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Old 10-04-2013, 06:59 AM   #2236
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A friend has one been sitting in his garage for 4 years, offered it to me stupid cheap. I think i see a second W in my shop in the near future. Ill get a pic when i figure out how to do it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #2237
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #2238
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Any interest in my cracked fender?

I swapped to the upgraded oem rear fender on my W. Don't really need the original cluttering up the garage. It has the usual cracks, about 1" on the right and about 2" on the left. No rust, bike only has 7k mi.

So, if anyone might want to bob one and practice on this instead of yours, let me know. Also, what might be a fair price?
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #2239
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I swapped to the upgraded oem rear fender on my W. Don't really need the original cluttering up the garage. It has the usual cracks, about 1" on the right and about 2" on the left. No rust, bike only has 7k mi.

So, if anyone might want to bob one and practice on this instead of yours, let me know. Also, what might be a fair price?
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #2240
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Went on a Harley-centric poker run today for charity. I sure got a lot of looks on the dubya.

I have to admit, I felt a bit intimidated but it quickly wore off when I got a lot of smiles and thumbs up from a lot of people.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #2241
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Went on a Harley-centric poker run today for charity. I sure got a lot of looks on the dubya.

I have to admit, I felt a bit intimidated but it quickly wore off when I got a lot of smiles and thumbs up from a lot of people.
Intimidated? You had the fastest, best handling, best looking bike there. You should have put in ear plugs to drown out the racket, and rejoiced in your coolness.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #2242
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I've ridden the W on quite a few group rides with the (mostly) Harley crowd. After we get over the usual "Nice Triumph" comments, they are usually very complimentary.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #2243
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Windscreens and Fairings

It's getting to be cold and rainy on my morning commute and it has me thinking about a little wind protection. The three that come to mind:

Dart Flyscreen
[IMG][/IMG]

Kawasaki Quarter Fairing (w650shop.de)
[IMG][/IMG]

The Dart looks good, and is reasonably priced but I doubt it would offer much in the way of wind deflection or weather protection. Any owners care to weigh in?

The quarter fairing looks awesome, very BMW S fairing like. Might offer better protection, but at 855 euros plus shipping!! Not going to happen.

Anyone have any thoughts on this POS Chinese fairing:
EMGO Viper Cafe Fairing
[IMG][/IMG]

Any other suggestions. I would like it if the fairing looked awesome like the previous three, or was easily removable if not so awesome looking, i.e. Parabellum. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #2244
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Leatherlyke hard bags

Hey all...at almost 56 I find I require something more comfortable for extended riding. Having said that, I'll be trading my 2000 W even up for a 2003 Concours in the next few days. However, I am hanging onto my hard bags. Here's a link with pics and info:

http://www.leatherlyke.com/products/...addlebags-w650

Before I put them in the flea market or eBay, does anyone here want to make me an offer? PM me or look in my profile for my email. Please don't lowball me and make your offer serious. I'll sell them below what I paid, but I will not give them away...
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:42 PM   #2245
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H&B Rack - Rear Fender Stabilization

I had a set of Hepco & Becker bags on my W which is now in the hands of a new owner. He took the bike. I still have the bags and racks. Here's how they looked on it:



I left the turn signals mounted as stock. It was a tight fit, but I lived with it OK for a couple of years. As to the rear fender cracking issue I drilled two holes through the license plate and bolted a pair of clamps on the horizontal H&B support to the license plate. The clamps had a rubber coating which may have helped ever so slightly to dampen vibes, and I also had a piece of rubber hose on the horizontal bar to cushion the license plate. This way the end of the rear fender is stabilized relative to the H&B rack.

Here's a shot from underneath looking rearward:



My thought was that if the end of the fender could not move, i.e. not wag like the tail of a dog, then the fender would not crack.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #2246
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I'll be trading my beloved '03 Concours for a '00 W650 in a couple of days. My riding habits have changed to more local riding and less LD riding, and the W has enthralled me.


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Old 10-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #2247
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Re: Viper fairing.. I got one on my bike and I really like it, compared to the barn door touring type I had on for a little while. I dont know about the smaller Dart windscreen but the Viper works very well for its size.... nice smooth air and you can duck behind the cutout if it rains. No helmet buffeting either. Another bonus is that it is a quiet fairing.

And its really cheap! But the plastic and screen are good - those parts are nicely made in my opinion.

The only major problem with it is the cheap hardware included its primitive - two rough brackets that attach to the headlight mounts - I cleaned mine up and fabricated another 2 brackets to hold the fairing better.... solid now!

It was a cheap gamble but I decided to keep and upgrade it - I trimmed the bottom corners and repainted it. I may even get a spare and try painting some color panels / pinstriping on it to match/accent my bike!



Guys, I really like your W650s - lovely looking standards!

I looked for one years ago but without success.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:20 AM   #2248
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It's getting to be cold and rainy on my morning commute and it has me thinking about a little wind protection. The three that come to mind:

Dart Flyscreen
[IMG][/IMG]

Kawasaki Quarter Fairing (w650shop.de)
[IMG][/IMG]

The Dart looks good, and is reasonably priced but I doubt it would offer much in the way of wind deflection or weather protection. Any owners care to weigh in?

The quarter fairing looks awesome, very BMW S fairing like. Might offer better protection, but at 855 euros plus shipping!! Not going to happen.

Anyone have any thoughts on this POS Chinese fairing:
EMGO Viper Cafe Fairing
[IMG][/IMG]

Any other suggestions. I would like it if the fairing looked awesome like the previous three, or was easily removable if not so awesome looking, i.e. Parabellum. Thanks!
[IMG][/IMG]
I had the factory fly screen on my Suzuki '00 SV650 naked, very similar to the Dart.

It worked surprisingly well to break the wind to your chest, and make highway trips much less tiring. You weren't fighting the wind to stay on the bike at elevated speeds. I thought it was worthwhile, also didn't disturb the looks of the bike too much.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:12 AM   #2249
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I had the factory fly screen on my Suzuki '00 SV650 naked, very similar to the Dart.

It worked surprisingly well to break the wind to your chest, and make highway trips much less tiring. You weren't fighting the wind to stay on the bike at elevated speeds. I thought it was worthwhile, also didn't disturb the looks of the bike too much.
+1 on what he said.

I used the National Cycle flyscreen on my W: http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalogue/Flyscreen.shtml

Here is a photo, though it's not very close, it should give you an idea:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....17&postcount=2
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #2250
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I'll be trading my beloved '03 Concours for a '00 W650 in a couple of days. My riding habits have changed to more local riding and less LD riding, and the W has enthralled me.


Hi, Spike.
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