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After lots of searching and pondering, with a need to block the wind and a need for more storage, I splurged on a Wide Open Customs batwing fairing and some Saddleline saddlebags.

In my opinion, this fairing looks much better on this bike than the Memphis Shades fairing. The shape matches the headlight perfectly and even has a ridge, like the headlight. Almost gives it a factory look. The stereo is a little crazy looking with all those speakers but it'll make long rides much more enjoyable. I've only ridden with it about 20 miles so far, but it sure does block the wind. I feel no wind on my chest, with just a little buffeting at my helmet. Much warmer on a 27* morning as well, without cold air hitting my hands and chest and neck directly!










These saddlebags are cheap, but if you want something that bolts right on and matches the contour of the bike, search Saddleline bags on ebay. I need to cut/weld the brackets or heat them up and bend them so they don't stick out like they do now. I hate it but everyone that sees it thinks they look fine.





 

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I really like it! I do agree the bags need to be tilted away from the fender at the top.

I checked out the Wide Open Fairings site and it looks like the fairing, as you have it set up, ran you around $1k to get it to your door. Is that about right?

If I end up keeping my KP and I do hope I can; I will do this too.
 

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Yeah, I did the upgraded stereo and speakers and it was $950 to my door. The stereo is bluetooth with pandora capabilities, so all I need to do is leave my phone on bluetooth in my pocket and the stereo will sync and start pandora. Pretty sweet!

They seem like a good company to work with... good customer service and quick to get stuff out the door.
 

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Excellent investment in an already good bike. I like how they use the stock Victory brackets to mount their faring so a person can easily go to a stock windshield if they so desired although I'm not sure why someone would want to. ;) Maybe for looks or something...
 

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Both bags and fairing look like really great additions to your bike. I agree, great lines on both of them... Nice bike!
 

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I like how they use the stock Victory brackets to mount their faring
This was also a big plus for me. Their brackets are slotted so you can move the fairing quite a bit up and down. I took the option (with instructions they provided) to lower my speedo and tach 3/4" to lay the fairing down a little more. Also sanded and painted their bracket and my fork brackets gloss black to match everything else...
 

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zip ties

I was wondering what the zip ties were for...I wouldn't want to spend a grand on a fairing and have to use zip ties for anything.
 

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lol... those were to hold the gas tank up. When I lifted the tank to run the power wires for the stereo, I broke the quick disconnect fuel line fitting and just zip tied the tank up so it didn't fall off while I was running wires and waiting for the new part to come in.
 

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dude that is crazy sweet. Im looking to put a fairing and hard bags on my 2011 Vegas. How bad was the wiring? Im not the greatest @ wiring but I can do the basics. Was it simply runing power wires from the stereo to the battery or did you run it through a fuse block?
 

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Wiring was really pretty easy. They supplied the 2-wire setup with an inline fuse that goes from the fairing to the battery with a battery tender plug at the fairing for easy removal / charging.

Wiring up the stereo and all the speakers was the most time intensive part, stripping and crimping wires for an hour or two in the driveway.

I'll try and get some better pics up soon.
 

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Cut/Welded the saddlebag brackets so they mount square, and ordered a taller windshield as I was getting severe buffeting. Cruises like a charm now, but I do hate the look of the tall 10" shield. Also got some freedom wings for the fairing. It's a comfy ride now!

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How did you fix your brackets? I just purchased the Edge brackets and they are really bowed out. Any help would be awesome. Bike looks great by the way.
 

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I cut the tubes almost all the way through, bent them and then welded them back together. Didn't get any pics but it was pretty simple if you have the right tools.

The metal was thin enough that they probably could have been bent with brute force and maybe a little bit of fire. Not sure what your brackets are like but if you post a pic I might could try and help.
 

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Rode with the fairing on the bike for a couple of months, and became more and more disappointed with my hurried rattle-can paint job. Decided to sand off all the spray paint, use a true epoxy primer & hardener, and have it professionally painted by a friend of a friend. I'm so mad that I didn't do this from the beginning, because it turned out a billion times better, and cost me < $200 parts and labor.















 

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That looks great.
They sure make a nice looking fairing for the Victory.
What is the "as purchased" finish on these?
 

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Man, I need to talk to my coating guy, you're positive it's ABS ?
 

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It is 100 percent abs plastic...make sure you do not use an adhesion promoter and allow it to bake/cure very well
 
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