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PostSubject: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2012 2:11 pm

I was wondering if it is common to not have the fairing exactly centered and true. When I turn the handle bars all the way each side, there is about an inch difference from one side to the other in how close the mirrors get to the screen. Mine is favoring to the left a bit sitting on the bike, this causes my givi air flow to sit a bit left also. In no way will I let this take away from the wonderful ride of the machine.
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2012 2:47 pm

My 2003 Euro SW has the same thing:
at full right lock, the LH mirror used to touch the screen lightly.
Full left lock still had a gap of an inch or so.
(past tense, since I mounted mirror extenders)

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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2012 2:52 pm

Maybe its got more lock one way than the other rather than the screen being off centre...
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2012 10:55 pm

Loosen the two grip mount bolts and reposition (rotate) the hand grip assembly so that the mirror stems are equal distance from the windscreen.

Tim

[color=red][Ops, I meant to say loosen & rotate the brake cylinder/lever clamp to align the mirror stem/color]


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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 02, 2012 2:11 am

Disconnect the steering clamps and aline the handle bar. motorcycle
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 02, 2012 7:24 am

thanks for the input, could be one, or the other, or a combination of both. the steering clamp better be torqued right when done....
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 02, 2012 8:56 am

At the risk of stating the obvious - The mirror stems themselves are adjustable, so it is possible that they are not "Symetrically Aligned". Far more likely that this adjustable item (mirror stem) is out of alignment as the mirrors are prone to bumps and due to design and force, they have the leverage necessary to be moved at the attachment point.

It would require far more force to have moved the steering head out of alignment than the relatively delicate mirror stems which have a single attachment point. Especially since a bump would introduce movement along the very axis that mirror stem adjustments are made.
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 02, 2012 9:50 am

I've just been out to the garage with my mesuring tape.
Tried to compare all different kinds of dimensions.
What I came up with, is that the handlebars are spot on, dead in the centre and that all of the tupperware seems symetrical.
However on full right lock the gap between end of the LH handlebar and the screen is 10mm smaller compared to full left lock / RH handlebars.
I have the impression that the angle differs slightly between full LH and full RH lock. Not much, only just a fraction. A fraction that translates into a 10mm difference.

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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 02, 2012 7:15 pm

Unlike a lot of motor cycles there's no locating pin on the Silverwing's brake clamps that attach the brake masters to the handlebars. If the brake levers aren't at the same angle there will be one mirror closer to the windshield than the other. The cure is to loosen the clamp and rotate the brake assembly one way or the other to make them come out the same. If you have your bike leveled and the handlebar straight you could lay a level across the grip and brake lever with a spacer of cardboard or what ever to see if the brake levers are both at the same angle on the handlebar though eyeballing is usually close enough. An angle finder would work okay if you're really critical about accuracy. There's an app for that for the iPhone.
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PostSubject: Re: fairing not exactly perfectly centered?    fairing not exactly perfectly centered?  I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 07, 2012 4:13 pm

thanks for the replies but it turns out the bike suffered some sort of mishap pre-delivery. I noticed a gash in the left fork a week or so after riding and thought somehow it happened on a ride. Long story longer, I finally took in in for the alignment issue and they immediately agreed to order a new fork with no questions. This to me indicates admission of guilt, still no explanation. I just want the fork replaced and trued up now. I guess they let it go thinking maybe it wouldnt get noticed.
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