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Fairing stay delete ?

Hi guys,

Have cruised the search thread tool and come up with squat. Has anyone removed the top fairing stay before and substituted with something that is better hidden/looking?

Or is it something i shouldn't mess with and just forget about it. Cheers.
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Ive seen one made from aluminum, and someone fixing to do some in carbon. But dont remember where.

Yeah big help I know, but its been done :-)

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I've always liked that big, chunky aluminum bracket. Not sure why, maybe because it made me think 'race bike'?
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Yeah I switched from the SP1 to the SP2, reminds me of the factory bikes, pretty cool... and saves weight :-)

Also good place for camera / GPS on longer trips

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i remember seeing someone do one in carbon fiber that basically just strengthened the front fairing. Doable, but probably not worth the effort unless you are like Duckhunter and good with Carbon.....in fact contact him he may be interested in the project.

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Oh yeah, that was Turnone, he made a complete strengthend upper that did away with the stay, but he dont do parts anymore.
Someone had a complete intake made in aluminium with "hidden" supports for the fairing, cant find it though

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Brett from Turn One made a carbon fiber upper cowl stay for his own bike, but never put it into production.
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I just threw an email at Brett ( TurnOne ) Will see what he sheds on the subjct.


I have looked at this a few times as I do not care for a fairing stay, but after going with the Harris Sp1 stay I have ( I love how it matches my one off billet triple set ) I gave up on the idea of a carbon stay. But with enough interest and suggestions/ideas for what is wanted by the market I can look at doing something.

Member Wingnutt had put a request in for a carbon fairing stay last year, but I was still in the research / train myself stage.

With that now behind and being confident in my molding techniques now I think I could take this project on.

The other thing I have had a lot of interest in from the R1 crowd is carbon kickstands. I have about 30 guys waiting for me to develop something for trial, but I am wanting to do an RC51 version first... Pete at Ti64 and I have been kicking ideas around for a while now. Just another project on my huge list.

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I didn't expect such a hefty response from so many, thanks for your time guys, will be interesting to see what sort of reply you get from your email Duckhunter. In other news I'm absolutely irate at the moment, missed out on a jardine 2-1 headers that sold on eBay for $33.00.
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