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    "S" fairing

    Has anyone ever put an Airhead -"S" fairing on an Oilhead ? Just curious as what it might look like ? and how difficult it would be ? Sometime back I 'heard' of a guy installing an Airhead "RS" fairing on a naked Roadster, but never heard anymore about it, or have seen any pictures.

    Sure sign winter is coming....my mind starts to wonder....

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    What Oilhead model?
    The "S" fairing has plenty of look-alikes as it is more or less a typical cafe fairing of that time. You may find one that you can easily adopt to your oilhead. An original S fairing will be rather expensive to come by as those who have them, think they have a layer of precious metal in between the fiberglass outer and inner. The biggest problem is always the mounting and the headlight. The two basic cafe fairings are "frame mount" ( don't turn with the handlebars) and "handlebar mount" (move with the steering). You need to decide what your preference is and then look for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSimon View Post
    What Oilhead model?
    The "S" fairing has plenty of look-alikes as it is more or less a typical cafe fairing of that time. You may find one that you can easily adopt to your oilhead. An original S fairing will be rather expensive to come by as those who have them, think they have a layer of precious metal in between the fiberglass outer and inner. The biggest problem is always the mounting and the headlight. The two basic cafe fairings are "frame mount" ( don't turn with the handlebars) and "handlebar mount" (move with the steering). You need to decide what your preference is and then look for that.

    I understand, have done several similar projects. Just not this particular match. And no I would not 'cobble' up an original . As you noted, too many look-a-likes out there. I was just wondering if anyone out there had [actually] done it? Or! seen one that had been done?

    The "S" fairing goes around the headlight, where as the "RS" replaces it. I'm sure it could be worked out & look nice with either. Myself, more interested in just the "S" . Never know I might get antcy this winter....

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    Recall seeing somewhere (R1150R.net perhaps?) an updated version of an S based on an 1150R. Even had a replica sort of black/silver smoked paint job. IMHO, it was a great sort of modern tribute bike.

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    RS fairing, yes. S, no.

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    Here's one for a 1200R. Sourcing the detail bits could be "challenging".

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...01314-437.html

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    Saw this at the National Rally in Salem. Proof that with imagination, perseverance and money anything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    RS fairing, yes. S, no.

    In that shot, that looks decent. On an 1150R 'Roadster' the oil coolers may be a problem. Not something I'll rush into, but keep it mind. I still favor the "S" which I'm sure would be easier to fab-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Proof that with imagination, perseverance, money, and an absence of good taste, anything is possible.....

    Made a slight edit to your statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Made a slight edit to your statement.
    I wasn't gonna go there. To each his own, that sort of thing ya know... but yeah, I hear ya. I have to admit my first reaction was dismay. But then I took a closer look at the effort that went into it. That's a lot of work there for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Made a slight edit to your statement.
    But then..."one man's junk, is another's absence of taste"...right?

    Or, am I mixing my metaphors, again...?



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    I've got an Airtech on order, and a paint shop lined up. They have basically modified an S fairing to fit the R1100r. They are built when you order them, so they take a couple of months. I'll post some pics when I get it done.

    http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...8-04.htm#price

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    Quote Originally Posted by hookembevo View Post
    I've got an Airtech on order, and a paint shop lined up. They have basically modified an S fairing to fit the R1100r. They are built when you order them, so they take a couple of months. I'll post some pics when I get it done.

    http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...8-04.htm#price


    Please do, I would be very interested. I put in an inquiry to Boxer-Cafe...am awaiting a response.

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    Airtech finally installed

    Here is the picture as promised. Install was really not a big deal. Total outlay for mounting materials outside of what came in the box was about 4 bucks. It's secure and the perfect height to put the wind right over the shoulders. Airtech makes a real quality product.
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    Very nice!
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