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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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What Batwing Fairing to Purchase ?

OK here we go! I have looked at SPORT TECH,MEMPHIS SHADE,HOPPE,TSUKAYU,RECKLESS,WIDE OPEN,DRAGONFLY,YAMAHA DELUXE FACTORY,Did I miss any. There has to be pro's and cons to each. It can be an expensive purchase and want to make sure I got the best before I spend. I want to have a stereo therefore need the fairing to have a finished look on both sides. I also would like to remove it if need be without alot of fuss (less than 15 minutes). I also want one that doesn't mess with the handling of the bike and doesn't feel like it is going to fly off at 85 mph.I definately want it to be a solid mount and not look like I added an aftermarket piece of plastic to the front of the bike. I hear fiberglass is the strongest. I encourage any and all responses with the reasoning you like your fairing or what you have found during your research for a Batwing Fairing.
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I have a Memphis Batwing on mine,,Stratoliner, I have the 12in shield on now, an it doz a good job..
What I like now is to get a shorter shield, just don't know which one..
A Memphis spoiler, or a short clearview, or a klockworks..
Im 6ft2in so i don't want to get blasted by wind,so wat are you taller guy,s using. HELP, Pic,s would also be super
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I have a Reckless fairing and it's ok.It was one of the cheapest for a fiberglass fairing.It works great with the radio and speakers.It's the fiberglass finish work around the edges.I had to do some prep work before painting it.But like I always say you get what you pay for.I have about $550.00 tied up in the whole set up[fairing,paint.wiring,stereo and speakers].All in all it works great for the price.

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I have a Reckless fairing and it's ok.It was one of the cheapest for a fiberglass fairing.It works great with the radio and speakers.It's the fiberglass finish work around the edges.I had to do some prep work before painting it.But like I always say you get what you pay for.I have about $550.00 tied up in the whole set up[fairing,paint.wiring,stereo and speakers].All in all it works great for the price.

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Mine was pre-painted with factory match color. Works well.

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2007 Stratoliner S
Reckless batwing
Sony am/fm cd mp3 4 speakers w/500 watt amp,8in sub
12 inch ape hanger bars
Roadhouse slip on exhaust
K&N air filter with lid mod
Cobra Fi2000 powrpro auto tuner
Kuryakyn mustache bar
Corbin low profile solo seat
LED running lights front and rear
21 inch chrome raider front wheel
200 tire on the rear
113 Hd eating tire smoking cubic inches
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I called on the reckless fairing and was told that they only make the fairing for a strat with the 4 - 5" speakers. How long have you had your fairing with the 6 x 9 speakers?

I backed out of getting the reckless because of it.????

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Before they had one built for a liner.I was to impatient and bought one for a hd road king.I modified the brackets to work. Mine does not come off easy.I have rca cables for the amp and sub that runs from the fairing to the left saddle bag. But I didn't want to take mine on and off.

2007 Stratoliner S
Reckless batwing
Sony am/fm cd mp3 4 speakers w/500 watt amp,8in sub
12 inch ape hanger bars
Roadhouse slip on exhaust
K&N air filter with lid mod
Cobra Fi2000 powrpro auto tuner
Kuryakyn mustache bar
Corbin low profile solo seat
LED running lights front and rear
21 inch chrome raider front wheel
200 tire on the rear
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I like the Tsukayu best.
Deal they have going now is the best one.
Black painted
2- 6 1/2" speakers
Phillips deck w/ remote,delay scan on c/ds,SD reader and 2 mb card, windsheild of your choosing, ac plug, all cables and mounts. Shipping included - $912.00

6 1/2" speakers are universal all over. If they go bad, new ones are easy to come by.
6 1/2" speakers sound better than almost all other car speakers and if you wish to upgrade the moon is the limit.

My question is what size windshield to get? Currently my stock strat windshield is about 2" too tall for me and at night the glare from the instruments is in that top 2".
Going to a batwing fairing - What would be "same as stock" height?
Anybody else have the problem with the glare? I turned down the cluster intensity but still don't like it.

P.S. My wife told me to order the fairing for up coming birthday!

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+1 on the Reckless worked for me. Fit my budget and plays plenty loud. I was one of the first ones that ordered when Alex had them available. Choose what fits your budget that you like.

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Anyone have trouble with the added weight on the bars in low speed maneuvering? I've ridden a bunch of FLHTCU's and they are noticeably easier to handle in parking lots than a Strat. I want to add a fairing but maybe not at the risk of added weight. I want it for the tunes.

Anyone know of an aftermarket frame mounted fairing? I've been wondering about the feasibility of getting something like a Roadglide fairing for my Strat.
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