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Speterson1
Posted 2014-05-31 9:45 AM (#157851)
Subject: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 9
Broomfield, CO
I just bought a used set of lowers and have a couple of questions. The instructions say that Victory offers double sided tape as a replacement part but apparently they have discontinued that part number. Any suggestions for a replacement? Double sided tape offered at the hardware store seems kind of weak; don't want them blowing off! Also, although I have the instructions I'm confused on which way the brackets should be mounted. I'm assuming the long tapered end should face the front but want to be sure before mounting them. Thanks.
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Boots
Posted 2014-05-31 6:30 PM (#157866 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Tourer

Posts: 599
New Mexico
Check out this thread:
http://www.vision-riders.com/bb/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5968&pos...

Also attached a pic of mine to help with mounting. Need to be pretty specifically placed so will close completely.




(Deflector.jpg)



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Monkeyman
Posted 2014-05-31 8:07 PM (#157877 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Iron Butt

Posts: 1066
Peru, IN
A new set of lowers will come with 2 templates you tape on the bike to get the correct mounting locations. You need those. If I can find mine and you promise to send them back, I'll let you borrow them when you're ready.

3M double sided automotive tape works just fine....if you trust ANY double sided tape. I drilled a hole in each of my brackets and bolted them to the tupperware (along with the tape). They're NEVER falling off. At $250 (new), they're too expensive to trust to just tape, no matter how good it is. Keep in mind, you CAN'T replace any individual parts. It's all or nothing although Cycle Ops sells some really nice, aluminum lower panels (not the brackets).
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Boots
Posted 2014-05-31 8:37 PM (#157878 - in reply to #157877)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Tourer

Posts: 599
New Mexico
Monkeyman - 2014-05-31 7:07 PM

...although Cycle Ops sells some really nice, aluminum lower panels (not the brackets).


+1 on Cyclops.
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Speterson1
Posted 2014-06-01 9:25 AM (#157886 - in reply to #157877)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 9
Broomfield, CO
I have the templates but thanks for the offer. I'm familiar with the Cycle Ops lowers and plan to upgrade when the check book will allow.

Thanks for your help!
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texasgrumpy
Posted 2014-06-01 3:08 PM (#157890 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Cruiser

Posts: 157
Make sure you buy the 3m VHB tape that is a must and clean clean clean the area let it dry use wax remover then alcohol and mount the brackets . Let that set for a day or so BEFORE you attach the deflectors and you should have no problem.
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Monkeyman
Posted 2014-06-01 7:06 PM (#157894 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Iron Butt

Posts: 1066
Peru, IN
That's what I had on mine and one (lower left side) still came loose. Bolted on, they'll NEVER fail (without destroying the tupperware in which case you have a much bigger problem). If you use allen head bolts (I'm sure they have a proper name) and paint them black, nobody will ever see them. I had to point them out to a bunch of Vision riders this weekend.
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Iron_Horse
Posted 2014-06-01 10:21 PM (#157899 - in reply to #157894)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 13
Goodyear, AZ United States
Monkeyman - 2014-06-01 5:06 PM

That's what I had on mine and one (lower left side) still came loose. Bolted on, they'll NEVER fail (without destroying the tupperware in which case you have a much bigger problem). If you use allen head bolts (I'm sure they have a proper name) and paint them black, nobody will ever see them. I had to point them out to a bunch of Vision riders this weekend.


Monkeyman,
My lowers should arrive Wednesday. It gets to 112 degrees or more regularly each summer. The garage feels like it's 1000...lol. I want to bolt them also. I haven't really looked behind the fairing in that area yet. Is it easy to get a nut on the back? Or do I have to remove alot of the tupperware to get to the back?
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whinchey
Posted 2014-06-01 10:29 PM (#157900 - in reply to #157899)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Cruiser

Posts: 135
Yellowknife, NT Canada
I tapped the back of my brackets and drilled the tupperware. Bolt comes in from behind, so you cannot tell.
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Monkeyman
Posted 2014-06-02 6:21 AM (#157906 - in reply to #157899)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Iron Butt

Posts: 1066
Peru, IN

Iron_Horse - 2014-06-01 11:21 PM Monkeyman - 2014-06-01 5:06 PM That's what I had on mine and one (lower left side) still came loose. Bolted on, they'll NEVER fail (without destroying the tupperware in which case you have a much bigger problem). If you use allen head bolts (I'm sure they have a proper name) and paint them black, nobody will ever see them. I had to point them out to a bunch of Vision riders this weekend. Monkeyman, My lowers should arrive Wednesday. It gets to 112 degrees or more regularly each summer. The garage feels like it's 1000...lol. I want to bolt them also. I haven't really looked behind the fairing in that area yet. Is it easy to get a nut on the back? Or do I have to remove alot of the tupperware to get to the back?

