Wheel fairing mounting.

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  1. Feb 18, 2018 #1

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    Would anyone have pictures of their unmounted Christen Eagle wheel fairings and or pics that show how your fairings are mounted? I bought a set of fairings from benny Davis but i dont exactly know where to start cutting.

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    I have mine off, but down at my hanger. I will try to get some pictures. I also have the plans and will try to scan them and attach them. The plans are fairly detailed on how to do it. Plus I would guess a few other folks will post on how to do it. Its not very hard.
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    By the way, that caliper should be plumbed with the bleeder up top and the line going in the bottom.
     
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    I thought they looked like they were upside down!
     
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    I also have these Grove axles with the wheel pant stub. Im hoping they will work but they seem like they might be in the way. View attachment IMG_1020.jpg
     
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    Just hoping I’m not missing something...besides the flex hose being longer, is there a reason to have the bleeder at the top instead of bottom? Or is it just how the eagle wheel pants fit etc that necessitates the bleeder be on top?
     
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    Not sure how well that would work with the gun drilled gear but ill give it a look.
     
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    Someone should post a picture of their Eagle brake installation. Swapping the brake caliphers to put the bleeder on the bottom will likely require that the hose make a "U" aft. Which seems unnecessarily painful. While having the bleeder on the top will make getting the brake fluid bubble free more difficult, it is do-able.

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    What is the extra bracket for?
     
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    Cameron. I don't have that extra for and aft long bracket. Interesting. What is it for?
     
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    I can see an RV style wheel pant part in the background of the picture. Those style wheel pants use a different mounting bracket than the stock wheel pants.

    Best of luck,

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    Yeah. I used Sam James wheel pants instead of the factory units. They were cheaper, but I had to make brackets to make them fit.
     
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    Yes these Benny Davis fairings sure were expensive for wheel pants. Im not sure why i went this direction but i’m past V1 now.
     
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    If we're to do it over again, if probably just buy the pants from Benny. They are expensive, but they are a lot easier to mount. I probably had 100 hours in just the wheel pants.
     
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    Do you guys just do the standard 1” hole for the air valve or is there a cooler/better way?
     
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    looking great!

    no hole for inflation. michelin airstop tubes. only need to adjust pressure one or two times a year........
     
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    Filled with helium ‘cause it is lighter????:D
     
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    They make a little hinged circle that you push in to access checking tire pressure. It’s still a pain because the valve stem has to be in exactly the same spot as your little push in cover thing. I’ve seen some guys use a silver sharpie on the tire etc to mark where the valve stem is so it makes finding it easier. Personally I want to see what the pressure is. I use the no leak tubes when they have the size I need but I still see fluctuation on an RV-8 I maintain with them. I’d check pressure if it had been more than a week since I did and for that...having some door/ access etc is a lot better than having to take a wheel pant off. View attachment IMG_1526494295.339185.jpg
     
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