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Old Apr 10th, 2011, 6:59 pm Thread Starter
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Sprint Fairing on Happy Joy

Finally got the Sprint Fairing on. Am happy with the result!

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Old Apr 10th, 2011, 7:29 pm
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I LIKE it. Is the wind protection any better? Wanna give away your old fairing?

1987 RED K75S
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 12:15 am Thread Starter
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Chaos, thanks I honestly dont know yet on the wind deflection, the crosswinds the last two days were insane here, I suspect it will be an improvement though.

I will be putting the OEM fairing on Ebay in the near future, the windscreen in the 'before' image was cracked when I faceplanted so will not be complete
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:54 pm Thread Starter
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Had a chance to seat of pants compare wind deflection, overall I would say it is a mild, not major improvement over oem, wind is full-on for outside portion of my shoulders & upper arms with a mild improvement to helmet.
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Looks like it might have slightly better wind protection on the knees.

Rode a K75S around the rim of Crater Lake one night in June last year. Man, were my knees cold. (Kevlar lined jeans.) The only way I could keep them half-way warm was to heat up my hands on the heated grips and then put my warm hands on my knees, alternating sides.
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 6:56 am
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I like it alot...what year is that off of?
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 11:03 am Thread Starter
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Dbikers, The fairing is custom built by Sprint Manufacturing in the UK. The Mirrors are OEM, the headlights are Hella and the LED spot / flood lights are from advmonster.com

Can dig up the contact information for Sprint if you like.

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Looks like it might have slightly better wind protection on the knees.
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It probably does but I dont think I would be a good judge on that, leg gear I wear blocks all but the bitterest of cold wind. I hadnt even thought about it until you mentioned it
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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 8:19 pm
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Nice looking fairing.

I found this site for Sprint Mfg http://www.triumphparts.gbr.cc/www.t...c/info.php?p=6

but can't seem to locate your fairing..... I'm really interested to know more about the fairing and how you got yours (ordered from Sprint? Found on Ebay?).

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Old Apr 12th, 2011, 9:58 pm
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Dbikers, The fairing is custom built by Sprint Manufacturing in the UK. The Mirrors are OEM, the headlights are Hella and the LED spot / flood lights are from advmonster.com
heh, I feel a bit foolish now...Thought it was fairing parts from a TRIUMPH SPRINT but couldn't for the life of me figure out what year..
Online, not sure how you came up with that concoction but it's bad ass . I think it's awesome and dont think i'd change a thing!
Would you ballpark your investment or would it be too painful?
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