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Old 09-04-2012, 04:14 AM   #16
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Nope the standard light is prety crap.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #17
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I have a britania composites jobie and have been awaiting this for ages....... No retro fit = fark offfffffff ...... we talked about a retro fit, it didn't happen....... Ill fark around till mines perfect, thanks all the same!!

buying new, starting over...... No wuckenfurries!!! ......... But not this
late in my game.........


Ps. The std headlights is better than any bike iv been on.... You'd be a sick farker to change it.......

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:13 AM   #18
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It must have been a long and hard thought decision on Safari's part to not make it a retrofit as there are a lot of tanks out there and hence a lot of interest, but as discussed previously on the thread to keep costs down by not having to make additional brackets and requiring frame mods to provide a stable base then making a new tank is the logical way to go.

For me I've been considering a Safari tank for a while so I'm keen to see the new tank and fairing on a bike so I can decide just to go with the tank or get the whole lot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #19
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You can get a lot more out of the headlight with a relay kit and a super bright H4 bulb.
I have a +70 bulb in mine and it's not bad.
+100 bulbs are available now and would be better still.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:46 AM   #21
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Wonder when the first pics of one fitted to a bike will come out, pretty keen to see it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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Had a google today and found a few pics of the prototype fitted to a bike, no pics of the final version though which is notably different in places.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #23
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I believe that this one was the prototype.

I'm not sure about the DR, but removing the weight of the headlight and instruments from the forks made a hell of a difference to the way my DRZ rides/handles/feels..... but I had to custom build mine, which isn't cheap or easy.
Must be a massively heavy OEM headlight and speedo
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #24
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Must be a massively heavy OEM headlight and speedo
About 3kg swinging off the forks.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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(this is also on the DR650 thread but i thought others might be interested.
mods feel free to kill it if you think it should just be there.)



As far as I know this is the first time anyone is getting a good look at this,
So with the help of Mark at Team Moto and with all due ceremony I present to you

The Safari Tanks DR650 Rally Fairing.
Any chance of some pics of it fitted to the bike? not just close up but the whole bike from doifferent angles.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #26
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Kinda ugly, looks old school. Waaaaay too much money for this level of bike.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #27
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Kinda ugly, looks old school. Waaaaay too much money for this level of bike.

What kind of money would you expect to pay for an after market fairing for this level of bike?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:22 AM   #28
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What kind of money would you expect to pay for an after market fairing for this level of bike?
$359.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:42 AM   #29
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$359.

And would you like a different light included with that?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #30
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Makes it look very KLR ish I am up in the air about it though, as I have been thinking about a Safari tank. I mean 1000 ish US before shipping... and fiberglass to boot it has pluses and minuses that way . Best one is its repairable by any one, worst one is that its not as resistant to crashes as plastic can be. I mean how often have there been punctured gas tanks unless your are REALLY pushing the envelope. What about a well designed screen, the BMW has a nice shape and can easily accept a laminair tip on it? While they were molding it why not find a good turn signal in LED and make it fit as a flush mount. I know I will be dumping my stock TS's soon and switching to LED ,never burn out and less power used. Every watt counts as the stator only cranks 200 watts .. even a Procycle stator only cranks 250 ish, why is it other bikes this size can have almost 500 w and the Suzie on has 200? but thats another issue for another page. AHH the great mysteries of life...
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