Gauntlet Quarter Fairing Install

Pushing Wind

Here is a shot of the fairing fresh out of the box. As you can see, the windscreen is part of the lower fairing, making this a very lightweight option.

Memphis Shades did its homework when it came to making lightweight and secure mounts for the Gauntlet fairing.

The fairing mounts attach to the fairing via four rubber-mounted holes on the fairing.

Once the fairing mounts are installed, you can better see Memphis Shades’ Trigger Lock design that makes removing and mounting the Gauntlet a snap.

The aluminum fork mounts are of beefy yet lightweight construction and attach to the front end with the supplied Allen bolts. Some adjustments of these will need to be made to get the fairing correctly aligned.

Once the fork mounts are properly aligned and tightened (the hardest part of the whole job), the fairing is slipped onto the lower mounts and the trigger locks clamp around the upper mount.

And there you have it. Protection from the wind and some upgraded looks to boot!

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.

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