I installed a Targa fairing and air dam on my gs500. The fairing is
made from fiberglass and is well crafted. It attaches to the existing
headlight brackets and uses 2 small clamp rods to secure the upper part of the
fairing to the handlebars. The fairing comes completely unassembled.
The shield is held on with screws and self-locking nuts, sometimes the holes
don't line up exactly so be careful when you install it. If you can't get
the holes to line up use a dremmel to carefully open up the holes on the fairing
to make the holes line up with the shield but again BE CAREFUL!
The air dam is tailor made to fit with the stock exhaust. If an after
market exhaust is used like my Vance & Hines system or perhaps some other
full systems you will have to alter the air dam to get it to fit properly.
I again pulled out my trusty dremmel and started carving chunks out of the air
dam until it fit. It would have looked better with the stock pipes but it
came out pretty good. The rest of the assembly was pretty easy as the air
dam attaches using clamps that bolt to the frame. If you know you are
going to install an air dam down the road consider installing a Cobra slip on
shot shows a drivers view. I took this a little farther back
than you would sit but it gives you a good idea of how it will look
and also shows the mounting rods and clamps.
shield sits flush with the fiberglass and bolts on with some screws
bracket is what connects the fairing to the headlamp bracket
shows how the air dam attaches to the frame. It's simple and
holds it sturdy.
view shows the rear air dam bracket connecting to the frame.
These brackets are a snap to install.