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Old 01-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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New Lynx Fairing for the KTM 690 from Britannia Composites

I'ts been a couple of months in the making, but we have now completed the new Lynx for the 690. If ever there was a bike that benefits from the Lynx it has to be this bike.

The upper half of the fairing sticks closely to the other Lynx models and shares the same Hella rally lights and sliding screen system. However, the lower part is designed to match in with the KTM front fenders and the fairing convieniently mounts to the two threaded holes already there on the top of the bottom triple clamp.

Fitting is pretty straight forward with no drilling or alteration to the bike and the OEM turnsignals are retained in the stock position

Cost is the same as the other Lynx's at $465 and details will be up on the website shortly. Units will be available in about 10 days.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Nice job Ian, looks great!
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:36 AM   #4
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Very different and very nice .

How much in total shipped to the uk ?
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:43 AM   #5
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That's nice!!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:51 AM   #6
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Looks great Ian! Thanks for putting that together for us .

What light options are there for the fairing? If HID are they street legal? Any chance you have or could make a HID Bi-xenon projector beam option? I'd love to have 100 watts of street legal HID power!
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:41 AM   #7
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I am sure the HID option will be available for this one. I have them in my Lynx fairing on my WR250X and I have never had better lighting on a bike, ever.
The stock Lynx lights are reported to be very very good but I have been VERY impressed with the HIDs in mine. I never had the halogens to compare to.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #8
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Looks great Ian! Thanks for putting that together for us .

What light options are there for the fairing? If HID are they street legal? Any chance you have or could make a HID Bi-xenon projector beam option? I'd love to have 100 watts of street legal HID power!
Same light options as on the other Lynx fairings ie, HID upgrade on one or both lights. The standard halogen lights are DOT approved and this is stamped on the bottom of the lenses. It not legal to change ANY bulb in a headlight, but having DOT stamped on the lamps and the fact that the lights are virtually identical to Hellas HID version, mean that it would be a difficult call to tell them apart. There has never been a problem with the law as far as I am aware and unlike some HID conversions, these remain very focused and don't throw light all over the place, blinding other drivers.

That said, the standard Halogens will be about 5 times brighter than the OEM light and be similar to the light given off by a small car. HID will up that by about 40% and be a much whiter/daylight type light.

The Hella 90mm bi-exeon will fit straight in, but each light costs nerly as much as the fairing !! $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Frankly, not really worth it.

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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Note from Ian

Thought I'd post this reply email from Ian which was very helpful in understanding my options. I'm 6-2 and I am SOOO over the noise and chest push of the OEM "touring windsheild" for the 690e. Here's what Ian says:

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I hear you on the ‘big’ Adv bikes and I guess that’s really how the Lynx came about. At the time it was designed, I had a big GS 1150 and a Husky 610 and I always faced the problem of which bike to take on a trip. I concluded that the only benefit of the GS was ‘getting me there’ and was no fun at all once off road. So, I went about trying to ‘soften’ the 610 for journeys and along with a decent seat and Luggage, the Lynx was created.

Anyway, there are ways of increasing the wind coverage and this starts by fitting one of our screens from the Mirage 2 ( for the GS800). This is 1- 1/2” taller and an inch wider and runs with the same slots and clamps. I won’t say the difference is huge, but it is better. The only reason we don’t make the Lynx screen bigger in the first place, is that the screen becomes more vulnerable in a tumble off road. We are actually thinking of offering this screen as a second ‘touring screen’ option on the Lynx.

Beyond that, some guys have fitted the small 10”Laminar lip extension shown here : http://www.laminarlip.com/cruisers.php which works well.

As for lights, if you don’t ride a whole lot at night, the best combo is HID low beam/Halogen High. As you are probably aware, most people don’t use hi beam that much, so there isn’t much gain by investing $95 in that light. However, the low beam is on at all times so you are saving the system 30w all of the time ( 35w vs 65w). 50% more light doesn’t go amiss either on these darker days ! This is the most popular light combo we do and nearly 90% of guys have HID on one or both lights ( normally just the low)."
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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rattling

I mounted my Lynx to my 13 KTM 690 about 6 month ago I have tried everything i know to stop rattling around 4000 RPM tight everything felt padding here and there nothing stops it only at 4000 -4200 RPM then stops. Sounds like it is the whole mounting plate driving me crazy. Anyone else have this problem or ideas it fix it
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #11
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Holy sheet, so there is somebody else who noticed that "little" vibration and noise? I've tried vinyl gaskets between all surfaces but still get the rattle. So....to alleviate it, I sing between 4000 and 5500 RPM. My shitty voice is only a bit easier to tolerate though. At least I can drown out the friggin rattle.
It gives more room on the road too, since now my friends ride further away since my singing is so bad.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #12
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I mounted my Lynx to my 13 KTM 690 about 6 month ago I have tried everything i know to stop rattling around 4000 RPM tight everything felt padding here and there nothing stops it only at 4000 -4200 RPM then stops. Sounds like it is the whole mounting plate driving me crazy. Anyone else have this problem or ideas it fix it
OK, so this has come up before and specifically on 690's ! It's 90% that the dashboard is touching the inside of the fairing right on the outside of the 'wings'. You'll see if this is the case where the inside of the fairing is marked by the dash touching it.

The dash should not touch the fairing at any point, other than where it bolts to the fairing at the top. The solution is to remove the fairing and file/grind/dremel the dash away where it touches the inside of the fairing. Leave yourself at least an 1/8th" gap between the two surfaces.

Adding different types of rubber/foam to the two surfaces does not work satisfactorily, the two surfaces need to be clear of each other.

I'm sorry that the dashboards didn't come with the correct clearance, but those reading will be pleased to hear that the issue got solved on the new Lynx this year.

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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Thanks i will do that today let u know how it turns out
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