OEM windshield, mounted but.........

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OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Adam » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:53 pm

I have a 2011 Gear Up Gobi , ordered OEM fairing. Showed up at my doorstep Saturday, opened the box and mounted it to the bike. I really like the look of the fairing and really enjoy less wind on me. :D I have only one complaint and maybe it's how I mounted it. But there is a gap around the headlight, seems the fairing should go back over the headlight alot more than what I have it. I have the bottom of the fairing 1/4" away from the left turn signal bracket. Unless I cut some of the bracket down or cut a small notch otta the fairing, I can't move it back any more. Allow me to show ya....

Here's the gap that I am talking about.

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Here's the left turn signal bracket.

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Here's a front view.

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Curious to see if that is how others with the OEM fairing have the same gap.

I have read in a few posts about the OEM windshield that some have bent the left handlebar bracket that bolts to the windshield. I did not do that. Less bends are better, IMO. I have those brackets going underneath my handlebars. I tried them on the topside of the handlebars, but the bracket angle to windshield did not look right to me. That means if I could take the bottom of the fairing closer to the bike, I would have to rebend the handlebar fairing brackets.

The gap is not that bad at night, but the headlight does shine on the backside of the fairing a bit. I would love to have the bottom of the fairing pushed back a few inches so the rubber circle is actually around the headlight. Sometimes you just have to say "it's what it is" and I could live with it. I think I could come up with something to fill that gap up a bit. Maybe a clay tile rubber boot that would fit around the headlight. Just thinking...........

Anyways, I would enjoy any thoughts on this.

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:57 pm

Adam,

For some reason I can't see the pics. I do know that on my first Ural I had the OEM fairing and I had to cut a small notch in the fairing around the left turn signal to get it to fit properly.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Adam » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:10 pm

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:31 pm

Maybe its the angle of the first pic, but it looks like the fairing isn't on square. I would also agree that it seems like it should go back to where the headlight is roughly in line with the rubber around the hole in the fairing.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by gflapg » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:03 pm

Go to Ural Of New Englands website and look at the Ural Inventory. They have large pictures of a couple rigs they have for sale with the OEM windshield. You should be able to see how they do it.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Railbender » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:44 am

I had to cut a slot for the turn signal bracket in mine to get a proper fit.

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Msblu79 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am

Railbender wrote:I had to cut a slot for the turn signal bracket in mine to get a proper fit.

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Same here, shame they don't provide clearance from the factory but you have to cut a slot into the faring to clear the bracket and then the fairing will sit all the way back. I used my touch up paint to finish the area but the new bikes don't come with that anymore I heard. Maybe a suggestion to relay to the factory about the need to update the fairing to work with the current bikes. Had to bend and reshape the mounting ears as well to get them on all the way and the headlight bolts in. Be very careful when tightening the windshield hardware, don't go crazy on the force, just snug them up or you will crack the window, BTDT. :)
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:25 am

That's one reason we love these rigs so much. Even OEM parts have to be modified to fit! The OEM fairing is built to fit a Ural without a turn signal. (Makes sense cause the only reason the turn signal is there is for DOT).
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Adam » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:53 am

Thanks for the info. I will be working on it this weekend. Maybe I will grab some pics to show others what has to be done. My dealer shipped me touch up paint, so atleast I have that. I did notice the rubber ring on the fairing for the headlight is not centered, lol. Something else to fix. For the rest of this week, I'll be ridin it as is and enjoyin every minute.

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Adam » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:57 am

Railbender, are your brackets on top of the handlebars or underneath? And did you have to bend them a tad bit? I checked on that New England site, and all the brackets are on top. I installed mine underneath. Guess that's something else I will be changing. Oh well, gives me some time tinkerin :boogie:

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by elliotf » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:08 am

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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Msblu79 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:18 am

The headlight never seems to line up to the rest of the front end so it won't always sit correctly relative to the opening in the fairing as well as the rubber boot being off a little makes for an interesting time getting it all lined up. :foilhead: :lol:
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Hogmaine » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:13 pm

I had to cut out for directional bracket, also had to trim opposite side or fairing almost in the same spot because there was excess material, which rubbed on forks.
Nice to see a Gobi fairing mounted I went with black, but now I paint it to match the gobi.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by Albuquralque » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Adam wrote:Railbender, are your brackets on top of the handlebars or underneath? And did you have to bend them a tad bit? I checked on that New England site, and all the brackets are on top. I installed mine underneath. Guess that's something else I will be changing. Oh well, gives me some time tinkerin :boogie:

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Not exactly sure what you mean by top vs bottom. The bolt of the handlebar mount bracket should go forward (bottom?). That means the tube brace that connects to the fairing will be on the aft (inside, top) part of handle bar....meaning the side that you see when sitting on the rig.
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Re: OEM windshield, mounted but.........

Post by elliotf » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:09 pm

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