Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

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

  1. tomJ

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    DoWorkSon thanks for feedback. Very useful.

    One more question to D3 users. Is the tinted screen TT supply an issue when you look at the road perspective? It seems it may cut the perspective somehow on the level driver looks forward. I have no experience with tinted screens, I understand its very personal preference tinted vs clear. Probably all the screens get tinted after a while with all the wildlife, mud, stones etc we experience on roads.

    Thank you colleagues for your feedback. Much appreciated.

    Tom
  2. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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  3. river-rider

    river-rider Adventurer

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    I had my D3 partially come off at highway speed once. Called for replacement thumb nuts and was told to carefully squeeze the replacement nuts, AFTER removing , with pliers to very slightly alter them. Worked great, no more problems. I lost a caribou side case (had hit a boulder earlier) this summer in a downpour, cage driver had to tell me it was "back there" LOL
  4. runnr548

    runnr548 BMW Pilot

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    I love the tinted screen and have not had one issue with visibility, day or night, to include rainstorms.
  5. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Sorry for the long delay in getting the pics up, there was a small problem with a crash and a smashed up ankle.

    The dash upgrade for the desierto has proven to be a fantastic upgrade. I had them laser cut and anodised, the fit is as good as I hoped for and it has proven to be robust and IMHO looks much better than the Touratech POS that I had in there previously.

    (See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18405267&postcount=362 for the intro)

    If anybody want one I have a few extras (8 only, black anodised) as the cost of getting small runs made up is mostly in setup, so an extra few didn't cost much.

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  6. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    I have also had a request for some info on how I mounted the Zumo in the centre of the Deseirto III.

    Well actually it's easy. I used the Touratech mount that goes onto the four handlebar mount bolts and it has worked perfectly now for about 3000km.

    The top holes with the rubber well mounts are already the fairing, and I drilled two holes for the bottom two. Took about half an hour!

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    Here it is in action, albeit with the older crappy Touratech dashboard.

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  7. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    I noticed that you have a stainless brace on the screen now.
    Can you show me where you attached the brace please.
    'Thanks
  8. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Sure, no worries.

    The braces were an addition after last years trip to NZ where we spent quite a bit of time on corrugated roads and the whole dash almost shook itself to pieces. The supports have fixed it so well that last week when I got onto my wifes bike that is still to have them installed and rode 20 minutes on bitumen city roads I was amazed at how much the front end shakes even on good roads. It's an excellent mod, although I could see how some owners might think its ugly. For us though reliability is paramount as these bikes are a tool for travel and I was worried that the additional weight of the fairing with the Zumo, screen, spot lights, HID ballast, etc etc combined with bad roads something was going to break before too long.

    The stays are made from stainless steel tube flattened at either end and drilled M8, I used a bit of bendy aluminium rod to get the shape and length right and form a template for the bends required to get them to clear the fork tubes. The upper end connects at the top of the slot that the screen is mounted in, there is therefore some loss of screen adjustment range but as I made custom screens that never need to be adjusted to maximum "up" it's not an issue. The bottom is attached by replacing the OEM bolt (see the pic below as I can't think how to describe which one it is) with a longer one and the addition of a nylock nut.

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  9. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the pics! Just the answer I was looking for.
  10. river-rider

    river-rider Adventurer

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    Hi Mike, So much better than tourtechs, PM'd you
  11. thleon

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    Hi Mike

    Is this solution stable enough to mount the GPS or not?
    The reason you added the braces is the GPS weight or the new dashboard?

    Thanks
  12. NZ Adventure

    NZ Adventure Another Fricken Newbie!!!

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    Hi guys,

    Here is a link to our 2013 Show Bike - http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=560417024 with the latest Desierto screen fitted. The screen is hugely functional and looks amazing too!!

    We have had riders from 5ft 7" to 6ft 4" ride the bike and all of them said it is great to control the air flow to them or over the bike.

    Work hard, ride harder. :freaky
  13. thleon

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    Is there a way to mount a GPS on the Desierto?
  14. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Thanks NZ!
    "latest" ?
    Has the Desierto design been updated?
    I wish they would update the price in the downward direction ... :deal
  15. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Maybe... still in box ready to install but still trying the Mirage 2. Might be a new windshield coming along. TT is just in a box - waiting to be called into duty some day maybe soon.
  16. machinebuilder

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    What don't you like about the Mirage? do you think the TT is that much better?
  17. DoWorkSon

    DoWorkSon Been here awhile

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    Here is mine before hitting the trails for the day. So nice and clean!

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  18. xsf18cdf

    xsf18cdf Adventurer

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    Any clue as to when they will have a Desierto for 2013 F800GS? I would buy one just to get this dash! Too cool! :clap



    Gary
  19. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Looks NICE DoWorkSon!

    Looking forward to getting my recent purchase in and installed.
  20. thleon

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