You don't have to remove any tupperware.  I'd drill holes in the brackets before you mounted them.  It's easy for the drill bit to slip once they're on the bike.  For the 2 lower mounts, just drill away.  There's nothing in the way.  You have to be careful on the 2 top mounts.  The gas tanks are just beneath the tupperware.  If you've already drilled your holes in the brackets, just start drilling a fraction of an inch at a time, then feel behind to see if you've gone through.  You can reach through the front of the fairing and get your hand back far enough to feel.

Getting the nut on the back of the top 2 brackets is tricky but very do-able.  Either put a piece of tape around a nut so it fits snug in a boxed end wrench or hold it between 2 fingers (like a cigarette) until you get the threads started.

So, here are the basic steps:  Drill (1) hole in the middle of each bracket, mount the brackets/lowers as per instructions, finish drilling through the tupperware, bolt up, ride.

I don't remember what size bolts I used but if you do a search (I don't remember which forum I found it on), you'll find it.

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Iron_Horse
Posted 2014-06-02 6:34 AM (#157908 - in reply to #157906)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 13
Goodyear, AZ United States
Monkeyman - 2014-06-02 4:21 AM

Iron_Horse - 2014-06-01 11:21 PM Monkeyman - 2014-06-01 5:06 PM That's what I had on mine and one (lower left side) still came loose. Bolted on, they'll NEVER fail (without destroying the tupperware in which case you have a much bigger problem). If you use allen head bolts (I'm sure they have a proper name) and paint them black, nobody will ever see them. I had to point them out to a bunch of Vision riders this weekend. Monkeyman, My lowers should arrive Wednesday. It gets to 112 degrees or more regularly each summer. The garage feels like it's 1000...lol. I want to bolt them also. I haven't really looked behind the fairing in that area yet. Is it easy to get a nut on the back? Or do I have to remove alot of the tupperware to get to the back?

You don't have to remove any tupperware.? I'd drill holes in the brackets before you mounted them.? It's easy for the drill bit to slip once they're on the bike.? For the 2 lower mounts, just drill away.? There's nothing in the way.? You have to be careful on the 2 top mounts.? The gas tanks are just beneath the tupperware.? If you've already drilled your holes in the brackets, just start drilling a fraction of an inch at a time, then feel behind to see if you've gone through.? You can reach through the front of the fairing and get your hand back far enough to feel.

Getting the nut on the back of the top 2 brackets is tricky but very do-able.? Either put a piece of tape around a nut so it fits snug in a boxed end wrench or hold it between 2 fingers (like a cigarette) until you get the threads started.

So, here are the basic steps:? Drill (1) hole in the middle of each bracket, mount the brackets/lowers as per instructions, finish drilling through the tupperware, bolt up, ride.

I don't remember what size bolts I used but if you do a search (I don't remember which forum I found it on), you'll find it.



Thanks guys
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marcparnes
Posted 2014-06-02 8:51 PM (#157954 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: RE: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Iron Butt

Posts: 802

Here is mine countersunk. First without paint:

And after painting:

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Vladezip
Posted 2014-06-05 2:40 AM (#158041 - in reply to #157890)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Glendale, AZ United States
texasgrumpy - 2014-06-01 2:08 PM

Make sure you buy the 3m VHB tape that is a must and clean clean clean the area let it dry use wax remover then alcohol and mount the brackets . Let that set for a day or so BEFORE you attach the deflectors and you should have no problem.


Another save and low hassle thanks to you all on the forum . I have already been dealing with over 100 degree temps here in AZ and finally broke down and spent the 270 with tax to purchase this product. Needless to say, after pulling this product from the packaging I was not impressed. Two pieces of alcohol and only four 3m pieces enough for one go around? I would have thought they could have included more alcohol wipes and another 3m piece at least . 270 for this and nobody out there can make a cheaper bracket? Ouch .

First and foremost based on my read here I wanted to make sure LL and LU and RU and RL were where they needed to be Sorry about the hassle, but you saved my butt my friend because I would have not paid attention to this either unless instructed to do so I also made sure to label the plastic fairing since the bracket side would be covered up with the 3m prior to mounting on the bike. Meticulous prep of the fairing with windex followed by alcohol pads in between the sharpe marks to make sure. For future reference, I will keep the templates as well, so if anybody needs them hit me up Just don't know how my size 13 boots will be able to rest on the tip overs without hitting the deflectors, but we will figure this out in time

Vlad.





(right lower wind deflector (Medium).jpg)



(left plastic fairing (Medium).jpg)



(lower wind deflector template (Medium).jpg)



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conn-e-rot
Posted 2014-06-06 7:33 AM (#158114 - in reply to #157851)
Subject: Re: Mounting Lower Wind Deflectors


Cruiser

Posts: 108
Conneaut, OH
It looks like I may be a day late but this will make sure the VHB gets proper bond http://www.findtape.com/product605/3M-4298-Adhesion-Promoter-Sponge...
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