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Old 11-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Total Comfort Fairing

I developed a prototype fairing that is tweakable and adjustable that I have been working with to find a windflow that will not produce turbulence, will provide that bubble out of the wind and be safe and out of the way off road as well as extremly lightweight and rock solid stable

it passes the off road test AND the hi-speed buffetting test
slides down completly out of the way for off road and stays put , doesnt feel like it will hit me in the face while sitting or in the throat standing
no rattling even in the hacked together prototype
the final version will be all carbon fiber fairing with hardfaced lexan windscreen
the sliding windsheild here is Lexan polycarbonate sandwiched between the aluminum mock up fairing and Carbon fiber sheet

felt a little strange at first with 20 inches wide of lightweight fairing out front even though there is complete visibilty, but after a mile of dirt road it was like it wasnt even there , out of the way like a cut down stock screen
but there is no difference in off road handling
I may go with a 24" width , it seems stable enough to handle it
even with the cobbled together mock-up there is no wobble or rattle

it will look a lot better when done , this working mockup has been tweaked around to diffent angles and bends to find an optimum shape that cuts wind without buffetting

when I get to the highway I loosen the knobs and extend the lexan screen up for full wind protection

I got the streamlined lay back to produces absolutly NO BUFFETTING
even at 80 mph
here it is extended up into the hiway position

it provides absolute wind protection , almost like a touring fairing
I had a 2007 1200GS BMW and the buffeting was absolutly horrible , even with the larger GS ADV sheild
This is 100 X better than the big GS fairing

I can hear myself whistle inside my helmet at 70mph
I can talk to myself without even raising my voice
no stress on my neck or body whatsoever
Total comfort like I never thought possible
it took a while to find the right combination of angle and width but I finally hit it

I am thrilled with the results
problem is it was like riding a bike for the first time and knowing you have to get one now

Now I will not be able to ride without this

It may take months until I get the design cosmetically perfected and molds made to fabricate in hi-tech carbon fiber , but it will be worth it
and now I have to , cant ride without this fairing

I just did the easiest 80 miles I have ever done, no wind stress at all ; dirt roads down the mountain, hi speed hiway and freeway in Autumn desert winds and it didnt even wear me out one bit, and I didnt get cold at 40 degrees on the ride back up the mountain
from a cloud of dust we race, then into the dust we return, across the finish line
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