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Old 10-25-2010, 10:10 PM   #16
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Stickers...?.....I love stickers,,,,
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:52 AM   #17
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:23 PM   #18
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here is what Black and white looks like




Looks good but I want to see more, got any full profile shots?
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:05 AM   #19
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:21 AM   #20
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:33 PM   #21
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I like the custom denim-Nike-swoosh auxiliary kickstand...


it's a prototype...works well in sand and mud
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:00 PM   #22
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it's a prototype...works well in sand and mud
Nice!

Seriously, your bike looks AWESOME! That paint job and fairing are really nice. How do you ppl get/keep your bikes so clean???
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #23
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Nice!

Seriously, your bike looks AWESOME! That paint job and fairing are really nice. How do you ppl get/keep your bikes so clean???
+1.

Curious- how well do you think it will tolerate being dropped on rocks- is it sort of like the gas tank- you hit it just right and it could break, but prolly won't? I really like that set-up and will likely end up buying one.

Kurt- I ride in Moab a lot and crash a lot. Hard! How would it hold up in a gnarly crash on, say- a rocky section of Metal Masher? Is the frame going to bend and if so, can you bend it back trailside? Man-o-man I like that light setup.

Why do you guys torment me so.

edit to add- Does it seem "vulnerable" to damage in a crash?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:28 PM   #24
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If you bend the support tower....you will not have to worry about anything other than rehab......that sucker will outlive the rest of the bike...

The Aluminum side braces that hold the side of the fairing would be easy peasy to bend back...

The fiberglass itself?....well its fiberglass...but it sits up high enough that I think the tank, and bars will take the majority of the impact...
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #25
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If you bend the support tower....you will not have to worry about anything other than rehab......that sucker will outlive the rest of the bike...

The Aluminum side braces that hold the side of the fairing would be easy peasy to bend back...

The fiberglass itself?....well its fiberglass...but it sits up high enough that I think the tank, and bars will take the majority of the impact...
That's what I was hopin' to hear.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #26
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Nice Mike.
How much room for tubes and stuff behind the fearing ??
I will install mine with the safari tank .
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:13 PM   #27
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Nice Mike.
How much room for tubes and stuff behind the fearing ??
I will install mine with the safari tank .

plenty...no dash so you can pull a Flanny and strap all kinds of crap inside...
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:51 PM   #28
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If you bend the support tower....you will not have to worry about anything other than rehab......that sucker will outlive the rest of the bike...

The Aluminum side braces that hold the side of the fairing would be easy peasy to bend back...

The fiberglass itself?....well its fiberglass...but it sits up high enough that I think the tank, and bars will take the majority of the impact...
Nowwhat - thanks for chiming in with your thoughts. You are obviously way ahead of me on installing this kit. I didn't know anyone else on the forum had a kit already.

I agree with your thoughts - the support tower is bomber and fiberglass is fiberglass. The manufacturer is confident in its ruggedness and has stated the design has held up well to nasty falls and fairly major impacts. Like me, the guys that developed this kit TEST what they sell so am know they put it to good use. According to information from the manufacturer, the fiberglass is thicker and more flexible then competitors' systems, which makes them very durable. Since mine is not installed yet I am not able to personally predict how it will hold up, but you can believe I will put it ot the test at my first opportunity (here's hoping the snow holds off for a while - otherwise I might just have to go south - darn). They did indicate that they plan to go to a three piece design that will make shipping much less expensive as well as make crash repairs easier and less costly.

I met with my local paint guy yesterday and have a plan. Prep work and disassembly will hopefully start this weekend. Stay tuned.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:18 PM   #29
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I've been putting it off for a while now from the looks of it I better get my order in soon before they are all gone
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #30
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They did indicate that they plan to go to a three piece design that will make shipping much less expensive as well as make crash repairs easier and less costly.
I was thinking that a 3 piece might be better for those reasons. Like the Adventure front end, you can easily replace part of the fairing, or modify one part or another depending on what you want to do... I see that tall "windscreen" bit and wonder about tip-overs in the trees and big rocks.

Damn it looks cool!
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