does this flyscreen look silly?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by apt13, May 2, 2012.

  1. apt13

    apt13 Been here awhile

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    ok guys, don't laugh at me.
    for some reason i have been obsessed with those little flyscreens. i picked up a super cheap thing online and decided to rig it up and give it a shot. whaddya think? theres a good size gap between the headlight and the screen which bugs me, but what can you do with a universal fit. had to drill out the mounting bracket to attach to the ignition on the headlight. it does a decent job at deflecting a bit of wind off my chest, but i think it focuses all the air onto my neck...haha. not quite sure about it yet. anyway, also wanted to show you all the bike which you all give me so much help with. thanks to all!

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  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    It's not for me, but that's just my opinion.
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  3. Tankad

    Tankad Pure Shenanigans

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  4. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    None of the above look terrible,,,,,but an R90S mini fairing is really the only one you should use for cosmetic reasons.

    Steve
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  5. apt13

    apt13 Been here awhile

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    yeah i've looked through all the usual fairing/cafe places, but most are just way too expensive to "test something out". this universal thing was dirt cheap. maybe i should have made this a poll! haha.
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  6. More_Miles

    More_Miles über-n00b

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    Yes.

    But that's just my opinion. I prefer bikini fairings to fly screens.

    The real question though, is does it work for you, both in the function and looks departments? If so, who cares what the masses think!
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  7. Tankad

    Tankad Pure Shenanigans

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    Agreed!
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    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    It would look better if it was cut to fit closer to the shape of the headlamp.

    That looks like it was meant to fit on one of those 80's Japanese bikes with the rectangular headlamp.
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  9. benthic

    benthic glutton 4 punishment

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    hey, that bike looks familiar;)

    I've been looking for a cheap windshield to chop up into a flyscreen, so good on you for getting it done. I like where your head's at, but think it could use a bit more polish. maybe change the shape a bit to fit better with the bike?

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  10. Airhead Wrangler

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    Yep.
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  11. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    never before seen StarTrek sideburns and a flat-top on an airhead :D
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  12. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    it would not be my deal, but your bike rocks ass.

    I would not want to stray from the overall intended flavour of that ride.
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  13. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    its not bad
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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I like it...but I am weird.
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  15. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    could be worse :D

    yes, the bike looks great.
    current shape of the flyscreen fits it like a bad toupeé

    but please keep it coming as I'm feeling the need for a flyscreen too.
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    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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  17. Tankad

    Tankad Pure Shenanigans

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    you might want to try using a flyscreen from a 2002 buell lightning... i think the single headlight is the same size.
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  18. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    +1 I like the overall look, but a better fitting screen would look better.
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  19. DOGBRETH

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    I have that screen on a '92 R100R. Keeps a surprising amount of pressure off the torso and puts my head in relatively clean air. I Like It.

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  20. apt13

    apt13 Been here awhile

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    haha, i know i know, i would love to have an S fairing. i would also LOVE to have the spare cash laying around to buy one. but i'm afraid that ain't happening anytime soon.

    love the star trek comment, haha. maybe i should rename the bike "spock"?

    anyway, yeah, this was just a test with a cheap thing i got online for fun. i really do like the idea of a nice flyscreen, and i know it's possible to fabricate one that would "fit" better. perhaps i'll give that a shot as a next round. i could maybe have fun with the dremel tool on this one and get things to line up better. who knows. it's all for fun right now, friends.

    now that the bike is running great, i have time and energy to do things like this.

    as a reference, this is what the bike looked like when i bought it. a "poor man's cafe". i've got the crappy aftermarket S fairing, but i can't get it to fit correctly and it looks even more "junky" than this flyscreen. all in all though, i think i've done a pretty dang good job putting it "back to normal" for not knowing what the heck i'm doing! haha

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