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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing Input?

I'm considering getting a memphis shades batwing fairing with a short windscreen. Anyone have any input? Pros/Cons? Fairing vs. just a windscreen?
Anyone have it on their vstar and have pictures?

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i personally hate to see fairings on a bike unless it's a goldwing or some larger cruiser. i don't see how the wind on your body would make it too uncomfortable to ride at any speed or temperature that would necessitate getting a fairing. as long as you have on jeans and warm gloves, i just recommend getting a windshield.
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Putting one on my 1100. Did the trial ride before paint, I like the 12" sheild better. Getting painted this week, along with other parts. When I get it all back will try to post pic's. Watch out for animals, they hurt.
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i've just put on a batwing fairing among alot of other accessories over the past couple weeks, im almost done with all of my winter mods. and i love how it looks. makes the bike look so much better in my opinion. i will get some better pics when i get the bike outside
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The Strato-s is my very first bike with chrome everything and anything attached to the handlebars, bars internally wired (I hate doing that) and didn't want to hide it all behind a fairing. When negotiating the sale, the dealer wanted to kick the price back up another $1100 and add a custom batwing with a sound system and USB ports. It seems they had one brought in and were going to add it to either the blue strato-s (the one I bought) or onto a red roady silverado-s. I told him to paint it red and put it on the silverado. I liked the idea of keeping the quick detachable windscreen. Put in on for long trips, take it off for the weekly commute.



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If I could find one for little or nothing money wise! I would put one on but for what they wont for them I will never have one
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I just rode about 30 minutes in 40 degrees in the dark... I'm thinking the fairing would help me a lot! I like the idea that this one comes off quick and easy.

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Not sure if the fairing goes pn and off quickly, I was talking about a windshield



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yep the fairing goes on and off quickly as well, i can take it off and put it on in less than a minute and thats taking my time
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and for what? 450 bucks, it looks sweeeeet too!

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