Dual Sport fairings from Britannia Composites

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Ian B, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. timg

    timg Adventurer

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    Yep, I really liked the 625. Pretty much the perfect adventure bike imho but I had issues finding the ground. If I didn't have to stop I was fine, but in some of the gnarly places we went it was an issue not being able to touch the ground :eek1 Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwpJDWY6jFM&lr=1 I will take some pics next time I'm working on the XR250 and send them. Need to save up some pocket money too :D Cheers, Tim
  2. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Hey Ian, any more thoughts on the 650 GS and Dakar fairing??
  3. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Yep, just finishing off work on the Mirage 3 for the boxer GS's and then we're on it.
  4. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Great news :clap
  5. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Husky Terra sure could use one of your products.
  6. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I am looking at one of these for my Transalp based adv bike.
    I have a question, So the ABS dash seems to bolt to the top triple using the handlebar riser mount bolts like in this picture
    below.

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    My question is, Is the ABS being compressed between the upper triple and the circular spacer on the bar riser?
    Wont the ABS compress leaving slight looseness in the handlebar mount?

    Also, How much does the Lynx weigh with single HID?

    Thanks
  7. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Hi Ian,

    How's the progress on the Dakar fairing, inquiring minds need to know :wink: :ear
  8. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    My generic kit Lynx has been on for 2 years now, and I have never had to re-torque the riser mount nuts. The ABS is extremely dense and hasn't cracked in 2 years. Great product, very tough.

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  9. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Lynx weighs about 5 lbs all in.

    The ABS dash has never given problems with handlebar loosening over these past 5 years. However, some risers have a 'cup' arrangement to accommodate anti vibe rubber washers and in this instance, we include large fender washers to spread the load and avoid the edges of the risers digging into the ABS.
  10. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Well, progress has been interupted a bit because we are working on a new Lynx which will be available in Feb. I'll then get back onto creating a GS version of the new Lynx.

    Most of the changes to the Lynx are small and really constitute improvements to any 'niggles' we have had over the past few years. The existing molds have pretty much done there time now, so the Lynx gets an updated 'look' as well.

    I can't remember if I mentioned it before, but a preliminary look at the GS lead me to think that the GS model will probably involve the removal of the complete OEM unit including the instruments, so it will be stripped back to the forks and triples and we'll go from there.

    Cheers Ian
  11. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Nice photo !:clap and I see you have given it the 'Dakar' look where the screen goes. That 610 really should have a nice colourmatched blue Lynx on it !!

    Cheers Ian
  12. Dan Alexander

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    Yes, we did discuss the instrument removal. All fine with me, the dash should accomodate a road book and an ICO plus the Zumo I figure but very interested to see how it all comes together from your end. As long as it mated up pretty well to the existing bodywork there should be lots of interest as there's a lot of these bikes on the road and they need a new look.
  13. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I'm just about ready to pull the trigger.
    Good to hear about the updated Lynx prior to doing do.
    Do you have a teaser photo available?
  14. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Haven't got a photo yet, but will have something for you next week. My view of whether it's worth waiting for is this : If you are getting a Lynx to do a specific trip and need to get it on soon, then I wouldn't wait for the new one, but if you have no important riding plans for the next month, I would wait. Did you get my email with the photos of the dashboards etc ?

    Cheers

    Ian
  15. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Got it.
    I'll wait for the new Lynx.
    I am excited to get this installed.
  16. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Ian,

    I think you might of covered this before but any chance of a twin headlight Mirage 1 for F650 single?
  17. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    I've been working on him for a while now :wink:

    Recent post from him says maybe February
  18. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Yep, see reply on previous page

    Cheers Ian
  19. Hrspwr Hero

    Hrspwr Hero wipe off 50 or.....

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    Any further teasers on the new lynx? I want one for my 690 enduro......
    When do you think they will be available?
  20. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    I was just about to 'launch' into detail on the new Lynx and post up a couple of photos BUT I don't seem to be able to upload the photos. Being over 50 is why I don't know how to solve this, but in the meantime just email me britanniacomposites@shaw.ca and I'll get the photos off to you. The new one will start going out in about 2 weeks.:clap

    Cheers Ian