Phantom 1500 bracket and windshield advice needed


grayluders

Grasshopper
Greetings All,
Having had a Windjammer on a '73 Norton Interstate, and a couple of Avon 'Avoinaire' fairings on another Commando and a BMW, I've now developed some interest in mounting a Phantom 1500 on Commando #6.
Any thoughts on sourcing a mounting bracket and a windshield?
It quickly looks as if a steering neck bracket that also captures the headlight bucket, a la Clubman Racing
http://www.clubmanracing.com/fairings.php would be too wide, so something tying in to the frame down tubes like the Windjammer?
Apparently the gull wing windshield may be unobtanium as a production replacement part from Chrome World?
Your advice most welcome.
George in Vermont
 

TwoLazy

Grasshopper
Greetings All,
Having had a Windjammer on a '73 Norton Interstate, and a couple of Avon 'Avoinaire' fairings on another Commando and a BMW, I've now developed some interest in mounting a Phantom 1500 on Commando #6.
Any thoughts on sourcing a mounting bracket and a windshield?
It quickly looks as if a steering neck bracket that also captures the headlight bucket, a la Clubman Racing
http://www.clubmanracing.com/fairings.php would be too wide, so something tying in to the frame down tubes like the Windjammer?
Apparently the gull wing windshield may be unobtanium as a production replacement part from Chrome World?
Your advice most welcome.
George in Vermont
Back in 74 I had a Norton 750, the dealer, one cool guy, put 2" fork extensions and a 16" Harley wheel and tire on it. As I was preparing to take a trip to the Smoky Mountains, he said "you know.. you should have a fairing on that" and produced a Phantom from his attic .. my mouth began to water and drool from my lip.

The installation was quick and fairly simple, as he had all the hardware for it. Firstly, there was a kind of X bracket that "U" bolted around the steering head and extended between the forks outward to each side of the headlight area, using the original headlight but, mounting it to the fairing steering head bracket. If memory serves, at the bottom there were 2-holes on each side of the fairing .. anyway he used "U" clamps to stabilize the bottom of the fairing. The top mount carried the weight of the fairing. The bike really reminded me of Batman's Bike, other riders would do U turns to come back to have a good look.

Today the trick is to find one of the Phantoms, windshield should not be a major issue if the windshield rods are with the fairing. The windshield was fairly thin material and would conform easily, the rods ran up to the upper portion of the windshield for support. (take a look at the 80s Harley Dyna FXRT factory firing upper mount. The Vetter was very similar, and Harley probably used that idea from Vetter).
 

David Graves

Grasshopper
Greetings All,
Having had a Windjammer on a '73 Norton Interstate, and a couple of Avon 'Avoinaire' fairings on another Commando and a BMW, I've now developed some interest in mounting a Phantom 1500 on Commando #6.
Any thoughts on sourcing a mounting bracket and a windshield?
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Hello George

Might you have any images of the Avonaire on your Nortons ? I have one I need to mount on a British bike and I need to fab the bracketry.

I know generally how it is set up but any image would help.

Where abouts in Vermont ?

Regards

David Graves

PS Just make your own windscreen from Lexan....the curve is induced upon mounting.
 
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