to hold on for dear life to stay on the bike, which made that part of the rider better.


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With the small windscreen, you should be able to direct the air under your helmet but off most of your chest. Being smaller, it's only going to deflect some air. I really dislike full size windscreens because they have all the dynamic grace of a barn door.
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With the small windscreen, you should be able to direct the air under your helmet but off most of your chest. Being smaller, it's only going to deflect some air. I really dislike full size windscreens because they have all the dynamic grace of a barn door.
Tell me about dynamic grace after you've ridden through a swarm of thousands of Japanese beetles at speed without that barn door. Now if you carry a full body squeegee, you're good.

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Tell me about dynamic grace after you've ridden through a swarm of thousands of Japanese beetles at speed without that barn door. Now if you carry a full body squeegee, you're good.
Thankfully, I've never ridden in Japan!
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Thankfully, I've never ridden in Japan!
Neither have I. There an invasive species and prevalent pest here in the Midwest.


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