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Old 01-24-2012, 05:42 AM   #16
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How COOL,

When are you making one for the XR650L

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It is pretty universal since it is as wide as the forks (which are usually pretty much the same width) and only above the tank does it flare out. This is way premature but we can see if it fits when I am a little further down the road ok. Looks like you are in Westmister so pretty close.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #17
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It is pretty universal since it is as wide as the forks (which are usually pretty much the same width) and only above the tank does it flare out. This is way premature but we can see if it fits when I am a little further down the road ok. Looks like you are in Westmister so pretty close.
COOL, I would like to take a look at it further down the line. Very nice work so far.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:53 AM   #18
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Looks good, always amazed by the talent on this site!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #19
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #20
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Been slacking off here partly due to the cold weather but hopefully tonight finish the fiberglass prototype and post up some picks by the weekend.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #21
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Been slacking off here partly due to the cold weather but hopefully tonight finish the fiberglass prototype and post up some picks by the weekend.


Looking forward to it Lark.
I know you started this project as mostly an experiment to make something for yourself, but I like the way it's turning out, and I probably speak for quite a few folks on here who wouldn't mind buying a simple and affordable fairing similar to what you are making. Many of us don't need the road book and therefore don't need it to be frame-mounted. A fork mount would do just fine.
What we do need is better lighting options, a place to mount some extra instruments, and a larger fairing area to serve as a wind break. Yours is by far the best example I've seen of meeting those requirements. Right now the choices are an extremely simple and tiny fairing from places like Baja designs, or some larger more cumbersome, heavy, expensive, overkill fairings that various inmates on ADV have come up with. Yours is a happy medium and I think there's a market for it. Just some food for thought.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #22
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #23
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Staying under $100 is tough!
I have done some research and after pricing out CREE OR SS-7 LED's, Buckpucks, nFlex Controllers, Housings etc. there is no way to beat what they offer on ADVMonster as recommended by Beechum1. Additionally it takes a lot of time to make these things which I dont have.

Ordered up:
Flood Light: M60 3600 Lumen!!!!!! LED from ADVMonster $100 (special until end of Feb enter m60sale and get $20 off)
Wireless Remote LED controllers ($20 total) - plan on mounting them. So I can dim my LED's

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Spotlight: At this time I am seriously considering using this Mountain Bike Light $32 . Still need to figure it out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/3x-CREE-2400...item4cfdc3adfa
or the Model 30 1500 Lumen Spotlight from ADVMonster $70


Modette - I bet you can order up some red'ish pink'ish carbon fiber decals online


Any input welcome! Love this site.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #24
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Looking forward to it Lark.
I know you started this project as mostly an experiment to make something for yourself, but I like the way it's turning out, and I probably speak for quite a few folks on here who wouldn't mind buying a simple and affordable fairing similar to what you are making. Many of us don't need the road book and therefore don't need it to be frame-mounted. A fork mount would do just fine.
What we do need is better lighting options, a place to mount some extra instruments, and a larger fairing area to serve as a wind break. Yours is by far the best example I've seen of meeting those requirements. Right now the choices are an extremely simple and tiny fairing from places like Baja designs, or some larger more cumbersome, heavy, expensive, overkill fairings that various inmates on ADV have come up with. Yours is a happy medium and I think there's a market for it. Just some food for thought.

Thanks for the support! We are on the same page with what we need. Since it does not involve too much weight it is really not a problem. I already run my equipment mounted on the forks (Nuvi 500 GPS & 12V power socket & Vapor) and I dont feel it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #25
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Progress!! Tonight I was able to finish the fiberglass prototype Stealth Enduro Fairing (like the name?) and get a bit of plastic paint on it. I will paint it properly after I mount the brackets etc.

Next steps:
Fab brackets (aluminium)
Fab dashboard/instrument panel (fiberglass)
LED headlights - wait for them to arrive
Lexan Headlight shield




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Old 01-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #26
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That looks GREAT

Would it be cheaper to put the stock headlight in there or would that ruin the entire look?

Would "P" clamps work going around the forks?

Just tossing some UN-asked for ideas out there.

This was my el-cheapo answer to the rally fairing. Yours is MUCH better.



A picture without so much mag chloride on it.





Fantastic job.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #27
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That looks GREAT

Would it be cheaper to put the stock headlight in there or would that ruin the entire look?

Would "P" clamps work going around the forks?

Just tossing some UN-asked for ideas out there.

This was my el-cheapo answer to the rally fairing. Yours is MUCH better.


A picture without so much mag chloride on it.

Fantastic job.

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No doubt it would be cheaper to just put the stock light in there, maybe even just use an Led bulb, but I want to cook moths . I also run a stock stator!!! so the LED's would give me more torch for less watts.

I agree P clamps would also work, good idea.

You did a good job with your Rally Fairing, it takes a bit of work to make it look as clean as yours. I made about (3) different ones heating and bending Lexan, but at the end it is hard to get an effective windshield rake angle mounting things to the OEM setup. Additionally the rubber mounts around the forks can only take so much pressure from a larger windshield.

I cant wait for the first test run, maybe around Sunday I can send it down the road at 75mph and see how it handles .

What are those handguards BTW? I like em!
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:48 AM   #28
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What are those handguards BTW? I like em!
Those are Highway Dirt Bikes hand guards from a local inmate here.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/

They are the best I have ever found and Paul is a great guy.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #29
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Lomax - I need to check out those Handguards, those are sweet with the integrated rearview mirror.

Tonight I worked on a mini project: Lexan Headlight Shield to cover the area where the LED lights will go. I am uploading the receipt too because it is now even easier to get photo's up to Photobucket using their Android App and then I dont have to cover/type it all. Basically an alumimum tube (for making spacers), Acorn Nuts and other misc parts for mounting the Lexan Shield.

I made a template using the fairing and then cut out the Lexan (8 x10 piece $3.98) with my rotary tool. Easy peasy. I am going to keep that template, I could always copy it for later use.

Sanded the edges with some 100 grit and finished with 200 grit, then polished with some car polish (buff until warm and shiny).

Purchased at Lowes

Thats it for tonight. Hopefully this weekend mount up the Lexan Shield and make some brackets....
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #30
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I finished my Lexan Headlight shield and did a mock-up of the LED lights. Hopefully tomorrow some brackets and test this thing on the road. I like the look of the acorn nuts on the lens. Rather than cut up the aluminium tube and use for spacers between the lens and the fairing I just picked up some 1/4" plastic spacers and tagged them with red plastic paint.



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