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Old 01-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Wink DR650 rally fairing

Howzat all.

Been toying around with the idea of putting a rally type fairing on the front of my 08 DR650. The idea was started when I saw a build done by DisTech on a DR650. He built an instrument tray for the front and immediately I decided I wanted the same. Glued to the rally bikes, other ideas started popping up and I decided to do the build which ended up like this:[IMG][/IMG]

I used this Dakar screen for a while and after a few too many falls, the fittings started wearing and I started getting a few decent rattles.
Then I thought: seeing as though I'm gonna do this over, I might as well do it properly! I started looking at rally bikes and their instrument towers and settled on a kickass looking fairing design.
It was off to design mode and I came up with this:[IMG][/IMG]
The thought was to fit it to the brackets already holding the front headlight and have the whole assembly move with the front end. Then Lukas noted that It most likely affect the handling I thought a bit further and I'm now in the process of building the front end onto the frame. Thanks Lukas
I have just finished Building a mold for the fairing and will post a pic or few soon. Be patient. Any Ideas are welcome.

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:16 AM   #3
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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More pictures from other angles please. Nice work.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #5
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Wicked progress....

Hi all.

Been busy trying to get the lazer cutter guys to move their asses and get my tower finished.
In the meantime I've been building up the front screen mold. Itchy business with glass fiber. I still need to fab up a bracket to fot over the steering stem that has a bracket on it (with gussets) that matches the current headlight bracket. In the meantime, I'll keep building the front screen.
The bikes also due for a service and some new rear rubber, so that I'll do soon too.[IMG][/IMG]
Still trying to decide how I'm going to attach the fairing to the tank... Ideas?
[IMG][/IMG]
I'll take more pics and post them later today, In the meantime, let me know what you guys/girls think.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:27 AM   #6
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Bluhduh finally!

Okay, when I get home I'm gonna paint the mold with some release agent and start the actual lamination of the fairing. The laser cutters phoned to sat they don't have any 2.5mm alluminium in stock, so they ate using 3mm instead. A bit heavier but stronger I guess. Will post some more pics soon on how it is coming along. Still got quite a bit of fabrication to do!
My fiance is in Australia for a while so I have plenty time in the man cave!

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