Fairing swap


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chefjeff59
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Fairing swap

Postby chefjeff59 » Tue May 20, 2014 8:40 am



Have a fairing in great condition off of a 1980 with the mounting bracket. Want to know if it will bolt on to a 78 frame gl1000.



SnoBrdr
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Re: Fairing swap

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue May 20, 2014 3:37 pm

chefjeff59 wrote:Have a fairing in great condition off of a 1980 with the mounting bracket. Want to know if it will bolt on to a 78 frame gl1000.


You can make anything fit anything if you want to do a lot of work.

I've never seen it done but doesn't mean it can't be.

There's a zillion Vetter faring out there, cheap for a 78.

You just need the right mounting bracket.

chefjeff59
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Re: Fairing swap

Postby chefjeff59 » Tue May 20, 2014 3:52 pm

Should of stated that it is a Honda fairing, the bracket bolts to the frame, unlike the Vetter which is held on by clamps

SnoBrdr
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Re: Fairing swap

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue May 20, 2014 4:01 pm

chefjeff59 wrote:Should of stated that it is a Honda fairing, the bracket bolts to the frame, unlike the Vetter which is held on by clamps


There's no place on a 78 to bolt it to.

Was not designed for that faring but like i said you can make anything fit anything.

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KenoshaGoldwing
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Re: Fairing swap

Postby KenoshaGoldwing » Wed May 21, 2014 8:34 pm

Go to a local and honest machinist with your bike and your fairing. Should be relatively simple and cheap. Metal stock and a bit of welding.
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portugeezer
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Re: Fairing swap

Postby portugeezer » Thu May 22, 2014 7:32 am

Find a Vetter with a bracket. They are much better. The fiberglass is thicker and much more durable! You can get them cheap because so many are being removed to make café bikes.




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