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Old 09-24-2012, 06:09 PM
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I currently have a windshield on my 07 nightster and just do not like the look, i like the look of the 1/4 fairings (and not because of SOA) but i take my bike on longer road trips some times. how much wind will the 1/4 fairing actually block? ive ridin without a windshield and after 4 hours on the road it was not pleasant. will the 1/4 be enough to make it ridable?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:49 PM
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I have the headlight visor and it def takes some of the wind blast off my chest.... I could imagine the 1/4 fairing doing that and more.

It wont be as effective as a windshield, but, probably a positive trade off on looks and w/ some function.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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my harley 1/4 fairing is awesome!!! just took a weekend trip with it and really blocks out the wind!!


new windshield (1 of 1)-3 by 707Photography.org, on Flickr


new windshield (1 of 1)-2 by 707Photography.org, on Flickr


new windshield (1 of 1) by 707Photography.org, on Flickr


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Old 09-25-2012, 11:59 AM
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i really appreciate the words of wisdom, i think ill go for it, whats the difference in the little wind screen and 1/4 fairing? just that it covers the light? is that apes with the 1/4 fairing? thats what i want to do, i want mini apes with mine
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:20 PM
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Click the image to open in full size.

The H-D Quarter Fairing is great for keeping the wind off your chest at highway speeds.

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The smaller Headlamp Visor probably wouldn't block as much wind on the highway.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:35 PM
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i would love to see a 1/4 fairing on a 48 or a 2011+ custom... with the wider triple trees i might like it!
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I'm with ya I love the quarter fairings! Still have yet to find one used! If anyone's got one let me know!! And Gant epic pictures, going into my background images!
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To give you an idea, this is with just the ness headlight block:

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This is with the ness headlight block and about a five inch lift

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Lifting it higher helps much much better
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i really appreciate the words of wisdom, i think ill go for it, whats the difference in the little wind screen and 1/4 fairing? just that it covers the light? is that apes with the 1/4 fairing? thats what i want to do, i want mini apes with mine

they are biltwell friscos, its a 8inch rise, and only required to change the brake line cable

in the pics i posted the angle of the bars followed the angle of the forks, i have since then changed the angle of the handlebars to straight up and down and its slightly forward i like the look better , not as comfy though


changed angle of frisco bars (1 of 3) by 707Photography.org, on Flickr



changed angle of frisco bars (3 of 3) by 707Photography.org, on Flickr



changed angle of frisco bars (2 of 3) by 707Photography.org, on Flickr
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Good job gant,and it's good of you to show us what you have done
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