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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Another Lowers Option

It seems we have another option for lowers in addition to Value Accessories, Memphis Shades Lowers, and DIY.

Memphis Shades also markets a product for $40 they call "Fork Deflectors", their part number 2350-0143. The mounts are sold separately. Do not confuse these with their "Lowers". The deflectors are much taller and measure 14"X5". I was curious why they say these did not fit a C50 so I tried to contact Memphis Shades. I tried several times and never received a response from their customer service department. I guess they were all out of town to receive an award for customer service or something.

Anyway, I decided to contact the technical desk at Dennis Kirk. I have ordered from these folks before and have always been pleased. I asked them if the hole size and hole centers on the deflectors were the same as their lowers. The guy at Dennis Kirk said he would have the warehouse pull a set of each and he would measure and get back to me. In less than 30 minutes he called me back saying they were identical. I ordered a set of deflectors and the Memphis Shades mounting kit for their lowers, their part number 2321-0038, from Dennis Kirk. The total was right at $96.00 plus freight.

They fit and work well. The pictures show them on my 2007 C50 with the Memphis Fats 21" screen and Cobra bars. They have eliminated almost all buffeting. Your height, helmet, posture, seat, windscreen, and general demeanor may yield different results.

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Looks like you may have hit upon something here.
Don't let Mem. shades know or they'll jack up the price.

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That looks like it would have a huge effect of buffeting, most of it comes up from in front of the tank.




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"I was curious why they say these did not fit a C50 so I tried to contact Memphis Shades. I tried several times and never received a response from their customer service department. I guess they were all out of town to receive an award for customer service or something."

LOL... But seriously, thanks Blinky! It looks great!



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Would these fit if you have the OEM lightbar? (I have a 2010, with the OEM lightbar, and would order some IF they fit, without "modification". I'd like them to "bolt right on!")




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Would these fit if you have the OEM lightbar? (I have a 2010, with the OEM lightbar, and would order some IF they fit, without "modification". I'd like them to "bolt right on!")

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I can't help you there since I don't have a light bar. If no one else chimes in with any information, I would be glad to take one off and mail it to you so you can do a trial fit. I am about out of riding weather anyway. PM me your address.

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Just ordered a set of these from Amazon. I have a set of shorter MS Lowers on now but there is quite a bit of turbulence behind the windshield.

However, the Number is 2350-0143, not 2350-0142 as you show. -0142 is a clip-on faring for the side of the MS windshield.

I will let you know how they compare to the shorter ones I have on now.

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However, the Number is 2350-0143, not 2350-0142 as you show

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Thanks for the catch. I corrected my original post.

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Blinky:
Received my Memphis Shades "Fork Deflectors", part number 2350-0143 yesterday so I removed the shorter MS Lowers and installed the Longer 14"X 5" Fork Deflectors on my 2005 C50 (had to lower the mounting brackets 2 1/2" so they would fit properly) this morning and took her for a ride.

What a "huge" difference. All buffeting behind the windshield is "gone".
Went on a 50 mile ride later in the day and it was a pleasure sitting behind that Memphis Fats 21" windscreen.

I highly recommend these 14"X 5" Fork Deflectors to anyone going on long distance rides. Makes it "much" more pleasurable.
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Stumbled on this and decided to order a set for my wife's bike. One thing to wrap for under the tree! I think it should be an improvement over the standard MS lowers for her.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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