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Old 12-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

Seems that Touratech has run out of there first batch. Thats means there has to be some inmate out there sporting one. My poker winnings are just about there but damn there proud of them.
I need to be convinced on this one before dropping that kind of cash on something that "might'' be worth the money.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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I saw they were out too. I was wondering who the hell is buying them and why aren't they bragging about it??
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:22 AM   #3
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I like the looks of them too, but have yet to see one in the flesh. All the angles of them have made it look like they can't be used with these (headlight shroud):



Or for that matter, the off road headlight grills? I've only seen photos of the Desierto from certain angles and it looks like it'd foul them, but it's unclear.

Also: For that sort of money and given the size of them, it'd be nice if it had some bars to mount rally computers, GPS etc. built into the cockpit of them. Anyone with one managed to knock up something for use with the Desierto 3?
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:24 AM   #4
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It would be on my 800 for sure if I owned one. I think you can use the off road headlight guard with it too....the adjustability of the shield is great
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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I like the looks of them too, but have yet to see one in the flesh. All the angles of them have made it look like they can't be used with these (headlight shroud):



Or for that matter, the off road headlight grills? I've only seen photos of the Desierto from certain angles and it looks like it'd foul them, but it's unclear.
My thoughts too. Ive yet to spring for the visor just because of that possibility.

Really surprises me none of the FF's on here has this fairing yet. Although man 800 bones is tough to swallow for it.

Another concern Ive got is how well it holds up on tip over's. That dumb ass front brake reservoir guard snapped off on me way too easily! Going to go with the Renazzo (sp?) replacement before the season gets here.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Granted it is the classic KTM Dakar look. I just don't happen to like that look. $800 bones is nothing when it comes to my baby.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:48 AM   #7
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Granted it is the classic KTM Dakar look. I just don't happen to like that look. $800 bones is nothing when it comes to my baby.
You're just saying that so she doesn't try to break your leg again.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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Another concern Ive got is how well it holds up on tip over's. That dumb ass front brake reservoir guard snapped off on me way too easily! Going to go with the Renazzo (sp?) replacement before the season gets here.
Yes, that's one of my concerns too. I can live with my tall 60 metal mule screen shearing in a crash. I'd be sobbing like a baby if I'd just spent almost ten times that and the screen crashed. I might contact TT and see if they just do the "screen" bit as a replacement (IE for if that breaks, but the base/mount is still fine).
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:41 AM   #9
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I'll let you all know when mine arrives in a week and a half.

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #10
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snip.
Or for that matter, the off road headlight grills? I've only seen photos of the Desierto from certain angles and it looks like it'd foul them, but it's unclear.
you can use the headlight grill.

there are pix in the instructions
http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/d...546b202cd8d600
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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Ill do a full pictoriol when I install it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #12
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So....how much of a rental fee to try out the setup??

We're gonna need a full ride report, of course.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #13
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #14
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you can use the headlight grill.

there are pix in the instructions
http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/d...546b202cd8d600
And to confirm - you can use both the headlight grill and headlamp shroud thingy just fine. I stopped by TT today and checked it out, and that's the right they have. The lower beak of the Desierto just barely grazes the shroud, but it didn't require any filing to make it fit ... though I'm assuming the headlight was actually pointing at the proper angle. One could imagine having to bump the headlight down a bit if the Desierto is too big ... and if that's the case, the file will be coming out when mine gets here ...

Also, there seems to be ample space for mounting brackets of various flavors - there are various support struts and plates, any of which could take a screw or three and serve quite nicely as a GPS mounting plate. My Zumo plans to move in there for the winter ...
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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Also, there seems to be ample space for mounting brackets of various flavors - there are various support struts and plates, any of which could take a screw or three and serve quite nicely as a GPS mounting plate.
Adjustability of the windsheild and the "possibility'' of the mounting options are what Im waiting to see myself. Over a foot of snow here overnight. Ive got time to see how this pans out.
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