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Old 11-06-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Is there a manufacturer that makes a plastic ralley fairing?

I was just wondering if there are any companies that make a plastic ralley fairing that looks like you see on the KTM Adventure or other rally bikes? I think the term is African Queen?

I think somebody should just make something that is universal to mount on thumpers. It would be nice to have a little bigger fairing to protect stuff like Gps from a little bit of the weather.

Something that looks somewhat like this :



but more universal/plastic/cheaper like this:



I know it wouldn't be quite as light as the really expensive fiberglass ones, but it would be a little more functional and cool looking. Am I way off?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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I have an older version of this. http://www.ufoplasticusa.com/part_ot...nd=10&model=82

Is that more what you are looking for?
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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There is no universal frame mounted fairing like the one above because the front steering stem and therefore the fairing stay, plus the shape of the tank etc are different between all bikes.

Simpson detours (sp?), Britannia composites and some others make replacement fairings which bolt to the forks. They would be fine for normal use if you can stand the look. But they are not proper rally fairings which you can mount all the navigation gear to and take the weight off the handlebars.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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I have an older version of this. http://www.ufoplasticusa.com/part_ot...nd=10&model=82

Is that more what you are looking for?
Kind of, but taller. I understand that it wouldn't be able to support all the goodies, but i'm more or less looking for a taller windscreen. The gps would be mounted to the handlebars. like the UFO only taller and styled afer the rally fairings.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #5
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Would something like this work for you?



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Old 11-06-2009, 11:31 AM   #6
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+1 for britannia composites, it's not quite a dakar fairing but they make some great looking stuff.

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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There are some universal windshields for streetbikes that have about the right shape. I had one on my KLR, and if you stand it up straight it kind of looks like a rally fairing. I think if you painted it to match it would look pretty cool.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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Someone already mentioned it, but Simpson Detour sort of makes one. Not exactly a rally set-up, but it's a bigger fairing.
Website HERE
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:18 PM   #9
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OTR in Germany got what you want and the fairing in the first post.

http://www.off-the-road.de/lampenmasken.html?&L=1



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Old 11-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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OTR in Germany got what you want and the fairing in the first post.

http://www.off-the-road.de/lampenmasken.html?&L=1



that's exactly it. Now, can Baja designs just make one like that in plastic and sell it for less than 100 bucks?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #11
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that's exactly it. Now, can Baja designs just make one like that in plastic and sell it for less than 100 bucks to fit my KLR?
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:01 AM   #12
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:14 AM   #13
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The OTR fairings listed above are the closest thing your going to find to a full on rallye fairing that isnt around $1000.

You cant just mount a windshield to your bars and call it good, the point of a rallye fairing is to

1) mainly protect the navigation equipment
2)use the mount that supports the fairing its self to support all the weight of the navigation equipment and to keep it off of the bars
3) and finally to take a little bit of the wind off the rider

Since their main job is to keep the weight off the bars they use a main navigation bracket to support everything. You can see the bracket on this KTM690rallye.



Thats why you arent going to find one for under $100.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #14
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Since their main job is to keep the weight off the bars they use a main navigation bracket to support everything.

Thats why you arent going to find one for under $100.
But a lot of people don't care for nav equipment, they just want a rally fairing for the bling factor. Guess it is a market segment there.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #15
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But a lot of people don't care for nav equipment, they just want a rally fairing for the bling factor. Guess it is a market segment there.
And there lies the problem. Because people dont need the nav gear they dont want the navigation bracket. Only thing is, all the cool fairings that people want are only made to be used with one. And untill enough people need just a fairing we arent going to get anything. Even now there isnt much of a demand for the rallye fairings.

Now that being said, those OTR fairings dont look TOO bad.
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