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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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My wife loves her new Vega$ 8 Ball but didn't like the fatigue from 70+ MPH on the highway. She doesn't like and didn't want a full fairing; she felt it distracted from the bike's styling.

We decided to go with the Arlen Ness cafe-fairing. She (and I) love the look and it really helps from taking the full wind impact from the chest. Of course, if there's a lot of chop or wind, you'll have to crouch.

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing a different look on the Vega$.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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That looks great! How much modifying did you have to do??

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Looks cool! I love cafe bikes.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! We really like the look, too.

We had Arlen Ness install the factory cruise control and the fairing while doing the 500 mile service. The fairing install, total, was something like $900. That included the fairing, of course, custom fabrication of the mounting brackets and the purchase and install of a Ness headlight (the factory headlight wouldn't work with the fairing). The fairing is unpainted, right now, but the factory black plastic actually looks pretty good. We'll have it painted later this year. The painter I use for pretty much everything (he's independent, does a great job, although the paint fumes may not have treated him so well over the years) quoted $90 to match the factory paint.

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'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white

'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior

'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...

'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed - SOLD!!! *sniff*

'01 Honda Magna, black, too much to list
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I was in a charity ride last weekend and amazed at the number of bat wing fairings I saw. That cafe style you have will stand out and looks great.

How does she like the cruise control?

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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She loves it.

'15 Magnum X-1

'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white

'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior

'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...

'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed - SOLD!!! *sniff*

'01 Honda Magna, black, too much to list
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That is really cool!

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! We just returned from Arlen Ness to get a quote for the MBW LED front and rear signals and wraparound plate.

'15 Magnum X-1

'15 Kia Soul EV, blue and white

'13 Cadillac ATS, 2.0L Turbo Premium, blue with black interior

'12 Vegas 8 Ball - Arlen Ness HD cafe fairing, MBW LED signals, side-mount plate, factory cruise, heated grips, Corbin heated seat, more...

'10 Cross Country Tour, black, way too much to list now. Some videos are available here: My Youtube Channel Feed - SOLD!!! *sniff*

'01 Honda Magna, black, too much to list
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Nice looking, keep us posted


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Show us your mounting brackets

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