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Old 12-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #16
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Ill do a full pictoriol when I install it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:27 PM   #17
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So....how much of a rental fee to try out the setup??

We're gonna need a full ride report, of course.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #18
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you can use the headlight grill.

there are pix in the instructions
http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/d...546b202cd8d600
And to confirm - you can use both the headlight grill and headlamp shroud thingy just fine. I stopped by TT today and checked it out, and that's the right they have. The lower beak of the Desierto just barely grazes the shroud, but it didn't require any filing to make it fit ... though I'm assuming the headlight was actually pointing at the proper angle. One could imagine having to bump the headlight down a bit if the Desierto is too big ... and if that's the case, the file will be coming out when mine gets here ...

Also, there seems to be ample space for mounting brackets of various flavors - there are various support struts and plates, any of which could take a screw or three and serve quite nicely as a GPS mounting plate. My Zumo plans to move in there for the winter ...
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:15 AM   #19
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We're gonna need a full ride report, of course.
Of course !
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:40 AM   #20
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The Touratech fairing hasnt any mount for a GPS or a Roadbook. Thats maybe the reason why only few riders want one.

If the Touratech fairing would be capable of mounting an IMO and a GPS and a roadbook i would already have this fairing.

Finally after searching all F 800 GS forums around - i come tothe conclusion that there isnt a really rallye fairing ( like for the 650 x or the whole LC4s ).

Thats absolutely inaccepatable for me !!! Nevertheless i will do it myself and it will look somehow similar to the nice fairings the Africa Twin guys from Italy do.

Imagine a lot of people would spend a lot of money for a good fairing and none of the big companies produces one.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:26 AM   #21
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The Touratech fairing hasnt any mount for a GPS or a Roadbook. Thats maybe the reason why only few riders want one.
Yea, that's it, nothing to do with the $810 rape, ah, I mean price tag TT !
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:36 AM   #22
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ad DockingPilot:

of course you are right the TT Fairing is overpriced in any way.

But - if its expensive i can expect a mounting system for an IMO or a Roadbook like you see it on the 1100 and 1200 Desierto fairings.

I think if there would be the possibility to mount such a device more people would buy it.

We are talking about expensive stuff anyway. There is nothing really cheap associated with beemers.

But thats another issue.

If its good - i pay.

If it isnt i will do it myself (and save the money )
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:49 AM   #23
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I just want to see more pictures of it from different angles and from further back to get an overall sense of the thing.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #24
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And you will my little Sasquatch, you will, soon enough.
Here's what I'm hoping for. Nice air due tot he ability to adjust (without tools too btw) fore and aft and up and down. Combine that with an awesome look (hopefully) and we might justify my expenditure !
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #25
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Also, there seems to be ample space for mounting brackets of various flavors - there are various support struts and plates, any of which could take a screw or three and serve quite nicely as a GPS mounting plate.
Adjustability of the windsheild and the "possibility'' of the mounting options are what Im waiting to see myself. Over a foot of snow here overnight. Ive got time to see how this pans out.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:26 AM   #26
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Sounds like I'll get the Desierto hopefully tomorrow (or today, if I can get them on the phone and stop them from shipping it so I can just drive down there and pick it up!). "Santa Claus" might insist on wrapping it and stuffing it under the tree, though, so that would delay any feedback from me ... so it's all you, DP. :)

Anybody have any pics of what the GPS/IMO computer mount looks like on the other Desierto versions? It did look like the instrument cluster on the 800 crowded into the space that I would imagine a bracket would typically mount, and it will be a bit fussy to fit, but still totally doable in my opinion. Time will tell ...

Edit: just picked it up from TT downtown, need to do some negotiating with Santa to see if I can pop it open early and get some photos ...
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #27
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #28
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Give her the empty box Jeff and secretly install it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #29
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I was thinking of buying one of these next year, but instead i'll wait until Frank's done farkling his, and I'll buy his bike instead.
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