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aiMhi 02-28-2012 05:59 PM

Universal Enduro Fairing
 
I HAVE PUT THIS PROJECT ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


Update 09/19/12

Stealth II
<!-- #dg-post-title --><!-- message -->I have been thinking about how I can make my Stealth fairing better. I considered customer and fellow ADV rider feedback and looked at the newer bike light designs (see below), DOT requirements etc. and came to the following conclusion -

I am happy to present the new STEALTH II Enduro Fairing

New Features:
Unique design
Overall shorter and more compact
Slightly lighter - under 2LB
Make the wind deflection lip at the top longer -if someone wants to trim it down they still have some left for deflection
OEM lighting is coming along + LED OEM bulb plug in replacements are now available - why go non-DOT and spend 100's $
Make a fairing that accomodate the new OEM lighting shapes (notice the V at the bottom of the lights below)
Make the bottom section a bit narrower to accomodate more oversize tanks
Provide a larger/ flatter, more flexible area (lower down) to accomodate the LARGE enduro lights and to easily surface mount non-OEM
Attachment - flange bolts embedded in fiberglass
Can provide "uncut" so you can modify the depth of the fairing yourself


This should give you a good idea of the size and overall design that I feel will compliment the new angular/ triangle design that is found in most of the newer bikes - but also backwards compatible to bring that newer look to an older bike.


Update 10/25/12

Here is the pics I promised of Stealth II


Sorry for the poor pictures - the snow is back!!! When things clear up I will take some more.


Fully mounted up with (1) Rigid Driving light which is plenty light. The attachment is simple and universal by means of my fiberglass flange bolts that are rigid and cannot vibrate loose. The light I am using is of course just my preference and using my attachment methods you can pretty much mount any light. The lower part of the fairing was made to accomodate OEM lighting and blend into the V notch on the newest bikes.

Keep in mind these come in brilliant white for those of you that are allergic to red - LOL!

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5994f836.jpg


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http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1348105544
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1348105590


Here are some pics of the mounting brackets. There is so many ways of doing this. In the examples below I show the simple bottom connection point/ recever and for the top I used some simple brackets to attach to my risers and also to HDB handguards. The brackets are simple, rigid and cheap to make. If your bike has turning signal mounts (DR650) you can just connect the top brackets on it. I dont make the brackets, and the reason why I cannot make it is because each bike has different geometly depending on the light, handlebar hight, risers, etc. Standard it comes with (3) bolts, two on top and one on the bottom. I include mounting instructions and concept templates.

If you are in the Denver area (im in Larkspur) you are always welcome to stop by and moc a fairing up or just see if it would fit your bike.

Bottom connection - in this case a simple plate mounted to the OEM fairing connections with a central receiver hole. It accepts a simple 2" x 2" L bracket that connects to the bottom fairing flange bolt.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1351363098
Top view of bottom bracket
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1351363087

My preferred method is attaching directly to my HDB handguards which is a solid piece of hardware.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...psab2512d5.jpg

This is (1) of two side brackets that support the top of the fairing via a A bracket. Just a hole drilled into the billet aluminium riser on both sides - hold solid. In the unfortunate event of a head-on collision the alumimium would bend before the bolt breaks. There are (2) of these side brackets for the top of the fairing with a crossbar in the middle - kinda like an A.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1351363479

Here is a frontal picture of the top A bracket - its not my best work and yeah I need to organize my wiring badly!!
You get the idea. To get the fairing off = 3 bolts.



This shows the top and bottom flange bolts. The production fairing will have the bolts embedded into the fairing during manufacting however mine have always been surface fiberglassed and never had any issues even after multiple crashes.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1351362829


Here you can see the bottom L bracet that connets to the "receiver" mounted on the bike.


http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1351363947

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Whether you ride long distance Enduro, Rally, or a Desert Rat that like to tear up Baja, a Mountain Goat that cross the Continental Divide in a day, or even ride the TAT, this will prevent you from getting "wind-wipped" , prevent arm fatigue and protect you from roost and the elements.

