BMW aftermarket fairings

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Carl, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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    Another Daytona. I thought they were pretty light in weight and very effective.:dunno

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  2. crazydrummerdude

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  3. Chobro

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    'dude, beat me to it. I've posted this one before, glad there is a dedicated funky fairing thread. This Wixom set up is on a '68 R50US, only 401 imported that year, I'm told.

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  4. Chobro

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    No mention of the mighty Hannigan yet? This is the SS model, it's smaller than the other one(ST?). Check out the custom fabbed bracket a good buddy helped me with.

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  5. Chobro

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    One more...

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  6. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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    Someone with a Rapid Transit needs to see this thread.

    And how about the Pacifico, Hamberman(?), Avon Lynx....oh so many cool vintage wind stoppers for Beemers.
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  7. wirewrkr

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    I recently parted a Suzuki that came with a Pacifico "Aero"
    Wow. it made my eyes bleed just lookin' at it.
    Different times I guess.
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  8. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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  9. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Yes indeed:

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  10. Blackalac

    Blackalac Been here awhile

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  11. pbarmy

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    Saw a set of those lowers @ Wauseon a week ago.Didn't see anyone around to ask how much.
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  12. Bill Harris

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    Quick question about Hannigan: what is the difference between the SS and ST fairings ("Sport" and "Touring")? The specs at the Hannigan website suggest a difference in weight and in storage capacity but doesn't say (or show) what the difference is. I do see that different Lowers and Windshields are available.

    TIA,

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  13. Chobro

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    The ST is taller and wider. This one belongs to an ABC member here in ABQ.

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    Another shot of mine for comparison.

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    It's subtle, but you can see where the lower part covers the tank emblem on the black fairing bike. The ST windshield is also larger.

    I think some later fairings adapted the factory RT lowers, but I could be mistaken. I have lowers for mine but have not mounted them. Someone crudely cut out ovals for the valve covers to stick though, they need a bit of help.
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  14. Bill Harris

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    Good, that is what it looked like from the few snapshots I've seen. The difference seems to be very subtle-- one is not much larger or smaller than the other. You have the Sport SS, and you appear to have your bike well set-up for travelling. Do you feel that the SS would be adequate for 500-mile/day Transcontinental riding (as well as shorter "regional" trips)? The Touring ST would be a first choice, but the definition of "touring" would be a full-dress Goldwing barcalounger, but that might be overkill since 99% of my travelling will be sub-500 mile local jaunts, with just a 1% Big Trip planned. The weight is not that much more and the increased storage is a plus.

    I guess that the Lowers (Full- and Mid-) could be added later.

    Reason I'm asking: my R60/5 is coming up on it's 40th anniversary and the 39-year old Vetter Windjammer is showing wear and tear and I need to do R&R on it (and the frame mount, again) this year.

    I'll look around for a good used Hannigan, or I might just spring for a NIB one. :deal

    Thanks for the info.
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  15. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Here's some pic of my favorite airhead aftermarket fairings. I've been collecting pics for a few years.

    This is a very nice bike built buy a guy in Mich, I first saw this bike at my very first BMW rally. I took a bunch of pics, but have never scanned them to digital format. These pics were supplied by the owner.
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  16. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    This one I first saw at the BMW MOA national in Lima. And this year in Sedalia the owner was camping nearby. I got to talk to him a bit. Built on an R80 ST. In person the orange grows on you.:D

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    Unfortunately this is the only pic I have.
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  17. Chobro

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    The SS model Hannigan works great for me. I'm a shade over 6 feet tall and my head is right in the wind with this fairing. If I crouch I can get tucked in comfortably enough. The majority of wind blast is not hitting my torso. I'm not going to be adding any extra bubbles or windshield extensions, because I like the way the fairing looks as is. I feel pretty good after a long day or riding. I wouldn't hesitate to ride anywhere with this set up.

    The storage is pretty great. I have a quart of oil and a funnel in the left side. A tow strap and jumper cables on the right. Behind the headlight, I have spare front and rear tubes. I keep some space free for items picked up en route. I could likely fit a weekends worth of clothing in there too, but I find it works best to keep it basic so things are easy to get to.

    I had the fairing for sale on ADV a few years back, glad nobody wanted it, it's a keeper.
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  18. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    This one was at the MOA in Wisconsin. Owner unknown, it was in the bike show.
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    It was a very nice bike.
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  19. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    No story on this one. I think I stole the pic off of the net.
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  20. Chobro

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    Dig the lowers! What kind of fairing is it?

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