I don't like it, but I think I need it

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  1. Claviger

    Claviger HP Junkie extraordinaire

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    As some of you may know already I'm going to be attempting a land speed record in the near future hopefully in summer of 2019. Part of that effort is going to involve a little bit of airodynamics.

    The first piece of those efforts will be this fairing. If I choose to go further and adapt full side cover fairings is still up in the air.

    I've never been a huge fan of how bikini or small fairings look on otherwise naked bikes, however it would seem the current upper limit for the R3 without a fairing is right around 175 miles an hour, and I want to go a lot faster than that.

    The setup arrived today from Singapore, built in Germany, and has a very robust mounting system with 4 anchor points and is made of multilayer fiberglass, so shouldn't have any issues with air pressure (might need to get a shorter screen though).

    Will get it fitted over the holidays, we'll see how effective it is if/when we get a freak warm day this winter!
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    phar2slo Nitrous

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    With that bit of extra height it will give you somewhere to hide out of the breeze as you pass the 200+mph.

    Just saying.

    Can't wait till you are doing that next year.
     
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    Mufasa.

    I doubt I'll crack 200, but, getting to 180 or better would be a nice jump past the current standing MPS-AG record (174.xx)
     
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    thorin Owner of Goliath, the giant motorcycle

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    Confused.....
    Top pic looks like a standard fairing, bottom looks like a piece designed to minimize wind effects (and darn good looking as well).
    What do the 2 pics represent?
    And where did you find the bottom unit?
     
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    Claviger HP Junkie extraordinaire

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    It's front and back of the same item.

    Found on facebook via a seller in Singapore (I do believe he's a member here). It was made in Germany, I'll see what I can find out about getting new ones. The screen is made by MRA, but the actual fairing, I'll have to check closely on the business card embedded (its a bit hard to read).
     
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    thorin Owner of Goliath, the giant motorcycle

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    Holy cow, I see it now. I swear the top pic looks like a fairing with a bra. Couldn’t see it in 3D, didn’t realize I’m looking at the backside.
    Apologies, my brain is fried from hanging freaking Christmas lights today....
     
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    thorin Owner of Goliath, the giant motorcycle

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    I have never seen a fairing like that for the rocket. You must post pics when you mock it up on the bike
     
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    Think I'll be doing the initial tomorrow. It's going to require a lot of adjustment to the front cables/wires/etc to get it to sit right.
     
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    If it doesnt fit you can wear it as a robot with large boobies costume
     
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