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post #1 of 21 Old 10-17-2004, 05:44 PM
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Fairing "lowers" ....have you seen 'em?

Hi,
I saw a GS with some aftermarket little fairing pieces below the tank to act like "fairing lowers" to protect the legs a bit more. They looked to be nicely made acrylic and were transparent smokey grey in color.

Have you seen 'em? Do you know who makes them? Are they available for the VStrom?

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-18-2004, 12:19 AM
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What you saw was most likely from AeroFlow. They ONLY make stuff for BMWs. I highly recommend their products. LOTS of R&D with rider AND passenger. I had their product (windshield and lowers) on my 1999 BMW Roadster. Best wind protection you can get for that bike. Very nice and warm to ride behind in the winter, but too hot to ride behind in the summer because there was little air flow to the rider. I removed the lowers, got more air, but more noise and turbulence too. It's all a compromise. The Strom would definitely benefit from something like that.

I'm still tapping my foot and waiting for Rifle to get their screen into production. Rifle has been saying it will be out in a month.....for the last 6 months! It may not solve the problem if part of the problem is needing lowers. ANYBODY (manufacturers, etc.) OUT THERE LISTENING??
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-17-2004, 12:18 PM
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There is a French company called JMV Concept that makes fairing lowers for both the DL650 and DL1000. Unfortunately, their website doesn't mention price or if they consider international orders... :x

I've sent them an e-mail requesting info; will let you know if I get something back.

DL1000 http://www.jmvconcept.fr/TempSite/17175.asp?rang=5
DL650 http://www.jmvconcept.fr/TempSite/17175.asp?rang=4

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post #4 of 21 Old 12-17-2004, 12:38 PM
 
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Those fairing lowers look sharp :!: Please keep us up-to-date. Maybe we can get a group order or maybe one of the European members can help out.

Bad news is that it looks like I might have to remove my SW-Motech bars :cry:

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post #5 of 21 Old 12-17-2004, 06:21 PM
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www.eurobikes.com (Virginia, USA) imports JMV products but not the lower fairing for the VStrom. Perhaps they'll order it for you.
post #6 of 21 Old 12-18-2004, 06:44 PM
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but it doesn't look like those fairing lowers provide much leg protection. They seem to be designed for appearance more than anything.

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post #7 of 21 Old 12-20-2004, 10:22 AM
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more than appearance

I dunno... to me it looks like there is a point at the front, making it like a wedge that should shed smooth air out the sides instead of the turbulence the lumpy front normally inspires

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post #8 of 21 Old 12-23-2004, 09:07 AM
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I like the looks of the lowers and the chainguard. It reminds me of the new KTM Superduke coming out soon. If they come in factory matched colors that would be great. It really alters the appearance kind of like the lowers for the SV1000.
post #9 of 21 Old 12-23-2004, 01:54 PM
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Lower fairing available.

I emailed JMV. They forwarded me to Eurobikes. They can get the lower fairing. Here is their response:

YES, THE LOWER FAIRINGS RETAIL FOR $389.99 PAINTED FACTORY COLOR, WE DO OFFER A GROUP SPECIAL FOR FORM MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTACT WALTER AT 703-257-9500. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

I think Form members is us. I am probably going to do it this spring. I think it makes the bike look a lot better.

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post #10 of 21 Old 12-23-2004, 05:44 PM
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Those look nice. I will probably go with the tough off-road look more than the sleek sport-touring look with mine, ie: crash bars and bash plate. I tend to scratch things :x and with a tough looking bike, it kinda adds caracter rather than just looking dinged up. But those are really nice and if I can keep it "scratch free" for more than a year or so....maybe I will get a set Great Find!! :wink:
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