Honoring the Legacy of the Wedge Fairing: A Tribute to Bill Blackmore

Honoring the Legacy of the Wedge Fairing: A Tribute to Bill Blackmore

Honoring the Legacy of the Wedge Fairing: A Tribute to Bill Blackmore

In 2015, the motorcycle world was introduction to the fiberglass Wedge fairing by Bill Blackmore. Bill's inspiration for the Wedge fairing stemmed from his early experiences in the motorcycle industry and his passion for frame-mounted fairings. Reflecting on his journey, Bill has shared, "As a young man, I sold Hondas at a big dealership, and I was exposed to the 'Vetter' fairing at the same time." He observed how many of the Honda motorcycles he sold left the dealership with a Vetter fairing installed, sparking his interest in frame-mounted fairings.

Bill's preference for frame-mounted fairings was rooted in their stability and comfort on the road. However, when he had purchased a second-hand FXRT fitted with what he described as "the ugliest fairing" he had ever seen, he knew he needed to make a change. Determined to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of his ride, Bill had took matters into his own hands and crafted a fairing from fiberglass for the FXR.

As Bill rode with his custom fairing, he had noticed a common reaction from fellow riders – they were intrigued and eager to know where they could get one for themselves. This overwhelming response sparked the idea for what would become known as the Wedge fairing. Bill had recognized the demand for a frame-mounted fairing that offered not only stability but also enhanced wind protection, storage, audio options and more!

Klock Werks The Wedge Fairing

Bill's dedication and commitment to quality were evident in every aspect of the Wedge fairing, making it a beloved accessory among motorcycle enthusiasts. 

Tragically, Bill Blackmore has recently passed, leaving behind a legacy to the motorcycle community. However, his spirit lives on through the Wedge Fairing and the impact it has had on mid-size bike riders around the world!

Brian and Bill shared a bond that extended far beyond their mutual passion for motorcycles – they were good friends. Their connection began through the Hamsters, a tight-knit group of motorcycle nuts, where they bonded over their shared love for custom motorcycles, parts and more. Over the years, their friendship flourished as they navigated the motorcycle industry and countless not paved parking lots of rallies. 

Their friendship was built on a foundation of mutual respect and admiration for each other's work. Brian admired Bill's innovative spirit and dedication to pushing the boundaries of motorcycle fairing designs, while Bill respected Brian's expertise and commitment to excellence in every aspect of his craft, even though Bill though Brian was a little hard headed. 

Brian Klock And Bill Blackmore Klock Werks Wedge Fairing

When Klock Werks collaborated with Bill and his team to develop a Flare™ Windshield specifically designed for the Wedge Fairing, it was more than just a business partnership – it was a testament to their friendship and shared vision. The collaboration was seamless, thanks to their deep understanding of each other's work and their ability to communicate effectively as friends, allowing open and honest conversations to produce a compatible product creating the ultimate wind protection for mid-sized bikes. the Flare™ X The Wedge Fairing 

 "In light of Bill Blackmore's passing, we at Klock Werks felt compelled to continue his legacy and ensure that the Wedge Fairing brand continues to thrive," said Brian Klock, Founder, and President of Klock Werks. "Our collaboration with Bill and his team, as well as our shared commitment to innovation and rider satisfaction, made this decision a natural progression for us. We are honored to carry forward the Wedge Fairing brand and pay tribute to his legacy. 

klock werks and the wedge fairing

Klock Werks is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction as it assumes responsibility for the Wedge Fairing brand. The company looks forward to providing riders with the same level of excellence and innovation they have come to expect from both Klock Werks and Blackmore Industries. 

"We are excited to build the brand with better lighting, improved bracketry, and even more audio partner. From Scouts to Dynas, the Wedge style works and we are excited to meet our customers and customizers both." Stated Brian Klock 

As we remember Bill Blackmore, it's impossible not to feel the weight of his absence in the motorcycle community. Bill wasn't just a master of fairings; he was a friend, a mentor, and a true legend in his own right. His passion for crafting fairings for mid-size bike riders stemmed from a place of genuine care and empathy – he knew firsthand the joy and freedom that comes with hitting the road, and he wanted every rider to experience that same thrill.

Bill Blackmore the hamsters klock werks the wedge fairing

His spirit will forever live on in the Wedge Fairing and in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to know him. So here's to you, Bill – thank you for being a shining example of what it means to be truly awesome and sharing your creative mind. You may be gone, but your legacy will continue to inspire us for generations to come. Ride on in peace, dear friend.

Klock Werks is now the go-to source for all Wedge Fairing products and customer support. For any inquiries or customer service needs, please contact Klock Werks at info@getklocked.com or call (605) 996-3700. The team is dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring a smooth transition for all Wedge Fairing customers. They look forward to serving you and continuing to provide the high-quality products and support you've come to expect.


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