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since the OEM lowers are harder to find than a unicorn and I did not want the hinges covering up the Ness paintwork , I decided to fabricate my own .
They are made from Lexan sheet including the hinges. I mounted the hinge to the inside of the fairing with clear Gorrilla mounting tape. They are nearly invisible.
I'll see how they hold up at 70mph and report back.
 

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Impressive! Mad respect for people who have those skills. You know of course that if your report is successful, you'll be bombarded with requests to "make me a set", let me be the first...

Hey, would you be interested and willing ? and how much to make me a set? :)

Ride safe, looking forward to the report...
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looks like a new marketing part ... i have the original from my 2011 that were on it for over 150,000 km and i am working to remove them from the old and reinstall on the new 2011 i just got. if not then will have to also try some fabrication as i do not want to go without them just makes too big a difference in heat displacement.
 

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Huh... that looks awesome... I was considering fabricating the mounts from solid aluminium similar to how the stock ones look but yours looks way easier and nicer!

I guess I haven't ridden enough in hot weather to find them necessary yet though.

Edit: They also look like they match the uppers better visually.
 

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The lowers worked great until one came off! Luckily I grabbed it before it broke loose.
had them open all the way and get a nice stream of air blowing the heat from my legs. It will be 49 deg Saturday morning so I 'll try them closed.

Don't use Clear Gorilla mounting tape for anything automotive that gets stress!
It peeled right off the mount and paint and I re-installed them with 3M Trim mounting tape which is holding fast at 70mph so far.
I may re do these using 3/16 lexan as they do vibrate a bit at speed. The thicker material would be stiffer. I think that will be a winter project and these will work for now.
If anyone wishes to make these I can scan and post the drawings after I clean them up. You will need a plastic bender/heater to form the lexan. I made one from a 500watt heater element with a wall dimmer switch to control the heat. I would not recommend trying to use Acrylic as it tends to crack to easily when stressed.
Greg
 
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