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Old 02-07-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
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Cool2 GS Dakar windshield on KTM Adventure.

Yes, the winter weather has done it in once again.

I put the BMW F650GS Dakar windshield up against the KTM Adventure.. 1/2 hour later.. with my trusty corded drill.. Voila!
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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Cool2 A shot from the cockpit

It adds about 6 inches to the height.
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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Cool2 From the side..

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Old 02-07-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:59 AM   #6
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Thumb What wind?

That is freaking awsome!!
Did you have to do your drilling on the Katoom or on the screen itself? You a damn Genius Gump!
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Old 02-07-2003, 12:36 PM   #7
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Wouldn't the gap between the two force air up into your face? How does it work? Is is any better on the highway? It looks great by the way.
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Old 02-07-2003, 04:20 PM   #8
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Cool2 You can do it yourself.

I drilled three 1/4" holes on the KTM front fairing, easily covered with ductape if I take the Dakar shield off.

Some 1-1/2" and 3/4" diameter rubber washers, 1" diameter metal washers, two 7/16" x 1-3/4" rod cupling nuts, one 7/16" x 3/4" aluminum spacer, three 1/4" x 3" machine screws, and three 1/4" nylon locknuts. All small parts are found in your local Home Depot.

The big gap between the two shields is to avoid the vacuum effect from having such large frontal area against the airflow.

I took a short ride of 30 miles last night before the snowfall, there is not particular wind getting through between the two shields that I could feel.
At highway speed of 65-75 mph, there is some shield deflection, maybe as much as one inch back but that's to be expected. The scoop on the Dakar shield distorts the visual at 7-10 ft in front of the wheel, but above or below it was much better.

Now if only BMW made those Dakar shield wider to both sides..

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Old 02-07-2003, 09:38 PM   #9
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Wider Dakar Shield

That's what the Wunderlich Touring shield does for the Dakar, it is wider. It is 18" at the widest point just above the handguards...
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:00 PM   #10
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I love this thread so I'm bumping it to the top so all of the n00bs can have a look see. I don't have a KTM 640 but I'm thinking about doing something similar on the Tiger.

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Old 02-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #11
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I love this thread so I'm bumping it to the top so all of the n00bs can have a look see. I don't have a KTM 640 but I'm thinking about doing something similar on the Tiger.

Groovy, but just wanna cross-reference this new and very cool alternative to the standard Dakar mod:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=72481&page=3

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Groovy, but just wanna cross-reference this new and very cool alternative to the standard Dakar mod:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=72481&page=3

Thanks... Great thread.
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Thanks... Great thread.
yeah, that WageSlave has been doing some great mods!
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