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    These are working better than my other traditional lowers that directed too much air up. Note: my windshield is all the way up. Used a second set of OEM windshield brackets, made two small metal brackets with two holes spaced 1.5” apart, used four home made 5/8” spacers and mounted it all together using the two main windshield mounting bolts and the two upper holes in the extra shield brackets. Still testing the shape of the clear polycarbonate...these are temporary. They will likely end up being “C” shaped to block air that hits the forks. I also have a Royal Star deflector under my lower tree. May even cap them with some extra chrome trim I have.

    “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

  • #2
    Dang Shores, you sure trying to keep all the wind off you.

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    • #3
      Are doors next? If anyone could do it you could!

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      • roadiemort
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        Ouch, lol.

    • #4
      Originally posted by cat daddy View Post
      Are doors next? If anyone could do it you could!
      Y’all are closer to a cage with all those dumb ass fairings, stereos, Bluetooth, heated seats and such! I can still see my front wheel!

      “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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        Looking good. If it works, that's what it's all about. I have the Yamaha crash bars so I had to fab up my lowers.
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Shores View Post

          Y’all are closer to a cage with all those dumb ass fairings, stereos, Bluetooth, heated seats and such! I can still see my front wheel!

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            Originally posted by Duke View Post
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            Looking good. If it works, that's what it's all about. I have the Yamaha crash bars so I had to fab up my lowers.
            Those look simple. Any other photos?

            “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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            • #8
              Here's a few more pictures. I've fabed these up using Lexan over 15 years ago, and they have worked out keeping the air from coming up from the bottom of the shield. Duke.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Shores View Post

                Y’all are closer to a cage with all those dumb ass fairings, stereos, Bluetooth, heated seats and such! I can still see my front wheel!
                low blow shores! low blow! lmao. i do enjoy my fairing and tunes very much and i can see my front tire with my fairing just fine. might have to lean over a bit just like when i need to see my feet, but i can still see it.
                my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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                • Jaybo
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                  He's getting to be a grumpy old effer in his retirement isn't he?

              • #10
                You gonna sell them on the cheap when perfected?
                Remember. No matter where you go, there you are.

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                • #11
                  Great design Duke. Simple with a single bolt into an existing hole. I love it! Did about 200 miles today and what a difference. Now I’m in the process of installing a wet bar, stripper pole and massage table to install with design assistance from Smokescreens!

                  “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                  • Jaybo
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                    Going to make me a set?

                  • Duke
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                    Your going to have POST PICTURES GETTING USED when you get-er done.

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                  Originally posted by Duke View Post
                  Your going to have POST PICTURES GETTING USED when you get-er done.
                  Here’s my inspiration! I already have the platform built!

                  “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                  • Duke
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                    OH YEA! Wife said if I put one on my bike, it will have to stay in the garage!,,,

                • #13
                  Originally posted by Duke View Post
                  OH YEA! Wife said if I put one on my bike, it will have to stay in the garage!,,,
                  The garage is FINE! As long as you have those two and some beer!

                  “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                  • #14
                    Do your lowers keep the water from splashing up under your helmet, when you run into runoff? Neither my windshield nor my fairing have managed to do that. I found out the hard way!

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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by boomerA View Post
                      Do your lowers keep the water from splashing up under your helmet, when you run into runoff? Neither my windshield nor my fairing have managed to do that. I found out the hard way!
                      Never had that problem with the traditional lowers and don’t suspect it will happen with these new and improved ones.

                      “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                      • Duke
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                        Never have had that problem as well.

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                      Here’s my final version with 3/16” clear polycarbonate. Cost a whole $8 from the local plastic fabricator’s scrap box. Mounted and functional, just waiting for the edging tool to arrive so I can finish the edges mo beta! I love them! Not real noticeable cuz they are clear. 10.5” tall and 9” wide at the widest point with a piece of polished 1” x 1/8” aluminum strap for trim.

                      “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                      • #17
                        Looks good Shores.

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                        • #18
                          Shores, great job on that vent. I am going to build one and see how I like it. BTW, what happened to your sig. picture?

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                          • #19
                            Originally posted by highvoltage View Post
                            Shores, BTW, what happened to your sig. picture?
                            DK. Darrel, what happened to my sig pic?

                            “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                            • Tykes_Place
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                              I had to resize it. We have limits on sig pic sizes. I think you might have set yours before we set those limits. Sic pic sizes have a greater impact than other pics in our posts because they're loaded on every post we make. Besides, size doesn't matter, right? (At least that's what my wife tells me...)

                          • #20
                            That's some nice garage engineering Steve! Looks great!

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