F800GS / F650GS Britania Composites Fairing

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Ian B, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. larlec

    larlec Been here awhile

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    and the price was? I don't see it on their web site. Did you try any of the options?
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  2. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Price is $490 US/CAD. There are no options with it. The options shown on the website are for the other fairings. We are considering whether to offer colourmatched fairings to the bikes, but everybody who seems to see them for real, think the satin black suits the bike best.

    Ian
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  3. dukedar

    dukedar 60 easy payments!

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    I would like this as well. I am not sure that I would use the top part right away. I browsed over to the website, and didn't see any there either.

    Darren
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  4. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Here is a photo of the riders view of the inside of the dash without the GPS platform. Sorry it's not mounted on a bike, but we don't have one here at the moment. You can see the predrilled holes for remounting the OEM speedo. The top section does not form part of the mounting structure, so there is no loss of strength/rigidity.

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  5. dukedar

    dukedar 60 easy payments!

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    Thanks Ian!!! It looks like I have a winter project on my hands!
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  6. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    Justify it as an Xmas present to yourself ! If you did get round to wanting one and you definately didn't want the top bit, we could remove it for you if you wanted.

    Cheers Ian
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  7. dukedar

    dukedar 60 easy payments!

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    Are there two versions? Somehow I was under the impression that we could do both... as in alternate as wanted.

    My wife hates Xmas shopping for me. I usually just go out and get the goodies that I want. It drives her nuts trying to find a gift for me :lol3
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  8. Ian B

    Ian B Fairing Manufacturer

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    At least you get what you want then !

    There is only one version, but if you wanted us to cut the top section off for you, then we could. Having said that, it would probably be best for you to see it 'in the flesh' as it is first, so that you can decide. I was talking to a guy who has had his for a week now and, although he will not be fitting his GPS up there, he said he prefered the look of it with the platform on and most who have seen it seem to think that.
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  9. rockinrog

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    I thought we would have some reviews on this one by now.
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  10. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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  11. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    This is just going to be a short review for now as I've only had the fairing for less than a week and I don't have many highway miles on it yet.

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    I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam. Helmet Arai XD. Speeds only up to about 120kph (75mph) for short periods due to the new take away your bike on the spot "law" in BC for more than 40 over.

    Easy install. Very solid...no buzzing/rattling/shaking. Build quality is top notch all around.

    The first time out I ran the screen at the mid point (3.5").

    It's lower in the pics for off road...very easy to adjust.

    It's "rally" (tall) so if you like to "stare at your front wheel" (you shouldn't of course) when seated then you may not like it. The set up for the gauges is great. I don't have anything in the upper panel as I run a 60CX right now.

    Excellent airflow over the helmet. None of the dreaded Arai visor buzz. Keeps all the (cold) wind off your chest. :clap Just a little bit of wind at the sides of the helmet...not really buffeting and not too obtrusive at all.

    I now have the screen set at 5" up and it's even a little better...even slightly cleaner wind management. :thumbup:thumbup

    Very happy with it!! :D

    Oh it looks REALLY good! It looks very integrated and like it should be there. Completes the front end.

    more to report soon...ask away if you have any q's.

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Britannia Composites Mirage 2 fairing review
    <hr style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87); background-color: rgb(87, 87, 87);" size="1"> This is just going to be a short review for now as I've only had the fairing for less than a week and I don't have many highway miles on it yet.

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    I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam. Helmet Arai XD. Speeds only up to about 120kph (75mph) for short periods due to the new take away your bike on the spot "law" in BC for more than 40 over.

    Easy install. Very solid...no buzzing/rattling/shaking. Build quality is top notch all around.

    The first time out I ran the screen at the mid point (3.5").

    It's lower in the pics for off road...very easy to adjust.

    It's "rally" (tall) so if you like to "stare at your front wheel" (you shouldn't of course) when seated then you may not like it. The set up for the gauges is great. I don't have anything in the upper panel as I run a 60CX right now.

    Excellent airflow over the helmet. None of the dreaded Arai visor buzz. Keeps all the (cold) wind off your chest. :clap Just a little bit of wind at the sides of the helmet...not really buffeting and not too obtrusive at all.
    You can keep the visor open a bit at high speeds no problem.

    I now have the screen set at 5" up and it's even a little better...even slightly cleaner wind management. :thumbup:thumbup

    Very happy with it!! :D

    Oh it looks REALLY good! It looks very integrated and like it should be there. Completes the front end.

    more to report soon...ask away if you have any q's.

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  13. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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    i was wondering whether after removal of that 'GPS perch' (which I dont personally like), it would still be possible to mount GPS over the instruments cluster ? Is there any stable structure up there to stick a (special) mount ? what material is the frame based on ? (abs ?)

    I do like the looks but I need something really sturdy... alu or even steel frame would be perfect...
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  14. endurorazor

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    I installed the Mirage 2 fairing last week and have put about 100 miles on it so far. The installation was a breeze. I just laid out the included hardware and briefly scanned the instructions. One lesson learned was that I forgot the washers under the long bolts that secure it to the frame and quickly realized I would be pulling the bolt through the fiberglass without them. I wasn't sure about the style but it has really grown on me after a few rides. I've ridden it in three positions, all the way down, up and just about the middle. I am 6'2" with a 32" inseam. It's very similar to the stock screen when set at its lowest setting, for me anyway. My first ride with the screen all the way up was on a very windy day. The most noticeable effect on handling was whenever I encountered quartering head or tailwinds. Nothing dramatic or dangerous, just noticeable. That is to be expected considering the additional surface area being hit by the wind.
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    I did encounter buffeting on the top of my helmet above 50 mph with the screen fully up. My rear shock was set on maximum stiffness as I usually ride with a passenger and loaded panniers. Once I loosened the rear shock, the rear end sat lower and the buffeting on top of my helmet was gone. The screen is very secure and adjusting it takes mere seconds. I was able to get some time above 100 mph with the screen fully up and it was secure, no problems at all. Next step for me is to remove HID ballast and reinstall it in the space between the dash and the fairing as there is a lot of available real estate in there. I have no plans to install my Zumo on the dash as I prefer it to be as close to my left hand as possible.
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    I've checked out the Desierto 3 on another 800GS however I did not have a chance to ride it. The owner was about 6" shorter than and I and he praised it. The quality was top shelf but at $840 shipped I just couldn't do it, solely out of principle. I am very thankful another manufacturer stepped up and that offered an adjustable fairing for a couple hundred bucks less.<o:p></o:p>
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  15. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Nice fairing...... but that sucks!
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  16. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    a very effective deterrent though.
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  17. The Griz

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    Torso length is the important measurement here. Inseam is null. Can those who have this shield and claim it works for them post torso measurement?
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  18. beammeup

    beammeup Guaging racefully

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    Not a lot of folks know their torso measurement, but height minus inseam ought to give a good approximation......unless you have a massively tall head!
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  19. The Griz

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    Good point!

    :rofl
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  20. cbOwl

    cbOwl just ridin somewhere

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    Javajude - curious what are those screens that you are comparing to?

    Hey Ian, for us short guys - what is the height of the top of the composite? I'd like to see how, (if at all) that affects my vision.