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Old 01-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #136
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Yes, if there is demand for it. We used to offer a darker screen option on our other fairings, but the problem is that they look good out of the box, but soon get scratched up out on the trail. Maybe a lot of the GS fairings won't see any off road action, so perhaps it's worth thinking about.
Thx for the reply. After looking at pics of it, especially in the full up position, it just looks odd going from the dark black to clear. ..But theres probably just as many people that would say it doesn't..haha
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:05 PM   #137
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Ben, anything you would like to comment on after having it on your bike for awhile? How well does it work on the rougher roads?
I'm not Ben but I can say that I have no issues with it on the rougher roads I've been able to ride in the Winter here.

So far I have about 2400km's on it in total and I've been on rough roads a number of times. That includes some jumps too .

No shaking, no shifting and no problems.

I'm very happy with it all 'round!

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #138
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Thanks for the reply Dave. That's what I wanted to hear. I ordered one now so I am anxious to get it and try it out after it warms up a bit here. It's supposed to get down to -12F here this weekend.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:51 AM   #139
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F650Gs single?

Any developments on the F650Gs single fairing yet? I'll buy one as soon as it's available. I installed one of these on a friend's DR650, and have wanted a bike to put one on ever since, so my wife's Gs is the recipient!!
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #140
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Any developments on the F650Gs single fairing yet? I'll buy one as soon as it's available. I installed one of these on a friend's DR650, and have wanted a bike to put one on ever since, so my wife's Gs is the recipient!!
It's nearly there and we will be taking photos later this week

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:39 PM   #141
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Any developments on the F650Gs single fairing yet? I'll buy one as soon as it's available. I installed one of these on a friend's DR650, and have wanted a bike to put one on ever since, so my wife's Gs is the recipient!!
There are some pics of the Mirage 1 on here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...6#post15057316
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #142
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I finally had a chance to try my Mirage 2 out today on the road with the temperature at 20 F. I wasn't planning on a long ride so I just threw my riding jacket on, a pair of gloves and a helmet. I had the screen all the way up because I could still look over it just fine. I road about 5 miles at highway speeds and up to 95 mph at one point to see how the fairing would do. Below 60 mph I had nice quiet clean air flow, above 60 mph it did get a little noisier (helmet noise) but didn't notice any buffeting even up to 95 mph. I was also surprised being I only had my riding jacket on my upper body did not feel any cold air at any speed. The only cold air I felt while going over 60 mph was on my chin which I did not have covered other than with my flip helmet. I assume that was the air coming "through" the fairing as it is intended to do. If I had thrown a gator on I don't think I would have noticed it much.
The install was uneventful and everything fell into place nicely. The only thing I did was sand the top edge of the plastic fairing mount smoother because it did not have a finished look to it. Looks like they belt sanded it with a coarse belt and left it at that.

All and all I am very pleased with my purchase at this point and can't wait for the weather to warm up and for the ice to melt so I can put more miles on the bike.

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:46 PM   #143
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Ian, i'm very happy with the quality, finish, fitment and look of the new screen and fairing for the 800. i got one that you supplied to Mick Jaeger (Toowoomba GS workshop) along with the 650 x challenge screen he ordered.
Only drama i found is that i have to replace or modify the headlight guard that i have as it interferes with the pointy end of the screen.
Otherwise very happy with the product
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:00 PM   #144
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Ian, i'm very happy with the quality, finish, fitment and look of the new screen and fairing for the 800. i got one that you supplied to Mick Jaeger (Toowoomba GS workshop) along with the 650 x challenge screen he ordered.
Only drama i found is that i have to replace or modify the headlight guard that i have as it interferes with the pointy end of the screen.
Otherwise very happy with the product
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Yes, the lightguard issue was an overthought on our part, but I understand the guards can be 'tweaked' to fit. We should have though about it at the outset !

More importantly, how are you guys making out in Toowoomba ? I saw the news coverage of the flooding and it looked to me like you needed a boat instead of a bike ! Hope the clearup is getting under way.

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Old 01-29-2011, 03:40 PM   #145
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Does anyone know if this will work with the Wunderlich F800gs Headlight Guard?
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8110422.html
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:51 PM   #146
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Or does anyone know if it will work with the Metal Mule Guard?

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Old 01-29-2011, 06:04 PM   #147
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Or does anyone know if it will work with the Metal Mule Guard?

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Does anyone know if this will work with the Wunderlich F800gs Headlight Guard?
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8110422.html

Although Ian could probably give you a definative answer I don't think either one would work with the Mirage 2. The Wunderlich guard may work but would not be able to be flipped as intended because the fairing "beak" extends slightly in front of the head light which is also why I don't think the Metal Mule guard would work at all because it has a thicker frame. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:13 PM   #148
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I noticed the tip of the shield at the Vancouver show and I know it would be difficult with our Best Rest light guard too.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #149
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Although Ian could probably give you a definative answer I don't think either one would work with the Mirage 2. The Wunderlich guard may work but would not be able to be flipped as intended because the fairing "beak" extends slightly in front of the head light which is also why I don't think the Metal Mule guard would work at all because it has a thicker frame. Hope this helps.
Unfortunately Ian can't give you a definintive answer ! Looks like I might have dropped the ball, not considering the various guards. Come on somebody, think of something to bail me out here !!

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:11 PM   #150
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with the Plexiglas guards one could Dremel where the point would hit. So, if we had one which me just might look into buying one for each bike, we could try it on for size and see about our guards? I have no issues with putting a dremel to our bikes we had to do that for our Cee Bailey shields in order for the Best Rest guard to fit.
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