Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

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

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Seriously? Granted, I've never ridden a Gold Wing or the like, but I've always worn ear plugs when riding. I guess I'd kinda like to still have some hearing left when I'm an old fart. :gerg

    But +1 on the Hearos. They do the trick for me. And they even have an iPhone app to test the decibel level you're hitting:

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/noise-patrol/id316609013?mt=8

    No idea how accurate it is. But it's fun to play with.

    David
  2. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    One of our fairings arrived yesterday, plastic instrument surround had a big crack in it and the molding looked like a dog's breakfast..

    Sent it back.
  3. wvanh

    wvanh Adventurer

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    I ordered one several weeks ago and the same happened to me, not just deep scratches though, the entire left side was snapped off. Touratech apparently has a shortage of certain pieces of the Desierto Kit 'cause it took them about 3 weeks to ship it. Now they say they haven't got a replacement part either. If they ship them all like they shipped mine I can't say I'm surprised.
  4. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Dam,
    Just slabbed home 100 plus miles. Shield up and foward. I had my Hornet shield up all the way and I could hear myself whistling too !
    This thing works for me.
  5. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Love mine. Wished they made better adjustment knobs though.

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  6. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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    How tall are you and what seat height do you have?
  7. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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    Did it come with the rubber strip around the screen or did you add that yourself?
  8. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I added that. It came with the Powerbronze (metalmule) screen that I had on previously. Thought I'd give it a shot to see if it makes any difference. It may but I can't really tell.

    cheers,
    Mark
  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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  10. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    Thanks to all of you I am $800 more poor. I installed last night and was able to put a few miles on late this afternoon. I did install rubber washers since I could push down on the screen when everything was tight. Thanks for the heads up DP.

    I think it works well but my XD3 visor is buzzing something fierce at highway speeds. It's annoying and becomes distracting. I tried all different screen positions and some were better than others but it was still there. If I just touched the visor on the helmet it stops. Does anybody else have this problem? Is there anyway to stiffen the visor? I was almost thinking a few layers of fiberglass would do the trick! :evil
  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Wiz,
    Thats the XD. On the 950 A is was unbearable. Yes, you can stiffin it with fiberglass.
    Or do Like Indy and I did, get a Shoei Hornet. Way, way better.

    Also, loctite those knurled adjuster nuts. On dirt roads they will vibrate loose and get lost.
    Ask me how I know. :lol3
  12. RV8Pilot

    RV8Pilot Blue,Green,Blue,Gree.....

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    Try adding a small (1/2 oz.) weight to change the point of vibration frequency of the visor.

  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Creative thinking there Villa !
  14. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    Thanks RV8. I've been digging and it seems poeple are adding tape wheel weights so I'm going to try that. I was at a local get together yesterday and there is was an Arai dealer selling stuff. I talked to him and he wasn't much help but then he mentioned trying the weights. If that doesn't work..........DP can buy me a Hornet. :rofl I did a quick spin last night with the shield in the lowest position and using my regular full face helmet. The air was clean. Nice and smooth. AAAAAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh
  15. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    This thread needs to go away. Far far away. At least until I get my tax return.
  16. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    DO IT! DO IT!! DO IT!!!


    yur welcome :freaky
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    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Yeah, I keep unsubscribing myself from it, only to return and ponder yet again . . .
  18. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    Stupid/wishful thinking(?): Does Touratech do group buy pricing?

    Waiting on a package from Woody today - I really can't justify this purchase right now. Then again, I said that about the bike last year. :deal
  19. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Hey, I just rode home from my motorcycle club meeting. A little chill in the air I notice. Oh, no problem, :1drink
    D3 shield up & foward. Rode home with my helmet shield up and no glasses on either. Geez I could hear every sound my bike makes now.
    Sounds nice........

    :hide
  20. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    First I ate dinner

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    Then I sat on my floral print couch and fondled Woody goodness.

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