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Old 11-20-2014, 09:31 AM   #1
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would it be sacrilege

I'm used to have one of those Emgo fairings on my R90. I liked it. I ended up using it on another bike and then selling that bike (with the fairing attached). I miss that little guy. I really like the "S" type fairings, but I'm thinking maybe this would be different enough to be interesting; and possibly cheaper.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cockpitverkl...68e521&vxp=mtr


http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...0001979-80.htm

It's the fairing from the GS1000 Wes Cooley replica. Am I crazy or what? I like the looks of it, I just wonder if it would be too obvious, and if it would fit.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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I'm used to have one of those Emgo fairings on my R90. I liked it. I ended up using it on another bike and then selling that bike (with the fairing attached). I miss that little guy. I really like the "S" type fairings, but I'm thinking maybe this would be different enough to be interesting; and possibly cheaper.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cockpitverkl...68e521&vxp=mtr


http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...0001979-80.htm

It's the fairing from the GS1000 Wes Cooley replica. Am I crazy or what? I like the looks of it, I just wonder if it would be too obvious, and if it would fit.
Personally, I wouldn't call it sacrilege, but I would call it ugly. That's completely my opinion though. Different strokes for different folks and all. Do what you like, and post lots of pics of the process!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Its a very recognisable suzuki fairing shape.......and I dont really think that it fits.

Flatracer are making some replica S fairings, that look good, but its the mounting of the fairing that gets complicated and expensive (but I have not checked the website)

At 5'7" I really like the S fairing with original sized screen that is on one of my bikes, I find that it works well as a fairing, especially when you use with a tankbag i get a nice clean airflow over my helmet, no noise and buffeting.

Thats Form and Function!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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If YOU like it, do it. Be different.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
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Looks like some downforce with design. Better to have the front end settled at speed than up. FWIW. Ride an old RS airhead over 80 mph and you can feel the aero of that design, the little protrusions on either side,pushing the front end into the road. A bubble fairing usually just punches a hole through the air. Takes pressure off body.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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DO IT! Who cares what anyone else thinks, it's your bike!


Unless you're just planning on randomly doing it to someone else's airhead, in that case, please don't put it on mine!

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Old 11-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #7
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Ouch! Well, there goes your Christmas surprise

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DO IT! Who cares what anyone else thinks, it's your bike!


Unless you're just planning on randomly doing it to someone else's airhead, in that case, please don't put it on mine!

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Old 11-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #8
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Ouch! Well, there goes your Christmas surprise
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #9
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Kinda like it. If you like it why not.

Back in those days the Japanese were still copying BMW's trendsetting style.

Sooo call it an aftermarket copy of the original homage to the real thing.

Close enough.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:09 PM   #10
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Luftmeister sold an "S" fairing with GS1000 spoilers on it. I'll bet Matt still has the mold. If you catch him on the right day he might talk to you. He now runs South Bay Triumph.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #11
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I actually like the Cooley bike. I was considering building a replica of that bike, but out of a GS1000E.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:53 PM   #12
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I like the cheapo Emgo's....for $61.00? you can't go wrong and it comes off in seconds.
As these types of fairings are designed....they "slipstream" the bugs right into your face.



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You're in the right place for sacrilege
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