Memphis Shades Cafe Fairing

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by fxdc1951, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. fxdc1951

    fxdc1951 Member

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    Does anyone have this fairing?

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    I have the exact same bike as in the pic, and love the way it looks, but........how does it work? Does it help with the wind any? I'm looking for something to get some wind off my chest when traveling at 70 mph, or on windy days. I HATE windshields, and really like this. But does it do anything besides look good? Thanks!
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    It may help but only slightly. You need to way out the cost versus benefit.
    As the saying goes, "Someday you will own a bagger."
     
  3. fxdc1951

    fxdc1951 Member

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    Already owned THREE baggers........might as well take the car. No more baggers for me, thank you. :s
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I don't own one (I have 1 of those dreaded baggers) but I would think the design would allow for wind deflection.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Any thing to keep the wind from pounding you to death on a Dyna is a big plus IMO After riding from Florida to Sturgis on my Dyna, Jeff and I traded bikes for 100 miles, he said if I did not put a windshield on in Sturgis he would for me. The Redhead told me to put one on before I left my reply I dont need no stikin wind shield BOY was I wrong. I like the chopped look you have picked I say go with it:s
     
  6. fxdc1951

    fxdc1951 Member

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    Thanks guys! Didn't mean to disrespect baggers! Like I said, I owned three, but at my age (63) I prefer a simpler, lighter bike. I don't really ride over 300 miles anymore, but would like a little wind protection for those freeway miles. Probably will go with a QD windshield.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    What about a half helmet with a flip down shield???
     
  8. Pudge McGuinness

    Pudge McGuinness Member

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    I have an 06 FXDI running the MS cafe fairing, as already stated it doesn't make a world of difference, but It is a very noticeable difference. I thought I was good without any wind distribution but after I put it on it was a significant reduction in rider fatigue. I'm not a cross country rider but my weekend rides last for at least a few hundred miles and the difference is such that I may go the next size up. The wind is almost completely diverted from the torso but you still get the draft to the upper half of the face which I don't mind, I'm air cooled just like my bike.

    Only criticism I have for the MS set up is it does take a little while and some tweaking to get the mounting hardware to stay locked in tight. I thought I had it dead solid after installation but the mounting rings slid up the forks a bit which caused a clicking noise from the bottom lip knocking off the bottom of the head lamp while idling.

    Hope that helps.

    Pudge
     
  9. Gezzer Glide

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    I had one on my sportster I sold. I thought it did a good job. Took enough wind pressure off to give my arms a brake. I would do it again...