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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby worntorn » Fri May 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I had a clip on type fairing on the Commando for awhile. It looked ok but not nearly as nice as the fixed fairing on the Thruxton. This is in part because the lines of the fixed fairing flow right into the tank. The fit is perfect, a 2 mm gap between fairing and tank following the curve of the tank. The Universal headlight mounted clip on fairing was chopped way back to allow for steering movement , so it kind of sat like a blob out front.
Its unlikely that the Thrux fairing will fit to the tank of the 961 like it does the Thrux, but worth a try!

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby GKRyder » Thu May 18, 2017 3:22 am

It's just a hairy arm holding things up at the moment but the Triumph fairing could look good...With a lot of work of course.

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Might be a shame to cut to get to fork mounted solution .

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby BritTwit » Thu May 18, 2017 7:25 am

Nice enough, and definitely worth a shot.
Go for it!
Then take lots of pictures and post 'em. :D
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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby Britfan60 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:33 am

That really looks awesome!! Only but for the higher windshield do I like the one from the Guzzi V7 a little better, but aesthetically, the Triumph is just as nice. DO IT!!
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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby TonyA » Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 am

Can the Thruxton brackets be adapted ? That type of fairing must be frame mounted ?
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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby GKRyder » Thu May 18, 2017 6:19 pm

TonyA wrote:Can the Thruxton brackets be adapted ? That type of fairing must be frame mounted ?


Yes it would need to be an amalgam of Triumph bracket and generic fairing bracket attaching to frame with u-bolt etc.
Unless trimmed back which would make it quite a bulky fairing for turning with handlebars....Though nothing like some old beemers :)

Currently the fairing is a 3 piece making it a bit more difficult to mount to the Norton as relies more heavily on the OEM bracket.

Then there is clearance of bars without resorting to new triple clamp and clip-ons. I may use woodcraft risers or club man bar etc.

Or I'm doing the wrong thing altogether...

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby GKRyder » Fri May 19, 2017 9:57 pm

Still playing....

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Trimming back for fork mounted would be much more straightforward due to guages also ideally moving forward for clearance but then ruins the nice setup they have.

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby contours » Sat May 20, 2017 10:34 am

Looks so good! If only it could be more easily adapted.
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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby Stephen_Spencer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:55 am

Hi,

I was wondering whether any progress has been made over the last few months on the search for a fairing solution. Really surprised that this addition has not been more widely sought after. Love my cafe racer, but to me it is crying out for a classy fairing. The Thruxton R racer fairing would look awesome methinks.

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby GKRyder » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Hey Steve,

No progress from me as bike is back with dealer with issues and need to get things sorted while still have warranty.

Might be going with lugs on steering head to accommodate thruxton R bracket, limited options with oil tank (and will need bigger headlight or substantial fairing/screen edging)

I'll be honest it's for the look for me more than protection etc

Just to play a little :)

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby Stephen_Spencer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:04 am

Hey you fairing fitting front runner,

You seem to be the only 961 owner in the world (?!) actually trying to fit a fairing!!! I have been looking around in Aus for a specialist fairing builder capable a fashioning a carbon fibre fairing similar to the thruxton R. No luck whatsoever.

How goes your project? You do realise that I'm going to hound you until you succeed! :D

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Re: Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Postby GKRyder » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:33 am

Haha yes always the black sheep.

The bike was away for so long I almost went "hey summers around the corner" and paused....alot...


But I will get it so can revert. Priced up the clip on style triple clamp.

I'll enquire a bit around the fairing builder question as well.

Thanks for the 'push'.

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