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by red
Sep 24 2022 12:05am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: paint outside house walls black for cheap solar heating?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: paint outside house walls black for cheap solar heating?

just wondering if this is a thing? with energy prices going up in the uk/world i wondered how cost effective this could be? you could paint only the sides of your house that face the sunlight to reduce paint usage....or limit it to walls that wont offend your neighbours. anyone done this or knows w...
by red
Sep 23 2022 10:37am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: streamline fairings?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: streamline fairings?

Motorcycle touring fairings typically increase drag, because they are designed to form a "bubble" for the rider that is larger in frontal area than the unfaired motorcycle and rider. Vetter Windjammer was definitely designed for rider protection/comfort and not aerodynamic improvements. L...
by red
Sep 23 2022 9:05am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: streamline fairings?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: streamline fairings?

DogDipstick wrote:
Sep 23 2022 8:02am
I got a set of pit bike fairings made by Kawasaki for a Kawasaki pit bike that would fit a short wheelbase bicycle just perfectly.
DogDipstick,

Sounds interesting. Got pix? How much does your fairing weigh?
Thanks.
by red
Sep 23 2022 12:19am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: streamline fairings?
Replies: 23
Views: 331

streamline fairings?

Back in the day, Vetter made "full" (front end) fairings for motorcycles; one was called Windjammer. I would like to add a reasonable fairing to my (someday soon) 26" diamond frame ebike. The motorcycle fairings are much too big and heavy. What I want could be done with one formed she...