For those of you who've had the fairing on for a couple thousand miles or more: how is it holding up?
I got mine back in July and while I was checking the bike over today to get it ready to use I saw the screen is cracked in several spots. It's definitely related to stress from the mounting screws, although I'm not a hamfisted idiot and I only cranked them down to a light grunt nothing extreme.
I think there are two possibilities: 1 The extreme cold this winter, and rather abrupt temperature shifts, may have stressed the screen out. I don't know if that kind of plastic expands and contracts much with temperature, but if it does and it tries to fight its own mounting screws I could see how it would lose that battle. 2 More likely I just didn't notice the cracks when I put it away for the winter, and I can blame it all on the roads.
I live in one of the richest areas in the country (and I so do not belong), but even though the concentration of billionaires and their Bugattis is very high the roads are positively abysmal. I went for a very short ride today just to shake the cobwebs off and even though I drive and ride around here all the time I was still shocked by the state of the pavement. It is extraordinarily jarring, even in areas where it looks flat.
Back when I was in high school and my friends and I were coming of driving age and getting our first cars the roads were pretty much perfect, but they've been neglected badly for 16+ years and it shows.
I sent an email to Samurider to ask if the manufacturer does any kind of warranty coverage for things like this. I'm not expecting to hear a positive answer.
I noticed when I first installed the fairing that it jiggles around *a lot* on the road, and that has always bothered me. I think I will try to design some rigid fairing stays from steel or aluminum and see if I can damp all of that, and provide some support.