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Old 05-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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airhead fairings

Anyone still running windjammer type fairings on their airhead? pictures?I'm thinking about installing one on my 100/7. Pros?Cons?
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:56 AM   #2
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I decided I really really wanted to sit behind a fairing on my /6. So I went out and, at a total cost of maybe 20 bucks and some shipping, aquired 2 luftmeisters (one color matched, one not), all mounting, various accessories, a vetter radio enclusure, and a set of lowers, then decided I couldnt bring myself to uglify such a beautiful bike.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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Got my bike with a luftmeister. Needless to say, it lasted all of 2 days before I removed it. Sure it kept the wind and some rain off me but god was it ugly and horrible for the front dampeners. When I took it off, the bike sighed relief, front end lifted it up and it performed as nimble as it should. If you want a full-faired wind stopper get an RS or an RT. If you like the looks of the windjammer/luftmeister, at least put the proper springs in the forks to compensate for the weight it puts on the front end.
It wasn't my cup of tea at all and made my bike perform terribly.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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I have bought two 76 /6 BMW's one a R90 and one a R75 in the last few years. Both came with fairings, one a lufmiester and one a Windjammer. Both bikes were fine the way I got them, and both were used for long distance travel. I decided to return them both to box stock trim. I just didn't think I was going to use them the way the prev. owners did. Nothing wrong with using them with the fairings, for many years that was the best setup you could get.

By the way I still have those farings with the mounting hardware and wiring. In case anyone is interested.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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Both my R75/6 and R100GS came with Vetter fairings (actually the GS had a lookalike Aero fairing). They had their plusses (protection in wet weather, fair amount of storage room, etc.) but removing them easily doubled my all-around riding pleasure. I would never suggest installing one if you ride for pleasure. Maybe if your bike was primarily for commuting purposes in a year-round wet climate it might make sense.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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ugly and out of date, if you like that look.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #7
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Dear god, who would ride that?

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:24 PM   #8
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"dear god who would ride that?" Answer = Darth Vader .
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:27 PM   #9
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"dear god who would ride that?" Answer = Darth Vader .
Touche.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #10
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"dear god who would ride that?" Answer = Darth Vader .
Or maybe Prince?
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:42 PM   #11
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I put many miles behind a Luftmeister. I may have smoked a few joints behind it as well. Don't remember.

It was quite a barn door and taking it off renewed my interest in riding.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #12
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Back in the day I put in thousands of travelling miles behind Vetters, Daytonas, whatever Yamaha hung on their bikes and etc. They worked really well for long days in the saddle covering great distances. Far less fatigue than if you rode a bare motorcycle.

Now we wear our fairings, I think. Riding gear is light years better than it used to be. Quiet full-face helmets. Heated grips, gloves and vests. Waterproof all weather ventilated wonder suits, boots and gloves.

Who needs fairings?

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Old 05-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #13
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Over the years I've bought about 4 bikes with some sort of aftermarket fairing. Some Windjammer, some Vetter. Maybe even a Wixom somewhere in there. I find them ugly and remove them right away.

I literally can not give them away! I typically have to toss them. I'm sure in 30 years from now they will be all the rage and I will kick myself for throwing them away.

That's the same reason why I hold on to my LPs, even though I haven't owned a turntable in over 20 years. I'm sure I will die with that limited edition U2 single still in my garage.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:43 PM   #14
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

this is the Police. we have the drive surrounded. take off that poxy looking fairing now
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:28 PM   #15
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Mine

When I picked up my R90 it had this foolish thing on it, complete with lower leg shields. If anyone is looking for one it is here, free for local pick up. Taking up way too much space in my garage!

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