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Old 11-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Fairing and fender question

I am curious what peoples feelings are on the front ends on ADV bikes. I am planning a 900RR styled replica bike for ADV and off road use. Something that will carry some luggage and be decent on the hiway but also capable in the dirt and even fun without the bags in the desert.

So questions are:
A) What are the pros and cons of
1} high front fender like a dirt bike
2} low front fender like a KTM 990ADV
3} beak style front end like a modern GS/GSA

B) What are the pros and cons of
1} fixed fairing/headlight/gauge set up like a modern R1200GS
2} a gauge/headlight/fairing that is mounted on the forks and turns with the bars like an early R80G/S

In the pics I have accumulated of the 900RR they made one style with a beak and one style with a high fender.
I have some ideas on what I like and what I think are pros and cons, but I want the concensus of the assylum and YOUR feelings and experiences.

My build is still a bit off, but I am getting all of my components planned and ready and amassing parts as we speak.
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