National Cycle Plexifairing 3


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landisr
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National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:15 pm



I should have reported on this years ago. I have used a PF3 on various bikes over the years. When I bought my '76 Wing about 10 years ago, it came with the whole 9 yards of Vetter, Bates, etc. Those parts went to Ebay to offset the price of a PF3, and I have never looked back. I just finished a ride back to Phoenix from Michigan (over 2,100 miles) and it was a pleasant reminder of how great this product works. It protected me down to below my knees. It really showed on my last day on the road when it was 38 degrees when I left Cortez, CO. My legs were comfortable with just my jeans on. Also, it is rock solid. It is firmly mounted and introduces no issues in crosswinds. It was VERY solid at freeway speeds up to and beyond the 75 mph speed limit on I-40.

Needless to say, I am very happy with it, and will continue to use it on future "naked" bikes.

Ron in AZ


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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby FM-USA » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:43 am

Clear doesn't show up well but still... got a PIX?
If it's too clear, put some tape the edge, then we can see the outline. "GHOST GLASS" :shock:
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Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:01 am

My Avatar doesn't have the 'shield installed. That's another advantage; once aligned and installed, it comes off and on quickly and easily with no tools. Check their website to see the shield itself. I will post a pic of my setup soon.
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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:03 pm

Here are a couple pix showing off my bug collection.
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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:08 pm

Another view. Fresh in from my little 5 day ride..

Ron
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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 pm

Oh yes.. if you look closely at my Avatar, you will see what little hardware is left on the handlebars when the shield is off the bike. Just those two round knobs just inboard of the bar mounted turn signals.
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iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby FM-USA » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:52 pm

That bubble shield looks just like what I have for my (newly acuired) Yam XS1100, minus the lowers..... and bugs. :lol:
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby landisr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:28 pm

I'd like to see a pic of that 1100. I wonder if it's like the one I had back in the day..

Ron
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MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
iRide 24/365 99% SmileMiles
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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:55 am

landisr wrote:I'd like to see a pic of that 1100. I wonder if it's like the one I had back in the day..

Ron

You & Me both. My camera is poor quality so all I have are closeup sections for the detail.

My 1977 XS1100E was a dealer test ride bike. WOO-MAN it was a fast machine.
Yamaha massaged the internals and exhaust some. It was such a perfect running machine I wonder if the motor was, to some degree, blueprinted.
At 79K I had to change the oil filter, it was still light penetrable clean but very brittle. Oil changes were at or just over 5K, it was near new clean and free of acids but it's viscosity wasn't there. (sigh) It was taken out of commission by a garage fire.

What I have now is a 1979 Special. Standard black with a touring seat. At 22,000 miles the PO removed the jugs for a top end rebuild. No other info available on it. I believe they didn't put the valve shims back correctly, runs a little rough.
I have it for sale, no title $Best offer, with good title $750. Currently going through a "owner passed away" situation. I'll toss in my 2 extra starters from my 1100.
http://fmyers.8m.com/images/Yamaha/yam.htm
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: National Cycle Plexifairing 3

Postby CWN » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:42 pm

Have one on my 84 standard which I like.




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