As a fellow ADV rider I felt a need for a Universal Enduro Fairing that is affordable and functional without affecting bike handling and stable at high speed. This is a customizable fairing that you can use as a platform to add a dash, OEM or non-OEM headlights, paint or whatever you want. Additionally it has a "fairing forward" design like Dakar Rally style fairings with a typical location of the fairing 10" in front of handlebar to prevent an impact zone and provide room for an electronics dash (available per request). I offer the Rigid LED lights and can install that onto the fairing for you. (1) Flood Light is plenty and can be found here: http://www.aimhi-enduro.com/LED-High...-Lighting.html

Can I trim it down a bit - no problem! I have designed some sturdy brackets that are easy to make. At this time I have it figured out for the XR650R but the concept will work on any bike -adding more templates as we go.If you want it trimmed down or modified, let me know, I am good at it.

My pledge: :deal
10% of my profit to organizations like RMAR and COHVCO to keep the Rockies open for all of us
5% off your purchase when mentioning ADV and your handle

Design Objectives:
1. Universal in designed to fit most any dirt bike
2. A strong, yet light and flexible fairing that would be attractive and affordable without affecting handling
2. Provide wind, element and roost protection
3. Composite material that is tough, light and repairable - unlike most plastics
4. Simple yet sturdy attachment points and bracket design
5. Fit between large Safari type tanks
6. More crash resistant than a full wraparound fairing
7. Accomodate a Dash area to protect my aftermarket electronics
8. Accommodate a wide variety of lighting systems from OEM to large aftermarket lights + LED's
9. Easily removable
10. Size adjustable with simple rotary cutting tools
11. Comes in white gel coat, so you can paint it your bikes brand color
12. Made in the United States of America


The Enduro Stealth Universal Fairing is the result of my R&D and glad to be able to share this product with you at $175 excluding tax and shipping (before ADV 5% discount). Intended for off-road - use with discretion.

Please see my site for further details www.aimhi-enduro.com




Thank you for the interest.







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Carbon Fiber Dash - available by request
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1332443805

NorCal Dog 02-28-2012 06:31 PM

CONGRADULATIONS hope you sell a ton of 'em :beer

aiMhi 02-28-2012 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NorCal Dog (Post 18097609)
CONGRADULATIONS hope you sell a ton of 'em :beer

Dennis - I have it all dissassembled and written the instructions to go with the bracket assembly. I will take you but 15 -30min to assemble, if that. The instructions also include a paint recommendation for the Honda Red including an example fairing disk painted in that color, + another disk if you want to test another color.

Look forward to pictures.

Thanks,
Bern

1 lunger 02-29-2012 04:52 AM

Nice! Tell me when you have the set up for Husqvarna.http://img.tapatalk.com/47ebe622-1f78-92f7.jpg I would consider trying one on the 610


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aiMhi 02-29-2012 04:58 AM

Lunger - Thanks for the interest. I need to track a Husky down close to me south of Denver or if I can have it for a weekend (yeah right). I will put a request in my first post. Stay tuned!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1 lunger (Post 18099960)
Nice! Tell me when you have the set up for Husqvarna. I would consider trying one on the 610


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aiMhi 03-01-2012 01:48 PM

Norcal Dog - You package is on its way. Any problems let me know.

I made up the brackets and dash for Dennis and cant wait to see it on his bike.

Thank you,
Bern

4stksonly 03-06-2012 07:51 AM

Bracket Templates available
 
Can I trim it down a bit - no problem! I have designed some sturdy brackets that are easy to make. At this time I have it figured out for the XR650R but the concept will work on any bike. Adding more templates as we go.

My pledge: :deal
$5 to Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO) to keep the Rockies open for all of us
10% off your purchase when mentioning ADV and your handle


The Enduro Stealth Universal Fairing is the result of my R&D and glad to be able to share this product with you at $175 excluding tax and shipping (before ADV 10% discount).
Intended for off-road use, use with discretion.

Please see my site for further details www.aimhi-enduro.com

**** I am looking for voluteers in the South Denver/ Cospgs area to mock up brackets on these bikes. 25% Discount if you move to purchase ***

XR650R (donor located - bracket tempates available)
CRF 450 (donor located)
DR650
KTM 450,690
XR 650 L
TE Models
WR


Thank you for the interest.




