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Hi everyone,
In October of 2014 we'd decided to go with a batwing fairing for our 09' 950t. After working overtime thru the holidays, I began my search.
I found one specific for the 950's with detachable brackets, and I wasn't interested in a stereo setup. Bikerhaven in Batesville Arkansas had what I wanted. I paid $423.00 for the fairing with brackets, an additional $25 for attachable lower deflectors, and $80 for the smoked 9" knurled windshield, all with free shipping. I'd budgeted $725 for my purchase, so I was pleased to come under that.
After I installed it last weekend, went for a 150 mile ride with 8 other new bikers in rather windy conditions. 3 of the new guy's walked over to my 950t and asked what make it was, and that the fairing looked great. All three guys were Harley owners with great looking bikes themselves. My neighbor asked if my bike was a mini Goldwing, and a neighbor kid said my bike looked "hot".
Driving impressions: My bike had the factory tall windshield, worked well and a quality piece btw. Handling was improved as the air flowed around me as opposed hitting to me directly as with the windshield. My hands didn't get quite as cold, and the fairing stayed in place with the quick release brackets. The accompanying pic's show some before and after looks.
I'm happy with the results and and the feel of the bike. Once spring gets here, sleet and snow coming in tonight, I'll get the chance for even more riding time.
 

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The batwing fairing is on the top of my list concerning comfort upgrades. The ride is much better in the wind, most of all there is no more helmet buffering like I had with a full size windshield.
 

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So far, even with the inclement weather we've had in my area, I've been able to get in enough riding to notice a difference in handling since the batwing install. Like MSP said, it's great to be able to remove it with the bracket setup, and it takes about a minute and a half to do so. I live in a pretty flat region so wind can be an issue at times. The first day I rode after the install, winds were gusting at 25-30 mph and I could tell it handled better than with the factory tall windshield. These were my results, someone else might have a different experience. I'll keep posting longer term results to keep you guy's informed.
 
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