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aftermarket fairing and headlight question - June 11, 2008, 02:16 PM

Looking around at what's available in the inexpensive (really cheap) fairing/windscreen aftermarket for the wife's '91 Suzuki Bandit 400, and we came across these. It's one of the few she likes the looks of. And it's cheap. Hell, the closeouts towards the bottom of the page are stupid cheap. I know the quality is probably questionable. Question is, the dual headlights are listed as 35w/35w bulbs (and after some digging on the seller's ebay store I see they are P15 base bulbs, too, so no easy upgrade to brighter bulbs). I'm having a tough time believing this thing would throw enough light to ride at night... yay or nay? Anyone have any thoughts or advice they care to share?

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June 11, 2008, 03:59 PM

Be careful..

The lighting often sucks and they will most likely mount up too high on the front end - unless you plan on rerouting your wiring harness, and you often have to manufacture your own brackets to get to mount correctly...

I would up with a 3/4 fairing SPEC II on my b4 - I got it off ebay for cheap (normally expensive as crap) - it was custom made for it - but it's a 1/2 day to mount it the 1st time - here is one on a gs for reference http://www.gstwin.com/spec2.htm

Personally if you want just a headlight cover - I would check out Targa or Rifle - The Targa worked great and looked stock on my hawk gt... here is the same screen http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...715460320.html. It fits right over the headlight in 5 minutes and looks great..

You can also do the flyscreen on top which does offer more protection than you would think
http://www.holeshot.com/holeshot/ima...reen_main2.jpg


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June 14, 2008, 04:24 PM

Thanks for the advice. I emailed the seller about the whole thing and have yet to hear back from them, and it's been a few days, so they've lost any hope of my business.
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Look into what Acerbis offers (e.g. cyclops, etc.). If you go that route, there are various bracket kits on the market for setting it up. Post photos of that bandit when you get a chance. I'd love to see it.


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June 27, 2008, 08:35 PM

Sorry it took some time to get back to this, been on vacation at Va Beach.


Orangeshirtdude, pics of wifey's GSF400 Bandit, I think it's a 1991 model.





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Look into what Acerbis offers (e.g. cyclops, etc.). If you go that route, there are various bracket kits on the market for setting it up. Post photos of that bandit when you get a chance. I'd love to see it.
yeah but if you go acerbis - you will have to get the or modify the setup to use HID... I have used Acerbis on dual sport bikes and I think I maglight held between my teeth or taped to the bike would do a better job... Acerbis will get a bike thru inspection but they don't throw much light


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July 1, 2008, 02:39 PM

That's the problem with most of the "cheaper" fairings, they have those damn pitiful little bulbs. I'm thinking a ZZR600 or F4i fairing - with the rest of the bike still attached - is the way to go. If only she would see things my way.
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