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Old 06-12-03, 02:18 PM   #1
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ZZip Chopper Fairing on a SWB Bent

I finally decided to go hog out and purchase a ZZip chopper fairing to be used on either of my 2 SWB bents. I figured that the chopper version has shown to work on Haluzak's which I have (1994 Horizon) and when I tried it there was and increase in my average speed overall and down hill descents were good. No complaints there.

However when installed on my Challenge Distance I've found that it hinders my stability on down hill descents and also hinders my clear view of the road ahead. I feel like I'm trying to push a large volume of air aside as opposed of flowing over me.

Has any one else tried installing a fairing on a large wheel bent (26" front & back). If so how does it handle?
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Old 06-23-03, 01:38 PM   #2
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Try the BB at www.bentrideronline.com as no one here seems to
have any experience with this. Steve (Rotator Pursuit)
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Try this menu of choices. You may have to click on a few to get your answers but what you are looking for is probably there. If not send a e-mail Warren Beauchamp the guy who runs the web site knows a lot about HPV's and fairings. He'd be glad to help you. I speak form personal experience when I built my tail box.

Here is the link:

http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whatsup.htm

Good luck.
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I have a Challenge Seiran and am also looking at fairing options. I'd love to hear what other Challenge owners have discovered.

(For the uninitiated, the Seiran has 26" front and back, SWB, mine is USS, and the seat angle adjusts from about 25 to 33 degrees with special brackets.)
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Old 07-02-06, 01:13 PM   #5
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My Challenge Hurricane goes plenty fast without all the falderal of a fairing!
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