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I have been Riding motorcycles since I could walk just about it, i’ve had everything from a QA50 , XR 100, arm 125 ,YZ450F ,84 650 Night Hawk, 06 750 shadow ,03 VTX 1800C to my 2014 Valkyrie. I still own my nighthawk ,VTX and the Valkyrie of course. I love my Valkyrie even though I’ve only owned it for two weeks,Lots of power and agility. Only thing I’ve had issues with is trying to find aftermarket stuff for it. I run across the F6C Forum From someone else who has a Valkyrie for sale and told me about the forum. I’m glad to be a part of it now!
 

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I grew up on bikes too. My Nighthawk was one of my favorite bikes I've ever owned, until I bought the Valkyrie last year!
Agreed - super tough to find aftermarket parts.
There's tons of good advice here and people are really good about sharing their experiences.
There is another forum (http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/index.php) that I check from time to time but don't like as much (seems the majority of Valks there are the 1500s, and many more posts not related to bikes).
My favorite aftermarket part so far is my Corbin seat, which I just installed two days ago - I was amazed how much of a difference it immediately made!
I am working on a fairing design I hope to cajole someone into making for me. =)
 

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I am working on a fairing design I hope to cajole someone into making for me. =)
bp, what is special about your fairing design? can you post a sketch.pdf of it. why don't you fabricate it yourself? nobody is going to make a finished product for such a small run of m/c and an even smaller audience of owners. face it, this and many other models will never see mass produced aftermarket parts. its up to the owners to fabricate their own parts from other off the shelf items.


I am fitting a Memphis shades batwing onto my 15 f6c.. the 45mm fork brackets are due here this week. I stripped off the plastic headlight and put a standard 8"dia chrome bucket w LED lamp, lowered the turn signals to the bottom triple tree for now. Temporary, I removed those huge plastic angel wings from the radiators until I get all fitment and clearance issues worked out. then I may graft them back in or portions of them, or just build my own trim radiator covers.
 

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bp, what is special about your fairing design? can you post a sketch.pdf of it. why don't you fabricate it yourself? nobody is going to make a finished product for such a small run of m/c and an even smaller audience of owners. face it, this and many other models will never see mass produced aftermarket parts. its up to the owners to fabricate their own parts from other off the shelf items.

Hi Poncho!


I'm excited to see what you come up with on your bike! (overall, not just the fairing)


I was tempted to go the route you did (buy and modify) but was concerned I'd end up buying a whole pile of them before finding one that fit well enough to start with.

Plus I wanted something unique and to fit the styling of the bike as much as I could.
That's what motivated me to try my hand at a design.



I started with a wire and foam creation that I hoped to shape by hand and eventually fiberglass myself.
Ive had far too many issues with that method, so now looking to hand off the design to professionals.


too true about the cost and making molds! I talked to a custom bike shop who guessed he might be able to do it for a few thousand bucks.
I also found a large format 3d printing service who estimated about $800 for my design.


Either way I am still working the model - I had to scrap the first one (picture attached) because I had used a flat plane mesh. If I am going to 3d print it I have to extrude that to give it depth, probably about 5mm or so.


Ive run through at least a half dozen unique designs, the one I am attaching here is my favorite so far, and a model (sorry for the pun) for the one I am working on now. Summer is nutty busy so likely will be months still on the drawing board!


Brent
 

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bp, be mindful that the bigger you make it the harder it is to fit with all the other plastic parts in conflicts with while turning side to side. Also the smaller you make it the less effective it is for actually doing what its purpose is to keep you in the quiet zone.. If you are just looking for a sporty look and are not looking for any REAL wind protection, consider some of the smaller fairings that Memphis shades makes for café type bikes. your current design reminds me of the BatCycle.
 

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. your current design reminds me of the BatCycle.
Exactly! You wouldn't believe (or maybe you would) how many people have said that. Especially due to the excessive black I have going on (exhaust covers, etc). I won't say EVERY person who has seen it mentions that, but probably at least 90%. I've had a number of people even pull up next to me in traffic, roll down their window, and say something about Batman.

So I thought, Why not play that up? I like Batman as much as the next guy. The final wont be as bat-like as the one in the picture, but I will follow the basics to give that bat-impression.

The screen in the picture is the design I am basing the end product off of, but I have trimmed down a bit.
I am keeping it super close to the existing turn signal stems to avoid collision with the radiator covers, but I do appreciate the warning!
 
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