The Wedge fairing
Reading the obituary for my great mate Bob Levy (OBA 67) reminded me of how the ‘Wedge’ fairing on Bob’s Kawasaki outfit came about. We went to school together, and I was a Coppersmith by trade so I knew how to work with metals. Bob had problems at Bathurst with the outfit lifting off the ground over the two humps on Conrod Straight – the sidecar wheel would come down first because of the weight of the passenger. I designed the wedge fairing and built it in aluminium and Bob then had it made in fibreglass – and it worked perfectly, holding the outfit straight and true over the humps at Bathurst. I believe the original fairing is still around, in the motorcycle museum at Nabiac. Bob Howle Blacktown, NSW.
Bob Levy and Mal Byrne on the Wedge at Hume Weir, 1974.