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Author Topic: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing  (Read 474 times)

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Offline PurpleHayze_98

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SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« on: June 16, 2020, 11:33:36 am »
Hey All,
   I'm really wanting to buy the SS Custom Cycle Cafe Fairing they featured on their Jailbreak Bolt, but in the description they warn that it will not fit with stock turn signal location. The picture I have attached shows the turn signals relocated. Does anyone have any experience with this, how can I achieve this? Please reply with pictures.



Offline DrM

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 02:12:40 pm »
I just moved my OEM turn signals downward on the forks.  Each turn signal has two bolts - the pinch bolt (horizontal) you loosen, and the vertical bolt on the inside you remove.  There is plenty of wiring so no need to relocate wire or extend the wiring. 

The nut on the pinch bolt will likely move as you try to loosen it, but you can probably slide the turn signals downwards even if you don't loosen it. 

The vertical bolt on the inside holds an elastic flap and some wire brackets.  You must remove the bolt in order to continue moving the turn signal downward.  You can reinstall the vertical bolt (and attached brackets) after you moved the turn signal downwards. 

Offline PurpleHayze_98

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 09:16:39 am »
DrM,
   Thank you for your input, that will be very helpful! Do you know if I will need to drill holes in the lower triple tree to mount them?

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 09:39:56 am »
DrM,
   Thank you for your input, that will be very helpful! Do you know if I will need to drill holes in the lower triple tree to mount them?
No drilling necessary.  The pinch bolt alone will hold them in place.

Offline electrosloth

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 11:57:46 am »
It's hard to tell exactly from that photo but I think from the placement of the signal that SSCC uses the C-spec headlight bracket - it has two tabs that extend out for the turn signals.  If you go this route, also get the two covers that attach to it to protect the wiring.

Regarding sliding the R-spec rubber clamps down, you won't be able to settle the right one all the way down on the lower triple tree due to the steering lock.  I attempted this and had to shave ~ 1/8" of material on the lower half of the clamp to settle in between the fork tube and the lock.  When in place, you can't maneuver the key to fit in the tumbler, so keep that in mind.
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Offline DrM

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 04:54:13 pm »
It's hard to tell exactly from that photo but I think from the placement of the signal that SSCC uses the C-spec headlight bracket - it has two tabs that extend out for the turn signals.  If you go this route, also get the two covers that attach to it to protect the wiring.

Regarding sliding the R-spec rubber clamps down, you won't be able to settle the right one all the way down on the lower triple tree due to the steering lock.  I attempted this and had to shave ~ 1/8" of material on the lower half of the clamp to settle in between the fork tube and the lock.  When in place, you can't maneuver the key to fit in the tumbler, so keep that in mind.
You are right.  I left mine about 1/2" up from the bottom to avoid that.  But that is enough out of the way to install the fairing PurpleHayze_98 wants.  And if he wants, just for appearance, he could use a wide black zip tie in the gap at the bottom.

Offline electrosloth

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2020, 05:23:18 pm »
Yeah, that makes sense.  It's also a much more timely fix.  I ordered a C-Spec headlight bracket in May and estimated shipping is the end of July :(
2014 R-Spec in flat grey

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2020, 11:16:43 pm »
I had to grind down the inside of the right turn signal plastic mount to slide it all the way down. Easy work with a dremel.

Offline PurpleHayze_98

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 10:26:44 am »
These are all great inputs. Thank you! To address the headlight bucket/bracket, I have replaced the stock headlight bucket with an Eagle Lights Meteor bucket that is mounted to the forks, this may also limit my turn signal relocation with the fairing brackets. Not sure, though, I may just have to pull the trigger and play around with it.

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 11:52:15 am »
These are all great inputs. Thank you! To address the headlight bucket/bracket, I have replaced the stock headlight bucket with an Eagle Lights Meteor bucket that is mounted to the forks, this may also limit my turn signal relocation with the fairing brackets. Not sure, though, I may just have to pull the trigger and play around with it.
If you want to be able to use your fork lock, you won't be able to put the right turn signal all the way down -- you will have to leave at least an inch above the bottom.  you can tell exactly by leaving your key in the fork lock and turning it to see if it clears enough.

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Re: SSCustomCycle Cafe Fairing
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2020, 12:14:30 pm »
Hey All,
   I'm really wanting to buy the SS Custom Cycle Cafe Fairing they featured on their Jailbreak Bolt, but in the description they warn that it will not fit with stock turn signal location. The picture I have attached shows the turn signals relocated. Does anyone have any experience with this, how can I achieve this? Please reply with pictures.
Looks like they are still stock indicators,  just slid down the fork tube.

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