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Old 03-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #1726
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Looks like I'm the 3rd one to add a Lynx fairing in the last 2 pages....

Just installed this past weekend. Low fender sitting in the garage ready to add, Safari tank is off right now but I think between all of that I'll have my perfect blend of keeping it slim for DS or adding the tank for the longer hauls.

A bunch of weekend rides this year and the UTBDR in September.



I'm on the fence regarding the Lynx fairing.... do you have any good, bad or ugly to say about it? or anyone else. the wind protection is what I'm after.... headlights good or bad?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #1727
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I'm on the fence regarding the Lynx fairing.... do you have any good, bad or ugly to say about it? or anyone else. the wind protection is what I'm after.... headlights good or bad?
I went with the HID low beam and the halogen high beam. The difference is beyond substantial.

As far as wind protection goes, it was immediately noticeable in the amount of wind it takes off the chest. Like most fairings/wind screens, you have to balance where it hits you. I'm 5'11 and I think my best position will be about an inch or two below full height, where the wind is off the chest but not right at the helmet. The turbulence at the helmet at highway speeds isn't terrible, more annoying than anything.

If I wanted the complete wind protection, I'd find a laminar lip to put on top. But I think going an inch or two lower would be fine for me.

I'm not sure but it may be tall enough for someone that is about 5'9 to have complete wind protection.

Overall, no regrets. Quite happy with the setup....except that I'm not a fan of how we had to re-mount the turn signals (I believe that's an issue only for the 08's). I will probably be replacing that with the lights available for my HDB setup.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #1728
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I went with the HID low beam and the halogen high beam. The difference is beyond substantial.

As far as wind protection goes, it was immediately noticeable in the amount of wind it takes off the chest. Like most fairings/wind screens, you have to balance where it hits you. I'm 5'11 and I think my best position will be about an inch or two below full height, where the wind is off the chest but not right at the helmet. The turbulence at the helmet at highway speeds isn't terrible, more annoying than anything.

If I wanted the complete wind protection, I'd find a laminar lip to put on top. But I think going an inch or two lower would be fine for me.

I'm not sure but it may be tall enough for someone that is about 5'9 to have complete wind protection.

Overall, no regrets. Quite happy with the setup....except that I'm not a fan of how we had to re-mount the turn signals (I believe that's an issue only for the 08's). I will probably be replacing that with the lights available for my HDB setup.

I'm 6ft+,, I have a clip on wind shield that isn't even bolted on. just the wind pressure keeps it there. It is in the mounts of course but I just use tape so it doesn't sink too far. My issue that is once I left home with or without clip on. I'm committed to that desicion. Hence to be on the fence with the lynx fairing...


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Old 03-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #1729
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A little ride around southern Illinois.




Minor trail side repair, broke a strap on my tankbag


Mississippi River overlook. That's a four barge wide tow just above my seat.


A natural gas pipeline crossing the Mississippi.

Today was the longest I have got to ride this bike since getting it in December and I learned the stock seat and TKC80s both suck
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:13 AM   #1730
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #1731
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Today was the longest I have got to ride this bike since getting it in December and I learned the stock seat and TKC80s both suck
Seat Concepts will transform your experience. I can ride all day now with no issues in the butt department. An essential upgrade if you ask me.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #1732
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Seat Concepts will transform your experience. I can ride all day now with no issues in the butt department. An essential upgrade if you ask me.
A new set is on the short list. I have a Seat Concepts on my SE and a Guts Racing on my EXC and like them both a lot. Not sure which way I want to go on this bike but I'm leaning towards the Guts do to the kevlar construction.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #1733
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Still cold in Stockholm
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Is that the standard fairing with rally raid front fairing added? Without rally raid tanks.

I really like that. What km do you get to a standard fill? Thinking of buying later in the year.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #1734
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seat concepts will transform your experience. I can ride all day now with no issues in the butt department. An essential upgrade if you ask me.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #1735
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #1736
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #1737
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Following an off road course. It was damn cold outside but it was good fun.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #1738
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Low fender

A friend did this:



i thought it was a shame to trash such a nice piece of plastic, so took good care of it (after sitting unattended 2 years and 3 months in my shed)

Did this:



Some brackets:



a lick of paint here and there.

Before:



After:



I like it, it's a bit too black, i'm tempted to add a bit of color.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #1739
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Is that fairing a Rally Raid EVO 2 on the EVO 1 tanks?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #1740
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Looks like evo 1 and a touratech centre screen
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