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Old 05-05-2015, 10:48 AM
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I've got an H-D style quarter fairing> I got it from a company called Tommy & Sons. They're out of Lithuania and shipping took FOREVER, mostly due to the package getting lost in the mail route. I love the fairing, very sturdy. The brackets it came with are a little cheesey and only for 39mm frontends which my Low Rider has. Install requires you to drop the forks and slide the clamps over the fork tubes. The only draw back is there is no headlight gasket like the fairings from H-D have. I have a faring adjusted so I have little to no buffeting even with my visor up on my helmet but I can't ride at night cause the headlamp washes out the back of the fairing and it's like riding with out a headlight. Does anyone have a part number for the headlamp gasket off hand? Would weather stripping from the hardware store work just as well?
What a waste of money! Why wouldn't you buy, from an American company, a product, built by an American, that actually works and that you could ride with!? SMH
 
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:01 AM
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Lol Gresse beat me to it!

I also have the mid glide Arlen Ness, modified by Southeast Customs to fit 49mm forks. There is the normal AN fairing built to fit but it looks a little bulkier. This comes with all mounting hardware, pretty simple to mount including the headlight relocation block. Nice difference between this and some of the others is that it raises the fairing above the lower tree and angle adjustment is easily done to find what works best for you. I'm 5'7 with 8" drag style bars. Wind off chest and head almost completely with the angle I have. Works overall better than the previous full sized windshield in that it has less buffeting.

Pardon all the bugs, 200 miles yesterday and haven't been able to wash yet!














 
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:15 AM
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Ive got the Arlen Ness quarter fairing.

Mounted really well but a bit too low.

My buddy made me a new bracket that brought the mounting points 2.25" back and 2.5" up.

Worked great.

I wouldnt mind a headlight gasket though.


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What a waste of money! Why wouldn't you buy, from an American company, a product, built by an American, that actually works and that you could ride with!? SMH

Wow. Pretty upset about someone elses spent $ there guy.

Dont be an elitist.

Turn over the box that your HD parts are in. It says "Made in Taiwan."
 
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:36 AM
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What a waste of money! Why wouldn't you buy, from an American company, a product, built by an American, that actually works and that you could ride with!? SMH
I don't see how it's a waste of money. I didn't have to modify the fairing or brackets in any way, shape, or form. The fork clamps are just a little goofy compared to most of the other ones you get but they're all aluminum. They don't look like hose clamps like some of the fairings come with. It takes a little longer having to drop the forks but a few extra minutes of work and its on. The only draw back the fairing has is the lack of a headlight gasket. Other than that it was worth the $268 I spent on it. It came gel coated. It also came with the headlight cover and a tinted "windshield" if you even want to call it that on that style of fairing. I had a Rifle fairing last year and didn't like it at all. It looked off on the bike and I kept getting wind shot straight up my nose from it. Some bikes look great with them. I just didn't like how mine looked with it at the time. I would have liked a T-Sport fairing but every time I looked on JD Customs website they were out and I'm not about to spend the outrageous amount of money people ask out of an original T-Sport fairing. IMHO Ness fairings are a waste of money. Some people love them and others have nothing but problems. I wasn't going to spend money on one and take that chance. I bought mine cause it was a decent price even with shipping and they have a video on their facebook page of a guy beating the hell out of on of their saddle bag lids with a 3-5 pound sledge and it barely puts dents in it. No cracks or chips. Yeah the wait sucked but by the time I got it and put it on it was finally time to ride anyways. It's not like I suffered any. They even said if I hadn't received my order by the end of the week that it did show they were going to refund me my full amount. Sorry for the book here but I feel I got a way better deal then if I would have bought any other fairing.
 
