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01-03-2011 08:43 AM
CaptSharky
I have one of these on my Valk.

Great faring, Glen is easy to work with, and a nice guy. I got that same radio the Sony your going to like it a lot. I pluged in 32 gigs of music on a USB drive and I have not heard the same song twice yet.
01-03-2011 02:16 AM
2002VTX Nope, what fork covers?

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Originally Posted by Jamin Jimmy J View Post
I have a 1800C, do you have to remove the fork covers on the 1800C?
Safe Riding
01-03-2011 01:18 AM
Jamin Jimmy J I have taken the Reckless leap. I am one of those that think it would look good on my bike, but I don't know if I will like it and to spend the money on a Woody and take that chance? The Reckless is the perfect price to let me test a fairing and see if it's for me. If I like it and the Reckless doesn't hold up then I'll step up to a Woody. I would think that with 8 month and 1144 post that Alex would address some of these reoccurring issues? We shall see...

I have a 1800C, do you have to remove the fork covers on the 1800C?


Safe Riding
12-28-2010 03:22 PM
#1Pappa
reckless motorcycles

i bought a fairing from them. i was in tenn. went and picked it up.nice people. havent got it on my bike yet,waiting on my radio.you can see pics on there web site. just google them. like the looks and quality for the money.
12-21-2010 10:46 AM
Truck If you decide to continue this project, you may want to grab yourself some two part epoxy as well. Epoxy the back side of all the nuts where the two halves of the fairing come together before you start. Those little critters can prove to be a challenge until you epoxy them. The fairing will make a huge difference on your bike, both looks and ride ability. It’s one of the best mods you can do. The most important thing to remember…take your time. Mock it up before you have it painted.


Good Luck!!!
12-21-2010 12:15 AM
2002VTX As long as you have some fitting skills and don’t expect perfection out of the box, you should be fine. I would suggest you go out and buy.some black door edge trim to give it a more finished look on the two exposed edges. A heat igun makes the trim very pliable.
12-21-2010 12:08 AM
petejoe43
Order arrival tomorrow

Well I've read a lot on this thread about fairings.....lot's of conflicting info. I have one on the way that's due tomorrow. So there is a 14 day window if you're not satisfied? If I open it tomorrow and have see any issues I'll post tomorrow night.
11-13-2010 12:22 AM
ronazon
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11-13-2010 12:01 AM
Doc57 Guess I got a good one then. Mine was the black cherry one at the Honda dealer. I know the other bike and I'll have to take a better look at it. I know it wasn't complete at the time (no stereo and speakers yet) and only mocked up for the weekend. Mine was complete. My painter was impressed when he prepped it as it took very little prep work to get it ready for color. He does a lot of custom work on other bikes and street rods and has won a few awards at Sturgis and such.

Everyone has opinions and Woody does what he says he will do. I have had a good experience with my Reckless so that is what my opinion is based on.
11-12-2010 10:37 PM
walleye I bought a Reckless fairing and I have ranted about it in other threads. After a little time I have calmed down a little. The Reckless I got had a narrow winshield flange and one bolt on the flange was drilled at such a bad angle it cracked the outer fairing. The outer fairing overlapped the inner, a hole saw was used to cut the overlap off. There also were many pits in the inner. There are at least a couple of other board members who also received a similar quality fairing. It cost $50 shipping each way plus I also returned other parts which also added to my return bill. I did get a refund from Reckless as I was within the 14 day return window.
Mine was a pos. Doesn't mean they all are but mine was. It cost me over $150 for my lesson. I have been a member on this board for over 5 yrs and only about a 130 posts so generally I don't say much. But I was kinda pissed about the fit and finnish of the Reckless fairing I received. The only reason for posting is to inform others that read a 30 some page post is that we all should expect a good product the first time. And what Ronazon has to say about Glenn at Woody's is very spot on the guy treats you like you like in your wildest dreams the way you would want to be treated. I don't kiss anyones ass. But there is nobody like him in todays business world. You get what you what you pay for in a Woody's 1st class product from a guy who isn't happy until you are period.
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I have seen the reckless fairing first hand when I was at the VTX ride in Colorado...or the Coloradical as some know it. One guy had one on his bike there all painted up. It looked nice until I got up close. The fit was not good. The edges even had a 1" gap between the inner and outer. To me, this is completely unacceptable. I would be ok if I got one for $200 and had to massage on it some...but this was not fixable without more fiberglass and resin. I would be fine to dremel some material off to get a nice fit...but this had a huge gap in the side you could see plain as day. I would not put that on my bike as it was. It just looked awful to me. But, I know others have had good luck with them showing up decent. So, I sat on the sidelines...reading this thread and waited. I then saw Brian's posting about Woody's fairing. Go read what he has to say. I respect a professionals opinion.

If I had never seen these fairings with my own eyes, up close and personal...I would agree with you in principle. But, I don't have to own one to judge it. It just was not worth the risk to me to save a couple hundred bucks and chance getting a POS like I saw. I wanted to be sure what I got was near perfect. I am shipping my speakers to Glenn and he is custom fitting them for me...no charge.

Now, for the record...I did not say yours was crap. I can say the one I did see was crap. I just didn't want to take that chance. I know some guys have gotten some decent ones from ebay and reckless and others... But, some have gotten ones that are cracked or warped or just fit awful. I am going to be spending a lot of money on this thing to fill it and paint it. I want to feel confident that my purchase was a good one.

Again, I am not here to try to bash anyone's bike. To each their own. But I did want to share my decision making process and how and why I reached my conclusion. See...a lot of guys are/were like me. Looking at this huge thread and the uber cheap fairings out there and wondering...is this too good to be true. Well, maybe...maybe not... But, for me...I am not taking that chance.

Ride and enjoy! I hope anyone else who does not yet have a fairing and is considering it finds this useful. For all the rest who have one...I hope you love it and it gives you years of service.

Have a great weekend!
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