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post #1 of 9 Old 03-12-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Whacking my wheat!!!

Well, Ive been thinking about it a long time and finally pulled the trigger..

It one of those things...well... you know...
Once you go Whack, you'll never go back.

Haven't ridden it yet, that will be in the morning, but I'm pretty damn
sure this will get that Low Range Bass Buffet outta my head.

I have the short fairing too for summer and this big ol' wind cheater!

Lots of room on the back side now, I could acctually duck behind and get some real Harley Cruiser like fairing effect...like driving a convertible with the top down.

Also seems like the whole shmeel is a lot stiffer now, more solid.
Ill let you know how it rolls manana!

Enjoy the pics.







Better pics soon....will also probably shoot some black paint over it soon too.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-13-2012, 01:29 AM
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Man that opens up a LOT of space.




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post #3 of 9 Old 03-13-2012, 09:45 AM
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For guys who like big windshields, it's an excellent mod!! Sleddog did his, but he also typically rides a 1800 Wing..

I'm a no windshield guy, and the buffeting from the windshield drives me nuts, so that's why I and several friends have cut the flip off the windshield.. This eliminates the buffet, putting your helmet in clean air. It also allows the vents to work like they should..

Like I said, if you're a rider that likes the extra protection, your mod is the way to go!! Very nice!!

Flip removed from factory shield.

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For guys who like big windshields, it's an excellent mod!! Sleddog did his, but he also typically rides a 1800 Wing..

I'm a no windshield guy, and the buffeting from the windshield drives me nuts, so that's why I and several friends have cut the flip off the windshield.. This eliminates the buffet, putting your helmet in clean air. It also allows the vents to work like they should..

Like I said, if you're a rider that likes the extra protection, your mod is the way to go!! Very nice!!

Flip removed from factory shield.

I did the same thing, cut the shield right under the flip. What a world of difference it made.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-13-2012, 10:36 PM
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yeah i gotta do that mod this year. i tried adding the stocker to my tall using 3 nylon screws, but yours looks better. any hit on the MPG. i guess the air has to hit something visor or head. looks good.

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Nice work.

Did you use rivets or what?

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-14-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Man, what a nice difference that made.
I rode to work and back yesterday (70mi r/t) and it was windy (17mph/gusting 30's) and raining and I stayed warm and mostly dry.. Much quieter, no buffet any more..
Much stiffer as well, that wind screen and fairing used to flex and flop around and now its very solid.

I don't know about the GPH yet, may or may not make a difference but I don't think it will since your body is also capturing wind and sits above the windscreen.

It actually seems to push the air more off to the sides and around the body instead of over the top, either way, nice improvement.

Cabrito- I did use rivets for this.

Nice Dakar feel to the bike now too!!!

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-14-2012, 07:17 PM
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Looks good, man! If I had an earlier model (which I honestly wish I did have) I would do this mod. Glad to hear you're happy with the results.

Pop rivets, I hope? That's what I'm talking about!



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post #9 of 9 Old 03-14-2012, 09:58 PM
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I like the amount of room it creates behind it. Plenty of room for a flat screen....
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