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Gone
12th July 2006, 23:56
I have photos of my 2006 XL custom with a Ness Fairing in my Members Gallery for those who may be interested.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/11453/limit/recent/date/12%20July%202006%2021:59:01

snowman
13th July 2006, 00:08
Kewel!!!!!! Nice match and clean looks....:banana:banana:banana

H@mbone!
13th July 2006, 00:13
Looks cool man, I like that look

cjburr
13th July 2006, 02:57
Looks nice, does it break up the wind any for you ??

Gone
13th July 2006, 03:40
It's amazing how functional it is . It eliminates all that annoying buffeting around my head and greatly reduces the wind on my chest

Gone
13th July 2006, 04:46
That is a nice fairing; do you have the website link?

benford46
13th July 2006, 04:53
How hard was it to install?

Johnny G
13th July 2006, 05:44
Oh man is my version of the ness fairing going to be different. I am using 9" risers raising a roadster headlight up 3 inches and out 2 inches and raising the fairing up on top of the lower triple clamp. Here is a pic of the risers and gages, its the only one I have I will take some more as I progress. By the way it looks great on your bike.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/CrashDummy123/DSCN0036.jpg

Gone
13th July 2006, 19:08
Installation was easy but time consuming as it will have to be trimmed to suit whatever your application requires . Brackets were simple. One bottom one off the lower triple tree and two side brackets mounted to fork tube directional mounts . I did all my cutting with a band saw using a 1/4" metal blade and a coping saw . If you have to cut the windshield , make sure to tape both sides with masking tape . Be careful drilling holes . Tape both sides and start with a small pilot hole and work your way up . Go slow should the drill bit catch you could crack it .
For Sportynube : I bought mine from a local dealer . I can't post any URL's yet , so just go to your seach engine and punch up Arlen Ness . He'll sell direct.
For Johnny G : Just a suggestion . You might consider making another guage bracket and mounting the guages on the other side of the riser clamp . That way the guages will be lower than the top of the fairing and maybe eliminate the need to mount the headlight higher

Johnny G
13th July 2006, 19:37
Installation was easy but time consuming as it will have to be trimmed to suit whatever your application requires . Brackets were simple. One bottom one off the lower triple tree and two side brackets mounted to fork tube directional mounts . I did all my cutting with a band saw using a 1/4" metal blade and a coping saw . If you have to cut the windshield , make sure to tape both sides with masking tape . Be careful drilling holes . Tape both sides and start with a small pilot hole and work your way up . Go slow should the drill bit catch you could crack it .
For Sportynube : I bought mine from a local dealer . I can't post any URL's yet , so just go to your seach engine and punch up Arlen Ness . He'll sell direct.
For Johnny G : Just a suggestion . You might consider making another guage bracket and mounting the guages on the other side of the riser clamp . That way the guages will be lower than the top of the fairing and maybe eliminate the need to mount the headlight higher
Oh no I want it this way, I am painting the windshield black and the gauges will be above the fairing. I can't believe how much fun this bike is now with this set up. Wait till you see what i am doing , basically the fairing and gauges is my windshield in disguise

Gone
13th July 2006, 22:19
Should be interesting . I'm looking forward to seeing it when your done

Johnny G
22nd July 2006, 17:55
Here is a update picture I still have a long way to go I have to adjust the headlight bucket out, trim the shield get the paint work and pin stripe done. The windshield will be painted black on the inside for a blacked out look.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/CrashDummy123/DSCN0120.jpg

edman
23rd July 2006, 12:12
That faring looks great, but I think it would look better with low bars like this.

http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/johnyg.jpg

lagerdrinker
23rd July 2006, 12:44
i gotta agree with edman, low bars and everything is tucked in behind that fairing would look better.
ide also think bringing the headlight forward to have glass be nearly flush with fairing would look smoother.
having guages so high up gives it a mickey mouse face look.

dodgenbullets
23rd July 2006, 17:06
what else needs to be said . A pictures worth a thousand words. I give Johnny G. credit, for handling all repetitive feedback were giving on the guage set up.

Johnny G
23rd July 2006, 22:26
what else needs to be said . A pictures worth a thousand words. I give Johnny G. credit, for handling all repetitive feedback were giving on the guage set up.
I am use to getting whipped and beat up, wait till you see the propeller on top of my helmet :roflblack

lagerdrinker
24th July 2006, 00:36
I am use to getting whipped and beat up, wait till you see the propeller on top of my helmet :roflblack


im not laughing at you, im laughing with you:roflblack

xllent01
24th July 2006, 00:51
Thats what i had envisioned when i saw the fairing mounted on your bike.:D



http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/johnyg.jpg

cjburr
24th July 2006, 00:57
Would it be possible to mount the gauges under the bars and keep the bars at their present height for comfort ???

Joe Dirt
24th July 2006, 01:04
I've got these gauge brackets in the Swap Zone. Might work better. http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/twolaneblacktop/100_1303.jpg

1200RS
26th July 2006, 19:29
Arlen Ness Ness Fairing Kit

I found it at CruiserCustomizing.com for $170.40, free shipping.