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Fairing - stop don't shoot!

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by GKRyder, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    I know , I know.
    Best looking roadster out there.

    But I like to play and I like JPS things despite not being a smoker.

    So have been entertaining a 1/4 fairing idea.
    1/4 as in maybe just fork mounted. No clips ons do maybe go clubman style bars.

    I have a Hyde Harrier fairing that has previously been chopped. Twin small headlights.

    Or

    Then there is the 'so small justfor looks' type thing http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/331908271 ... -l1000.jpg

    Or

    I even found a damaged Thruxton 1200 one that looks narrow enough it might work.

    The old Ducati 900ss less so as they really need to be 'out there' (very forward) to really work looks wise.

    Paradise Moto used the 'endurance' fairing from Guzzi V7 (Agostini) catalogue:
    [​IMG]

    Or I'll just leave it....happens a lot. :)


    Thoughts?
     
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  2. BritTwit

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    I think the ebay Bikini faring is quite nice.
    Very minimalist and just right proportionally for the 961.
    Easy to mount on the forks, and painted silver it would be beautiful.
    Would also divert some air flow over the top and to the sides to reduce fatigue.

    I would love to get something like the tiny '78 MotoGuzzi Lemans bikini faring mounted to the front of my 961.
     
  3. BPHORSEGUY

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    I say gp for it!
     
  4. Britfan60

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    I seriously like them both.
     
  5. grandpaul

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    There was a photo of a new Norton dressed in a dual headlight JPN replica fairing; I thought it looked excellent.

    can't find it on google...
     
  6. BritTwit

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    Yeah! A very nice photoshop-ed piece from the facebook link below.

    https://www.facebook.com/JakusaDesign/p ... 86/?type=3

    Would be nice to see Norton UK dress up a V4 RR like this for publicity at IoM 2017.
     
  7. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Great idea ! Here's another link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122395659409 ,there must be one available that can fit without performing major surgery on the wiring/moving indicators & headlamp etc, will look forward with interest to the result,so U gotta do it now
     
  8. Britfan60

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    I wonder why the graphics were removed from the rear cowl in the first photo. To match the faring? They should have added graphics to the faring. :roll: :roll:
     
  9. grandpaul

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    Sure looks nice...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. GKRyder

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    Maybe...Version 1
    Viper..cheapie
    [​IMG]

    + Easy, cheap,
    + Simple good curve
    + On one day, off the next
    - mheh not much of a fairing

    Maybe...Version 2
    Hyde Harrier fairing. Dual 6" lights.

    + Woah now that's a fairing!
    + Don't need to worry how OEM headlight fits
    - Woah now that's a fairing!
    [​IMG]

    Maybe...Version 3
    Still need to try the fit - Thruxton 1200. Would trim to be fork mounted for on and off.
    + Narrows nicely
    + Good clearance at top middle
    + Modern but still classic curves
    - People will think I'm riding a Thruxton from the front! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. BritTwit

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    Version #3 is neat, compact, and has classic style.
    The photo appears to show a fork mounted unit.
    Yes, people will think you're riding a Thruxton, just tell them that the fairing looks better mounted on a real classic Britbike. :lol:
     
  12. grandpaul

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    I vote #2
     
  13. Britfan60

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    IMHO the double light looks too wide and bulky. I'd go with #1
     
  14. worntorn

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    I can vouch for the ride improvement that comes with the Thruxton R fairing. I did two 800 km days followed by an 1100 km day behind this one. It definitely reduced the windage on the body and cut fatigue that can be a problem on long trips.
    It might look better to this group fitted on a 961, just won't be as quick. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. GKRyder

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    Hi worntorn,

    In your opinion would it look substantially err less good looking as a fork/headlight bracket mounted only fairing?

    ie. Trimmed to turn with handlebars
     
  16. worntorn

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    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!

    Glen
     
  17. GKRyder

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    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.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

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

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    Nice enough, and definitely worth a shot.
    Go for it!
    Then take lots of pictures and post 'em. :D
     
  19. Britfan60

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    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!!
     
  20. TonyA

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

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