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01-28-2014, 02:02 PM,
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Aftermarket fairing
Looking for feedback - planning on mounting a Memphis Shades BatWing fairing on my '08 Vstar 1300 Tourer. Anyone with experience with these out there?
Thinking of the Batwing Spoiler windshield (6.5"). Have the stock seat on the bike and I'm a bit under 6'. I want decent wind protection but still be able to see over the windshield without a problem.
Thanks - Ken
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01-28-2014, 02:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-28-2014, 02:53 PM by Keith.)
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RE: Aftermarket fairing
just a thought, yes the memphis shades looks good, but why not get a real fairing, can get one and believe cheaper than the batwing so could at some point put some tunes in it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRING-FOR-YAMA...74&vxp=mtr
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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01-28-2014, 02:49 PM,
#3
RE: Aftermarket fairing
Hi Ken, I am attaching a good "Rule of Thumb" for windshield heights. If you are 6' tall you may want to check this out before ordering. I know many folks that used this rule and are happy with the outcome, I used it and am very happy. Good Luck


.pdf   Windshield Height.pdf (Size: 3576 KB / Downloads: 51)
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01-28-2014, 03:20 PM,
#4
RE: Aftermarket fairing
I have a Memphis Shades batwing with spoiler windshield on my 650. The 6.5" spoiler windshield was too low and dumped the air right at the bottom of my helmet, making for terrible noise (I am about 5'10"). I got the 9.5" spoiler windshield and it is much better, though I wouldn't complain if it was another inch or two taller. Even the 9.5" spoiler (the tallest spoiler style they make) is well below my line of sight.

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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01-29-2014, 10:49 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-29-2014, 10:49 AM by cagie.)
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RE: Aftermarket fairing
I agree with Keith on the "why not just go ahead and buy a 'real' fairing." Memphis shades is basically just a shell. You can't even buy aftermarket inner fairing anywhere. By the time you rig up a stereo, speakers, etc. you will have nearly as much invested as going ahead and buying something like a Tsukayu fairing.

I had one on my 650. I thought it sat a little too low. I had the 6.5" spoiler shield on too, although for me being 5'10 it worked fine.
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01-29-2014, 01:41 PM,
#6
RE: Aftermarket fairing
(01-28-2014, 02:41 PM)Keith Wrote: just a thought, yes the memphis shades looks good, but why not get a real fairing, can get one and believe cheaper than the batwing so could at some point put some tunes in it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAIRING-FOR-YAMA...74&vxp=mtr
Thanks for the input ..... I'm deaf as a post so I just sing old Beach Boys songs to myself as I ride! A "real fairing" to me was my old Windjammer III. Don't think they still make such things .... guess I've gotten old.
Take care - Ken
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01-29-2014, 07:12 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-29-2014, 07:15 PM by here to learn 1300.)
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RE: Aftermarket fairing
(01-28-2014, 02:02 PM)Newfoundland Ken Wrote: Looking for feedback - planning on mounting a Memphis Shades BatWing fairing on my '08 Vstar 1300 Tourer. Anyone with experience with these out there?
Thinking of the Batwing Spoiler windshield (6.5"). Have the stock seat on the bike and I'm a bit under 6'. I want decent wind protection but still be able to see over the windshield without a problem.
Thanks - Ken
I have a 1300 and MS Bat Wing.
I'm 6' tall
I got the 12" high and for me it was just right.
I went and lowered my wing and added a Ultimate seat now I wish the shield was higher.
Buy a taller shield you can cut it down but will cost if too short.
I'm like you don't do tones so no need for inner wing.
Would be easy to make shelf through.
If you haven't got it yet check with Shane at
http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/bo...1300.shtml
Good price and got it in like four days.
[Image: 3-spike-2_zps52a82b02.jpg] My V-STAR 1300 is my 22 Motor Cycle
Been riding over 50 years
The motor on the 1300 is twice as big as any bike I've owned before.
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01-31-2014, 02:09 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket fairing
(01-29-2014, 07:12 PM)here to learn 1300 Wrote:
(01-28-2014, 02:02 PM)Newfoundland Ken Wrote: Looking for feedback - planning on mounting a Memphis Shades BatWing fairing on my '08 Vstar 1300 Tourer. Anyone with experience with these out there?
Thinking of the Batwing Spoiler windshield (6.5"). Have the stock seat on the bike and I'm a bit under 6'. I want decent wind protection but still be able to see over the windshield without a problem.
Thanks - Ken
I have a 1300 and MS Bat Wing.
I'm 6' tall
I got the 12" high and for me it was just right.
I went and lowered my wing and added a Ultimate seat now I wish the shield was higher.
Buy a taller shield you can cut it down but will cost if too short.
I'm like you don't do tones so no need for inner wing.
Would be easy to make shelf through.
If you haven't got it yet check with Shane at
http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/bo...1300.shtml
Good price and got it in like four days.
Hi -
Thanks for your input. I started riding in 1972 when a 350 was a good sized bike! Like you, my Vstar1300 is the biggest bike I've ever owned. I've ridden across the country (US) on a 2 stroke Suzuki GT550 and once did Seattle to Madison, Wis round trip on a Honda XL350 single (knobbies and without a working headlight). Yes, good old days!
Take care - Ken
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02-01-2014, 05:55 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-01-2014, 06:08 PM by rleary360.)
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RE: Aftermarket fairing
i have an 1100 classic with a reckless cycles fairing....made in Tennessee with stereo and speakers it was only $800

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oh and all the 3 bolt harley accessories fit it
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