Mystery fairing

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    fairing1.jpg I am hoping someone can identify this fairing for me.
     
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    That is an appropriate thread title! I have never seen one like that before. :(

    Oh, and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Wow, that is different looking! I am not sure. I will look around.
     
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    Is that a locking compartment in front of the windscreen?
     
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    Question is? What would you put in there?
     
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    That is why I am wondering. It can't be that big of a space so it makes me scratch my head. :confused:
     
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    I don't have a clue as to what it is but with that locked compartment there may be no access in the back so you might be able to fill the fairing up with gloves,rainsuit,maps whatever,looks big enough.Kinda looks Italian in design. A stumper on me.
     
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    I am stumped as well. I have googled it, searched images, and cant figure out what it is.
     
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    Same here... makes me think European.
     
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    David, do you have any more images of the fairing? Back side, compartment open?
     
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    It appears to have the same turn signals as the old Rickman Polaris fairing. That, of course, doesn't mean it is a Rickman. Might be English though.

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    Dang close Lew. I spent a fair amount of time Googling various keywords to death and I can't find anything.
     
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    That's Craven Mitchenall Clipper fairing from late 70's or early 80's. And yes it is British and has the same turn signals as Rickman Polaris. Made By Craven in London. Craven is better known of their motorcycle panniers.
     
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    Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum! I'm still curious as to how big that storage area is under that door.
     
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    I believe that if it has Rickman Polaris turn signals they were made by Lucas and were the same as fitted to the MK10 Jaguar, I had a "bare" Polaris body once and had to search scrap yards for the parts to complete it (pre-ebay times). The headlight I used for the Polaris was from a Mini of the same period, the headlight bucket screwed into the fairing, light unit inserted and then the chrome Mini headlight surround clipped on.

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    There are some different lines on the fairings in the UK... not bad lines, just different.
     
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    The Polaris also had 2 large hard cover locking compartments which was useful for storage, this also helped to stiffen up the main body.
     
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