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Old 06-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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fxr quarter fairing

I am looking to purchase a quarter fairing for my 1988 fxr i haven't seen much out there. If anybody can pass on some info where i could get one i would appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Mike

You can sometimes find old FXRT or FXRP fairings on Craigslist. As far as generic fairings go, Ness makes one that I've seen on FXR's. It's just a matter of fabricating the mount out of bar stock aluminum and connecting it to your forks. You could also adapt an FXDX-T quarter fairing to your FXR. The forks on your old FXR are smaller diameter than the FXDX-T so you'll have to deal with that. I have a small fairing from a Ducati Monster that I was intending to put on my FXR4 but I'll have to make mounts for it. All you need to adapt any fairing to your FXR is 1/8"x1" aluminum bar stock and some U bolts that will fit either around your handlebars or the forks. Pretty easy to do. I had a Ness quarter fairing on a slammed Sportster (same forks as your FXR) I had and the fairing was mounted to the handlebars and tubes. It was pretty much for looks only but it did indeed look cool.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i am running the hd quarter fairing on my fxr ,i bought brand new 1 and mounting hardware from tri count hd 20% and cheap shipping it was less than 300 shipped .thanks pete
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have one of these on my FXR2:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

I trimmed mine a bit with a Dremel tool to make it hug the headlight better. As it comes, the inside of the headlight opening is rather long at the top, making it tilt forward too much, and making the headlight rather deeply recessed at the top. I measured and trimmed the top as much as 1/2 inch+ (memory here, so not exact) while tapering that to nothing more removed at the bottom. Left enough to use the rubber trim piece that contacts the headlight bucket. Anyway, once I did that, it laid down more and the headlight is closer to the front of the opening all around.

It mounts to the top triple tree with two screws using a steel bracket that in turn mounts to the shell. Easy, although I also had to put a slight bend in the bracket after doing the above trimming.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Beside the ones mentioned, Rifle makes the Roadster and Memphis Shades makes the Bullet Fairing windshield thingy.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a Ness sitting in the shed which I will install one day.... As soon as those tossas from SOA are forgotten about, as they run a similiar one.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a Ness sitting in the shed which I will install one day.... As soon as those tossas from SOA are forgotten about, as they run a similiar one.

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lolů the one on Jax bike is a Ness, and one other one on the show is a HD brand I thinků
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lolů the one on Jax bike is a Ness, and one other one on the show is a HD brand I thinků

Funny how these fairings and that show seem to have gotten linked. I installed my headlight fairing before SOA started. I had never even seen the show when people started asking me if I had gotten the idea from SOA. I asked them "What's SOA?" Then I watched it to find out.

Anyway, I still don't watch the show, but I got a kick out of seeing Peg Bundy. Too bad Al's not the President of the club.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I know this is off subject, but do the quarter fairings cut down on the wind at all? I hate the looks of most windshields and they also give me a terrible updraft that just blows my beard in my face. I like the looks of the quarter fairing, but if it doesn't really do anything for the wind I don't know if I could justify having it on there.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I know this is off subject, but do the quarter fairings cut down on the wind at all? I hate the looks of most windshields and they also give me a terrible updraft that just blows my beard in my face. I like the looks of the quarter fairing, but if it doesn't really do anything for the wind I don't know if I could justify having it on there.
The headlight fairing that I have doesn't do anything about air flow. Maybe it changes it some, but it doesn't take any off of your face. Don't know about the next step up which would be the Ness or the larger HD one with the small windshield, or maybe the Bob Dron fairing. My guess would be that even those would have minimal effect on reducing wind to the rider.

I'm not crazy about the looks of windshields, myself, but I have a quick-disconnect model to use if I'm taking a trip of any significance. Cutting down on wind, not to mention if you get caught in the rain, makes a difference in fatigue the farther you go.
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I have the Harley 1/4 fairing with a laminar Lip added. It keeps the wind off my chest and most of my face. I still get wind from underneath and around the bottom and sides. Works for me.
P.S. I keep the beard trimmed!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I ran a fairing off an old FXRP for a few months and that was bloody awesome.... It's so high that you sit behind the windscreen. Perhaps a little overkill for what you want, but boy did it keep the wind off...plus I installed a cigarette lighter and stereo system, which was fun.


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A farring on an fx looks like sh!t.

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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A farring on an fx looks like sh!t.

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Tommy, tell Mr Farring not to wear his ballerina outfit when he's riding his fx, and he might not look like sh!t.

We were talking about something completely different. We were talking about a fairing on an FXR.

But thanks anyway for your input. We'll watch for the guy.

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