Originally Posted by Bill the Bong
For those of you that have done this before, will this set-up be OK from a rider protection point of view for a 3 day rallye? I don't really want to fit a full fairing if I can help it. The rallye will take place in South Africa, longest stage 700km. Starts in the cold/wet Cape Town, ends in the hot Kalahari desert town of Upington.
Rider protection from what? Isn't it hot in RSA? When we rode long road Liaisons in cold winter Euryope in the Dakar, a fairing was nice. But I'd rather have airflow when it is hot. It is good to get the equipment's mass off the handlebars, so a frame mounted bracket has some advantages. But a fairing is only for looks and maybe to keep some sand out of your wiring.
I'm going to use the handlebar mounted brackets in the 7-day Tuareg Rallye. For me, simpler is better.