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Torquehd
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2017 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've always hated how high the fairing sits on the 1125r. I came across a commercial bracket to lower it, made of steel, so I made one out of 1/8" sheet aluminum.

Dropped 1.5", moved forward about and inch.
Feels solid as a rock. Figuring out how to make two bends that close together with a (harbor freight) metal brake was interesting.

And you can see the janky job I'm doing trying to replicate the EBR airbox cover.












It still sits a little too high. Could have dropped another 1/4" or so. But it lines up with the radiator pod lines a little better now.

(Message edited by torquehd on September 08, 2017)
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Torquehd
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2017 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well done on really making your bike yours.

How much does this lower the front?
Im curious how much less wind protection it gives, and if thats part of the reason for the height it was at from the factory.
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Duanelr
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I say this respectfully, I can not tell a difference between lowered and not-lowered.
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Torquehd
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The first time I saw a lowered 1125r fairing was in a youtube vid called "1125r front fairing mod (lowered)". I also couldn't tell by looking.

But now that I see it in person, it looks so much better.

If you look at the stock setup, the gap between the pods and the fairing is greater, and the contour lines on the bottom of the fairing sit backwards of the pods.







If I'd made it 3/8" lower it would be just about perfect.
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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nah...3/8" (.375) would be just a hair too much. I think .369" would be just right.
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Torquehd
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 07:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

in fact it should be metric. I'll have to settle for 9 mm.
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Torquehd
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Im curious how much less wind protection it gives

I can't tell a difference.

I even switched back to my old black windscreen which looks way sweeter. I'll switch back to the touring windscreen next time I take it on a long trip.


The bike has sat for pretty much the last 2 years without being ridden (having kids and a tight budget seems to do that). Trying to knock the dust off and get back into it. I forgot how much I loved riding, this bike in particular.



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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks good ,nice work!
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