Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by AKTroy, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Arai XD & Shoei Hoent. Both acceptable with this shield but Hornet better.

    On a scale of 1-10 Im getting a 9 from the D-3 in wind diversion. I can ride at highway speeds with my shield up and glasses on all day. Screen in forward position.
  2. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Been here awhile

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    I think the culprit here, for me, has a good bit to do with height. I either need to be about 3 inches lower or two feet higher!!!
  3. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    Thanks guys
  4. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Been here awhile

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    Anyone have an XL Aeroflow that they would like to work a deal on for my Desierto? I know it's a long shot since there are not many AF owners out there yet...

    Man I really want to like this thing.:baldy
  5. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Have you thought about a custom 'front screen'. Wouldn't be impossible to do.
  6. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Been here awhile

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    you mean like an add-on that can be R&Red as needed? If so that would be perfect, but I have no idea of how it would affix to the TT.
  7. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Nope, not an add on. a replacement for the front plexi screen. Make a plywood template. Thermo mold plexi or lexan. trim, sand edges, drill holes. done.

    Toughest part is making the plywood template but it can be done... heck if there's enough people interested, I'll make the damn thing.
  8. OZZY-GS

    OZZY-GS Been here awhile

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    Hey,
    After reading all of these posts about different screen's etc.
    I finally bit the bullet and ordered the TT D3. (also ordered the lockable toolbox that goes on the front of the BMW Bash Plate)
    Shit I hope I have done the right thing!
    I guess I wouldn't be the only one to buy a new Farkle for my bike to find it ain't as I had hoped.:huh
    Will be posting an update when the goodies arrive and are installed and tested.
    Wish me luck guys.
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  9. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Here here to that.

    Because after reading this thread through several times from end to end, lying awake at night trying to figure out if it was justified we have also ordered the DIII fairing, but just to make it interesting we have 2 F798GSa so bit the bullet and ordered one for each - STREWTH :knary
  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Come on ... order two of the Madstad adj. screens as well for side-by-side comparison!!!! :lol3

    http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/it.A/id.327/.f
  11. Maddaddy

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    I can make you a comparison right now. madstad - fugly, TT awesome.

    I was at the south sound BMW vendor fair talking with TT. the 800GS looks awesome. The tank isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I'm not sold on it. I'd rather have something more in the style of the Dakar rally tanks. The Fairing looks great, but the price is a put off. it's not made of any special materials, just plastic; but that is the cost of specialty parts. If they were in mass production the cost could be lower.
  12. JHooker

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    I used to ride a Buell Lightning, and considering you could get similar deflectors from 60-120 USD, it definitely seems that there's some "inflation" on the cost to the consumer.

    I'm not saying anything negative towards their pricing choices, but it's a bummer there aren't more options to the consumers that are priced nicely :p
  13. JRWooden

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    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    The TT D3 is awesome. Perfect air for me and it constantly gets "that bike looks really cool" type comments.
  15. OZZY-GS

    OZZY-GS Been here awhile

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    I finally plucked up the courage to order the TTD3 yesterday as mentioned above and I get a call today from TT today and they tell me I know have to wait 2 months as they have run out of stock in the factory.:(:
    Obviously after the recent good reports on this very web site sales have gone through the roof.
  16. cug

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    I have an Aeroflow XL but you are a bit far away to do at least a "switch bikes and test ride" thing.
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    Oh, and btw:

    I have some buffeting with the Aeroflow - not sure where it is coming from, but I think from the sides. Need to solve that, before I go on any longer tour.
  18. FatBuoy

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    And you have the winglets too, correct?
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    Yes, I do. I think it's air hitting me at the side of the helmet. Coming around the windshield. I have done two longer trips with it ( > 5 hours riding / day) and each time I had headaches when I got home.

    I'm not sure what to do about this. I'm somewhat reluctant to spend another 300 bucks (after tax and shipping) for the Aeroflow handguards. I would have to get the holders, too. Sucks.
  20. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Been here awhile

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    Well I did bunch of searching for the perfect ear plugs because I did not want to accept the fact that I may have wasted $800 on a windscreen that I hated. I ended up buying the Hearos plugs (only $7 for 7) and BOOM!-quiet. It permitted me to focus on what the real issue is and it's not buffeting but wind noise. And a LOT of it. I'm not used to HAVING to wear ear plugs, but at least there is a solution. I had tried some less adequate foam ones, as well as the wax plugs and it still sucked. (I had always assumed that the wax ones were about the best solution since they are essentially solid instead of porous.) I'm happy now for what it's worth. Not happy that I have to wear plugs, but happy that I can have quiet on the highway now at speed. And thank goodness I didn't make a hasty decision, like I came so close to doing, to buy the Aeroflow. I'm sure it's a great windscreen (I have one on my 1150ADV and love it) but it just doesn't seem like as good of a match as the Desierto on this bike. Again, I am getting almost zero buffeting. The exception being strong cross winds, but I suppose that's to be expected. Just wanted to post to be fair to TT.