Dual Sport fairings from Britannia Composites

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

  1. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    Why you are on the subject of lighting, I would mention that a LED option would be cool. A high quality dual LED set up would equal or surpass HID in performance and would draw less power.
  2. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Indeed it would ! However, if you know of a DOT approved Hi/Lo system for under $800 that actually IS better than the HID's, I'd really like to know where they are, because I can't find any ! I've tried several so called 'high performance' units and they aren't even close to the HID's.

    I don't think anyone would doubt that LED's are the way it's going and they really will suit this application. I find it interesting that the High end cars are still mainly HID ( BMW's. Lexus etc), even though they use LED's as marker lights like a Christmas tree.

    If you know of some, please tell !

    Cheers Ian
  3. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Sorry, no progress other than establishing that it will need a new dash that is different from any other bike, which is a pain !

    Ian
  4. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Ah drats...keep up the good fight, lots of these being sold.
  5. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    As an owner of a dual HID setup, I gotta say they are amazing. Best lights I have ever had on a street legal bike ever. Way way way better than the next best. My $0.02
  6. BackCountryCruizer

    BackCountryCruizer Gnarled Adventurer

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    +1 My girl friend has both high and low HID's on her 690 and I have a HID low with Halogen high on my 690. I thought my setup was bright but her's is incredible!
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    TIGER 800 Model ASAP!!! :ddog (please lol)
  8. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Any pictures of the new 690 odometer mounted to the Lynx?
  9. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Hey Yellow Pig,

    I'm pretty sure the '08 odo and the '12/'13's are similar in dimensions, so hopefully these pics help.

    These shots were taken with the master himself doing the instal. We mounted it low so I could put a Garmin Montana above it. I now have the Montana, but it's not mounted. If you'd like an additional pic of me holding it above the odo to show the fitment, I can do that.

    But hopefully these angles give you enough of an idea.


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  10. securety10

    securety10 Stuck...

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    Two questions:

    Is it possible to get a Phoenix with the dashboard extended down further? Here is the story, I'm going to be running an Acewell computer on my KLR as opposed to the stock instrument cluster (thus I don't need the current instrument cut out) and would prefer to mount it to the Phoenix dash (if it is strong enough?). I'm worried about losing the current dash real estate though as I would also like to have room to mount my GPS along with some switches and DC outlets above the Acewell on the dash.

    What is the load difference (on the charging system) between the Halogens and the HIDs? I'm still up in the air as to which to choose. If the Halogens are twice is bright as stock, I'm not sure if the price difference is worth it (to me) to get another 50%.

    Thanks
  11. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    just wondering if anyone out there that has fitted the lynx to a DR650 still has the stock headlight mounts laying around and wants to offload them. im looking for some at the moment to sue on a small project that i have going.
  12. COXR650L

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    I wanted to take a moment and tell Ian and Britannia thanks for donating a free fairing for this years WESTFEST RALLY in Buena Vista Colorado.

    That was a really generous donation for the raffle and I know someone will be really excited to win such a great prize:deal:wink: Personally I love the Lynx, a perfect low profile faring for a DS dirt bike:evil

    Thanks again Ian!!!
  13. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    That is AWESOME!!! Yes someone will be a LUCKY dude/dudet! :norton
  14. xymotic

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    My Lynx has been really great, but it's led a shall we say, 'rough' life? (I fall down a lot) :deal

    It's got Dual HID's and both of the projectors have busted out of the aluminum plate and are rattling around and pointing every which way. My High beam is way up in the trees.

    The damned things are still bright enough to drive round town with though...

    Can I get new mounting parts the plastic nubs that the lights mount into...
  15. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    You're so close to us that I suggest sending it back here for a bit of a 're-furb'. It's a quiet time of year and a few guys have done this. I'll have it turned around in a couple of days and most stuff can be fixed properly within an hour, so cost is minimal.

    Email me and we'll discuss britanniacomposites@shaw.ca

    Cheers

    Ian
  16. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    The 'Lucky' winner was a Gal from AZ who chose a Mirage 2 for her F800:clap. Even better was that one of her friends has a Mirage 2, so she knew exactly what she was getting

    As far as I'm concerned, offering this 'prize' to the Adv rider community was an easy decision to make !

    Cheers Ian
  17. xymotic

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    Thanks Ian
  18. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    I've just upgraded my bulbs and ballast. I now have 50w 6000k HID dip beam, and again I previously had the original 35w Halogen main beam, but now have the same 50w 6000k HID main beam with 'Ultra Fast' ballast fitted(HID Main comes on instantly and no 30 second delay)

    100 watts HID :D

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    Couple of pics below of the Lynx fitted to my 690 and my mates G650 X-Challenge up on the Spanish Pyrenees a couple of weeks ago

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  19. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Very timely subject ! We have been doing some extensive testing of just about all the lighting currently available, mainly for establishing a lighting spec for our new 950/990 Adventure fairing.

    Certainly, the 50w gives you more 'bang', but we,ve always been a bit concerned about how many bikes would cope with 100w total, particularly if trying to run anything else as well. Be interested to here how you get on with them.

    With the new 950/990 fairing, we have settled on 50w HID on the low beam using the same lamp we always have, but have decided to go with the powerful Squadron LED on the Hi beam. Wow, is that ever some light !!:D

    We might look at this combo for the Lynx as well next year.

    Cheers Ian
  20. MtnRider2

    MtnRider2 Been here awhile

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    Ian have you considered going to a LED light over the HID ones? Pros vs. Cons?