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Old 12-25-2009, 12:04 PM   #76
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fan-freakin-tastic DP. Thanks for the photos. That's cool you can remove the tinted part and it still looks good.

Waiting patiently for the ride report.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:26 PM   #77
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Frank,

Looks good. About how wide is the screen at the bottom and top?
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #78
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DP whats are your thoughts on mounting a GPS to the inside of the fairing?
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:59 PM   #79
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DP whats are your thoughts on mounting a GPS to the inside of the fairing?
Troy,
Well, there are quite a few spots a GPS bracket could grab onto the support bracket. Taking up a lot of room is the instrament cluster. But, like I said, to the sides and on top of it are exposed sections of the support where you could latch onto.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:02 PM   #80
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Looks good. About how wide is the screen at the bottom and top?
The bottom of the black fairing is a bit wider than the bikes side fairing, then going up where the shield meets the black fairing is 15 inches wide then at the tip of the shield is about 11.5 inches wide.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #81
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Looks really good Frank. I was wondering if it would look too big but it doesn't at all.







Crap.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:09 PM   #82
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Looks really good Frank. I was wondering if it would look too big but it doesn't at all. Crap.
No, your right Scott, it doesn't. I was real sensitive to that too. But, it's not. Blends with the bike nicely. If the adjustable screen actually does something, it'll be good. Not $800 good, but good.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:57 PM   #83
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Looks really good Frank. I was wondering if it would look too big but it doesn't at all.
Crap.
My feelings too. I *really* need to stop checking this thread. For financial reasons I was hoping the Desierto will/does suck big-time, however it appears to actually work. And it does look nice. I do not need to be tempted.

Unfortunately for me at that price point, however nice it looks and however well it performs it just isn't doable for me. Even at $400 I just can't see the cost/benefit. Sigh. Looks like I'll stick with my stock screen and the Laminar Lip for now.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #84
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I got my setup finished late last night (after Santa had gone to bed :). I generally had a good experience mounting it up like Frank, though I think there is going to be some issues where the "beak" of the lower visor touches the headlight visor thingy ... need to check it out when the bike is moving to see if it's really an issue.

I have the Zumo mounted up adequately on it without doing any bracket modifications, using the RAM mounts. I used one of these http://www.expressmounts.com/ram-mou...am-b-272u.html and attached it to one of the central bolts, then attached the Zumo's OEM RAM arm and cradle. Because the ball mount rests against the top of cluster it doesn't have enough clearance to allow for full adjustment of the arm, but you still can get quite a good location, without any drilling required. I'm going to keep playing with alternatives, though - this still partially obscures some instruments, which I would like to avoid.

Some (bad) shots of what I have so far ...






And wow, I gotta hurry up and get that fairing DIRTY ... :)
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:40 AM   #85
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Jeff,
hopefully you can today, because it's pouring here. And forget the dirty ride, stock shield works there, take her out and bring her up to speed to see how it does deflecting slab style wind. Although your experience will be unique.
Ill be out on mine tomorrow. Also Jeff, I am not having a cleance issue with the headlight. Its sorta close but no contact.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:48 AM   #86
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Jeff, how tall are you and what kind of helmet are you using ?

We can give 2 opinions on it's wind deflecting ability.
I'm 5'9" using an Arai XD, standard seat.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #87
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6'1", also with Arai XD(1). We're heading out on the Husky's for most of today (frosty), but if it doesn't re-frost early, I'll try to ride this evening ...
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:57 AM   #88
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Frank, Does it interfere with the mirrors at all when turning lock-to-lock? Were mirror extenders necessary? I've installed a Ztechnik with mirror extenders and it doesn't hit the mirrors but it does hit the mirror extender brackets. I'm working with Ztechnik...they can't figure it out why it's hitting. Have you been able to test the wind protection yet?

It looks great and price seems high but not if it provides great wind protection.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #89
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Frank, Does it interfere with the mirrors at all when turning lock-to-lock? Were mirror extenders necessary? I've installed a Ztechnik with mirror extenders and it doesn't hit the mirrors but it does hit the mirror extender brackets. I'm working with Ztechnik...they can't figure it out why it's hitting. Have you been able to test the wind protection yet?

It looks great and price seems high but not if it provides great wind protection.
Nope, full swing, right to left and it does not hit mirrors.
No test yet. Tomorrow though, Ill be out with it.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:15 PM   #90
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I'd be interested in where the wind hits you when fully down and fully up positions. So no mirror extenders?
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