Vulcan Nomad - The Lowers

windshield and lowers on the bike

windshield and lowers on the bike

lowers marking out

lowers marking out

lowers cutting out

lowers cutting out

lowers fitted

lowers fitted

The original lowers were small and ineffective. They were incapable of resisting a fart let alone the forces of nature at a 100kph. I decided to use the original lowers as an initial template and then enlarged the shape with a few tweaks here and there.

After that, it was just a matter of cutting out, cleaning up and fitting in a similar manner as for the windshield.

And then for the moment of truth - ride and test it all out. The windshield was great and as a major bonus, I wasn't peering through a hazy shield. The lowers also worked great - the larger size made for less buffeting with less air being sucked up under the windshield. All in all, it was a much smoother ride.

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