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Old 05-10-2011, 04:53 PM   #16
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My uncle used to have a chicken processing plant. They used to cut the beaks off of the chickens so that they wouldn't injure on another in the pens. That's what I see when I look at this conversion. And, I too ask; why do this?

My vote is NO. Not a good look!
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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Excuse my ignorance, but what benefit does the short beak offer?
Guess you could ask the same question RE the OEM beak.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:19 AM   #18
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Exactly. I would love to see someone come up with something like the TT tank that isn't a tank, just a cover, which would allow us to do a decent looking high-fender conversion.
What I'm proposing is that even without the TT tank, I think using this beak would make a high-fender conversion look much better than either leaving the OE beak in place, or removing it altogether.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #19
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After ChiTown’s fender fiasco prior to his rebuild, I strongly considered doing a high-fender conversion, and am still thinking about it. While installing the short beak I wondered whether a high fender would be compatible. Even the short beak may appear redundant with a high fender install. If I get my hands on an appropriate fender (e.g. KTM 690 Enduro) in the near future, I will post pics of the mock-up. Just no more “genetic defect” comments OK?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:34 PM   #20
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #21
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After ChiTown’s fender fiasco prior to his rebuild, I strongly considered doing a high-fender conversion, and am still thinking about it. While installing the short beak I wondered whether a high fender would be compatible. Even the short beak may appear redundant with a high fender install. If I get my hands on an appropriate fender (e.g. KTM 690 Enduro) in the near future, I will post pics of the mock-up. Just no more “genetic defect” comments OK?
Both myself and Dendrophobe are running KTM 690E fenders. We like them for function first, form second.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:33 AM   #22
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Both myself and Dendrophobe are running KTM 690E fenders. We like them for function first, form second.
Definitely. I absolutely love mine, and find it works perfectly for my needs. I even find that I love the way it looks!

A couple weeks ago I was riding with a couple 690E's; kinda weird to see the fender where it belongs!

I'm not sure if the fender will work well with that "beak" though; The fender rises up a bit, and there might be clearance issues.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #23
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Definitely. I absolutely love mine, and find it works perfectly for my needs. I even find that I love the way it looks!

A couple weeks ago I was riding with a couple 690E's; kinda weird to see the fender where it belongs!

I'm not sure if the fender will work well with that "beak" though; The fender rises up a bit, and there might be clearance issues.
I did a little photoshop experiment with a side view of your bike a little while ago and it seems that the ktm fender would need a little spacer block to lower it down a little.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #24
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Your walls need painting, other than that I reckon it looks well cool, there are of course BMWheads who will say no just because but secretly thinking it looks good.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:18 PM   #25
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Glad you like it. ;)
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