GS Dakar windshield on KTM Adventure.

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  1. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Yes, the winter weather has done it in once again.

    I put the BMW F650GS Dakar windshield up against the KTM Adventure.. 1/2 hour later.. with my trusty corded drill.. Voila!
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    It adds about 6 inches to the height.
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    from the side..
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    other side
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    one more
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  6. kv

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    That is freaking awsome!!
    Did you have to do your drilling on the Katoom or on the screen itself? You a damn Genius Gump!
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  7. Roadwarrior

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    Wouldn't the gap between the two force air up into your face? How does it work? Is is any better on the highway? It looks great by the way.
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    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I drilled three 1/4" holes on the KTM front fairing, easily covered with ductape if I take the Dakar shield off.

    Some 1-1/2" and 3/4" diameter rubber washers, 1" diameter metal washers, two 7/16" x 1-3/4" rod cupling nuts, one 7/16" x 3/4" aluminum spacer, three 1/4" x 3" machine screws, and three 1/4" nylon locknuts. All small parts are found in your local Home Depot.

    The big gap between the two shields is to avoid the vacuum effect from having such large frontal area against the airflow.

    I took a short ride of 30 miles last night before the snowfall, there is not particular wind getting through between the two shields that I could feel.
    At highway speed of 65-75 mph, there is some shield deflection, maybe as much as one inch back but that's to be expected. The scoop on the Dakar shield distorts the visual at 7-10 ft in front of the wheel, but above or below it was much better.

    Now if only BMW made those Dakar shield wider to both sides..

    :):

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  9. Bert Fox

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    That's what the Wunderlich Touring shield does for the Dakar, it is wider. It is 18" at the widest point just above the handguards...
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    I love this thread so I'm bumping it to the top so all of the n00bs can have a look see. I don't have a KTM 640 but I'm thinking about doing something similar on the Tiger.

    :thumb
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    Groovy, but just wanna cross-reference this new and very cool alternative to the standard Dakar mod:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72481&page=3

    :evil
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  13. meat popsicle

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    yeah, that WageSlave has been doing some great mods! :nod
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