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Fairings
Yes, as it makes the bike more practical
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Yes, but just one of those small screens
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No, Just ride the bike at a speed where you don't need one
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No, just man up!
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PostSubject: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:00 am

There have been many fairings i have seen on many different GRiSO's and none have really floated my boat, i simply have one of the screens, but i am not a big fan of the looks, as it makes it more cruiser than roadster.

I like the look of the one below, looks like and old Laverda fairing, so my poll says should i keep looking for a fairing, ride a little slower so i don't need one, or simply man up!


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:05 am

I can empathize with practicality, but the GRiSO is at it's best without a fairing, from a strictly aesthetic perspective...

Riding a naked roadster is also an experience unto itself.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:41 am

I agree that the GRiSO looks best without a fairing, but I find it much nicer to ride behind one. The Givi A770 was a decent enough universal fairing, but is no longer available. After I wrecked that one, I managed to find a Givi A750 on fleabay. It's a little smaller than the A770, but it looks okay too. The so-called fly screens don't really improve the look much to my eye and they don't seem like they'd do much more than keep the bugs off of the instruments.

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I recently saw a picture of a Yamaha Stryker with what they call a "Bullet Cowl" and I thought, hmm, don't care much for the bike, but that fairing is pretty sharp looking...

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I've been meaning to go look at one at the dealer and take some measurements to see if it could work on the GRiSO, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The fairing is available on Amazon and elsewhere for $317 USD, which sounds pretty expensive to me especially considering that I'd probably have to fabricate some custom mounts and slap a coat of paint on it...

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...but I like the lines of it and if it could be made to fit, I think it might look pretty damn good on the GRiSO. In my Photoshop version, the angle and the scale may be a little bit off, but you get the idea.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Whoa, like that bullet cowl idea. Mine has the small Guzzi screen which I would swap out for something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:29 pm

There is one that Honda makes for the fairly new 1100 CB...looks decent. I don't have a picture though.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:57 pm

Street, that looks OK. Doesn't look like it may effective at keeping the wind blast off the chest. Form over function?

sidrat, that looks effective but fugly.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:08 pm

How about a LM1 style fairing? I think it might look pretty good on the GRiSO. Street, can you mock that up for us?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:17 pm

beetle wrote:


sidrat, that looks effective but fugly.

Sidrats photo is with a V11 LeMans Fairing. I rather liked it on my Lemans, it kept some of the wind and weather off and seemed to be aerodynamic.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:32 pm

Here you go boys. The Le Mans 1 fairing is too roundie-round for the GRiSO, I think. The CB 1100
doesn't look bad, but I still think the more angular shape of the Stryker cowl is a better match for
the GRiSO's aggressive styling. I don't know if it'll work or not, but I think it's worth investigating
further. Beetle may be right that it won't be very effective at keeping wind off the rider's chest,
but it does have a fairly pronounced upward lip, so who knows, that might be all it takes. It's a
shame these fuckers are so expensive. I'm not sure I want to drop three bills plus on a whim,
only to find out it sucks.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:34 pm

Thanks for the visuals Street. I think I am going to just live with the do-nothing fly screen while I wait for the new 1200 LeMans. It is hard to add body work and get a unified look that works.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:08 am

Best thing I've seen to date is the latest DART out of the UK. My choice is the lightly tinted version
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:15 am

I am happy enough with the large Moto Guzzi touring screen. It was on another GRiSO in the dealers but I asked for it as part of the deal and got the rack and tailpack off of another GRiSO that was sitting the other side as well. It was not until I checked it out later that I realised the large screen are hard to come by.

It does a pretty good job and being clear does not take too much away from the overall looks.

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Again, it's all a very personal subject! study
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:43 am

Blue wrote:
I am happy enough with the large Moto Guzzi touring screen. It was on another GRiSO in the dealers but I asked for it as part of the deal and got the rack and tailpack off of another GRiSO that was sitting the other side as well. It was not until I checked it out later that I realised the large screen are hard to come by.

It does a pretty good job and being clear does not take too much away from the overall looks.

