Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
I missed you on the newbie check in, so welcome to the Vulcan madness. You are about 6 months too late for a touring set that bullwinkle had for sale. Someone here got the kit. Keep an eye out for slimvulcanrider. He is in the middle of a major mod and rebuild of his vn, and I think he is hoping to fit a Harley batwing fairing to the vn750.
The Kawi F&S fairing is frame mounted, and this has one disadvantage driving in a cross wind. According to David Hough in his book,"Proficient Motorcycling", when we start adding "sails" above the center of mass of the bike, like fairings, trunks, (aka top boxes), or even tying bags to the back seat, we increase the motorcycles tendency to catch the cross wind. A frame mounted fairing will always tend to push the bike away from the wind.
If a fork mounted windshield or fairing is so positioned as to place more sail area ahead of of the steering axis, a gust of wind will tend to steer the front wheel downwind, which will countersteer the bike upwind. Driving in a crosswind requires constant countersteering with a firm hand, to keep going in a straight line. Just something to be aware of, if you live and ride somewhere with a lot of wind.
Last edited by OlHossCanada; 04-06-2010 at 04:26 PM.