Fiberglass Dash - available by request
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1330519182
[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately I am way to far from you. I have a XR650L and I am interested in this product. You stated you have the bracket templates for an XR650R available. For sale or free? And the example of the dash in red. Do you have one of these available? Trying to approach this from the bracket/dash perspective vs the fairing then dash/brackets.
Let me know,
Eric
aka 4stksonly

aiMhi 03-06-2012 08:17 AM

I know there are several folks with XR650L's interested in my area. I will be meeting them at the end of the month and should secure an example bike then (I am also traveling right now).

The dash has a dependency of the brackets for the fairing since they work as a system. Sorry I just cant give away my templates for free, I put some work into it. I dont make any $ out of the dash so only worth my time if someone buys the fairing - please understand :nod

[/QUOTE]

Unfortunately I am way to far from you. I have a XR650L and I am interested in this product. You stated you have the bracket templates for an XR650R available. For sale or free? And the example of the dash in red. Do you have one of these available? Trying to approach this from the bracket/dash perspective vs the fairing then dash/brackets.
Let me know,
Eric
aka 4stksonly[/QUOTE]

NorCal Dog 03-08-2012 07:38 PM

Bern,

just received the fairing

you've done a great job with the design & fabrication, the mounts is also a simple lightweight, yet hardy design :clap

will post some photos after it's painted & mounted

thanks again

D.

Rapid Dog 03-09-2012 07:41 AM

...wow, that's just what I've been thinking about for my WR. Great idea.
I'd like to see some more pics on how you went about mounting it, what the options are, etc... :ear

aiMhi 03-09-2012 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rapid Dog (Post 18174632)
...wow, that's just what I've been thinking about for my WR. Great idea.
I'd like to see some more pics on how you went about mounting it, what the options are, etc... :ear


Rapid Dog - My brackets are simple in design and super sturdy. Hope this helps.

All you need is (1) piece of 1/8" x 2" Flat Aluminuim $10.
(5) 5/16 bolts/ nuts/ lock washers
A vice and a 5/16 drill bit.
Saw to cut aluminium (dremel etc.)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...untbracket.jpg
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331348126

aiMhi 03-09-2012 07:02 PM

I have some in right now with just one left. Let me know if you are interested.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331348497
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331348523



Find below a snapshot of my XR650R templates for reference. These can be adapted to any bike.

There is a template for:
Lexan Lens
Headlight light mount
Headlight Hole Locations
Bracket tempate

These templates are 100% to scale, so all you do is mark the cut, drill and bend lines over to the aluminium piece and there you have it.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331346672

aiMhi 03-10-2012 05:53 PM

I'll be mounting up this one up to my pig tomorrow, need to get ready for the Grand Juction to Kokopelli run which is going to be awesome :clap.

Notice the Lexan lens with the bend in it. I like it even if I have to say so myself. There is a trick to it but cake.

I think I found the perfect paint to match my Honda plastics Rust Oleum Automotive Enamel Gloss Cherry Red 252459 (Home Depot).



http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331430583
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1331430560

aiMhi 03-11-2012 05:22 PM

Got my fairing all bolted up this AM and the lights mounted. Just need to add the dashboard and I am all ready for the Kokopelli Rally ride from Grand Junction to Moab and back :clap

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1336923363
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1336923374
http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1336923385

canadius_maximus 03-15-2012 12:15 PM

Hello aimHi,

I'm quite impressed based on what I can see - looks sharp! On my DRZ, I have a fork-mounted fairing from Simpson Detour - and it's ok, but I'm looking to do an upgrade. I explored this way back here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=522615&page=2, in post #25. For reference, my bike is in post #22.

So my questions to you are

1) Could this fairing be configured as a frame-mounted unit? As in the way the OTR product does in the link shown above (yellow DRZ)?

2) I'm assuming your price doesn't include the light kit? If that's the case, what unit did you use below, and what approx price should I budget for? Those look awesome - and I think a better option than OTR, and certainly better than my massive pair of conventional lights.

3) What is the weight with all lights, brackets, etc.? I weighed mine yesterday, and it weighed exactly 5lb. That's fairing (no lexan shield shown above, I've removed it) and lights.

4) Do you still have capacity for more - based on your answers to the above, I might spring for one - they're already in my colour? :)

Thanks


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