Dual Sport fairings from Britannia Composites

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

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Great!

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Looks like I will have to get one when my new 690 comes in.
  2. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    That sounds like a very good idea ! I sell more 690 Lynx's worldwide, than every other fairing put together !

    Just a point about the latest 690 model ( including last years). KTM have decided to move the indicators off of the specific mount and back onto the OEM 'candle', which is a pain, because you need to remount the indicators when fitting a Lynx.

    The easiest way to solve this is to order an indicator mounting bar from the earlier model ( also used by the 530 and 450 ) and move the indicators onto this. It's much better in any case to have the indicators mounted of the fairing, because you don't have to unplug them when you remove the fairing.

    Cheers Ian
  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Nice tip. Thanks.
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  7. Ian B

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    F650 single, or twin ? Nothing more on the single for the moment.
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  9. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Just found the thread and figured I should chime in here too... I've been using Ians Fairings for the last 62,000mi on my KLR.
    First an XSTwin and then last Spring I switched over to some DRZ forks and a Lynx. Wanted to shed the weight of the fairings subframe and it's tendency to cracking, plus be able to point the headlight anywhere I turned the bars.
    The wind protection and lighting (yes I ride at night) have been OUTSTANDING!!! The quality is second to none, and Ians service has been excellent at every turn.
    Thanx for everything Ian and Cheers!

    Mocking it up...
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    I carve and glue in pipe insulation to seal out any light that may escape and reflect back at me...
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    Had to make a spacer to lengthen the fairing, raising it off the fender due to the KLR head tube being longer than the DRZ's.
    Though funny looking at first, this created a nice spot for the fender bag to tuck back under...
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    The girl all finished up with some HighwayDirtBikes bars, guards, and Vapor protector, DoubleTake Mirrors and of course The Lynx!
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    The best pics I could come up with (sorry) showing the rear of the fairing... it has a Montana, 12v outlet, Kissan volt/temp, heated grip controls etc.. really.
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  10. Mr. Fisherman

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  11. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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  12. Ian B

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    Thanks guys, the check is in the post !!:evil

    You might have figured out that there is a new Lynx now and one of the things I've got on the list is to create a 'proper' KLR version that would fit both older and newer models. Looking at your photos has just reinforced this. Perhaps fitting the larger Mirage 2 screen would be a good move as well.

    Cheers Ian
  13. johnwesley

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    sounds like what i need as I keep chopping on the 08 fairing

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    thats so I can get full lock with the hand guards

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    So its a good time for a KLR fairing for the 08's
  14. Jettn Jim

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    Yes Ian I see the new version on the KTM's pictured... and I LIKE IT! :clap
    Can/will the new Lynx fairing mount up to my existing dash? :deal
    And the Larger Mirage.... +10 I would like to have a custom one done up 2" wider on each side and 1-1/2" higher across the top as well as 2-3" longer across the bottoms of the side (I'll call them) wings, that flare on the bottom corners.

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  15. Adrian V

    Adrian V Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking of getting a Lynx for my DRZ 400, but I have a few questions:

    Do the halogen lights come in a version for Oz where cars drive on the left?

    How much brighter are the HID lights?

    What model is the projector low beam light?

    Would these new (ish) Hella Bi Halogen lights be an option:

    http://www.myhellalights.com/index....lamp-modules/90mm-bi-halogen-headlamp-module/

    The Bi-Halogen lights might be worth considering as both lights can stay on when on Hi and Low.

    Thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  16. Mr. Fisherman

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    I am sure Ian will get to answering this question but in my observations with my kit...

    The lights are fully adjustable and you can switch the lenses no problem.

    I am running dual halogens and they are amazing.
  17. Ian B

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    Yes, the lights are switched for driving on the 'wrong' side of the road ! Actually a third of all our Lynx production goes down under.

    The standard Halogen Hellas will push out over twice the light that your OEM unit does and HID will up that a further 50%.

    The Lynx wiring harness is configured so that the low beam remains on when the high beam is switched, so you get both lights. Bi Halogen isn't really an option, because most bikes will struggle powering two 65w lights all the time and Bi Xenon is too pricey.

    For this reason, most guys choose HID on the low beam to bring power draw down on the lamp that is on all the time. HID on Hi is nice , but many don't use Hi that much with these low beam projectors, so save the money.

    Cheers Ian
  18. Adrian V

    Adrian V Been here awhile

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    Thanks for responding.

    I see your reasoning for using the lights you do and I'm sure their output is great, I suppose I'm just scratching about to see what's possible for maximum light/adequate power draw for the DRZ.
    I live in regional Western Australia and live out of town, plenty of roos.... The lights need to be able to throw and pick up the edge of the road and while I'm normally on high beam, I need a pretty good low beam as well, nothing worse than losing most of your vision if you need to dip your lights :eek1.
    I hadn't thought about putting the HID in the low beam, that would certainly help, until you suggested that I'd sort of decided to have an HID high as a driving light, switched by the main beam (legal in Oz) and hoped a Bi-Halogen would work for low and an additional high beam. I've just been posting with someone who has this combination on a DRZ and likes it.
    Do you think your HID upgrade would fit/work in a Bi-Halogen?
    If I go that way, would you be willing to substitute a Bi-Halogen for the low beam module?

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  19. Ian B

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    The Bi-Halogen is a different lamp, so the HID upgrade won't work with it. What I'm a bit confused with is that a projector low beam dedicated lamp with it's very wide beam pattern and sharp cutoff, combined with a free flow high beam that is on at the same time, is the best light coverage you will get.
    To get the most out of the two dedicated lamps, they need to be HID and to get even more they need to be physically bigger, or get more of them.

    So, if you wanted both lights on all the time, it's the High beam that you would want to have as a Bi halogen or better still, a Bi Xenon. I definitely wouldn't drop out the dedicated projector low for a 'compromise' Bi- Halogen unit .

    Anyway, all our lights come in big batches direct from Hella, so we can't do a 'one off', without going to a Hella retailer. So if you wanted to substitute either ( or both) of the lights we supply, then that is no problem, but you would be best sourcing the unit you want over there from a Hella dealer.

    Cheers Ian
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    Hi Ian-any news with the Honda CRF250l progress?