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Old 11-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #16
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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
Is it plastic? They don't say? Money is not the only issue. Fiberglass is not nearly as crash resistant as plastic unless it's thick and heavy.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #17
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Im having one of those bar mounted OTR fairings for my xr250. I want a spot to mount my GPS, a vapor guage package, and have good lighting. that thing fits the bill. and for 200 euro, which is about 400 cdn thats cool with me!....
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:24 PM   #18
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Is it plastic? They don't say? Money is not the only issue. Fiberglass is not nearly as crash resistant as plastic unless it's thick and heavy.
No clue. All I'm reading is "toughest materials" too. I imagine you can email them and find out for sure.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:24 AM   #19
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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.
Anybody who would be interested in what I'm describing, say "I". :)

Maybe if there is a lot of interest, we could forward this thread to a company.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:19 AM   #20
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Anybody who would be interested in what I'm describing, say "I". :)

Maybe if there is a lot of interest, we could forward this thread to a company.
I!

And I like that red bike in the first post :)
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:51 AM   #21
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Its not that hard to make your own with fiberglass. I made this one for my Super Duke. Including the mold and resin I spent 40 bucks. It may not be the best looking fairnig but it works great.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #22
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Is it plastic? They don't say? Money is not the only issue. Fiberglass is not nearly as crash resistant as plastic unless it's thick and heavy.
Here's my DRZ with the SD fairing. I've had a couple of tip-overs off road, it was fine. It's very heavy duty - probably to a fault, since it's attached to the bars, but that's about the only option I had at the time.



More pics here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2044





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Old 11-09-2009, 08:36 PM   #23
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:01 AM   #24
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XR owners can't be cheapskates, too?
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:12 AM   #25
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OK ... so am planning a fairing upgrade (see post 22 for the "today" state).



Why:

1) to clean up the front end electricals
2) to replace stock speedo with something along the lines of a Vapour
3) to take the weight down, and off the forks
4) a fun fall/winter project. I know, it's April, but I'm smart like rocks mechanically, so I need to plan ahead ...

So, if this goes well, and some of you who have bugged me about selling my fairing just may get their way after all

Naturally, I'm on a budget, so at present, the route I'm considering is this:



product is from off-the-road.

First question is about mounting to the steering head tube. Options I know of are

1) weld a bracket.
2) do a clamp bracket, like OTR sells:




In 1), I have no skills, and would have to find/fab the bracket first, then find a welder. And hope he doesn't bugger the frame.

In the case of 2), I'm not sure how the tower (and all the associated weight) would keep from rotating around the steering tube axis.

Thoughts on this?

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #26
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Have you looked at Britannia Composites?

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #27
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I know Ian well - he makes a fantastic product.

His is a fork mounted product and I already have very functional fairing mounted the same way. I'm looking at frame-mounted. Again, something like this:



and again, I'm asking a very specific question - merits/drawbacks of how to mount the tower to the frame: welding vs clamp. In particular, how the clamp can ensure the tower doesn't spin.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #28
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Fairing mount

The only torque reaction in the bracket you pictured is from the straight legs of the U-bolt, and the clamp load provided by the bolts. If your frame was like a bicycle with a round head tube, then it would twist pretty easily in a get off. The more oval / rectangular the head tube the less likely it will twist. In short it cannot ensure it won't move, it move very far though do to the frame shape, and some of that movement will protect the actual fairing, and fairing supports.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #29
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Thank you sir - that's a most illuminating answer.

I'll keep investigating/planning further .... and saving, of course!



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The only torque reaction in the bracket you pictured is from the straight legs of the U-bolt, and the clamp load provided by the bolts. If your frame was like a bicycle with a round head tube, then it would twist pretty easily in a get off. The more oval / rectangular the head tube the less likely it will twist. In short it cannot ensure it won't move, it move very far though do to the frame shape, and some of that movement will protect the actual fairing, and fairing supports.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:39 AM   #30
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Interesting

Hi Canadius,

Just read this post with interest. Am doing my RTW on an xt660r at the moment and have been thinking about the same problem as you. I'd love a frame mounted rallye fairing, and buying the Off the road mount for the Xt has proved the only way to proceed so far that hasn't involved me having to suddenly develop mechanical/metal working ability! Problem is i'm not a great fan of the faring they do and would prefer something more like this:

http://www2.yamaha-motor.fr/actu/art...id_article=997

Keep us informed with what you find. I'll hopefully be in Vancouver in a month or so as our bikes are shipping in there from Malaysia.
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