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Old 09-07-2009, 05:06 AM   #16
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wes Im watching this closely Ive been wanting a fairing for awhile
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:45 AM   #17
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Watching this one closely, will be interesting to see what you come up with. Do you happen to know how much the 950 headlight weighs?
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:45 PM   #18
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I will have on of these BRPs one day soon. nice work...

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #19
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Watching this one closely, will be interesting to see what you come up with. Do you happen to know how much the 950 headlight weighs?
I could go and weigh my old stock light if there is real interest, cant be much its all plastic...

edit: went out and weighed it, 114.4 oz... ounces... that is 7 pounds, dang that's more than i would have thought...

edit agan: damn postal scale...Picked it up to put it back in the box and thought this thing can't weigh more than 3 lbs. Weighed it again with my digtal fish scale and it said 1.9 pounds, that sounds more like it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:45 PM   #20
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For the low low price of $1500? Sounds like I need to go to the bank of Jim.

His fairing is what sent me down this road.
Wesley, the price of the Fairing is $ 700.00. That is fairing, steering head mounting bracket and support that goes from steering head to backside of fairing.

You already have the KTM headlight and tank.

BTW, I'm NOT a salesman for Kens fairing. I have two young sons and don't have unlimited time I can spend in the garage.

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Old 09-08-2009, 04:20 AM   #21
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Kenaroo et al...

Cleaned up your head explosion to the Head Explody forum.. you have a problem with Wesley, PM him directly, and keep it civil on this forum.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:16 AM   #22
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Kenaroo,

I've asked you already to keep it civil and deal with the OP through PM, but you insist on doing it here.. Cleaned it up again and will be giving you a vacation from this site for a few days.

I don't see anyone stealing from anyone.. the fairing design looks like it's from the KTM racing team..

At any rate, even if it's a direct copy of your design, without patents there's nothing you can do about it, and nothing we can do to protect "your" design.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #23
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Now, On with the show!

BTW, Can you make this so it can be duplicated in my garage with a drill motor, dremel and an assortment of hammers?
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #24
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the fairing design looks like it's from the KTM racing team..
Do you all have a magic monitor that can look into the future? All I'm seeing is a stock KTM Adventure headlight sitting on a fender and an aluminum block bolted to the steering head.

That being said, I think the 950/990 headlight and windshield would be a great starting point for a custom fairing. The Euro version light is supposed to be very good, especially with a H3/H7 HID conversion kit fitted.

Here it is with the stock on a Superenduro:

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #25
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Do you all have a magic monitor that can look into the future? All I'm seeing is a stock KTM Adventure headlight sitting on a fender and an aluminum block bolted to the steering head.
Well, you know what I mean, it looks like one of those Dakar racing bikes, be it KTM or anyone else, they all stack it the same way.. this design uses a KTM headlight and I don't see it as "stolen" from anyone on this site.

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Old 09-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #26
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Just signed on. This looks serious.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:40 PM   #27
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Hey Guys,

First, my apologies for the tone this thread has taken. Kinda like in my post about painting, I like to share my work so others can benefit.

I've read a lot of good posts here on work that others have done and hope some of you can take some of my learnings and build your own stuff.

Anyway, Spent a bunch of time on associated stuff such as new LED signals, flasher and Ricky rectifier tonight. I need to get some lighter material for the fairing, after only a few brake lines the last attempt was stupid strong. No need for that.

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:56 AM   #28
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I very much appreciate the sharing of information on this site and I am happy to see that it will continue in this thread.

I used thin aluminum(1/8 inch I think) for my battery box and it was seriously strong, I'm sure you could go very thin with it and still make it hold up. Especially if any stiffening ribs/bracing is added. I'd guess maybe 1/16 for a start?
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:31 AM   #29
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I think 18 gauge should do the trick. 16 was too strong. With a brake lines and some bead rolled it'd better suited for a set of Panniers.

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #30
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Do you all have a magic monitor that can look into the future? All I'm seeing is a stock KTM Adventure headlight sitting on a fender and an aluminum block bolted to the steering head.
I just got that. Thats f-ing funny
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