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Old 12-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on the Reckless fairings.

A friend of mine purchased a Reckless fairing for his 2005 C50T. I went to install it last night and the brackets don't line up. The bend in the bracket throws the top bolt holes off by a 16th of an inch. I have to go up tomorrow to re-drill the top mounting holes of the brackets so that we can get the bolts in to the C50T windshield bracket.

The fairing is nice and the sound system is excellent but for 1100.00 the brackets should have lined up.
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Sounds like "offset" bolts are required
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The slots that they cut in the bracket for the bolts don't line up with the windshield bracket and the bracket sits flush against the side of the windshield mount frame so you can't put an offset bolt in. You have to enlarge the hole for the bolts to go in. It slides in to place like the stock windshield on the C50T and is held in by the 4 Allen head bolts.
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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on the Reckless fairings.

A friend of mine purchased a Reckless fairing for his 2005 C50T. I went to install it last night and the brackets don't line up. The bend in the bracket throws the top bolt holes off by a 16th of an inch. I have to go up tomorrow to re-drill the top mounting holes of the brackets so that we can get the bolts in to the C50T windshield bracket.

The fairing is nice and the sound system is excellent but for 1100.00 the brackets should have lined up.
Thanks. For $1100 one shouldn't have to make modifications.
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Mine didnt line up quite right either. i just enlarged the one mounting hole and was able to thread in that bolt.
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Hope your taking a few pix to post.
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I'll be doing the install tomorrow night. I'll take plenty of pics.
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I'm going to have issues with the OEM lightbar with the fairing. When I did a test fit the other night I had to tilt the lights down for the fairing to clear them. I'll have to figure out a way to move them outward away from the fairing when I install it tonight.
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I got the fairing installed last night. The following images are crappy looking but the best I could do with lighting and the tablet. The fairing needed a very large hole on the top side mounts in the pictures. I had to use a washer with the stock bolts because of the hole size.

The OEM lightbar presented a larger problem. For now I just cut a couple of strips of aluminum and mounted them out 2 inches further than where they were. I'll have to come up with a better solution for them over the winter but for now he can ride his bike and listen to his tunes.

The fairing itself is very well built and the sound system is incredible. It has an Infinity marine stereo with a USB port so that the music can be played through a USB stick. It also has a power port for accessories such as a heated jacket. The amplifier is a Rockford Fosgate Punch and really cranks out the sound. The speakers are Polk audio marine speakers. The fairing is quick detachable just like the stock windshield and has 1 plug to disconnect the wiring from the headlight bucket. It took about 6 hours to wire everything up on the bike, install the fairing, and throw on a pair of Kury ISO flame grips.







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I think something like these Z brackets would work for the lights if I can find a set that is the right size.

Chrome Heavy Duty Z Bracket: Big Rig Chrome Shop
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