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TECH | BMC Harley-Davidson FXR Style Dyna Fairing Install

BMC Harley-Davidson FXR Style Dyna Fairing Install

BMC Harley-Davidson FXR Style Dyna Fairing Install

Photo: Jeff Leighton

It seems as if outfitting Dynas and old FXRs with fairings is all the rage right about now. So much so that Big Mike of BMC Motorcycle Company has introduced a complete kit that has all you need to get a badass FXR-style fairing on your bike and a ton of wind off your body.

BMC’s handmade fiberglass fairing is the same style FXRP and FXRT fairing that H-D discontinued years ago, but there are a few things in the kit that make it much better than finding an old one and trying to get it to fit on your newer-model bike.

The folks at Corbin in Hollister, California, construct the BMC fairing of fiberglass. It is of high quality, and it even has well nuts pre-installed for precise windshield and headlight cover fitment. The kit also comes with custom vent grilles, a windshield with clear headlight cover and rubber gasket, a fully assembled 7-inch headlight with bracket, and all chrome hardware. The standout of the BMC kit over other brands is how well the BMC bracket kit is made. It really made the installation and alignment of the fairing a snap. Follow along as our pal Jim at IMZZ Elite puts one of these fairing kits on our project Daily Dyna 2015 H-D Dyna Lowrider.

Here is the BMX Fairing kit as it comes delivered. It has everything you need to get it on your own FXR or Dyna.

Here is the BMX Fairing kit as it comes delivered. It has everything you need to get it on your own FXR or Dyna.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

With this ingenious mount, the BMC kit is true bolt-on affair with no drilling or any other fabrication to get it on the bike.

With this ingenious mount, the BMC kit is true bolt-on affair with no drilling or any other fabrication to get it on the bike.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Once the main bracket was on the bike Jim held the fairing up to the bike to get some quick measurements.

Once the main bracket was on the bike Jim held the fairing up to the bike to get some quick measurements.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The headlight bracket is also what holds the fairing onto the bike. It is an essential piece to this puzzle.

The headlight bracket is also what holds the fairing onto the bike. It is an essential piece to this puzzle.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The headlight bracket is also what holds the fairing onto the bike. It is an essential piece to this puzzle.

The headlight bracket is also what holds the fairing onto the bike. It is an essential piece to this puzzle.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

As you can see, the headlight bracket sandwiches the fairing between itself and the BMC frame mount, which secures most parts of it to the bike.

As you can see, the headlight bracket sandwiches the fairing between itself and the BMC frame mount, which secures most parts of it to the bike.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

To secure other parts of the fairing to the bike, BMC uses two upper and two lower support brackets, which attach to the main frame bracket.

To secure other parts of the fairing to the bike, BMC uses two upper and two lower support brackets, which attach to the main frame bracket.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Jim clamped all of the mounts into place and checked the alignment of it on the bike.

Jim clamped all of the mounts into place and checked the alignment of it on the bike.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Once it deemed to be legit Jim then drilled all of the mounting holes with a right-angle drill into the fairing.

Once it deemed to be legit Jim then drilled all of the mounting holes with a right-angle drill into the fairing.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The windshield was installed at this point using the provided hardware.

The windshield was installed at this point using the provided hardware.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

When everything checked out to be on the straight and narrow, Jim got busy and bolted it all up.

When everything checked out to be on the straight and narrow, Jim got busy and bolted it all up.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Once the pre-fitting of the fairing was complete, it was off to the paint booth.

Once the pre-fitting of the fairing was complete, it was off to the paint booth.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The Fairing comes from BMC with most of the bodywork done, but the guys at IMZZ are perfectionists, so it spent some time in the booth getting straight and smooth.

The Fairing comes from BMC with most of the bodywork done, but the guys at IMZZ are perfectionists, so it spent some time in the booth getting straight and smooth.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

We used paint from ColorRite due to the fact that it comes in OEM colors and it is easy to spray. Good stuff indeed.

We used paint from ColorRite due to the fact that it comes in OEM colors and it is easy to spray. Good stuff indeed.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The silver, black, and red ColorRite paint scheme will mimic the stock Dyna Lowrider paint, but it will also add some old-school FXR flavor to the bike as well.

The silver, black, and red ColorRite paint scheme will mimic the stock Dyna Lowrider paint, but it will also add some old-school FXR flavor to the bike as well.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The inside of the fairing was also painted with ColorRite to match the stock Dyna Lowrider paint. We will be installing an audio system in this fairing in the next issue.

The inside of the fairing was also painted with ColorRite to match the stock Dyna Lowrider paint. We will be installing an audio system in this fairing in the next issue.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Once the paint was dried, buffed, and ready, Jim installed it on the bike and hooked up the provided 7-inch headlight.

Once the paint was dried, buffed, and ready, Jim installed it on the bike and hooked up the provided 7-inch headlight.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The BMC headlight trim ring was then installed and tightened to factory specs.

The BMC headlight trim ring was then installed and tightened to factory specs.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The BMC outer light cover had the provided rubber gasket installed and the unit was fitted to the fairing.

The BMC outer light cover had the provided rubber gasket installed and the unit was fitted to the fairing.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

The BMC outer headlight cover was affixed to the bike with four chrome button-head Allen bolts for a clean finish.

The BMC outer headlight cover was affixed to the bike with four chrome button-head Allen bolts for a clean finish.

Photo: Jeff Leighton

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

Photo: Jeff Leighton

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

Photo: Jeff Leighton

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

As you can see the BMC fairing looks great on the bike if you are into that kind of thing. And we totally are!

Photo: Jeff Leighton

Sources

BMC Motorcycle Co.
bmcmc.com

Imzz Elite
imzzelite.com

ColorRite Motorcycle Paint
colorrite.com


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