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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Full fairing on Thruxton R

Just finished mounting a full fairing on my Thruxton R. I took the fairing constructed for my 2009 Thruxton and modified it a bit. I have a chin fairing about to ship and I hope to get it mounted soon.

The fairing is intended for me running out at Bonneville Salt Flats this year. The low bars and my old age will probably having me remove it for regular street duty.

I don't know which seat I will use for racing yet so I have pictures of both.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 08:10 AM
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Looking good, I would go with first pic seat.
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i dont know how you did it, but have to say it looks Fantastic. If a full fairing was available for my R i’d do it in an heartbeat. Nicely done!

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Thanks fellas...I had a couple of my crew came by and we took a few pictures with my leathers on and helmet to do a comparison on which appeared to most aerodynamic. The problem is finding a position I can hold for a minute and a half comfortably and aerodynamically .

To be honest we only peak occasionally to see where we are on the course which almost got me in 2016. The Corbin seat let's me slide back further but my neck angle is pretty bad so we decided to go with the stock seat and move up close to the wind screen. The only negative to doing this is having to relocate the Gopro so it is front of the instruments. I will miss seeing the tachometer on the Gopro since we make gearing decisions based on what see on the tachometer.

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Do you use shorter bars or move the controls inward to keep your hands out of the breeze when you run top end at the salt? And I agree with others, the bike looks great.
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Do you use shorter bars or move the controls inward to keep your hands out of the breeze when you run top end at the salt? And I agree with others, the bike looks great.
Good question. I actually had to remove the C clip on the bars to move them out some more. The rules require the bars be able to move from fork stop to fork stop without touching the fairing or gas tank. The bars are angled back towards the gas tank and clutch and brake controls are adjusted to miss the fairing. I'll add some pictures in a few minutes.
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Good question. I actually had to remove the C clip on the bars to move them out some more. The rules require the bars be able to move from fork stop to fork stop without touching the fairing or gas tank.
Could you not modify the stops to reduce the swing so you didn't have to do that?
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Good question. I actually had to remove the C clip on the bars to move them out some more. The rules require the bars be able to move from fork stop to fork stop without touching the fairing or gas tank.
Could you not modify the stops to reduce the swing so you didn't have to do that?
Actually I did that too but there is a limit what is acceptable. You solve one problem then you have to solve another and so on. I got technically to the rule book without modification of the fork stops but all it takes is one of the two inspectors to say it is not good enough so the fork stop modification me out of any subjective gray area.

In the end I also had to make sure that I could ride it safely and with acceptable discomfort.
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It looks to me if you were back against the seat hump, your helmet would be more out of the airstream as it is deflected up by the screen.
This may also help transfer more weight onto the rear tyre to help negate wheelspin.
But I do appreciate you are not as young (supple) as you used to be.
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It looks to me if you were back against the seat hump, your helmet would be more out of the airstream as it is deflected up by the screen.
But I do appreciate you are not as young (supple) as you used to be.
Yep it would be but like you said I can't crank my head up enough to see. However, the picture shows the relaxed position I will lower my head a couple inches for the last mile.

I did relocate the Gopro out of the way from this picture but this position has my legs out more. I will probably bring another helmet with greater visibility because I do prefer sliding back.
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