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Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Do hard fairing lowers that mount to crash bars keep the wind from coming under the fairing and up your chest and face. Thinking hard about adding some to my ride
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
No, they don't. You need a set of Curts lowers or something like it

I designed and made my own, then sent the template out to TAP plastics. They cut them out of acrylic, drilled the holes to spec, and it worked awesome. Thanks, largely to DocV and BlueStar for showing me his mounts
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I have the Yamaha accessory "hard" lowers and think they do a good job of killing the "chin wind" personally, but I'm sure Curt's work even better. I'm not a fan of killing off all the circulation behind my shield, but I also wear a full-face helmet all the time. I can see where you might want more coverage if you run open face or a half helmet.
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
JD, I think he was asking about the lower fairing pieces, like the JTD hard lowers that you paint to match. I think. Could be wrong though
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
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JD, I think he was asking about the lower fairing pieces, like the JTD hard lowers that you paint to match. I think. Could be wrong thoughyes these are the ones im speaking of exactly
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I just added HD hard lower fairings to my bike and it makes a world of difference. I don't get any bad or turbulent air in my chest or face with them. I also have a fairing. If you are just running a Silverado windshield it may be different than my experience with the fairing.
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
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I just added HD hard lower fairings to my bike and it makes a world of difference. I don't get any bad or turbulent air in my chest or face with them. I also have a fairing. If you are just running a Silverado windshield it may be different than my experience with the fairing. i just installed a reckless and the chest/chin buffeting is about the same as it was with my silverado windshield which drove me nuts and still does. How difficult was it to mount HD lowers and what kind of crash bar would work best
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
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I just added HD hard lower fairings to my bike and it makes a world of difference. I don't get any bad or turbulent air in my chest or face with them. I also have a fairing. If you are just running a Silverado windshield it may be different than my experience with the fairing. i just installed a reckless and the chest/chin buffeting is about the same as it was with my silverado windshield which drove me nuts and still does. How difficult was it to mount HD lowers and what kind of crash bar would work best


I installed an HD crash bar from an Ultra glide. I had to have a small bracket made to mount it. The bracket goes from the floor board mounting bolts to the crash bar. Contact Ultrastar for the bracket. After that they bolt right up to the HD bar no problem
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
davej wrote:
I just added HD hard lower fairings to my bike and it makes a world of difference. I don't get any bad or turbulent air in my chest or face with them. I also have a fairing. If you are just running a Silverado windshield it may be different than my experience with the fairing.
I have to agree with Dave I know turbulent air in my chest or face
 
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Re:Hard lowers 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I have the JTD hard lowers mounted...rattle canned them gloss black to match rest of the bike...I find that they cut down a significant about of buffeting...for the $200 I think they are worth giving a try...IMHO
 
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