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Again, it's all a very personal subject! study


That's funny Ian, I too took off the same screen from a second hand GRiSO in a shop!
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:58 am

Haha. Well there you go - if there is a deal to be done you try your luck.

Be interested to see where you go with this - reckon its good to have something that at least protects the speedo's electrickery from good old blighty weather.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:23 am

Blue wrote:
Haha. Well there you go - if there is a deal to be done you try your luck.

Be interested to see where you go with this - reckon its good to have something that at least protects the speedo's electrickery from good old blighty weather.

Ian, I have exactly the same screen as you, as you know. I think it looks good on your bike with the wire wheels and the green, but I don't much care for it on my black one with the standard alloys as it makes it look too much cruiser and not enough raw roadster. I like the naked look, hence the bike! but I need some protection as a trip to Italy next year with everyone else on faired sports bikes, is not a problem from a handling and even top speed proposition but keeping up a decent speed for a week is, it can get tiring.

I think the GRiSO probably doesn't look good with any fairing.....just my thoughts, but I might flush out something I like. I can see that in the end I will keep the screen and simply load up a tank bag to sit behind :-)
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:08 am

Fair enough! Well you have your plan b sorted by utilising what you already have. Maybe adding one of those screen extenders - not this, but you get the idea? Fugly, but after a few hundred miles may help you out to get less air pressure. Have you mucked around with the angle of the screen you have very much? Guessing you have.

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Plan A - Maybe as you say, something will show up in your search and you will be sorted. I know what you mean about the sportsbikes as they will just hunker down over the tank and tuck in. At least their tank range is not going to be much different than yours.

Totally get that you want to be cracking on a bit but feel comfy and more able to concentrate on the riding and enjoy the trip. Good idea to be checking options now!

To be fair to the GRiSO the cylinder heads offer a fair amount of protection [ well more than I was expecting ] Good luck with your quest! Thumbs Up



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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:30 am

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I was just trying to imagine this resprayed!

I will stop now!!! Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:04 am

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I was just trying to imagine this resprayed!

I will stop now!!! Rolling Eyes Laughing


Keep going Ian you may hit upon something :-)
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:57 pm

That doesn't suck, Blue, and the price is right, but I think it's a bit blob-shaped compared to the more defined angular profile of the GRiSO's bodywork. I'm stickin' with the bullet cowl idea for now.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:24 pm

I agree Pete, your suggestion is better........visuals like that work so well. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:39 pm

We aim to please! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:10 pm

I went with the Dart Marlin clear , it works pretty fair and lends to the GRiSO nicely me thinks

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:54 pm

Here's another one that might have some appeal. It's a Yamaha Bolt fairing which to me looks somewhat like the Givi A770 and A750. Again, fitment is an unanswered question, I'm just exploring various options to see if there's anything out there that might take the mighty GRiSO to the next level. So far, I think the Yamaha Stryker Bullet Cowl is the most promising thing I've found...but I'll keep looking.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO Fairing   Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:17 am

Wow, great work, Street! If I had the technical know how to do that I'd avoid a lot of heartache and tears!

For me personally,( which I guess is really the only view each of us can offer!) I have a Dart Marlin

on order. I have used the flyscreen (not OEM, but AF1 Racing) for my tenni almost since the beginning,

but find I need more protection at plus 100kph speeds. I'm hoping that with a clip on for the odd touring

trip, I should be able to be a fairly non-buffeted human.

I did see a few others that may be of interest to Ghettoites. This one is kind of old school, but may suit some.

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A few others; I'm really just trying for something a bit different than whats gone before in this thread. Just for shits and giggles...

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I guess it comes down to personal taste, to choose form over function, or visa versa. There is a fine line between too little or too much, between going too café or too touring, or going with a windshield at all. No matter what windshield you choose, you are going to alter the appearance
of your GRiSO. Its right there, on the nose of the bike, usually the tallest feature, so its hard to miss! The question is what direction you
want to take it, and if that suits the lines and vibe of the bike.
And I am just throwing these out there to keep this thread going, because  I like looking at windshields! bounce





And finally, for the minimalist....




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