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Old 01-22-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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RS fairing bracket measurements

Hi,

I need to straighten the main fairing bracket / head light mount on my '82RS.

Would some one know, or be kind enough to measure the distances of -
Top mount to top mount
Bottom to bottom mount
Top to Bottom mount
Top Left to bottom right mount
... any other you think needed...

I think I will need to bolt it to a board & make a jig ? ... as the frame is completely unassembled awaiting the painting process...

Yeah, I have already been told it is a PIA and to buy a new one... but thats not the idea of restoring my Betsy.

Cheers
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Top mount to top mount. 397mm measured from the inside surface of each bracket.
Bottom to bottom mount. 283cm measured from the inside surface of each bracket.
Top to Bottom mount. 474mm & 477mm measured from the outer surface of each arm.
Top Left to bottom right mount. 570mm measured from the inside surface of each lower bracket to the distant surface of the opposite side lower end.



This bracket appears in almost new condition but there does appear to be some slight asymmetry to the longer upper arms. I was surprised that the 570mm measurements were equal.

Might it be easier to assemble the upper fairing off the bike, then mount the frame to the bike. Present the fairing to the in situ frame then nudge the brackets into the position they need to be to match the fairing?

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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dude, there's like 20 of these for sale on ebay weekly, for around 50$ -75$
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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dude, there's like 20 of these for sale on ebay weekly, for around 50$ -75$

@ $100+ to post to Oz.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:51 PM   #5
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Very Cool ! .. Thanks BB81 !!

Yes I know, thanks dude.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:26 AM   #6
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@ $100+ to post to Oz.
Yeah, 'fraid so.
About 18 months ago I paid just under $200 for one. Well, it was delivered to Aus.
Oh, and it came with a beautiful complete 507 RS fairing.

Ain't put it on yet...............Gonna wait till I grow up.
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