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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by NeptuneTriton, Apr 15, 2014.
Ordered a unit for my 950 adventure today. Excited!
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I just realized I haven't posted up any pics of the Voodoo on K'Lynn yet. Have been busy racking up the miles this summer.
Some front, and side profiles and a couple from rear showing the Montana up on the Dash.
Found a video on YouTube where they're driving with VooDoo fairings (Two years old tough.). I dont know what kind of light combination. Looks good!
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I finally got around to installing my voodoo faring and high output light kit on my 2004 950 I bought from Ian last November. For reference I am 6'3" tall and have a Renazco racing tall seat installed on the bike.
I went for an 80 mile test ride yesterday to try it out and see how I like it . It replaced the carbon fiber fairing from Rade garage with the cyclops LED lightbulb in the factory US fixture. My auxiliary lighting consisted of a pair of rigid D4 lights on the crash bars and a pair of fork mounted Denali micro LED lights.
As far as reducing buffeting goes, what seemed to work best for me was all the way down at speeds up to 50 or 60 miles an hour and all the way up from 60 to 100 miles an hour. Anywhere in the middle and I got lots of buffeting at all speeds. At low speed with the screen all the way up it seemed like the buffing was increased, especially with my face shield open.
The HID Low beam provides plenty of light once I got it adjusted properly. The Baja designs High beam LED provides a lot of light although I want to fool around with the adjustment a little bit so there's not so much going up into the sky if possible.
I retained the rigid D4's on the crash bars and have them switched on with the ignition with Amber covers for proximity lighting that I can remove when I'm off road. I removed the Denali lights because there's absolutely no need for them with the new light kit.
A double USB port was installed on the left side of the ABS dash and I installed a 12 V power outlet on the right side, this should give me plenty of options for powering accessories.
I plan to mount my iPhone 6 Plus flush on the dash and will use it for navigation, communication and entertainment. It's a perfect fit and I'm glad it's not any bigger it wouldn't fit I also installed a battery tender pigtail that terminates on top of the frame behind the triple tree powered with the OEM 5 amp unswitched circuit so I can use a variety to of devices on that pigtail. Besides charging my battery, I have a battery tender USB adapter, voltmeter and cigarette lighter adapter.
Here's a few lessons I learned during the installation.
If your bike has quite a few years and miles on it like mine does, I would recommend replacing the rubber mounted captive nuts that hold the faring on to the sub fairing. Mine were pretty well rotten and all but one spun while installing the new fairing. I ordered new ones from Rocky Mountain ATV for about $2.50 apiece. They have them in stock.
You have to push really hard on the new faring to get it to fit onto the sub fairing. I emailed Ian about this and he let me know that it was designed that way to provide more support for the additional windscreen surface area.
I had to adjust both bottom screw holes with small chainsaw file a little bit in order to get my screws installed. This could have been due to my rotten rubber bushings I guess I'll see when the new ones arrive.
Lastly, I had concerns about the wire size and fuses that were shipped with my wire loom. The homerun to the battery is 16 gauge wire, it had a 30 amp fuse installed. I went with a 15 which is still oversize but with all my loads on I was measuring about 7 1/2 amps which is right at the capacity for 16 gauge wire.
The auxiliary circuits are 18 gauge wire and had 10 amp fuses installed, I installed 5 amp fuses since my load on each circuit is only a couple amps.
I plan to see how the system performs as it is, I may drop down to a 10 amp main fuse or worst-case scenario change the homerun to the battery to 12 gauge wire with a 20 amp fuse. When designing electrical systems I always prefer to air on the side of caution and oversize/under fuse the wire rather than have it sized and fused right at capacity.
All in all it's a really nice system and I and I'm glad I got it . Here's a few pics of my install after the test ride with
bugs and all.
And here are a few more pics since original post limited me to four. The first two are of the 12 V power port and ABS dash panel. The other two are during installation showing how for the fairing must be "stretched"
to reach the screw holes.
looking sharp! How about a full side profile "bike porn" pick in the sun? I like that iridescent paint job, must be amazing in person
Thanks! Here is a link to when we were putting it back together with a few other pics. I'll see if I ca get some fresh pics for you.
The holder for my iPhone 6+ arrived today so on it went. I like how it all finished up, nice and tidy.
Another observation- the fairing has been on for several days and it seemed like it relaxed quite a bit because it took much less effort to install it than the first few times I had it on and off.
Love this set-up!
Did this happen?!? Would like to buy the complete fairing with this upgrade!
I just installed my Voodoo and I love it. The only surprise was that the fairing was more laid back toward the rear than I thought it would be. I had anticipated it being a little more… rally-ish, as in vertical. With that, it is buffeting my head ala the factory windsshield. Now I find myself looking for a compatible windshield with a little lip on it, similar to my Rally Raid fairing. Anyone have a similar experience, and, more importantly, a source for a windshield with a lip?
I am interested in a second hand unit if anyone has one for sale.
Missed one by a few days recently. Grrrrr.
Hey Pablo yes I'm a tallish guy and after nearly 20,000 miles last year using the Voodoo, and also getting juust a touch too much buffeting I finally decided to make a change.
Oh and I'll add quickly that until you add on to the top of the screen, you can pull the windshield blocks out of the tracks by loosening the screws all the way and lift the top edge up over the fairing.. this will gain you about 5/8" of additional height and also steepen up the screen a touch.
Now back to the change that I made... I've been meaning to call Ian and mention it to him.
It works PERFECT!!! Super adjustable and allows me to run the screen way down while still sitting in clear air. I also added two rubber bumpers to the very top of the fairing to keep the screen from blowing back so much at speed, especially with the added force of the new angled lip I added with the Spoiler. I'll take a couple pics and post them up here.
Hey Ross, not selling my Voodoooooo Any time soooon, Yet I have some AeroFlow stuff if your'e interested?
The whole front fairing here...
And also a separate screen that bolts onto the stock fairing here...
Have a great ride today!!!
Thanks Jim, but I'm really after the extra bright lights as well.
Yes Ross, Of course and smart you are!
Here are pics of that lip for you Pablo...
I had the same experience with mine. I still get buffeting as well. I am 6'1" but am all torso so that probably puts me higher then the average joe. At this point I have given up trying to make a 9x0 a comfortable long distance cruiser. I've just accepted the fact it is going to beat me up when I'm at highway speeds.
The lights though, are amazing! I run the stock fairing most of the time with the VooDoo lights and only run the VooDoo fairing when I'm on road trips.
Yes indeed... I'll say that after close to 30,000 miles in the last year on the 990, adding the spoiler is a game changer!
The bike, after seat, triple clamps, heated grips, pegs... yada yada and several other mods that I choose to add to any bike, is a comfortable long distance cruiser now...
Another option for folks with the Voodoo is to add the AeroFlow screen over the top..
I did that last Fall... riding back to Pa from Idaho... Though after the X-creen spoiler and the AeroFlow wings I think I'm good now.
New bulb! Want 7,000 lumens out of just one bulb?!? In! Just need to install it!