Dang I got to start reading the fine print, I thought they was both Baker...do the show chrome mount in the same place...many thanksI have the Show Chrome version. (that would be the #214) I chose them because they 'conform' to the shape of your bike better and 'in theory' allow a better seal when riding in the cold and help to keep the cold air off you.
I also like the 'less complicated' mounting. I think they look better.
I'm sure there will be those that chime in and chose the Baker's and they have their own reasons why.
+1 pm Dusty's post. In addition, the locking nuts that hold the tension on the wings constantly loosen up, and unless they are really tight, big winds such as a semi truck passing in the opposite direction can flip them out. The spherical tensionnut on the bottom is mostly useless. It' difficult to get it tight enough. I replaced mine with stainless wingnuts which work much better, but the top nut still loosens all the time. No room to use a wingnut there or I would have replaced that too.While the Baker Air wings (upper and lowers)offer two wind wings per side which does allow a bit of fine tuning of incoming air directed towards the rider and/or passenger, I like the lower cost and easier, yet sturdiermounting (and dismounting) of the Show Chrome ones. I also found, unless you pay extra for the Baker Built "New Generation" plastics, the plastic becomes brittle with age/UV exposure and will crack while adjusting them. (1st hand experience) There are also quite a few little parts that can need replacing after a lot of use.
For the reasons stated above, my vote would go to the Show Chrome ones because of their simplicity, sturdier mounting systemand lower cost
Yeah I knew you'd say something. It's a great picture so I had to steal it. It was a great ride too, even if the weather wasn't cooperating. :action:Hmm ..... that last photo of yours looks suspiciously familiar, John! :ROFL: :ROFL:
I am fairly certain that the Baker Hand Wings built for the GL1500 will work on the GL1200 mirrors without much if any modification. You might have to pry the case away from the glass to get the brackets in place but I think they will fit as is otherwise. I have not tried it though, this was just from observation. As far as I know, Show Chrome does not make any hand wings. Their wind wings do have installation instructions on Big Bike Parts site,Question for Mr. Dusty...(heavy on that Mr.!)
I went and looked at the Show Chrome page and was not able to find any tech info or installation instructions. There was a comment in the customer responses that the hand wing attaches to or at one of the original mirror mounts. (1800)
I, of course, am interested in putting these where they were never built to go. On my 1200. I'm not afraid to fab up mounting hardware or go beyond a plug-and-play type installation...do they look like they would be adaptable, with a little imagination?
Thanks a lot,
Yeah I knew you'd say something. It's a great picture so I had to steal it. It was a great ride too, even if the weather wasn't cooperating. :action:
I think you know I wasn't too worried about the weather for myself. I ride in the rain regularly. I was just hoping for better weather for all of the NASSIR guests, and especially for you since you have been foiled by the big lady so many times.Jluvs2dive wrote:Gee John ... what's a few sprinkles! :?Yeah I knew you'd say something. It's a great picture so I had to steal it. It was a great ride too, even if the weather wasn't cooperating. :action:
I (and I'm sure Winger did too) enjoyed the ride. Only bummer about it, was that once again I was foiled from seeing the shy Ole Girl.
Just means I'll have to return to the PNW in the future and maybe this time, camp out on her door step until she hopefullyreveals her majestic beauty to me. After all, I have to be lucky the 28th time in that immediate area!!! :coollep: