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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft?
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
I have the Memphis Bat wing with the extenders. Did not get much relief from the buffeting until I made a set of lowers from Curt's instructions. I get some wind on my fore arms and lower legs. None to speak of around my upper body and no helmet shake. I'm 5'10" and have the 10" windshield I don't have the bar chaps but may install some this winter. Curt's lowers are worth every penny you pay. If you have resources, time and tools it's not difficult,(I like new projects) if not let Curt make'em for you. It's worth the cost!!!

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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
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I know what you mean regarding the updraft. I made my own set of extenders/lowers and they have all but eliminated the updraft.

I used one sheet of plexiglass to form a single pice of extender plus lower which attaches to the extender holes on the MS batwing. The extender and lower is kidney shaped and extends 3" past the bottom of the upper tin.

Doc


Any chance you could post a photo of that?

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I have the Memphis Bat wing with the extenders. Did not get much relief from the buffeting until I made a set of lowers from Curt's instructions. I get some wind on my fore arms and lower legs. None to speak of around my upper body and no helmet shake. I'm 5'10" and have the 10" windshield I don't have the bar chaps but may install some this winter. Curt's lowers are worth every penny you pay. If you have resources, time and tools it's not difficult,(I like new projects) if not let Curt make'em for you. It's worth the cost!!!

Greg


Yah, I may have to go that route. I've talked with Curt about it before but he doesn't have a set up that works with the MS Batwing mount and would have to fabricate something. He said he'd give it a shot if I sent him some photos, but I found the HD lowers ready to go for less, plus I liked the look of them too, so I thought I'd give them a try. It's looking like maybe I should have gone with Curt's lowers in the first place.

Someone on another thread was saying they got a local upholstery shop to make some chaps for about $35, so I was thinking of giving that a try, hoping it might fix my problem.
 
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
Here is the way I got mine to fit the Cobra fatty road bars.



 
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hey Doc....I might be interested in the HD lowers if you decide to part with them.

Regards....greeny
 
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Hey Doc....I might be interested in the HD lowers if you decide to part with them.

Regards....greeny


Sure thing, should I decide to go with something else, like Curt's lowers, I'll let you know.
 
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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
Doc_V wrote:
DocShadow wrote:
I know what you mean regarding the updraft. I made my own set of extenders/lowers and they have all but eliminated the updraft.

I used one sheet of plexiglass to form a single pice of extender plus lower which attaches to the extender holes on the MS batwing. The extender and lower is kidney shaped and extends 3" past the bottom of the upper tin.

Doc


Any chance you could post a photo of that?


I'll try and snap one tomorrow.

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Re:Crash-bar chaps w/ MS Batwing & dreaded updraft? 2 Years, 11 Months ago  
I've got a National Cycles Switchblade 2 up windshield, Yamaha Big Bars and Chilowhee engine guard chaps.

When I run with the windshield it's fine up to about 60mph but at faster speeds I get a head buffeting from wind coming upwards. I know it's coming upwards because if I put mt left arm across my chest it virtually stops.

The National Cycles lowers won't work with the Yamaha Big Bars and Bucks Lowers don't work with the National Cycles Windshield.

Any suggestions apart from develop fabricating skills I don't have guys ?

Thanks
 
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