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Old 05-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #331
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Worked very well for me. Also made great mounting location for GPS. Very simple. No vibration. Road from SF Ca. to Deadhorse AK. in May 2010. Nice air bubble over helmet and out to shouders.










Expensive but worth it!!!
Id like to get a better look at that mount. Exactly what Id like to do. Just the two bolts?
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #332
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Anybody else have a headlight height adjustment problem with their D3 fairing? My headlight hits the fairing on the right side at a position that is not high enough to shine down the road properly. It makes the light point at the ground not too far from the front of the bike.

Here's my problem:



I've marked the contact area with duct tape for this photo. Here's a closer look at my issue:







I've owned my D3 for about 6 months now, and been very pleased with it otherwise. I didn't discover the headlight adjustment problem until spring arrived and I began riding at night. Its kind of a "this dog won't hunt" scenario....at least for me.

I spoke with the TT folks, and they said they've not seen or heard of this problem before. Wanted to see some photos, so I sent them some earlier today. Thought I'd share it with the collective to see if anyone else has encountered this problem also.

After losing some sleep over the issue....action was required. Mustering up the courage following a stiff drink , at High Noon, I pulled my Dremel from its holster and fired a daring shot:







Piece of CAKE! Worked like a charm. The fairing is fine, and I now have plenty of room to swivel the headlight for proper adjustment.

Call me crazy, but now, I can get back to having a good night of sleep!

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:33 AM   #333
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Anybody else have a headlight height adjustment problem with their D3 fairing? My headlight hits the fairing on the right side at a position that is not high enough to shine down the road properly. It makes the light point at the ground not too far from the front of the bike.

Here's my problem:



I've marked the contact area with duct tape for this photo. Here's a closer look at my issue:







I've owned my D3 for about 6 months now, and been very pleased with it otherwise. I didn't discover the headlight adjustment problem until spring arrived and I began riding at night. Its kind of a "this dog won't hunt" scenario....at least for me.

I spoke with the TT folks, and they said they've not seen or heard of this problem before. Wanted to see some photos, so I sent them some earlier today. Thought I'd share it with the collective to see if anyone else has encountered this problem also.

After losing some sleep over the issue....action was required. Mustering up the courage following a stiff drink , at High Noon, I pulled my Dremel from its holster and fired a daring shot:







Piece of CAKE! Worked like a charm. The fairing is fine, and I now have plenty of room to swivel the headlight for proper adjustment.

Call me crazy, but now, I can get back to having a good night of sleep!

HF
Armed with a Dremel.....not afraid to use it....... I like it....Great job....

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:10 AM   #334
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Anybody else have a headlight height adjustment problem with their D3 fairing? My headlight hits the fairing on the right side at a position that is not high enough to shine down the road properly. It makes the light point at the ground not too far from the front of the bike.

Here's my problem:



I've marked the contact area with duct tape for this photo. Here's a closer look at my issue:







I've owned my D3 for about 6 months now, and been very pleased with it otherwise. I didn't discover the headlight adjustment problem until spring arrived and I began riding at night. Its kind of a "this dog won't hunt" scenario....at least for me.

I spoke with the TT folks, and they said they've not seen or heard of this problem before. Wanted to see some photos, so I sent them some earlier today. Thought I'd share it with the collective to see if anyone else has encountered this problem also.

After losing some sleep over the issue....action was required. Mustering up the courage following a stiff drink , at High Noon, I pulled my Dremel from its holster and fired a daring shot:







Piece of CAKE! Worked like a charm. The fairing is fine, and I now have plenty of room to swivel the headlight for proper adjustment.

Call me crazy, but now, I can get back to having a good night of sleep!

HF
I did have a similar issue but in fact TT forgot to drill the holes. I did it myself and then found that the headlight could not be adjusted :-( I did not sleep until I fixed it in the morning :-)))
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:34 AM   #335
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:12 AM   #336
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I wouldn't ride it, Just stare at it!!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #337
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Took the bike for a trip this weekend and put a good number of miles on the highway at 70-80 MPH. Can you say crazy wind roar? I even put the wax ear plugs in and it was still too noisy for me. When I stood and let the wind hit me full on it was whisper quiet; sit down again and freight train! I'm not as happy with the windscreen anymore. It's great for low speed and off-road, IMO, (oh and looks) but not so good on the highway. Damn!

Anyone else feel this way? Mind you, I have an Aeroflow on my 1150 Adventure (not a good comparison).....but this doesn't even come close. It's actually better with the tiny F650GS screen, noise-wise, which barely comes above the gauges. Do I need to sell it and buy the big-ass Aeroflow? Damn!

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This is not good news for me, I'm expecting my new Desierto III to be delivered tomorrow. Definately want less noise as original screen is crazy loud for me. Whats your length and what kind of seat are you using? Maybe there will be a barely used D3 for sale here soon =).

ps. If were talking big/quiet screens, is the AeroFlow best in class? Might order one of them if this doesn't work.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:43 AM   #338
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Check out the Madstad. I've had mine for almost two years and don't think you can find a better touring shield for the 800GS at any price ( and it only costs $300) Nothing but phrase in the touring shield thread running here in Parallel Universe and on the 800GS forum.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:39 PM   #339
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Check out the Madstad. I've had mine for almost two years and don't think you can find a better touring shield for the 800GS at any price ( and it only costs $300) Nothing but phrase in the touring shield thread running here in Parallel Universe and on the 800GS forum.
The madstad? You mean one of these: http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1118/.f?
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:00 PM   #340
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The madstad? You mean one of these: http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.1118/.f?
Thats the one He guarantees it and will take it back if you don't like it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #341
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Looking for solutions at highway speeds. Whistling (most likely the helmet), plus the wind hits me at the top of helmet.

I'm thinking a shoei rf1100 or shoei hornet could be the answer to all my problems.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:36 PM   #342
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6'5"
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Looking for solutions at highway speeds. Whistling (most likely the helmet), plus the wind hits me at the top of helmet.

I'm thinking a shoei rf1100 or shoei hornet could be the answer to all my problems.

At your height, that visor on the XD just might be the problem. Do you have a conventional road helmet you could try first and do you use ear plugs? Can you take the visor off?? Duct tape everything ???
Spending $350 on a new lid is an expensive experiment.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #343
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At your height, that visor on the XD just might be the problem. Do you have a conventional road helmet you could try first and do you use ear plugs? Can you take the visor off?? Duct tape everything ???
Spending $350 on a new lid is an expensive experiment.
At 6'4", I take the visor off my Shoei Hornet when on pavement for a long length of time - which, unfortunately, ends up being most of the time.

Works for me.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #344
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At 6'4", I take the visor off my Shoei Hornet when on pavement for a long length of time - which, unfortunately, ends up being most of the time.

Works for me.


There you go !!!! Another Advrider problem solved.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #345
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good call on the experimenting before dropping $300. I do use earplugs. I removed the visor today, road 300 miles today, and had a loud whistle the whole time. I'm convinced it's the helmet - I'm gonna try and test a few old helmets out in order to find the right one.

I used the same XD3 on my previous 1200gsa and had no problems given the car-sized windshield I was relaxing behind. The 800 is a different story.

Sounds like the Hornet may be better/quieter for 60+ speeds???
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