OK, here is the thing. The mount I made on the Kenday puts the fairing where it is, about as far back as one could locate it. Without the quick release I might have been able to move it back a bit further. The theory is that it should be as far behind the aerodynamic center as possible.$4000!!!! the choice is obvious to me....I already have the Mem Shades quick release system so I'm half way there - I figure a batwing and windshield about another $300.00 or so.
Danni you have had your's on for a long time - any stability problem
at higher speeds and does it block a lot more of the wind or not?
Please advise and Thanks to all!
It is exactly aligned with my reduced reach handlebars so that no wind (excepting some errant bug parts) seems to get by.
I have a solid front (and rear) wheel.
All that being said, I did notice some clear air instability at about 115 mph a while back. Nothing scary,but some oscillations, quickly dampened by slowing down a bit. My fall away was pretty sloppy, and I've tightened it up. I do get a little wind movement when following a semi. Tankers seem to be the worst. It's nothing that even excites me, and I just ride it out, but I suspect some new riders might be a bit off-put. I can't tell you if it's a fairing or solid wheel issue. Those who have reported "wind wobble" (I hate that term) have almost always claimed that the $3000 open wheel upgrade solved the problem. Who am I to argue.
I suspect the RoadGlide mod is less susceptible to this phenomena, if it is fairing induced. But I can say that I've done several 12 hour rides and its far better than any of the (3) windshields I tried (one I made).
It is reported that saddebags can upset the aerodynamics on a sportbike. I don't doubt that my extended tail structure is an optimum aerodynamic model either.