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    The windshield that came with my 04 was a bit cloudy and I wanted a fairing so I bought one from fleabay and used the chrome accent from the windshield to jazz it up. I still have to take it back off for paint but here is a picture. I'll also be using the smaller chrome pieces for lower's at some point.

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    Different, How did you mount it?

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    • #3
      I used the same stainless bolts and washers that held it to the windshield and drilled through the fiberglass fairing. I did have to shape it different as the windshield curves side to side and the fairing curves top to bottom. Nothing a wide ratchet strap and a argon bottle couldn't handle in a few minutes.

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      • #4
        I like that type of creativity. In the scale modeling hobby, we call that “kit bashing.”

        “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Smokeybear31 View Post
          The windshield that came with my 04 was a bit cloudy and I wanted a fairing so I bought one from fleabay and used the chrome accent from the windshield to jazz it up. I still have to take it back off for paint but here is a picture. I'll also be using the smaller chrome pieces for lower's at some point.
          I like that!

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          • #6
            cool idea and very unique
            owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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            • #7
              Oh, yeah !!
              I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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              • #8
                Here are the lowers I made. I took the original windshield brackets and modified them a bit. Then I cut the original windshield to the shape I wanted and used the chrome accents for bracing. I did have to remove the crash bar but I thought it was too big anyway. I also wanted just a bit taller windshield as the ones that came with the fairing were a bit short and the wind would hit me right at eye level moving my glasses around. So I went to Lowe's and bought a piece of LEXAN and cut it about 4 inches taller. Took it for a ride and the wind sails right over my helmet now.

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                • #9
                  Wow, nice work, I like your re-purposing. You may have to write some tech articles on those up-grades.
                  Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

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                  • #10
                    Well, I am convinced... I will be making a set of these lowers. Awesome look!!!!!! I will try to keep the highway bar on though. Thank you for your inspiration.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by V-Max View Post
                      Well, I am convinced... I will be making a set of these lowers. Awesome look!!!!!! I will try to keep the highway bar on though. Thank you for your inspiration.
                      You'll have to notch the lowers to accomadate the Bar more then likely. That's what Curt did on the lowers I purchased from him for my Yammie Big Bar.

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