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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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    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...
     
  2. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    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.
     
  3. contours

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    Looks so good! If only it could be more easily adapted.
     
  4. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    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.

    Best regards,

    Steve
    AUS
     
  5. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    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 :)
     
  6. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    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

    Regards,

    Steve
    Sunshine Coast
     
  7. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    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'.
     
  8. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    I hate to do this to you GKRyder, but I am ressureckting this thread!

    Any movement on that beautiful faring you tantalised us with. I still have a vision of a carbon single seat unit out back with matching (or painted) cafe racer fairing up front in my head. Methinks that would look the dogs bollox!

    Am I on my Pat Malone here? Surely not! Where are you guys that I know could fashion a mars rover out of two baked bean cans and some zip ties!

    Thoughts anybody, or should I just get back in my box!

    Steve
    Sunshine Coast
     
  9. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    Hey Steve,

    Updates below but they won't make you happy.

    1. I sold the 961 (sport).
    Nearly reached out to you during xmas holidays to see if you wanted the fairing kit

    Then
    2. I picked up the 'bloody nosed cafe racer' and am committed to getting that registered first....or selling..dunno yet
    Needs to be regoed in Qld (well at least not home state of NSW so working through that somehow)

    Though still clearance issues with cafe 961 it does have the right gear OEM.

    Also I was going for a look and not so much wind protection. So better option than thruxton fairing in that department.

    Colour mismatch but we'll see.
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    Sorry Steve.....but because have looked at again there are many ways to do this if you want to chat about it.

    Also doesn't help I have the 961 Scrambler with flat slides bug eating at me. :confused:
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2018
  10. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    Thanks for the update.

    You’ve been busy - must read your thread on the ‘bloody nosed cafe racer’. That’s sounds like a good buy!

    Don’t really have the fabrication skills to go it alone with this task so I will wait patiently until somebody with more skills takes it up. It would look awesome. Also not bothered about wind protection, just aesthetics.

    Good luck with registering the bike.

    Best regards.

    Steve
     

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