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I'm toying with a lot of ideas on my '05 SV... One of the ideas is adding full lower fairings (along with frame sliders, of course). But my question is more towards how the fit is with the legs... I'm having a hard time discerning how far the trailing edge of the fairing juts from the frame... How well does it fair the area in front of the leg? And have any of you had issues with there not being enough leg room behind the fairing?

Side question that I'm sure was answered elsewhere, but didn't turn up in a search: If I were adding the lower fairing (which I saw as oneida suzuki for $439), what other hardware is needed?

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Plenty of leg room here(5' 9") .
Fitment in the areas you asked about are good but I have seen better designing at the front of the "belly" where the 2 lowers join.
The fairing does not jut out very far from the frame. from frame to inside of fairing ranges from 5/8" to 1 1/2" and from frame to outside of fairing 2.5- 4.0". That 4" is not from frame it is from water pump area to outside of fairing. Hope this helps. We do not have thin fairings though like a lot of other bikes but I am fine with that as it adds width to the bike which I can appreciate.
 

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I have an 08" that came with full fairing. I am 5'11" and have no problems at all with leg room. I imagine that all of the hardware will come with the kit. But if you find yourself in a bind, ZIP TIES! :)
 

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I have an 05 that I added the OEM lower fairings to and there have been no problems with leg room and I am 6' (31" inseam). I can take a pic with me sitting on it if you would like to see the reference.

+1 on the sliders (NOT OEM). Either go with R&G ($$) or wait another week or so (when they come out) and get the ones talked about in another thread from Motosliders.

All of the required hardware comes with the sliders and it took me about 1 - 1.5 hours to put mine on because I took my time. Now, it takes me about 15 min to remove/install them. That's usually because I spend about 5 min looking for the correct socket. :p
 

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I ordered mine from Oneida -- great service and shipping. All the hardware for installation came with them. The new Motoslider will cost about $125 (see the thread on them) or go with RG. I am going to pick up the Motosliders.

No problems with the width (30" inseam).
 

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The R&G sliders are pretty good. I ordered mine from the manufacturer in the UK before I knew there were some US distributors. One is EMA USA (just google it) - I think the set of sliders is $160 but you might be able to call around since there are a few other distributors. The motosliders that are coming out eventually are going to be $130 I think.
 

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It's an idea that may never come to pass (might be financially driven), but I was thinking of doing it more for sparing my legs and (increasingly fragile) knees from cold wind.
Those fairings are tucked in - I still feel a lot of wind - in fact when it started getting cold, I had debated rigging up some sort of deflectors to keep the wind off.
 
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