I am in a nice position where I could potentially get one of two fairings both within riding distance of me --
Either: A really good condition Powerbronze Voyager fairing, (in black, my revere is white) With complete fitting kit for a kawa zephyr
What I believe is a Powerbronze Colt upper fairing (STC) with fitting kit for the er5,
Which fairing would you guys recommend? The voyager looks HUGE and Im not sure if I would be comfortable with that, I'd just like to have a bit of the windblast taken away to ease motorway journeys and deflect a bit of the weather,
The other important factor is ease of fitting and weight/fuel economy effect?
If you had the choice, which would you go for? I'm really not sure, the voyager looks big and heavy and ungainly (cant work out whether I think it's ugly as hell or acceptable) My only aesthetic issue with the voyager is it stops the Revere looking like a revere. And Im slightly concerned about it being a real hassle to fit.
Whereas the Colt is smaller, keeps the bike looking like what it is, and in my opinion white reveres look amazing with the colt fairing (ala the lands end - john o groats bike on this forum) but Im concerned that it might make barely any difference to wind protection.
HMmmmm Haveing rode with a full fairing on the NTV and a samll fairing on the Yam I must admit the small fairing seems much better on the yam, altho it dose have a flip screen and i ride faster on the yam than i did on the NTV.
Both do the job in keeping most of the wind of you, so down to you which one to use
If the fairing kit isn't specific for the voyager either should I pass on both and hold out for a fairing with the correct fitting kit or was the voyager fitting kit more generic? I read somewhere that it was the same for all fairings sold, you just had to drill holes in a cross bar on the fairing's frame to adjust the kit to the width of your bike?
OR should I just go for simplicity and get a small screen? Really not sure whats best! The voyager fairing isn't expensive for what it is, but its expensive if theres more than reasonable risk of the fitting kit being no use at all if that makes sense?
Post by thatsawkward on Feb 14, 2012 6:57:31 GMT 1
Hi there, have two Colts, one I bought new for my twin disk (and finally painted red) the other in white fitted to my white Revere. Fitting is relatively simple and do phone Powerbronze as they sell fitting kits separately - not sure how much but I found them very helpful to deal with. I'm not sure what the difference is between the fitting kits - can't be much as the have a simple stem-mounted U-bolt and a headlight bracket so you may be fine with the kit it comes with. I can photograph my fittings for comparison if that helps.