Dual Sport fairings from Britannia Composites

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

  1. Liamderthal

    Liamderthal Braaaaiiinnnss!!!

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    :clap

    I like it! Form AND function. It's amazing how just replacing the old square headlight with a twin set makes such an improvement on looks.
  2. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    just wait for LED headlight bulbs to come out. Won't be long.
  3. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    The OEM lights are wired from the battery via the ignition. The battery will have no problem powering the lights, but more to the point, can the alternator keep up with charging the battery. This is likely to be an issue of usage. Although these new H7 bulbs draw 65w, the existing setup will hardly notice the difference. However, if you're riding on High beam as well for extended periods, along with heated grips and vest, then there may be an issue. We are doing tests on this now.

    In any event, it's better to leave the existing wiring alone (it has a dubious reputation at best !) and run good quality 12 guage separately for any significant increase on demand.
  4. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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  5. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Yep, Karoos:clap
  6. B.C.Biker

    B.C.Biker mighty fine

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    Like the idea of juntion/fuse box installed = less cluter.
  7. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    Why not run either/or? Low or high? This would avoid problems with the extra draw on the system. Also, allow you to use the stock wiring to trigger relays.

    I'd sugget folks looking at a stator upgrade think long and hard about it. Seen lots of negatives regarding the electrosport version, right here....
  8. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Mmm, that's not a bad idea to run either/ or:clap .

    We'll try that, but I have a feeling that with the low 'off', it could be a bit dark directly in front of you and to the sides. The low is a projector type that gives a very sharp cutoff line, with loads of light below and darkness above. The high seems to fill in that darkness above. We'll see - thanks

    Ian
  9. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I plan on a stator up grade, after this riding season. I just ran out of time and money this winter.
  10. Pangeist

    Pangeist Autodidact Polymath

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    I like it all. Any option over the stock set up is awesome. The twin headlight version is definitely going on my KLR. Awesome job. Can't wait!
  11. Hoder

    Hoder Card carrying greeny

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    Your fairing looks awsome! I just might have to sell the 950 parts.

    :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb :thumb
  12. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    A friend of mine is looking for some used 950 tanks, so if you do decide to sell them, you've got a buyer ! I think this fairing looks better on my 610 than on the KLR. Just a few mods and it'll go straight on. I'll post up some 'mock up' pictures on the TE610 thread as soon as we get a white one out of the new molds.

    Thanks for the comments !!:clap

    Ian
  13. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    Ian- when you get a chance, can you show a pic of the dual headlights mounted from the underside/backside of the fairing? You're using the same mounting holes as the stocker, I assume.

    Thanks
  14. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    I'd like to see more pics, too. Including from the riding position, large sidelong shot, etc.. :)

    MORE PORN!!! Please? :)
  15. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    No, fitting to the stock frame doesn't work out. The lights mount inside the fairing. They attach via 3 threaded rod adjusters (each with a thumbscrew) that allows you to adjust each light in all directions. It's a bit difficult to explain, so I'll take some pics when I get the chance.

    To create the room inside the fairing, the existing light is removed from it's 2 pivot points on the frame. It's very tight !
  16. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    The view from the riding position is identical on all three versions of the fairing. You can see the view ( including the two dash's) earlier in this thread
  17. Bikerjosh

    Bikerjosh I was punk once.

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    Great job IanB. Looks like I'm going to have to start listing some vintage mountain bike stuff on ebay.
    :clap
    Josh
  18. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    WOW:eek1

    On the dual HELLA's, it wouldn't be too hard to make them selectable between either or a low always on--one switch or jumper in the wiring harness. If you include a fuseblock (like the Hella 4 or 6-position one) and a ground block, you have a real complete rally-prepped package.

    That price is looking pretty good, I was about to spend about half that just on aux lights.
  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I'll be doing full reviews on both of the 2 headlight fairings- shooting for a late June publishing date.
  20. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    That looks MUCH better! :clap:clap:clap