Facia manufacturer

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by FredRydr, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Who makes the add-on facia or dashboard that provides additional surface to install gauges and sockets on each side of the instrument cluster?

    Thanks.

    Fred
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  2. Wicket009

    Wicket009 Been here awhile

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    I am using the TT version. Comes with BMW outlet and Standard outlet. Besides the outlets, it significantly cut out the glare at night from the front lamps.

    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/...ents-Cover-BMW-12v-Cig-BMW-F800GS-F650GS-Twin

    Or go with the Mirage Fairing. Comes with it's own cockpit shield and lots of room to mount above the instrument cluster. www.britanniacomposites.com
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  3. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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  4. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    is it weird to have all that visibility just gone? How much does it hinder visibility while sitting down?
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  5. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    Not at all ... the screen is fully adjustable and the fascia doesn't get in the way.

    I'm very happy with mine ...:clap
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  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    anyway you can shoot a picture at eye level while sitting on the bike?
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  7. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    I think you will have to talk to me real nice! :D

    Photo with Screen all the way down ... I do this if I am riding real off road...

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    A photo with the Screen all the way up ... I do this if I'm riding on the road in the cold or rain. If I am riding a bit of bitumen and gravel, easy off road I put it somewhere in between.

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    Because of the adjustability you never really have to have it getting in the way of things! The GPS is in a good position because you can read it without hardly taking your eyes off the road.

    If you hit anything because you can't see over the screen base it was to late anyway! :lol3

    Crappy Iphone photos' but it is the holidays!
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  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I really like the White too. it will go good with my bike!

    much thanks!
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  9. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    How is the quality of the screen? does it feel like it will stand up to years in the sun? does it vibrate super crazy fully up and at highway speeds?

    im pretty sure you just convinced me to get this!
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  10. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    I think the quality is fine ... did have an issue with some of the original bolts that hold it to the frame, but I think they have been upgraded now. THe screen doesn't appear to rattle or vibrate ... I think they should come like this! :deal

    The only real issue you might have is clearance with hand guards on full lock. I have the original model barbusters and the only reason I don't have an issue is that I have bar risers.

    Ian B from Brittania Composites is on this site as a vendor and usually answers any questions or personal messages promptly. You should have a look at this thread ... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628504
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  11. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    That's it. I just need some surface for gauges, and I will remove the socket (I already wired the OE socket to the battery) and install what I need over the hole. Perfect.

    Thanks, Wicket009!

    Fred
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  12. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I also think the screen is really high quality, and Ian is fantastic to work with. when I ordered mine it was just before a big trip so I was in a hurry to get it, but also wanted the tinted screen they were about to start selling. Ian sold me both, and shipped the tinted screen when it was ready. He was also great to me when I high-sided and needed to replace the outer part of the fairing. It truly is a great product.
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  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I'm very happy with mine too. Quality of the screen and everything is great. I've had mine for just over a year now. No vibe problems, no problems at all actually and it has survived a couple of crashes. Wind protection and management is very good.

    Ian's been making fairings for various bikes (all dirt oriented) for many years now and it shows.

    The faring doesn't block nearly as much as a full rally fairing btw.
    I've never found it to be an issue.

    Dave
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  14. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Update on the TT version. It's perfect for my extra gauge (a "Battery Bug"), but it conflicts with the OEM BMW touring screen hardware. :becca

    Has anyone cut one to fit?

    Fred

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  15. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    I assume the Brittania fairing has space between the gauge mounts and the outer front layer; can one put a lot of cabling and associated wires in there or is it mostly solid?
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  16. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    pile it in!!

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