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  1. sidecarsam

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    I agree 100%! Don't like Fairings, Never have, Never will. I don't even like Windshields, but my wife makes me use one when she is riding with me. It is worth it to me to use it to get her to go with me, so I give in. That is one of the Wonderful things of the Chief - less than a minute to pop it on or off. :)
     
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    I find the windshield useful in certain conditions, but I started without one, went decades without one - other than the fairing I ended up removing and selling about a year into owning the bike - had one on the V-Star Silverado that didn't bug me too much, so I left it on. I like having the quick releases on the Scout and the Vintage. Makes the whole thing simple. If I want the windshield, it's on in about a minute. Same if I want it off. The little things in life ... ;)
     
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    Hey, se72n10, I do know that a well placed small fairing will displace a shit load of wind better than a tall windshield without a fairing. I'm saying this as how I have observed the air flow coming over my rides. I've had tall windshields on my H-Ds and did'nt feel too much less wind "blow" because the wind in a lot of instances goes below it . Do observe that I had the "Tall Windshield" installed on my Fatboy and it was better than nothing,but it ain't zipper compared to riding my Chieftain only because it has a well placed fairing and a very well angled windshield.I'm not saying this is exclusive to Chieftain or any other and or fairing and a tall shield. That is my experience and the rest is welcome to their experience. RED IRON
     
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    New guy here, the Wedge fairing is partially the reason I fell in love with the Scout. I personally love this look.
     

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    I like it but once I heard, "Awww, why the sad face" I couldn't unsee it.
     
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    That look is not for everybody, it won't happen on my Scout but i can see why you like it and after all, do we not make the base bike into something we call " our own". Pretty sure you are gonna have a unique Scout out there in the traps,.....a real talking point, oh and welcome aboard by the way!
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    Way way back on my very first bike, a little Honda Twinstar 185, I decided it needed a fairing too and EVERYONE said it wouldn't work. It not only worked but worked very well, even improving on the already great fuel mileage. I went ahead and put saddlebags and a tote box on it calling it my baby harley. I see these Scouts the same way. I don't think the full potential has come out of them yet and this Wedge fairing is a step in the right direction.

    Here's what my baby Harley looked like that everyone poo poo'ed. But I put 14,500+ miles on that little thing after "dressing" it at less than 1,500 miles. I did the same thing with a Honda Hawk 400. I never took a single picture of it though and have regretted it because, well, at least I thought it too looked good with the little sporty Windjammer fairing I put on it.

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    Its already here and not much of a 'big' fairing either. Not sure about the side opening hard bags.

    They have orders stacked up for this already. Not available with the 114 engine though. I'm not going ga - ga over this model but some really are.

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    Hey Crocket! Welcome to the forum Buddy! Good to have you here. You're looking up Scout parts,....that mean you ride one? I do, lovely red one,....love it,....I had a Memphis Shades screen a while back but lost it in an accident. Saving for another one as we speak,....

    Enjoy the forum Buddy! It's a great place,....
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    Thanks Alpal, I'm not an Indian owner yet but the Scout Sixty is at the top of my to buy list. I'm still on my first bike
    (2008 Suzuki S40) and as much as I want to move up to the Dark Horse, think I'll save my $$$ and get the Sixty and accessories lol. I have a short 20 minute commute at highway speeds to get to work which is why I'm looking at potential fairings. Plus the Batwing or the Wedge gives the scouts that pony/horse shape (Long body, big neck/head area). Looks cool imo.

    Enjoy the week
     
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    Hey! I got your bikes bigger sister in the shed too! 1997 VS800 Intruder! Yours is called a Savage over here even though they've been around since the early eighties they are still a top seller! Suzuki has done little in changes to the S40 bike and why would you when you have such an all round FAVORITE of the people? Enjoy them both Buddy!
     
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    Agreed,......
     
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    That one actually looks pretty cool on the Scout, as well.
     
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    Power windshield should be looked into on these Scout type fairings.
     
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