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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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When I bought my Wing. the fella had added a Honda fairing to it with the stock handlebar mounted mirrors. I bought a set of fairing mount mirrors and installed them and they shake and vibrate so bad I can't see anything in them.

The fairing that was installed does not have the curved support brackets that go from the main fairing bracket to the bottom front of the fairing.

Could this be the cause of all the shaking?

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The lack of the forward frame brackets probably don't help matters much. Have you checked that the fairing is solidly bolted to the main frame and the main frame has a long bolt through just behind the steeringhead with a nut on the other side frame? There's also a U-bolt on each side holding the frame to the down tubes. If the bike's running normally, the mirrors I've seen on 1100s don't shake much at all so I'd think there might be something loose in the fairing mounting. Do you have the Honda fairing or a Vetter? They do mount differently, the Vetter has a different frame without the two 'horns' that stick out forward of the frame and bolt to the fairing skirt.

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Thanks for the reply. The fairing is Honda and all mounting bolts/U-clamps are in place and tight. Only thing I can see that is missing is the before mentioned curved pieces. Mirrors were so bad I took them back off and re-installed the handlebar mount mirrors.

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If you can't visibly see the fairing shaking then maybe it's just the nut behind thespring on the mirroris not tight enough. Need to remove the speakers to get at them.


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