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duck

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One of the minor annoyances riding a K75S is that since the main bracket for the fairing (that attaches to the headstock) is made out of plastic so the whole fairing bounces around at times. Anybody here ever tried fabbing a metal, more rigid one?

Or do I have to do it? I may do a prototype and then, if that works out, get a second one made for my other K75S.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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Gaz

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Duck, here's something to maybe get you started. I did a rebuild on the front fairing bracket for my K1100 after the OEM pressed metal job cracked badly around the top two mounting holes.

My method was to get a section of steel tube the same diameter as the steering head tube then get another piece of the same size tube cut to approximately the size of the mounting base of the OEM bracket and cold form (bash) it into shape so that it was a neat fit over the round section. I then used square tube as the two forward protruding supports for the original spider piece. Hopefully the photo below will clarify the ramblings above.



Here is how I set it up to measure the square sections required.


Of course, shortly after I put the time and effort into this job I decided to remove the fairing due to our excessively hot weather and have been running it as a naked bike ever since.

Cheers


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duck

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Impressive.

Aside from cutting I really don't have any metal fab tools (like welding gear) so I may just buy a new one from BMW (still only $35US these days) and send it to Larry Romestant who builds the Special Ks to see if he can help me get one or two fabbed.

Larry does some out there stuff. For one of his bikes he built a custom rear wheel. Before he had it built he drew it up in CAD and then printed a 3D mockup of it that he showed me on one of my visits at his place.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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