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Was wondering if anyone had experience with GL1500 Narrow Lower Fairing Corner Trim. They are also called deflectors so they may be functional too. Is more hot air on the legs possible if you use the narrower trim pieces? Don't need any more heat on me down here in S/Fla in the summer.
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Sounds to me like you are referring to the stock, painted corner piece that flare outwards below the side vents. Not sure what it might be like if that piece were straight instead of flaired. Probably get a little more heat on your legs in hot weather would be my guess.
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sounds to me like you are referring to the stock, painted corner piece that flare outwards below the side vents. Not sure what it might be like if that piece were straight instead of flaired. Probably get a little more heat on your legs in hot weather would be my guess.
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I've had a few 1500s through here that have the narrow chrome deflectors,a nd I must say I'm NOT a fan exactly for the heat issue. I don't seem to notice them at speed, but if the fan's turn on then I get some shin heat. (it also seems like the lower vent doesn't pull cold air as well on these bikes, or it could just be the warmer air mix...)

Like Nick posts, if you need to get your leg around that corner of the bike without hitting, they are a good solution to reduce the width... (for reference, where the inner fairing and lower outer fairings meet just above the engine case, behind the radiator air oulets as mentioned)

We're talking these narrow ones:




compared to these OEM sized ones:



(as found on http://cyclemax.com/gl1500_chrome)
 

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Yes Satan, exactly. Those are the ones I'm questioning. Since Honda calls them deflectors I thought they may have a function also, deflecting hot air.
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Put them on last year, did not notice anything as far as heat goes.
But like mentioned earlier, made a world of difference in being able to comfortably use the highway boards without having to spread the legs uncomfortably wide like before.
 
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