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Old 07-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #16
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The fairing has to go, and so does the seat.
While not common, I've sold two Windjammers (after a hose down and good pictures) for $150 and $100 respectively.

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Neat. I used to have a seat like that on mine. Comfyer than stock, but dorky-- tho it wasn't back when I upgraded it.
I had the same seat on my R90 and it was a pain in my ass. The least amount of padding right where it's needed..

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I have one like that as well that I will never be able to get rid of lol..
I gave mine away for the cost of shipping.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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Like Bill recommended, I'm saving it for my old age. Maybe even my younger age--I've had the bike up to 70 a few times in my break-in rides and that's a hecka buncha wind!
My 1975 R90/6 w/ Hannigan can and does cruise above 90 mph. I have touched 105 a couple of times. If there are many trucks or winds it's a little shaky. I do think a good part of the top speed is do to the fairing.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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The fairing is a Luftmeister, and not very nice. There is some unseen damage underneath. Of it were a Windjammer, I think I would have a better chance of selling it. And if it were a Hannigan or Pilcher,I most likely would never take it off.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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My 1975 R90/6 w/ Hannigan can and does cruise above 90 mph. I have touched 105 a couple of times. If there are many trucks or winds it's a little shaky. I do think a good part of the top speed is do to the fairing.
A decent R90/6 should be capable of cruising 90 mph+ without a fairing. I know mine did on many occasions and passing trucks cruising 85 mph on the Jersey pike was no big problem.

I love R90s!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #20
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A decent R90/6 should be capable of cruising 90 mph+ without a fairing. I know mine did on many occasions and passing trucks cruising 85 mph on the Jersey pike was no big problem.

I love R90s!
Well, I'd agree but the last time I was going that fast with out a fairing was almost 30 years ago. The bike may be able to do it w/o a fairing. I don't think I can anymore.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:24 AM   #21
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Fairings, even BMW ones, do come with various downsides including buffeting and turbulence behind the screen, and some serious stability issues at speed and in side winds, pushing through the turbulence of a semitrailer at speed can be very scary.

I prefer to use an S fairing, coupled with short bars and a tank bag, this seems to give me a lot of protection and at 5'7" puts my helmet in clean air.

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