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post #51 of 71 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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can you post a pic - I'd love to see it! thanks.
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Thanks for the tip about the dish soap. Grand idea! I have an open-face helmet with the fold down face shield. I don't like the full face during warm weather, and I remove my face shield in the summer months. But in the late fall, when temperatures drop below zero (32 F) that's when the fogging starts. I'll have to wait till next year to try it though, because the bike is stored for the winter... THX

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It's tough to admit that our bikes are camped out for the winter, eh? Especially with the temp today. Would've loved to have gone out for even a short little boot around!
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It's tough to admit that our bikes are camped out for the winter, eh? Especially with the temp today. Would've loved to have gone out for even a short little boot around!
Sigh yeah - Rained here tho.. and foggy,
Hope we will have a winter like last year- But I fear lightening ain't gonna strike twice. One can HOPE tho!

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I installed a memphis shades batwing fairing wit a 5in windshield. It has made riding in the cold so, so much nicer. Not to mention it looks bad ***.
That's where you lose me. Just my taste of course but I HATE the look of the batwing. I know they are effective.
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The batwing is kinda ugly but I think a lot of it has to do with the actual mounting location. It looks good the lower you place it, and more acute angle accentuates that lowered height.
This is just one of the location/ height adjustments I made before settling on one known good configuration.


And the closer to the bars you get, the better it looks. Tightens it up.


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The batwing is kinda ugly but I think a lot of it has to do with the actual mounting location. It looks good the lower you place it, and more acute angle accentuates that lowered height.
This is just one of the location/ height adjustments I made before settling on one known good configuration.


And the closer to the bars you get, the better it looks. Tightens it up.


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Too me they only look right with a light bar.
But then I think the best looking fairings are the FLTR / FLT sharknose fairings.
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I have ridden both with and without a windshield. My current bikes are split. The Victory Vision has one, the Honda VTX doesn't.

I rode the Victory on a 7,000 mile trip in the summer of 2011. Having the windshield was great, for the most part. I had a couple of really hot days where I wished I didn't have it.

I rode the Honda on a 7,000 mile trip this past summer. Not having the windshield was tough the first couple of days, but my body adjusted. By the end of the trip (I-80 from San Francisco back to Michigan) there were days when I was doing 90+ along the desert highways and the fact that I didn't have a windshield didn't phase me.

There are definite benefits to having one. You can have just as much fun without one.

I'd recommend getting one with a quick release so you can have the best of both worlds.

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