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Old 08-18-2010, 02:24 PM   #301
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:06 AM   #302
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Likely around $500, but there will probably be OEM paint options (instead of the standard satin black) and may be dashboard options, both of which will effect price. Unit it will be tested over the next three weeks and all being well, will go into production shortly after.
Any updates on this? Are things still on target? I was about ready to pull the trigger on the DS3, but then I saw this thread and would like to see what this product/ price point will look like before I decide. Any update would be great.

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #303
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Worthy of a separate thread....
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post13785492

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #304
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I wan`t to snag a few of you people who thinks this is too expensive...( including myself..) I am gathering materials for a Carbon fiber version. Should cost around $100-150 in materials. When I start I`l post it as a how to in the 8gs forum....... Within the next week or so.......

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:40 PM   #305
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I'm in for one...what are you going to do? Splash a mold and duplicate? TT might have an issue with this. PM me.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:23 PM   #306
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I'm in for one...what are you going to do? Splash a mold and duplicate? TT might have an issue with this. PM me.
I will make it from scratch..... Just like I did this.......same method.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605282



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Old 08-29-2010, 04:10 AM   #307
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I have not been particularly happy with the sceen on the DIII, so today I did some testing and came up with a big improvement in buffetting and protection.

Tomorrow the final template is going to Eagle Screens in Perth and they are going to make a mould.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:11 AM   #308
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And here it is from the rider's perspective.

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Old 08-29-2010, 04:53 AM   #309
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And here it is from the rider's perspective.

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Let us know how it goes,
might be interested in trying one out. Will you be making a few?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:23 AM   #310
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I will make it from scratch..... Just like I did this.......same method.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605282



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Old 08-29-2010, 07:38 AM   #311
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Right on. Can't wait!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #312
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I have been using the DS3 for a few weeks and am really enjoying the screen. I was pleased to see that the Touratech logo in front was not as white as I thought. In some pictures it really stands out but in reality it's more of a grey and less in-your-face as I thought it might be. I'm 6'2 34 inseam and using the stock high saddle. Every setting I have tried has been an improvement over the stock screen. I have finally settled on the high/back setting for highway. There is considerable more noise but the wind is a lot more pleasant and doesn't make me feel as if I have to fight to keep my head straight with the Hornet DS helmet. Since I wear plugs for highway speeds or long trips the extra noise isn't going to be an issue. I do want to mention the excellent packaging job they did. Very well done. I've seen some vendors ship with lazy packaging and I was worried about the D3 getting damaged during shipping. Not here… plenty of peanuts and bubble wrap. I was very happy with the shipping and packaging. Here is my take on the rest…


What I like:

Damn nice looking screen. I haven't seen anything for the 800 that matches it in the looks department

Functional - for me the screen works and works very well

Adjustable - I love the high/low and the back/forward capability. Just change the screen settings as you need. Nice!

Removable top windscreen if you don't need it.


What I don't like:

Price!

Instructions suck. Trying to follow the english instructions was a nightmare for me. Even the PDF download with color pictures really didn't help that much. For me, putting the instructions with small black and white pictures aside and just looking at what I had to work with the install was a breeze. Some of you might understand what I am talking about. With printed documentation I can understand but being a visual person I would expect better from a free download in PDF format. Larger pictures please.

Missing part - missing one plastic washer

Mis-sized parts - four lock nuts were a size larger than the screws




For those of you who have not seen the screen there light that is reflected from the headlight into the lower section of the fairing. That is the reason they sell the "cockpit shield" as an add-on and mention it in the installation instructions. It doesn't bother me but for some of you it might. No way the cockpit shield is worth another $80 on top of the $800 the D3 cost.





Overall I am happy with the product. Is it worth what they charge? Hell No. Take three bills off and I would be a lot happier. I feel for the price they charge it should also come with the cockpit shield included.

In the case of the D3, this was the only screen that I liked enough (the BMW touring was 2nd, Wunderlich Vario 3rd) to purchase.

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:03 PM   #313
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Replacement adjustment knobs

For anyone who has lost one of the clamping knobs used to adjust the position of the windshield (I'm sure that you can guess by now that I have), I have found an almost identical replacement online. The only difference I can tell is that this particular part has brass threads, but it held up fine on a long off road trip.

http://www.jwwinco.com/products/sect..._fp/index.html

Part number 6332011 on the third line of the chart. they are only $1.28 each, but they will charge you close to $7 in shipping unless you order $20 worth of stuff (then shipping is free). So I just ordered 16 of them (4 for $12 vs. 16 for $20.50).

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:34 PM   #314
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Action shot

Here is a shot my buddy took of me returning from the Cat Herders Campout II last weekend (a little blurry since it was taken at 70 mph). The D3 is all the way up, and all the way forward.

From a recent trip to Labrador (all the way down):

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:25 AM   #315
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Nice pics, Eric! Good to meet you this weekend. Your bike looks great; the D3 looks way better in person than in the photos...

Oh, and do you have a ride report for that Labrador trip?
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