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Scott Luck

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Fairing
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:50:08 AM »

I read some info online today that a fairing for a Vulcan classic 1500 should fit a drifter with some slight modifications. Anyone know more about this?
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Re: Fairing
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 16:27:22 PM »

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Re: Fairing
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 16:07:09 PM »

I am also looking at putting on a batwing fairing....maybe a Vector one for a Vulcan 1500 classic.  I have ordered the top of the fork tree (used) for a Vulcan 1500 classic to swap out with the stock one on my 800.  the measurements are identical, but the Classic has 2 threaded holes in the front that the fairing bracket needs to mount to.  If that works out, the fairing will mount right on with the provided mounting brackets....I may have to remove the spotlight bar, though, and put a regular turn signal mounting bar on instead....I will cross that bridge when I get to it....this will be a winter project....I will try to get the fairing installed with full stereo by spring....going to paint it myself with the oem color.  (I already re-painted my rear fender after gouging the crap out of it with too long bolts on the 2-up seat)  I will document with pics as the project comes along....I really want the "bagger" look on my bike...
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Re: Fairing
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 19:47:58 PM »

Well if anyone can do it I think you have a decent chance of making it happen....
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Re: Fairing
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 10:53:34 AM »

There are several mods relating to the bat wing fairing. Downloadable PDFs are there as well. 

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http://www.vulcandrifterriders.com/chuckfairing.html
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Re: Fairing
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 22:36:20 PM »

Waiting patiently for those pics.
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Re: Fairing
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 19:12:24 PM »

ok...so I did the upper tree swap yesterday.  The only issue is that the cable routing stays don't fit because the handlebar mounts on the 1500 tree as set back about 1/2" more than on the 800 (more in line with the center bolt)  So, the one piece cable routing stay can't go back far enough to bolt to the underside of the handlebar mounts.  I have left it off for now, but I think I will cut it in half and then it should work.  Otherwise, no issues at all with it bolting right in place.....so now I have the upper tree needed to bolt on a batwing fairing for any 1500 classic....now I gotta save the $$  to get the one I want...

I can't add any pics yet because I am waiting on a new phone....mine camera in my phone is still not working correctly...
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