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1300 Memphis Shades fairing owners

I have a question for the Memphis Fairing owners for the V 1300. I have read that there is a gap around the headlight? What have you done about it? I saw some pics from someone who used the visor from an old helmet and fastened it in there somehow. Is this true about the gap? How much air/ wind comes through there? Still trying to decide which fairing to go with, Memphis Shades are cheaper, but I don't want the gap like I have seen in some pics. Could anyone post pics looking from the front and the inside showing how big or small the gap is?
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I am leaning towards the fairing from tsukayu.com I think they look better. I don't want a stereo in the fairing, maybe a handlebar mount system later.

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I just installed mine and I was able to close that gap as low as the shade sitting on the headlight housing. The mounts on the provided brackets are very adjustable and the shield itself has almost 1" of up/down adjustment. Of course the headlight is not perfectly round but it still looks great. I am going to try putting a piece of closed cell foam on top of the headlight bucket to shut some air flow down. I will say right now.... Order some lower air deflectors of some sort with the shade. The buffeting is stupid.

Here is some pics. If you would like I can snap some close ups. There is a brace(I would call it) glued on the inside of the shield just above the headlight radius that would hold the closed cell foam.
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Yes there is a gap but you can adjust the fairing to eliminate it. You will then have to find the right shield to get to the height you want.
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Wink to cool or no to cool off???

In the hot weather you'll want that gap to cool off.
Gold wings have vents in their screens to get the same effect.
I have mine dropped down but will move it up soon.

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Yes it is nice to have that air flow....
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Thanks for the replies! The responses make this sound like is't do able, I didn't know the the fairing was adjustable up and down. I wasn't going to order windshield until after installation so I would know what height to get. I have the Memphis lowers on my forks now, and they make a big difference I don't have to tie up my goatee now

87stocker I would love to see some close ups if you don't mind.

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Thumbs up Long is better

If it's too long you can cut it down but short???
I'm 6' and the 12 in was just right for the long rides.
Check out Clearview shields.
They have some different sizes.
http://www.clearviewshields.com/moto...twing-fairing/
Check out their scratched ones good deals hardly scratched.

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Will the windshields interchange with the Harley shades like the other brands? Or are the Memphis windshields brand specific?

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