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Old 07-15-2013, 07:04 AM   #3451
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The MRA screen is better than stock...that's about all I can say about it. I got it for free from a riding buddy. I'm pretty tall, so I still can't get the turbulance to go up over the top of my head with it. The best I can do is get it to hit me just above the visor on my helmet, so at least I don't get smattered with bugs at night. Still a lot of turbulance though.

Do you have a madstad bracket with the Givi screen? A lot of the guys over at the stromtrooper forum think that's the ideal setup. Also, I found that mirror wideners helped a bit with the buffeting too. I think a lot of the turbulance actually comes off those giant square mirrors.

All that being said, I still wear ear plugs!
Ear plugs are a must!

Yes, madstad bracket with the givi screen. Probably need to raise the screen but I'm not a fan of looking through, I'd rather look over the screen.

The MRA worked great on my 02 Tiger.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #3452
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Suggestion for 05 450EXC headlamp/fairing replacement

Good evening. I shot you an email about fairing/headlamp for that KTM 450EXC I ended up buying. Sometimes I still wish I'd gone with your slightly lighter TE450, but the 70lb difference in my old TE610 and this EXC has been enough for me to complete the Dual Sports, and the wide ratio transmission has let me commute (ok only twice since April).
Summation is I need to replace the factory headlamp/fairing assy, but didn't want one as tall as your photos showed. Also, will a single 30 give me sufficient light to "limp home" if I need to navigate woods after dark? 2005 KTM 450EXC.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #3453
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All righty then, let's see if I've got this right.

2 black 44's 2x80 = $160
1 Rotary LED dimmer = $59.95
2 crash bar mounts 2x15 = $30
total of $249.95

And that should let me mount them to my Canyon Cage crash bars on the FJR, run the lights at a dimmer setting, but have them go to full power when I hit high beam. All, of course, assuming I wire them up right! Am I missing anything here?
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #3454
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Good evening. I shot you an email about fairing/headlamp for that KTM 450EXC I ended up buying. Sometimes I still wish I'd gone with your slightly lighter TE450, but the 70lb difference in my old TE610 and this EXC has been enough for me to complete the Dual Sports, and the wide ratio transmission has let me commute (ok only twice since April).
Summation is I need to replace the factory headlamp/fairing assy, but didn't want one as tall as your photos showed. Also, will a single 30 give me sufficient light to "limp home" if I need to navigate woods after dark? 2005 KTM 450EXC.

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All righty then, let's see if I've got this right.

2 black 44's 2x80 = $160
1 Rotary LED dimmer = $59.95
2 crash bar mounts 2x15 = $30
total of $249.95

And that should let me mount them to my Canyon Cage crash bars on the FJR, run the lights at a dimmer setting, but have them go to full power when I hit high beam. All, of course, assuming I wire them up right! Am I missing anything here?
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #3455
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I relocated my lights last night... I think they'll be more protected from a tip-over down a little lower on the bars. Sorry for the crummy pics... I didn't get home from work until late and it was dusk by the time I had everything buttoned up.



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Old 07-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #3456
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All righty then, let's see if I've got this right.

2 black 44's 2x80 = $160
1 Rotary LED dimmer = $59.95
2 crash bar mounts 2x15 = $30
total of $249.95

And that should let me mount them to my Canyon Cage crash bars on the FJR, run the lights at a dimmer setting, but have them go to full power when I hit high beam. All, of course, assuming I wire them up right! Am I missing anything here?
That's what I have on my Vstrom. I also paid the extra $10 per light for the "heavy duty" mounts... The rotary dimmer comes with a positap for the high-beam signal and pre-wired connectors for the headlights, but just bare ends for the + and -, so you'll need your own taps/connectors/whatever to get those to the power supply of your choice.

I spliced on some extra wire and ran it to a switched circuit off my after-market fuse box.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #3457
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That's what I have on my Vstrom. I also paid the extra $10 per light for the "heavy duty" mounts... The rotary dimmer comes with a positap for the high-beam signal and pre-wired connectors for the headlights, but just bare ends for the + and -, so you'll need your own taps/connectors/whatever to get those to the power supply of your choice.

I spliced on some extra wire and ran it to a switched circuit off my after-market fuse box.
Yeah, I plan on running the power from my fuse box as well. Thanks! Guess I'll just go and pull the trigger.....
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #3458
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Yeah, I plan on running the power from my fuse box as well. Thanks! Guess I'll just go and pull the trigger.....
Yup, do it. Also, I forgot to mention you'll also need hardware to connect the lights to the crash bar brackets... Sanjoh might be able to tell you the right size... dunno. I used stuff I had laying around the garage.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #3459
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Yup, do it. Also, I forgot to mention you'll also need hardware to connect the lights to the crash bar brackets... Sanjoh might be able to tell you the right size... dunno. I used stuff I had laying around the garage.
6mm bolt will do the trick.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:02 AM   #3460
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6mm bolt will do the trick.
Got me some of those!
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:18 AM   #3461
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Got me some of those!

Mounted yet
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #3462
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mmmmmmm lights

just upgraded to a model 60 after a rock took out a model 30.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:03 AM   #3463
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Might be able to help you rebuild the model 30. Send me an email sandjoh@gmail.com with a pic and I'll see if we can fix it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #3464
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Mounted yet
Been busy unfortunately. And this weekend I'm riding the KLX250S to Jemez Springs, NM for lunch (FSSNOC Thumper Cafe) so it looks like the first weekend in August!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:25 AM   #3465
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