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Old 07-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #241
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Thanks Ian, got mine from you the other day (Black KLR in Ottawa). First ride in the rain with it and damn...no more stinging needles in the face with my mx helmet on. Looks great, easy install, delivered quickly, all around happy with the purchase (quality, etc). Oh ya I have a buddy with a xr650l, any dates yet?
Glad you're pleased !

The timing on the DR depends a bit on when we can get our hands on one and how much different the dash needs to be. On the new one, the fairing will remain the same across all suitable bikes, but the dash (which actually forms the 'backbone' of the structure as well as being a 'dash') will almost certainly need to be different, unless the handlebar clamp is very similar to the Husky/KTM's . The bottom of the dash anchors under the handlebar clamps on top of the triple clamp and is 'squeezed' by the big through bolts that hold the handlebar clamps in place. We will have to devise a different system for bikes that have the handlebar clamps cast into the top triple (ie DRZ400, KLR etc). Not sure what the DR 650 design is.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:15 PM   #242
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Another XR650L owner watching closely. Shame I just bought a new gas tank, I would have liked to match it to your product offering. I think the big money bikes will be the DRZ400 and the KLR, but considering the XL650R has been unchanged forever I can hope.
There is a lot of interest from the XL's for the new one and we fully expect to have one for it. See previous post for explanation on the fitting issues.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:42 PM   #243
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Here's my answer to the fairing on a KLR.
Cut, fold forward and splice with a material of your choice, in my case black plastic.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #244
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Here's my answer to the fairing on a KLR.
Cut, fold forward and splice with a material of your choice, in my case black plastic.
That's pretty much exactly how the original XS fairing started off. We got a bit carried away after that !
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:57 AM   #245
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Nice job on the DR John ! I see you've got a different screen on your 'twin'. Is it better with the lip at the top?

Ian
I like it. It is just a left over laminar lip for the stock klr screen.
I am still working on the air flow a little. It is great with out the review mirrors, with them it messes with the air flow and forces air to the lower sides of the helmet. This causes a lot of noise for the XD helmet but is fine with a pure street helmet or a normal off-road helmet. so I am going to play with the wind screen some more and see what happens. I will be leaving for a 6,000 mile trip this monday, I will find out alot about the airflow during that time.


By the way that is an awesome fairing, My wife now rides in comfort. Great work

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Old 07-31-2008, 11:59 AM   #246
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xs fairing on a dr650 I need to work on aligning it a litte bit more, but over all I really like it




Will this work with the 4.9 gal IMS tank?
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:40 PM   #247
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I'm not shure as mine is a clark. I would think you could make it work
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:00 PM   #248
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...expect an order from me in early '09...thanks.
IAN,

I might be able to order one soon...pending approval from the CEO, of course...I can't remember if you offered a slightly different trim for use with the IMS tank...can't find the option on your website...maybe it was the original XS???

Anyway, I am excited!!! Just need to convince the boss to part w/ a few of her $$$...
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:19 PM   #249
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IAN,

I might be able to order one soon...pending approval from the CEO, of course...I can't remember if you offered a slightly different trim for use with the IMS tank...can't find the option on your website...maybe it was the original XS???

Anyway, I am excited!!! Just need to convince the boss to part w/ a few of her $$$...
The molds were altered some time back, so that the fairings fitted with either OEM or IMS.

As for the BOSS . Well you need to explain that the fairing dramatically improves the SAFETY of the bike with particular reference to being able to see that Deer run out with much better lights. Be carefull though, sometimes this can lead to suggestions of selling the bike altogether on the basis that it's TOO dangerous !

Anyway, remember, we're all pulling for you !

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:28 PM   #250
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...explain that the fairing dramatically improves the SAFETY of the bike...

Anyway, remember, we're all pulling for you !

Cheers Ian


i like the way you think....let me see what i can get away with...thanks.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:53 PM   #251
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i like the way you think....let me see what i can get away with...thanks.
Years of practice !!
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:47 PM   #252
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I have one reservation about Britannia's XS Twin. It's way too nice to fit in with the rest of my KLRpigfifty!
Nothing a little mud, brush and neglect can't fix, I guess.
Other than that one sticking point, this thing is the bomb.
Mounting it was a piece of cake. The most trouble I had was putting new connectors on the aftermarket blinkers I bought and taking out my old high amp headlight relay wiring.
The Brittania components were super simple and straight forward. Great instructions, great fit and finish, great product.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:16 PM   #253
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Your bike is lookin' mighty fine!
We're doing everything we can to try and screw up the molds so they don't look so shiny ! Trouble is, then we can't get the b.........y part out of the mold ! C'est la Vie. (only joking!)
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:33 AM   #254
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IAN,

...pending approval from the CEO, of course...
she is making me buy a set of shocks for the GS...

back to the original plan...she is MAKING me use my XMas + Bday money to buy my fairing so it will have to wait till early '09...dammit...

i must have a badass fairing...
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:12 AM   #255
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she is making me buy a set of shocks for the GS...

back to the original plan...she is MAKING me use my XMas + Bday money to buy my fairing so it will have to wait till early '09...dammit...

i must have a badass fairing...
Well, I can't argue that the shocks will be a dramatic improvement on the GS. I did the same and fitted Wilbers to mine backalong. Loads of $$$ though and in the end I got the 1200 anyway.

In the meantime I'll keep the family on bread and water until you order one !!

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