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Retro and Functional Headlight Fairing

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I got a little tired of the wind kind of beating me up. None of the options available for my 2023 model appealed to me. So I opted to go my own route and install a headlight fairing. Went with the Maier GP Sport Fairing. It helped tremendously smoothing out the air. Holding 80 90 mph which here in some highways in California is keeping up with traffic is a breeze. Also, I'm a huge '80s fan so this is perfect for me.

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Il post some more detailed pics with some insight on how I mounted it as soon as I can with links. 馃憤
Il post some more detailed pics with some insight on how I mounted it as soon as I can with links. 馃憤
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Il post some more detailed pics with some insight on how I mounted it as soon as I can with links. 馃憤
Thanks man! If you could do a huge favor and link to wear you purchased if online? Hoping I could hardware then too with my order.

Is your model the 2023 blue with bronze frame?

Ah, didn't see the second page with links, awesome!

I just noticed too, do you have a holeshot can? I have an email out to Dale looking to pick one up.
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Thanks man! If you could do a huge favor and link to wear you purchased if online? Hoping I could hardware then too with my order.

Is your model the 2023 blue with bronze frame?

Ah, didn't see the second page with links, awesome!

I just noticed too, do you have a holeshot can? I have an email out to Dale looking to pick one up.
Link above brother
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How did you mount this? Did you have to remove anything or fabricate something?
The brackets went on to the mirror mounts perfectly. Can also go mounted to the 7/8" handle bars for those without the clip ons.
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The turn signals needed to be lowered. These relocation brackets did without cutting or splicing any wiring. Link is in this post as well.
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There is some adjustment on the threads.
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The clutch cable is close but no issues so far.
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The bracket clears my risers. Without the risers I would probably have more room.
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I removed the bikini fairing. That's about it. It won't clear with it on.
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With the stock handle bars your set up might be different. But I feel this kit gives you what you need to mount it. I didn't have to buy any other brackets for the fairing other than the turn signal relocation kit.
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Thanks man! If you could do a huge favor and link to wear you purchased if online? Hoping I could hardware then too with my order.

Is your model the 2023 blue with bronze frame?

Ah, didn't see the second page with links, awesome!

I just noticed too, do you have a holeshot can? I have an email out to Dale looking to pick one up.
Yes it is blue with bronze frame !
Yes it is blue with bronze frame !
Mine too! You may have a twin riding around Texas soon.

Do you like your clip ons? Was reading and people said to get svs ones since they have risers.
Yes, for my riding style they are way better than the bars. I did install risers 2". Since I ride every day I needed it to be less murderous. I did ride with regular no rise risers for a while but my neck started bothering me. I can compare it to my buddy's bmw s1000r.
With the risers its alot better for everyday. But as a weekend bike canyon or track only no risers all the way.
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So I'm going to order it and tge picture looks like its a smoke screen where as your photo the screen looks tinted. Did it come smoke and you tinted it or is it darker than the photo?
So I'm going to order it and tge picture looks like its a smoke screen where as your photo the screen looks tinted. Did it come smoke and you tinted it or is it darker than the photo?
It is darker than in the photo on the website.
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I liked, never thought in this style and it fits incredible well, nice job.

Let me ask you one thing, I suppose the wind at the head got better, but what would you say regarding the arms?

I have difficulty with the wind over 200km(120miles)/h staying my forearms down, the side wind wanna take them up hard. I couldn't find a model that would help that, I wonder if you got any difference at the side wind.
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I liked, never thought in this style and it fits incredible well, nice job.

Let me ask you one thing, I suppose the wind at the head got better, but what would you say regarding the arms?

I have difficulty with the wind over 200km(120miles)/h staying my forearms down, the side wind wanna take them up hard. I couldn't find a model that would help that, I wonder if you got any difference at the side wind.

I can't answer your question directly but I do find that my sv does not like to go 120mph very often for very long so the wind doesn't bother me at those speeds, lol.
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I can't answer your question directly but I do find that my sv does not like to go 120mph very often for very long so the wind doesn't bother me at those speeds, lol.
Twisties are my thing, but I'm guilty for speed in highways, can't deny. Plus SVs higher rpm roar slightly remembers me of civic's vtec, I feel like in a kanjo lol.
Twisties are my thing, but I'm guilty for speed in highways, can't deny. Plus SVs higher rpm roar slightly remembers me of civic's vtec, I feel like in a kanjo lol.
Lol. To me, the engine doesn't feel like it likes being that high (I don't have a tune yet) and at 170lbs, I can't get past 116mph.
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Lol. To me, the engine doesn't feel like it likes being that high (I don't have a tune yet) and at 170lbs, I can't get past 116mph.
Maybe weather or some difference on the engine production, my sv is stock only with an added teeth on the sprocket, 180lbs in full gear and I have topped at 210km/130mph gps (235km/146mph at dash, such a liar lol)

But judging from the vibration of the recording camera, positioned in a crash bar bolted through the engine, seems it has less vibration from over 9k to 11k than 4k to 8k. Other than that I have my share of care to make sure the engine is good condition, it's a beast, really tough as a matter of fact.
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How did you get the turn signals off of this bracket? Looking at it, it looks like the bracket is all one piece, holding the headlight and securing itself into the triple clamp mount.
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I liked, never thought in this style and it fits incredible well, nice job.

Let me ask you one thing, I suppose the wind at the head got better, but what would you say regarding the arms?

I have difficulty with the wind over 200km(120miles)/h staying my forearms down, the side wind wanna take them up hard. I couldn't find a model that would help that, I wonder if you got any difference at the side wind.
I have clip ons so my arms are well tucked in and my chest is on the tank. Maybe try adding some hand protectors to the bars that might help. Wind protection is okay at higher speeds and is enough to make riding more enjoyable over long distances at higher speeds.
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How did you get the turn signals off of this bracket? Looking at it, it looks like the bracket is all one piece, holding the headlight and securing itself into the triple clamp mount.
Behind that there is an 8mm bolt. After that where the unit splits in the middle that could be pulled out. It's. Slip joint. The connections are in the headlight housing. Unclip the connection from the harness, re mount the signal with the fork bracket and route the best way possible the same hole you came out of at the back of the headlight and re connect.
Lol. To me, the engine doesn't feel like it likes being that high (I don't have a tune yet) and at 170lbs, I can't get past 116mph.
I've got mine up to about 136mph with only a slight wobble here and there. I'm about 235lb. 5' 11"
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