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Select 'Scout Fairing' SV650 (1999 - 2002) or (2003 - )

The bike pictured (2003 - ) is mine. Charlie Perethian makes fairings for BMW's and other makes. I love mine and the fit is exceptional. Charlie is a really good guy and has an interesting history in Craig Vetter's high gas mileage contests from the early 80's that he talks about on his company website.
 

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yeah, but $6hundo??
If all you do is day trips then yeah, a little rich. If you have a fairly long commute or are a serious sport tourer where you ride long distances for several days in a row then believe me, more than worth it...
 

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If all you do is day trips then yeah, a little rich. If you have a fairly long commute or are a serious sport tourer where you ride long distances for several days in a row then believe me, more than worth it...
But for 600 you could pick up a full SVS front, fairing stay, headlights, everything, and have money left over for a taller windscreen too. And if you were patient, it would be "color matched" too.
 

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To each their own...but wow is that an eye sore to me.

If breaking the wind is such a priority that you'd pay $600 i'd think you'd rather just opt for a vstrom
I use it during the cooler months and for long (multi-day trips). I use the OEM mini fairing mainly during the warmer months. Not that much trouble to change. Don't think I'd enjoy a VStrom as much at track days anyway...
 

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Whats up with this fender?
From the website:

"Charly Perethian really cares about windshields and fairings and has dedicated his entire career to this field since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design (Industrial Design) in 1972".

I'm sure it's a fender he designed to have less drag than a stock fender (compare it to the stock fender on my bike). Once again, might not visually appeal to all but we're talking about form and function, not necessarily looks...
 

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From the website:

"Charly Perethian really cares about windshields and fairings and has dedicated his entire career to this field since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design (Industrial Design) in 1972".

I'm sure it's a fender he designed to have less drag than a stock fender (compare it to the stock fender on my bike). Once again, might not visually appeal to all but we're talking about form and function, not necessarily looks...
I completely get the point! I looked all over the site and didn't see a listing for it. Just curious if it was his creation or not. The windscreen does look like it would be very effective!
 

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Like said, "to each his own" but I'm thinking Charlie failed most of the art classes he took in school.

Effective?...perhaps.

Aesthetically?....looks like a Poo.
 

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Like said, "to each his own" but I'm thinking Charlie failed most of the art classes he took in school.

Effective?...perhaps.

Aesthetically?....looks like a Poo.
Can't believe a guy with enough class to own a 83' Honda Nighthawk CB650SC would say such a thing...
 

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Sorry for being so brutaly harsh....but I did say "poo"

In my defense, my comment was directed at the blue bike with the fairing and funky fender. Obviously, functionality is key but when one designs with only functionality in mind and throws artistic element to the wind...especially on a sharp looking motorcycle, well....it just doesn't work in my book.

The Silver '03 isn't so bad....kind of old school european if you stretch the imagination just a bit, it just doesn't fit the overall design of the bike. Again, purely my opinion.
 

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Riding 300+ miles on my naked can kinda be a drag, but no way I would put that on my bike. For that price, I would hope the styling would match the bike in SOME way. I agree with what others have said; just convert to a SVs fairing and enjoy.
 

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Check out http://www.parabellum.com/

Select 'Scout Fairing' SV650 (1999 - 2002) or (2003 - )

The bike pictured (2003 - ) is mine. Charlie Perethian makes fairings for BMW's and other makes. I love mine and the fit is exceptional. Charlie is a really good guy and has an interesting history in Craig Vetter's high gas mileage contests from the early 80's that he talks about on his company website.
Charlie Perethian ?! Holy CRAP, as in Max's DAD ?!

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