Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

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  1. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Seems that Touratech has run out of there first batch. Thats means there has to be some inmate out there sporting one. My poker winnings are just about there but damn there proud of them.
    I need to be convinced on this one before dropping that kind of cash on something that "might'' be worth the money.
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  2. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    I saw they were out too. I was wondering who the hell is buying them and why aren't they bragging about it??
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  3. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    I like the looks of them too, but have yet to see one in the flesh. All the angles of them have made it look like they can't be used with these (headlight shroud):

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    Or for that matter, the off road headlight grills? I've only seen photos of the Desierto from certain angles and it looks like it'd foul them, but it's unclear.

    Also: For that sort of money and given the size of them, it'd be nice if it had some bars to mount rally computers, GPS etc. built into the cockpit of them. Anyone with one managed to knock up something for use with the Desierto 3?
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  4. kojack

    kojack Stay adventurous my friends!

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    It would be on my 800 for sure if I owned one. I think you can use the off road headlight guard with it too....the adjustability of the shield is great
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  5. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    My thoughts too. Ive yet to spring for the visor just because of that possibility.

    Really surprises me none of the FF's on here has this fairing yet. Although man 800 bones is tough to swallow for it.

    Another concern Ive got is how well it holds up on tip over's. That dumb ass front brake reservoir guard snapped off on me way too easily! Going to go with the Renazzo (sp?) replacement before the season gets here.
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  6. tmex

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    Granted it is the classic KTM Dakar look. I just don't happen to like that look. $800 bones is nothing when it comes to my baby.
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  7. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Yes, that's one of my concerns too. I can live with my tall £60 metal mule screen shearing in a crash. I'd be sobbing like a baby if I'd just spent almost ten times that and the screen crashed. I might contact TT and see if they just do the "screen" bit as a replacement (IE for if that breaks, but the base/mount is still fine).
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  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I'll let you all know when mine arrives in a week and a half.

    "Man, why does my ass hurt like I have just been".....
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    You're just saying that so she doesn't try to break your leg again.
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  10. jeffchri

    jeffchri Been here awhile

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    Ah yes, pics when you can! I just saw this in person at the Seattle MC show and it was a real eye-catcher.
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  11. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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  12. Downer

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    I have been looking at that windshield for a year. Glad somebody has the guts to try it.
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  13. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Oh no you ditn't??!! Did you?? :eek1





    I look forward to seeing it on a real bike in real pictures.
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  14. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    ssshhhh , my wife might hear..............
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    jessehere Ridin'

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  16. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Ill do a full pictoriol when I install it.
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  17. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    So....how much of a rental fee to try out the setup?? :evil

    We're gonna need a full ride report, of course.
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  18. jeffchri

    jeffchri Been here awhile

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    And to confirm - you can use both the headlight grill and headlamp shroud thingy just fine. I stopped by TT today and checked it out, and that's the right they have. The lower beak of the Desierto just barely grazes the shroud, but it didn't require any filing to make it fit ... though I'm assuming the headlight was actually pointing at the proper angle. One could imagine having to bump the headlight down a bit if the Desierto is too big ... and if that's the case, the file will be coming out when mine gets here ...

    Also, there seems to be ample space for mounting brackets of various flavors - there are various support struts and plates, any of which could take a screw or three and serve quite nicely as a GPS mounting plate. My Zumo plans to move in there for the winter ...
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  19. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Of course !
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  20. TTRider

    TTRider Adventurer

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    The Touratech fairing hasnt any mount for a GPS or a Roadbook. Thats maybe the reason why only few riders want one.

    If the Touratech fairing would be capable of mounting an IMO and a GPS and a roadbook i would already have this fairing.:wink:

    Finally after searching all F 800 GS forums around - i come tothe conclusion that there isnt a really rallye fairing ( like for the 650 x or the whole LC4s ).

    Thats absolutely inaccepatable for me !!! Nevertheless i will do it myself and it will look somehow similar to the nice fairings the Africa Twin guys from Italy do.:D

    Imagine a lot of people would spend a lot of money for a good fairing and none of the big companies produces one.:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh
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