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Old 06-08-2014, 05:38 PM   #151
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$17,000 bike, and you don't want to spend $300. Instead you fit two pieces of ugly, hideous plastic, and your proud of that. Good for you and your bravery.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #152
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It's the principle. The fact of the matter is, I don't see them when I'm riding, so I don't care. Like I said, I'm more concerned about function over fashion. If your so concerned about looks, go buy a Harley and polish your chrome on the weekends. I'll be out riding.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:11 PM   #153
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So yeah, the heat can be a problem and it has been annoying me. But, after looking into some of the solutions, I decided that it wasn't worth spending more than $300 to buy a couple pieces of plastic. I fixed the problem for FREE. I was at the dealership one day and asked them if I could have a couple of the plastic license plate backers. I took them home and zip tied them to the bike and this seems to work fine. I'm sure that some people might not think that it looks as good as the other options, but I am more about function over fashion... Plus, it was pretty much free!
Any chance you can make a taller windscreen out of those too?
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:11 PM   #154
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I agree $300 for the shield is way overpriced. No need for them to be carbon fiber, I'd be more than happy to have them in plastic at 1\2 the price
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #155
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If you buy both, the wings exhaust and heat shield its not $300
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #156
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I agree $300 for the shield is way overpriced. No need for them to be carbon fiber, I'd be more than happy to have them in plastic at 1\2 the price

Are they real carbon fiber?? Or are they plastic that looks like carbon fiber?
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:59 PM   #157
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real and very nicely done
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:07 PM   #158
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Yes that is correct

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If you buy both, the wings exhaust and heat shield its not $300
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #159
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$17,000 bike, and you don't want to spend $300. Instead you fit two pieces of ugly, hideous plastic, and your proud of that. Good for you and your bravery.
I'm with BHoward - it's like gigantic hoop earrings on a beautiful woman - just cheapens the whole package....
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:53 PM   #160
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I'm with BHoward - it's like gigantic hoop earrings on a beautiful woman - just cheapens the whole package....
I love a chick in hoop earrings! My wife won't wear them... :(

I would also like them in plain plastic for 1/2 the price. Carbon fiber is for Ducatis
Imma get me some a them plate backs! I was looking around the garage yesterday, and couldn't find any plastic. Thanks for the idea. I did have a big sheet of fiberglass cloth, and fationed it up under the seat just like theirs. Need to pick up a new roll of aluminum tape though.


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Old 06-08-2014, 11:23 PM   #161
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Inspired by Wanderlust I made my own out of Kydex. Have not tested them yet.




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Old 06-09-2014, 04:53 AM   #162
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Received my coolers today, hugely impressed with the quality and fit, very accurate moulding and really look OEM in my view. The heat blanket appears to provide pretty thorough coverage as shown....
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:58 AM   #163
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And I know others have uploaded pictures of the fitted article but, as I said, reckon this look like an original KTM part.

Next up, the road test, hot and humid here today so ideal conditions for it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:23 AM   #164
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Can someone

Take pics of the back side ( the way they attach)
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:56 AM   #165
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Can't get a camera in a position to really show the fixing, the Wings web site has an instruction leaflet which explains it but, in short, the back fixes under the rear plastics and is secured by the Torx bolt holding those plastics. The front fits under the tank and is held in place by tension onto a rubber bung between the cooler and the tank and the bottom is secured via a cable tie around the frame. Very secure, no movement at all.

First ride, only half an hour or so but a humid day and 24 degrees, engine oil temp up to about 97 degrees C and lots of slow stop/start traffic. Undoubtedly a big improvement. No visit from Miss Betty Swollocks I am pleased to say, Riding pleasure improved significantly!
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