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    Thinking of fitting a headlight fairing

    Early next year I am thinking of taking the Hawk on a tour of the WWI Western battlefields and Commonwealth war cemeteries. It will mean 3 long days riding and I was thinking a small screen might help with the wind blast.

    Has anyone fitted a headlight or handlebar screen, did it help reduce the windblast and did it affect the handling.

    Thinking of something like this
    https://pyramid-plastics.co.uk/colle...-clear-screen#

    #2
    That looks like a nice one. I have never noticed a change in handling and they are nice for re-directing the windblast. Wind hits me in the faceshield instead of the chest where I don't really notice it much.
    Last edited by bk94si; 11-23-2021, 03:07 PM.
    Brian - Richland, WA
    1991 Hawk GT
    1997 VFR

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      #3
      I think that one looks pretty nice and would go with the Hawk styling pretty decently. I installed what is pretty much a bug deflector for the gauges, but I have never really felt reasonably sized headlight mounted cowls affect handling. If they do, then the winds are bad enough you probably have bigger things to worry about.
      "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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        #4
        I live at least 60 miles from the nearest decent, twisty road so I end up superslabbing it to the nearest twisties. I have fitted various screens from R6s, R1s, and CBRs to keep my neck from giving out. All have made a difference as far as reducing neck strain and making the commute easier. They haven't looked pretty, but they served a purpose. Additionally, I have not noticed a detrement in handling.

        That Puig fairing, like a lot of Puig products, looks nice and would suit the Hawk nicely.
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          #5
          Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
          That looks like a nice one. I have never noticed a change in handling and they are nice for re-directing the windblast. Wind hits me in the faceshield instead of the chest where I don't really notice it much.
          What fairing do you have on the bike in your signature photo.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post

            What fairing do you have on the bike in your signature photo.
            Puig. Pretty nice but the mounting system is not great.
            https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...sku_id=1172085
            Brian - Richland, WA
            1991 Hawk GT
            1997 VFR

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              #7
              I should probably clarify that comment a bit. The mounting works. It just looks like it is made of scrap metal and painted a non-matching color (white if I remember correctly)
              Brian - Richland, WA
              1991 Hawk GT
              1997 VFR

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post
                Early next year I am thinking of taking the Hawk on a tour of the WWI Western battlefields and Commonwealth war cemeteries. It will mean 3 long days riding and I was thinking a small screen might help with the wind blast.

                Has anyone fitted a headlight or handlebar screen, did it help reduce the windblast and did it affect the handling.

                Thinking of something like this
                https://pyramid-plastics.co.uk/colle...-clear-screen#
                I've had a multitude of different front and top fairings on race hawks. I can't say I've felt any real handling difference but it is nicer in a tuck with a top fairing.

                When I mount lowers, I can almost never get them to not drag. Even belly pans are hard to not drag. But that's another topic all together.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by 6 View Post


                  When I mount lowers, I can almost never get them to not drag. Even belly pans are hard to not drag. But that's another topic all together.
                  The only way I will drag a fairing lower is about one millisecond after I have fallen off

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                    #10
                    The best feature of a small fairing is concentrating the windblast into a laminar flow of air that you can tuck into and blow the rain off your visor at speed.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
                      The best feature of a small fairing is concentrating the windblast into a laminar flow of air that you can tuck into and blow the rain off your visor at speed.
                      I live in the North West of England why would I be worried about rain.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post

                        I live in the North West of England why would I be worried about rain.
                        If you tuck in, most of the rain will go over your head.
                        Brian - Richland, WA
                        1991 Hawk GT
                        1997 VFR

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