Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Triangle area, NC
What's the deal with cut/trimmed fairings.
I've searched the forum and Googled, can't find an answer.
I was at a BMW bike demo day/Octoberfest thing today. Adventure bikes were the theme, so naturally there were tons of VStroms parked. I noticed a bunch of Stroms with the lower part of the tank fairing cut off. Basically the black "fish gills" and part of the painted area.
Unfortunately, their respective owners were not around for me to ask "Why?" I had two thoughts;
1.) Something to do with the ever present wind buffeting on our bikes?
2.) My crash bars are very close to the black fish gill trim and at certain RPMs they will vibrate, maybe this mod was to cut down on the annoying vibes? Note, all the bikes with cut fairings had crash bars.
I honestly thought it looked half decent. The fairings on our bikes are huge so these looked a little more streamlined.