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Fairing help???

Hey guys! I just got myself an '05 m620 Dark this weekend and first thing I noticed right away on the ride home is the effect of the wind while riding on the freeway! My question is... how much does the headlight fairing effect the wind blast on rides above 60
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Re: Fairing help???

Just pull that fairing off for a while, then you will know! I have an 02 M620 that I just bought a fairing for and I like it a lot. It seems to cut the wind from my chin down very well.
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Re: Fairing help???

I don't think he has one now.* Brand new darks don't have them.* Not sure how much better they deflect the wind as I don't have one either, but I suggest you take it to 110 MPH, and then slow down back to 80.* The wind is even enjoyable after that.

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Re: Fairing help???

I have a DP CF fairing. When I had the stock seat on the bike it made a difference. After I put the Corbin on (lower seating position) I couldn't tell any difference with or without. Since I like the looks better without, I took it off. It'll probably end up in the classifieds here soon.
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Re: Fairing help???

I've never understood why people use those fairings. Some people say they help, but I have only ever found that they deflect the wind off my chest and on to my neck. Thats worse...

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Re: Fairing help???

Highway wind was awful on my s2r. I put a Dart windscreen on and that seems to help enough. There's enough there to tuck behind it and the helmet is a lot more wind freindly than my jacket.

So, if you're looking for a huge improvement you may want something bigger. I went with the Dart for the look and it works just enough for my comfort level. The bike definately needs something though IMO.

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Re: Fairing help???

Don't need a fairing on my 'M600 'cos it has clip-ons so when I'm hacking it I've got me chest on the tank and chin on the clocks..........

However when I first picked up my M1000 I was suprised at the amount of wind blast. I installed a DP fairing last week and it definately helps, 110mph is much more comfortable now

My advise is if you do a lot of high speed work then either get the fairing or bung clip-ons on.

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