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I don't see how it's a waste of money. I didn't have to modify the fairing or brackets in any way, shape, or form. The fork clamps are just a little goofy compared to most of the other ones you get but they're all aluminum. They don't look like hose clamps like some of the fairings come with. It takes a little longer having to drop the forks but a few extra minutes of work and its on. The only draw back the fairing has is the lack of a headlight gasket. Other than that it was worth the $268 I spent on it. It came gel coated. It also came with the headlight cover and a tinted "windshield" if you even want to call it that on that style of fairing. I had a Rifle fairing last year and didn't like it at all. It looked off on the bike and I kept getting wind shot straight up my nose from it. Some bikes look great with them. I just didn't like how mine looked with it at the time. I would have liked a T-Sport fairing but every time I looked on JD Customs website they were out and I'm not about to spend the outrageous amount of money people ask out of an original T-Sport fairing. IMHO Ness fairings are a waste of money. Some people love them and others have nothing but problems. I wasn't going to spend money on one and take that chance. I bought mine cause it was a decent price even with shipping and they have a video on their facebook page of a guy beating the hell out of on of their saddle bag lids with a 3-5 pound sledge and it barely puts dents in it. No cracks or chips. Yeah the wait sucked but by the time I got it and put it on it was finally time to ride anyways. It's not like I suffered any. They even said if I hadn't received my order by the end of the week that it did show they were going to refund me my full amount. Sorry for the book here but I feel I got a way better deal then if I would have bought any other fairing.
Right on. Sounded way worse in the original post... I actually really liked my Ness Narrow. Thought it was a great little fairing. They are super flimsy, tho...

Where's the pics, man! We wanna see it.
 
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What a waste of money! Why wouldn't you buy, from an American company, a product, built by an American, that actually works and that you could ride with!? SMH
There is a big difference between buying American made and quality made. I much like you will buy American made as much as I can, but if I can find quality made that far exceeds what I can get here in the states, I am going to buy once. I also, ask when purchasing products where its produced, I really hate buying from companies that are "All-American" to find out their crap was made in china. I am currently looking for a Batwing Fairing, first question I ask them its where is it produced when I make contact.
 

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XFXDX It's all good. Here's a pic it's not the best. I haven't taken any pics of it during the day time since I got it mounted.
 
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There is a big difference between buying American made and quality made. I much like you will buy American made as much as I can, but if I can find quality made that far exceeds what I can get here in the states, I am going to buy once. I also, ask when purchasing products where its produced, I really hate buying from companies that are "All-American" to find out their crap was made in china. I am currently looking for a Batwing Fairing, first question I ask them its where is it produced when I make contact.
Totally agree. Apparently my comment hit hard... I just meant, since it sounded like the dude was sorta bummed, I was also bummed that he rec'd an inferior product... That's all. The SMH was directed at the poor parts supplier. Turns out, I had it all wrong! Ah hahaha... LMAO.

Looks cool! Those factory two-tone paint jobs are nice! Any plans to color match the fairing, Ryder?
 
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Here's mine. Fat Bob fairing handmade by Phil Birch in the Netherlands. Very good price, and extremely high quality workmanship. It's made of fibreglass, not plastic and is about 1/8" thick and really solid with absolutely no flexing. Comes finished in matte or gloss black and bolts to the handlebar riser and headlight bracket - so no fork fixings. Takes about 5 mins max to put on or take off.

Shipping might kill the deal to the US, but I am in the UK and it was dead cheap compared to shipping something here from the US. All in all, I highly recommend it as fairing choices are limited for the dual headlights on the Fat Bob.


 
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Totally agree. Apparently my comment hit hard... I just meant, since it sounded like the dude was sorta bummed, I was also bummed that he rec'd an inferior product... That's all. The SMH was directed at the poor parts supplier. Turns out, I had it all wrong! Ah hahaha... LMAO.

Looks cool! Those factory two-tone paint jobs are nice! Any plans to color match the fairing, Ryder?
Eventually I plan on sending it to a guy in South Dakota that does paint. I think his actually paint shop is called Smitty's Garage but he also runs a website called Factory Match. My brother has a 13 Roadglide that he got extended bags and speaker lids and a gang of other stuff painted Big Blue Pearl and it's spot on. Not a gnat fart in the paint or anything.For the time being I plasti-dipped everything so I wouldn't dry out the gel coat or the fiberglass. I plan on ordering some paint from touch up direct and at least do a two tone for the rest of the riding season.
 

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