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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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As The Old Song Went…

…you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone. Even for few hours.

Normally I run around with my black fastback fairing. I haul a lot of bed loads but they are usually stuff like machine parts and construction materials – heavy but not bulky. As a result I can get away with the limitations of my fairing.

Yesterday I had to deliver a piece of machinery I simply could not squeeze under the fairing. The fairing comes off in five minutes and I can single-hand it OK. But then I had to drive about 50 miles and back.

It was like driving with brakes dragging! Normally at 70 MPH my EGT is about 425 degrees in the summer. Without the fairing it was over 550. Normally I easily coast a half-mile to an exit ramp and all the way to the stop light. Without the fairing, no chance. I practically had to power through every inch.

I finally got home and put my fairing back on and now the sun will come up tomorrow morning. I don’t know how much this episode reduced my MPG. I had just filled up and usually go about 550-600 miles between fillups.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 03:41 AM
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Re: As The Old Song Went…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0FxTDeklM

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okyou got my attention....would you share pics,where you bought it....sounds like totally worth doing. david

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Re: As The Old Song Went…

Didn't buy it - built it. Out of 1 by lumber and 3/4" plywood laying around the garage. Covered it with stair runner turned inside out.

Best pic I have is my avatar.

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no offense,maybe the picture is too small,but do you mean that canvas bag looking thing going from the top of the cab to the tail gate.

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i'm pretty sure that's what he means yes....it takes the swirl (turbulence) out of the air in the box as he's driving and reduces drag for better mpg...

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Yup. The black thing on the bed.

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