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Old 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #60676
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Are mine eyes deceiving me?

Rally Raid Fairing Kit

After the currency conversion... $1671???

That's almost what I paid for my bike!

And for a 3rd the price has anyone tried this set up? http://britanniacomposites.com/index...d=50&Itemid=79
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #60677
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I have one of those on my TLR....it requires a relay. It is loud!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #60678
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If I were installing a mini air horn, I'd definitely use a relay. You risk burning up your horn button if you toot it for more than a couple of seconds.

When my crappy OEM horn bit the dust, I swapped it for a cheap Fiamm Freeway Blaster Low Tone. It was pretty much plug and play except a little tweaking of the bracket. Definitely louder, and a deeper pitch.



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Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #60679
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Thanks,I can do that if there would be interest. I bought the bike cheap (it's a 97) and wanted to keep it as low cost as I could(less money in farkles,more money for gas and tires ) . I like to tinker so that is one way I kept the actual $$ down. It may give some people ideas, so I can get some info rounded up.
Hey Mac! I'd also be interested in a build thread. I've always admired your ingenuity and craftsmanship. I'm sure I could get some good ideas from your 650 as I get mine set up, just may not be able to execute them quite as well as you do!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #60680
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Thanks for the kind words. The windscreen is an elcheapo for an FZ1 I got from HERE If you use the code D2M2008 it knocks 15% off the price. It was about $20 on special when I got mine but has gone up some,still not too bad. I wanted something cheap to replace when it broke,but it has held up well. I'm about 6' and with the spacers it puts the air pressure at my chinbar at highway speeds.Kinda cheesy looking but it does the job of keeping the air pressure off my chest. Here are more pics of the screen and the spacers I made to mount it.





The readout is a Cyclemax volt meter HERE (low reading is from engine not on for clearer pic).


ADV8, you are right,I moved the brake line to get a clear pic. It's tucked under my GPS mount.
Thanks for posting the front pics and the details on the FZ1 screen. I was wondering about it myself. I just popped over to Ebay and searched and found one for $25 shipped, so it's on it's way back to Georgia! Thank You! BTW, the seller has sold several at that price, so if anyone is interested he may relist another one soon. You can search for "FZ1 smoke windscreen" like I did or look for the seller psychomotogear.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #60681
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Hey Mac! I'd also be interested in a build thread. I've always admired your ingenuity and craftsmanship. I'm sure I could get some good ideas from your 650 as I get mine set up, just may not be able to execute them quite as well as you do!
Thank you sir! I'll get some pics lined up and start a thread,may give some ideas.

P.S. Good find on the windshields
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #60682
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$$$ fairings

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And for a 3rd the price has anyone tried this set up? http://britanniacomposites.com/index...d=50&Itemid=79
okay, so what's the deal with these INSANELY expensive fairings?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #60683
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I have one of those on my TLR....it requires a relay. It is loud!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #60684
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Maybe this will give some ideas. In order to get extra room around the instruments I made two brackets to move the fairing forward at the top bolts. This pic shows the first ones I made that were adjustable for length. It ended up that the adjustment wasn't necessary and I made simple brackets with two holes about 1" apart.



Later I made an aluminum dash to hold switches,LEDs,etc.



I mounted the 12v outlet on the side,out of the way. You can see the two bolts in the bracket,indicating how the fairing is tilted forward.



I've had this set up for over a year and it has done very well.
Thanks a bunch! That helps me get some ideas going! very nice set up by the way! I may just try a small extension bracket, but would like in time to create a basic dash to hold a few switches, and other components...
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #60685
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okay, so what's the deal with these INSANELY expensive fairings?
I totally agree. That price is way over the top for what it is.

Sure its adjustable but $540. I think not.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #60686
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okay, so what's the deal with these INSANELY expensive fairings?
They are spendy I was just asking outta curiosity, I like the 2 lite set up. I have the MRA screen and it works for me. I just tilt it up to reduce the wind blast.

Tomorrow is my first day of retirement so I'm into cheap fixes but do like to dream.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #60687
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Tomorrow is my first day of retirement so I'm into cheap fixes but do like to dream.

Enjoy. I assume that means more time to ride?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #60688
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I'm looking for a new horn, a plug-n-play upgrade that doesn't need a relay or anything. suggestions?
Thanks all.
A timely query, I just a few hours ago read a horn comparison article that recommended the Hella disk-type horn (same type as the disk-type Suzuki OEM horn): Horn

Can be purchased for $18, no tax, free shipping, from Amazon. Plug-n-Play.

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:03 AM   #60689
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Nice work

That's worthwhile just for relocating the turnsig indicator. I can't tell you how many times I've caught myself riding along with a turnsig flashing for no reason. (real reason is I forgot to cancel it) If I could see the indicator (not possible in the stock location) it wouldn't happen as long. I try to not use my signals for that very reason. What's the 10.2 readout about?
Check out Zapp's solution:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691897

I have mine, installation is waiting for warm enough weather to roll the bike out of it's winter lair.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:03 AM   #60690
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Cables

I live in a VERY humid climate, ride in the rain 6 months of the year and my 3 year old DR has about 15,000 miles on the clock. Was starting to think about replacing the cables even though none of them look worn or frayed. Too early in the bikes life to worry or should I just take care of them now?

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