Fairing hole mesh project

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Fairing hole mesh project

Postby boomtank » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:15 am

So I was looking at the holes in the side and upper fairings and thought, why are those there? Hand holes for carrying the piece? Air flow? Then I look at the front brake mesh and came up with a wild ideal to put the same wire mesh in those holes. This is what I came up with, and I think it looks cool.
Never mind the bottle holding the piece in place, and it will be silver to match the brake mesh. What yall think?

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Fromt wheel mesh


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Fairing hole


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Fairing with mesh
Keep the rubber side down out there ;)
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Re: Fairing hole mesh project

Postby John Hilmer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:39 am

Boom,

Yeah, the opening are for air flow.

The screen will present some amount of restriction, but probably not enough to matter.

Appearance is subjective of course.

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Re: Fairing hole mesh project

Postby ExTex77 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:42 am

I thought the holes were for hand-warming on a cold day.
The added screens look nice.

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Re: Fairing hole mesh project

Postby VTRamen » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Looks sharp. Nice idea.
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Re: Fairing hole mesh project

Postby MarkinNam » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:42 pm

i use mine on cold days to warm the hands
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Re: Fairing hole mesh project

Postby boomtank » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 pm

Ok folks here's the finished product.

Had a heck of a time trying to match the mesh design and spacing. Then I came across a desk accessory in a resale shop that was perfect. :D I picked up two just in case, but got all four slots done with just of one peice. Cut the mesh larger than needed to be sure for fitment and installed with a bit of plastic weld. Looks good to me and have gotten compliments on the work. I've even had a bit of time to add the chrome trim. :mrgreen:

As far as the air flow is concerned, I have noticed no extra heat from the engine while running. Though the temp gauge did rise a bit more in heavy in town traffic.

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My work piece


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Cut and mounted


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Front view


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Rear view


Good luck with all you projects out there.
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