Getting air off of your torso on long rides can make those miles more enjoyable, but to tell you the truth most windshields sold today are just plain ugly. That’s why we opt for quarter fairings. These style fairings block a good amount of wind, are easy to install and remove, and possess a sinister style all their own.
The Memphis Shades Gauntlet fairing ($169) is a unitized (meaning the windscreen is part of the structure) quarter fairing with a matte black finish inside and a gloss black finish outside. It attaches to any bike with 39mm, 41mm, and 49mm fork tubes via lightweight aluminum clamps and Memphis Shades’ proprietary Trigger Lock mounting system ($149), which makes the whole unit an easily removable without tools affair.
We decided to bolt a Gauntlet fairing on our 2011 H-D Iron 883, and within minutes we transformed the look of this bike and cut some wind out of our commute. Here is how we did it.