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Old 05-23-2016, 03:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
veloman
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I attempted doing a plastic fairing with this mold, but my oven didn't get hot enough with two 1100w burners.

For now... I ended up doing a coroplast front fairing. It's built around a front rack made from bicycle handlebars and a sheet of plywood. Also used a bike rim up top. I'm not crazy about how it came out, but it works. I see a noticeable reduction in wattage above 35mph and the bike coasts better. It's fun to tuck in behind this. I plan to swap out the chunky seat for a smaller thinner one which should drop me 2" and so I won't need to tuck much to get completely out of the wind.
The headlight is from a gsxr. Can you believe this passed inspection last week? haha

With this full coverage front fairing, riding in the cold is going to be much more enjoyable, though that's 6 months away. The coroplast goes underneath to keep the air clean down there too. There is still so much work to do. Maybe even a small tailbox.

As for wind/handling. I haven't noticed anything yet.
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