Baker Air Wings


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Baker Air Wings

Postby TennX » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:06 pm



I havent put many miles on my GL 1500 due to getting it legal and working on it, but seems I may need some wings what do I get, legs , hands, combo of each...many thanks...


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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Tennx I have a set of wings on my 84 aspy and love them as they will bring air on my legs,when its hot. Also put a set of hand wings on my 1500 aspy I can turn them in to give me more air as I dont have a vent in my windsheild I love mine. HAL
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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:35 pm

HALBUDD wrote:Tennx I have a set of wings on my 84 aspy and love them as they will bring air on my legs,when its hot. Also put a set of hand wings on my 1500 aspy I can turn them in to give me more air as I dont have a vent in my windsheild I love mine. HAL


I've been looking at those hand wings - I'm just a little worried about how they mount. It looks like they just clamp to the plastic bottom of the mirrors. It seems like kind of a bit chintzy and weak way of mounting them. Do they cause the mirrors to vibrate more with the wind?

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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:17 pm

yes they do clamp on to the bottom of the mirrors,and have rubber around the clamps. They dont seem to shake or vibrate and I have been on the expressway with them. I like the fact that I can turn them in and you will get more air blowing on the driver. And I have turned them out and found that they do cut down a lot of wind on your hands. I was worried about the mounting too as you are right they just clamp on the bottom of your mirrors but so far so good. If we meet up at Ding Ding you can take a look at mine and see what you think. Hal
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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:11 pm

OK, thanks, will do. I'm more interested in getting air IN on hot days, as with that big, wide Tulsa Tall windshield, when it's hot out, I find myself wishing for NO windshield at all, just to get some cooling air on me!

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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby Kiwi2 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:33 am

TennX wrote:I havent put many miles on my GL 1500 due to getting it legal and working on it, but seems I may need some wings what do I get, legs , hands, combo of each...many thanks...


Hi Tennx I have Baker Air Wings on my bike and they work a treat. Have a look here http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/airwings.html
for the 1500 ones. See the pic,

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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby dingdong » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:07 am

I also have the mirror mount hand wings. There is no problem with them mounted on the mirrors. Also I use them more than any of the lower wings as they deflect the air to the upper body. Which is usually where it is needed the most.
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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby redial » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:35 am

Although I do not have personal experience with these, from what I have read, the different colours make a difference in the durability of the wings. From memory, (which is less reliable than it was), it was the less coloured ones (like smoked) that were better than the full coloured.

Some users said that the clearer ones were harder to see, and were more likely to be damaged.

Otherwise, I think that they are a great idea.
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Re: Baker Air Wings

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:27 am

dingdong wrote:I also have the mirror mount hand wings. There is no problem with them mounted on the mirrors. Also I use them more than any of the lower wings as they deflect the air to the upper body. Which is usually where it is needed the most.


I picked up a set of the mirror mount hand wings yesterday, I'll put them on when I get some time. Looking forward to riding cooler!




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