Britannia Composites Mirage 3 fairing for the GS1200's

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  1. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    He 'aint heavy - he's my brother !
    The very popular Mirage 2 fairing ( for the GS650/700/800's) gets a big brother.

    Clearly resembling the M2, this fairing has the same features of sliding screen, GPS mount dashboard and colour options, but is a bit larger all round. Screen reaches up about 12cm higher than stock and slides down for off road use. The mount is very sturdy and designed to take the 'rough and tumble'.

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    The fairing sells at $495CAD ( same as the M2) with options for a carbon finish dashboard and OEM colourmatch paint.

    More details here : www.britanniacomposites.com/index.php/products/mirage3

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  2. Hikertrash

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    Finally :clap
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  3. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Better late than never ! The demand on the Mirage 2 set back the work on this one, but it's here now:D

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  4. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Can you post some more photos? I'd like to see some of the dashboard, and how it looks from the riders perspective.
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  5. Deadly99

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    Looks great :thumb
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  6. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Sorry, we really should have taken some photos of the riders view - but didn't and the bike had to go back to it's owner. However, there are quite a few fairings on their way to owners in all corners of the world now, so I'm hoping to get more photos soon .

    Cheers Ian
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  7. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    OK No worries. It looks great BTW. Are you in Vancouver? I'm seriously considering one of these.
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  8. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Nearer the border than Vancouver, in Langley. I have some suggestions for you:wink:, so feel free to email me britanniacomposites@shaw.ca

    Cheers

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  9. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Email sent.
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  10. fjteal

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    Anyone have one of these, really interested but can't find any reviews or pictures other than whats on Ian's site.
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  11. Zander

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    Hi Ian,

    On my friend GS1200 the light reflector melted on the low beam side.

    In conjunction with the Mirage fairing, what aftermarket lights can be installed?

    I will be making the modification on it's bike and we decided that we don't want to replace the light assembly with another original part.

    Might as well install something more efficient. Any advise ?
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  12. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Well, the M3 'shrouds' the OEM headlight unit, so in a way, the lighting issue remains the same, whether there is a Mirage on it or not. I'm not that familiar with the OEM unit on the big GS and I haven't looked at it from the standpoint of using lights from our other fairings to produce a lighting alternative for either the boxer, or the F8. I'm quite surprised that the bulb actually melted the lens ! I can only reflect my own experiences that standard halogens burn very hot and a 35w HID conversion might be a consideration because they burn much cooler as well as dropping the power requirement and banging out more light. I'm sure this conversion has been done and you may find threads out there reporting the results, although be aware that HID conversion of some OEM lights doesn't work well because of bad focusing.

    Hope this helps.

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  13. Zander

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    Hi Ian,

    The reflector is melted so bad that I will not be able to do a HID conversion. Cost of a new light assembly from BMW is expensive. I will probably end up spending close to original part for the light retrofit but at least it will be much better lighting.

    Thank you for the reply and information.
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  14. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Yeah, I think you are on the right track. It's a shame I don't have a GS here to look at it further, because I'm sure it wouldn't take much to mount up the new HID projector low/ Squadron LED Hi that we're fitting to the new 950/990 fairing and the amount of light on that is mind blowing !! The whole thing would still come in under the cost of the OEM Beemer unit !

    If I can help with the lighting spec, if you go with a 'made up' unit, just let me know

    Cheers Ian
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  15. Zander

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    Hi Ian,

    I would really appreciate if you can give me some info for the Squadron lights.

    By the way, nice work on the 950 / 990 fairing. I am seriously considering it for my 950.
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  16. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Probably easiest to email me at britanniacomposites@shaw.ca and we can discuss the squadron. You may also be interested in our conclusions when testing many different headlight combos for the new 950/990 fairing here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321586&page=59

    Cheers Ian
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    Zander, so how did he like it up until his headlight melted??
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  19. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    Just installed the Mirage 3 onto my GS Camhead. I have no affiliation with Britannia Composites other than being a repeat customer. I had the Mirage 2 on my 800GS and was very happy with it. My issue on that bike was always buffeting around the helmet which was very fatiguing. For many, the solution was to hide behind a barn door of a windscreen. However, the Mirage allows airflow to travel on both sides of the screen, eliminating the low pressure immediately behind the screen. My helmet therefore was in a nice laminar airflow with no buffeting.

    I installed the Mirage 3 on my 1200GS and it has the same affect. I ride with the screen in a lowered position and my helmet sits in a nice clean laminar flow with no buffeting. The GPS tray allows me to have the GPS within my field of view which is great for keeping eyes up.

    Installation was so easy, a caveman could do it. A lot of thought obviously went into the design to keep things as simple as possible. The instructions were dead simple to follow.

    Lastly, it is so nice to deal with local companies who produce quality products and provide great service. Both of my transactions with Britannia Composites were very pleasant with great communication and fast shipping.

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