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Old 02-04-2010, 09:10 PM   #31
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Thanks Ron

Last night I borrowed a friends KLR to ride to work and back with while I'm busy fabbing up the rest of the shit needed to get he job done to my satisfaction. I have learned my lesson withe not putting damping on mounts so it is a definate requirement. I only checked for replies this morning and as I am at work now, I don't think they will be too pleased if I leave to go buy a lotto ticket... the threads where synced!
I did also drill a third hole for the mount so thanks all for your advice!

I got somewhat of a problem though: I need to re route the front brake line so that I have clearance when I turn the handle bars to full lock. Any ideas?
Right now all that is in my way is:

1. The painting of the fairing.
2. re route the front brake line.
3. Neatening up the wiring up front.

After all that, a proper shakedown will be needed as a mate and I are going to ride from Pretoria to Pomfret close to the Botswana border and I can't afford a breakdown in the middle of the boonies!

Thank you all for your replies and please keep em coming!

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Old 02-07-2010, 05:30 AM   #32
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advice please

okay guys/girls

I need some advice. How do they usually fasten the fairings to the nav tower? Something quick to remove when things need to be adjusted. I know some of you have seen these beasts in person but i haven't had the pleasure.
Quarter turn fasteners or just plain old screws?

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Old 02-07-2010, 05:53 AM   #33
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:15 AM   #34
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okay guys/girls

I need some advice. How do they usually fasten the fairings to the nav tower? Something quick to remove when things need to be adjusted. I know some of you have seen these beasts in person but i haven't had the pleasure.
Quarter turn fasteners or just plain old screws?

Cheers Dyl
Dyl,

The 690 Rally Replica uses Dzus (1/4 turn) fasteners, as do most other race bikes. The 640 Adventure has bolts and therefore takes a bit longer to remove.

I gotta run right now but I can send you some close up pics of the 690RR mounting later.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:33 PM   #35
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Howzat all.

Got some quality time spent in the garage this weekend, got the nav tower mounted and the lights set at the right height. Also got all the wiring done and re routed the front brake line. All looks great!!
I also touched the fairing up with spot filler so the sanding will commence shortly. I then have to cut the holes for the lights and the mounting holes for the lexan light covers. Then, still need to find a painter to paint this thing!
Things are looking great, I just can't seem to get into photobucket to upload some pics!! wait.......
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Cockpit view....
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Under the clothes.
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Fully clothed. Pretty lil woman aint she?
Gotta do the light cut outs today and also the lower and rear, fairing mounts.
Will post more pics soon!

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Old 02-08-2010, 07:48 AM   #36
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Awesome work! Just curious but what's visibality/line of sight like?? At a glnace it seems kind of high.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:17 PM   #37
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Awesome work! Just curious but what's visibality/line of sight like?? At a glnace it seems kind of high.
Hi there.
Yea it is a bit tall for a short dude, i'm nearly 2m tall and the dr feels like a peewee to me. The visibility for me is ok +/_ 2 meters infront of the mud guard when sitting down. When i'm on dirt i tend not to sit down tho.

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #38
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:24 PM   #39
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fuggin brilliant!!!!!!!!!



+1 for me, what a job, inspired, thanks heaps and as said, more pics please.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #40
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okay guys/girls

I need some advice. How do they usually fasten the fairings to the nav tower? Something quick to remove when things need to be adjusted. I know some of you have seen these beasts in person but i haven't had the pleasure.
Quarter turn fasteners or just plain old screws?

Cheers Dyl
Livelock panel fasteners are very good we use them on the prototype cars.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:08 PM   #41
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Talking Thanks guys!

Howzat all!

So yesterday I started sanding that bloody fiberglass again so all the spots where filled. I also had a nice long think on how to connect the fairing to the tank... Kind of hard to explain how I'm gonna do it but I'm almost certain it should work??? Will tackle that problem today when I get home.
Thanks for all the replies guys .... keep em coming!
I'm loving this project too!
Oh, some more fairing porn...
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Cheers Dyl

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #42
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Cool2 The fabrication continues...

Howzat guys!

Yesterday, didn't get much time in the garage. I did however have enough time to fab up some braces to stop the pieces of fiberglass that connect with the tank from flapping against the tank.
I decided to use aluminium flat bar, connected to the bracket I built to fit the frame and then one helluva job to get a bend that clears the tank inside. I then cut a small notch in the plastic guard in front of the tank where the aluminium could be custom bent to fit the profile of the fairing.
All looks good tho! still need to drill a few holes in the fairing but I need to get the guts to do it!!
Should be sending the fairing this weekend for painting, but I'll see how that goes.... one small step at a time....
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:39 PM   #43
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Cool2 Moving along...

Howzat all!

Yesterday I decided to redo the bending work of the side braces that fix the fairing to the tank as they where not neat enough for my liking.
Tools day was yesterday, Had a helluva time trying to cope with tools I still need in the man cave (vice etc). So I ended up building a tool to bend flat bar and a compass to mark off where the light cutouts need to be.
Anyway, did the bending and fitting over again and then started cutting holes into the fairing for my new EYES to see through.
Couldn't help myself and I took the beast for a ride around the estate.... Flippen awesome!!!
I also found a guy who will spray the fairing .... R400 (Rand) Not too bad.
All in all, things are looking good!
Today I will drill a few more holes in the fairing to mount the fairing to the side braces and then give it one more look over with the spot filler and then its off to the painter who said it shouldn't take longer than 2 days.
Can't wait for the long trip we're gonna do soon!!!
Here are some pics...
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Light cutouts.
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Dims (much brighter in person: shyte camera)
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Brights (like I said... Shyte camera)

Keep well guys

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Old 02-11-2010, 01:19 AM   #44
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Question Question

Howzat all

Got a question for you all.
If you remove the stock speedo there is a spacer/drive left on the front right hand side of the front wheel... Is there some sort of blanking insert that you can buy to stop the dust and shit from getting into the drive?
I'm thinking of machining one of these blanking plugs but I'm sure someone has got a better solution...

Anyone?

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:33 AM   #45
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a screw with a dab of silicone sealant on it
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