Trimtab Adjustable Fairing for Harley-Davidson Softail models
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Mike's experience in aerodynamics and the magic touch of the Corbin skunkworks combine to make a wind management system that functions every bit as good as it looks. Adjusts easily so it will work perfectly for riders of varying stature. Trimtab was designed to embrace the wind and improve the aerodynamics of the motorcycle and rider for a more relaxed ride and improved stability. Graceful contours look excellent as the fairing molds over the headlight like the integrated component it was engineered to be. A classic example of form and function having equal importance in the design process.
Here's how it works: Rather than try to shove it's way through the air mass like the traditional plexiglass windscreen, Trimtab works with the wind and creates a managed airflow. The wind is compressed into a laminar flow that is directed over your head and around your arms leaving you sitting in a low pressure "bubble". This relieves much of the turbulence and buffeting that become fatigue as you rack up the miles. By working WITH the wind rather than fighting it, the Trimtab makes your bike 8 - 12% more aerodynamically efficient which directly equates to more speed or added fuel efficiency. Careful placement and design of the fairing's shape actually aid the bike's stability at speed!
Corbin's known for improving the ergonomics and general riding comfort of all types of motorcycles. Our new Trimtab fairing is no different. We know that riders come in all shapes and sizes and that's why we made the fairing adjustable. Since it's designed to be looked OVER, you can easily adjust the angle to the position that gives you the amount of protection desired with a clear view of the road ahead. Adjustment of the Trimtab also makes it perfect for different riding applications... Lower it for more aggressive riding or raise it up for additional wind protection and cruising down the highway in comfort.
Because of the unique design of the Corbin Trimtab, we were able to bring the fairing much closer to you than other models on the market, which keeps you in the slipstream and provides better protection. The rider sits in a bubble of smooth low pressure air right behind the fairing. This low pressure area protects you from bugs and other airborne debris while smoothing out your ride. We've found the air behind the fairing so clean that it was easy to ride behind without a face shield!
Adjusting the fairing is a snap with the adjuster front and center right over the dash. Simply twist the knob and raise the fairing for more wind protection or lower it for a cooler look and cruising around town. Naturally we use beautiful chrome components that look right at home on your Harley front end. We also include a molded cover that slips over much of the brackets and creates a very clean look as you can see here. On the trailing edge, we include a leather covered bump pad to protect you in the event of accidental contact with the fairing edge.
The triple rib along the trailing edge is designed to create turbulence in the laminar airflow which actually reduces wind noise and buffeting. As you can see, the top one-third of the fairing is where the air mass compresses and puts the most pressure on the fairing. Because this area is BEHIND the steering head, it creates a rudder effect that makes the bike extremely stable at speed. In fact, the faster the bike is going, the more pronounced this effect becomes. Conversely, the traditional plexiglass windshield takes the brunt of the pressure ahead of the steering head which has a destabilizing effect... this can often be felt as a wagging in the rear end.
Trimtab fairing and molded cover come prepainted gloss black. Even if you're going to have yours custom painted, this works well since all of the difficult finish prep work has been done. Of course you have a wide choice of leather styles and colors to choose from so please be sure to specify on the order form. To take a look at the materials available, just click on the general information button at the top of the page. In all of this discussion of how the Trimtab works, we almost forgot to mention... It's dead sexy too! Some models may require different handlebar risers & clamp from your Harley dealer. These are not included with the Trimtab from Corbin.
As always, we are very pleased to bring out the latest developments and new products for the latest offerings from the motorcycle manufacturers. Although the Trimtab fairing appears simple in its design, there is a lot of testing and behind the scenes engineering involved. To see how it all works, just click on this image and we'll take you over to a page with more technical information (and some silly animations too).
Manufactured of our exclusive Fibertech™ material for durability and a clean finish. Specially formulated for Corbin, Fibertech™ gives us very tight tolerances with minimal shrinkage so each part comes out true to the original design.
We use a quality gel-coat for a nice finish that doesn't show material weave. When ordering parts in "primer gel-coat" you can expect a part ready for your painter's preparation. Most Corbin components are also available prepainted and ready for immediate installation.
Trimtab fairing has approximately five inches of travel when measured at the trailing edge. Adjust the slipstream to your stature and current riding conditions with a simple twist of the wrist.
Leather Bump Pad
To guard you in the case of accidental contact with the fairing, we provide a padded bump pad on the top edge. Choose from our wide range of material options for a custom look or coordinate it to your Corbin seat.
Resin Transfer Molding
A new manufacturing process implemented in the Wizard's Workshop allows us to mold the Trimtab fairing for a perfect surface on BOTH sides!
Average Width: 12" Width at widest point: 17" Height: 18"
This fairing is identical to: http://www.corbin.com/harley/softail/st0trim.shtml except it is designed to bolt up with the Chrome headlight nacelle shown. Available from HD, Rick Doss and CCI.
The Corbin Trimtab adjustable fairing has approximately 5" of travel at the trailing edge through the total adjustment.
FITS: Softails with stock front end from 1984 - 2005 that have the Harley-Davidson or Rick Doss chrome headlight nacelle installed. Including: Fatboy, Heritage & Deluxe. Some models (like Deluxe) require different bar risers and clamp available from your Harley Dealer. Ask for the following part numbers: Risers # 56116-82A & 56117-82A Clamp #56119-77A
We use a High-Temp Stainless lubricant on the adjuster when it is assembled. With normal use, it should not need to be re-lubricated.
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