Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

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Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby thunder44 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Hey Guys,

There is a '89 vtr on ebay right now that has side fairings covering the majority of the engine. Anyone seen these before? Or better yet, know where to get some? I always thought it looked like something could fit there.

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From ebay. Sorry clarity not good


ALSO, have seen a couple VTR's with a plastic fairing over the rear portion of the seat. I like the look. Any ideas on where that came from?

Just wondering as I finish my project.


Thanks
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby the benz master » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:29 am

these panels (mid fairings) were discontinued like 15-20 years ago, they were made by lockheart phillips back then. They dont have the molds anymore and no one has successfully made replicas so your best bes is to buy that bike on ebay or find some of these on ebay (they apparently come up from time to time but expect them to be very expensive)

Huck made some seat cowl replicas some time ago... but were hard to sell so he stopped production... so once again, ebay is your best bet...
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby Bronco638 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:52 am

The only other set of Lockheart Phillips mid-fairings I've seen was on a VTR that was on CL Grand Rapids MI. That was over a year ago. If you really like them, buy 'em when you see 'em. They don't pop up very often.

As for the rear seat cowl, I thought someone here was working on a form (John?).
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:20 am

Dave & All,

Working on making new seat cowls is an embarassing thing at this point.

I have had Chris's mold for far too long and have yet to make the first article.

It will happen and then Chris will be able to make them for folks.

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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby thunder44 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:38 pm

Excellent info guys. You all really know your stuff. That's exactly why I joined. Appreciate it. Let's keep this one open just in case... I got Dibs!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby squidshady » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:10 pm

I won't even buy a VTR250 unless it comes with all those extra's

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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby XRayHound » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:35 am

The price on that bike is way too high to justify buying it for the LH fairings alone, sadly. I made mad bank early this year, though, when I found a non-running '88 for $300 that had an OEM solo seat cowl on it. I literally made 100% of my initial investment back on the solo cowl alone. Of the three Holy Grails of the VTR250, it's the only one I have seen and touched with my own two eyes and hands, the others being the Lockhart fairings and the VTR250 specific fitment Yoshimura slip-on. I always keep my eyes peeled for the Holy Grails when a junker VTR shows up on CL around here; any one of the three can easily justify investment in a whole bike. One day I'm going to find a '90 with a solo cowl, Lockharts, and a Yoshi can with a blown engine or a missing title and proceed to laugh all the way to Paypal. MUHAHAHAHA.
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:12 am

"Of the three Holy Grails of the VTR250, it's the only one I have seen and touched with my own two eyes and hands, the others being the Lockhart fairings and the VTR250 specific fitment Yoshimura slip-on. "

I have the Yosh and the solo seat cowl, they cost me about 30% of the bikes purchase price. I didn't say I was rational and hey, I have no kids.

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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:13 am

I should have just bought the Airtech race tail
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Re: Engine Cover Fairings? Rear Seat Cover?

Postby squidshady » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:55 am

spotthedogg wrote:"Of the three Holy Grails of the VTR250, it's the only one I have seen and touched with my own two eyes and hands, the others being the Lockhart fairings and the VTR250 specific fitment Yoshimura slip-on. "

I have the Yosh and the solo seat cowl, they cost me about 30% of the bikes purchase price. I didn't say I was rational and hey, I have no kids.

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Unfortunately that is the wrong yoshi...

The one you want has the rolled lip nozzle on the end can and a different internal baffle that can be easily removed :)

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