Is there a manufacturer that makes a plastic ralley fairing?

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  1. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    I was just wondering if there are any companies that make a plastic ralley fairing that looks like you see on the KTM Adventure or other rally bikes? I think the term is African Queen?

    I think somebody should just make something that is universal to mount on thumpers. It would be nice to have a little bigger fairing to protect stuff like Gps from a little bit of the weather.

    Something that looks somewhat like this :

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    but more universal/plastic/cheaper like this:

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    I know it wouldn't be quite as light as the really expensive fiberglass ones, but it would be a little more functional and cool looking. Am I way off?
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    There is no universal frame mounted fairing like the one above because the front steering stem and therefore the fairing stay, plus the shape of the tank etc are different between all bikes.

    Simpson detours (sp?), Britannia composites and some others make replacement fairings which bolt to the forks. They would be fine for normal use if you can stand the look. But they are not proper rally fairings which you can mount all the navigation gear to and take the weight off the handlebars.
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  4. mikesova

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    Kind of, but taller. I understand that it wouldn't be able to support all the goodies, but i'm more or less looking for a taller windscreen. The gps would be mounted to the handlebars. like the UFO only taller and styled afer the rally fairings.
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  5. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Would something like this work for you?

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  7. timdog

    timdog a.k.a. Josh

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    There are some universal windshields for streetbikes that have about the right shape. I had one on my KLR, and if you stand it up straight it kind of looks like a rally fairing. I think if you painted it to match it would look pretty cool.
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    Someone already mentioned it, but Simpson Detour sort of makes one. Not exactly a rally set-up, but it's a bigger fairing.
    Website HERE
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    Dust Buster Been here awhile

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  10. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    that's exactly it. Now, can Baja designs just make one like that in plastic and sell it for less than 100 bucks?
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  12. mikesova

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    The OTR fairings listed above are the closest thing your going to find to a full on rallye fairing that isnt around $1000.

    You cant just mount a windshield to your bars and call it good, the point of a rallye fairing is to

    1) mainly protect the navigation equipment
    2)use the mount that supports the fairing its self to support all the weight of the navigation equipment and to keep it off of the bars
    3) and finally to take a little bit of the wind off the rider

    Since their main job is to keep the weight off the bars they use a main navigation bracket to support everything. You can see the bracket on this KTM690rallye.

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    Thats why you arent going to find one for under $100.
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    But a lot of people don't care for nav equipment, they just want a rally fairing for the bling factor. Guess it is a market segment there.
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    And there lies the problem. Because people dont need the nav gear they dont want the navigation bracket. Only thing is, all the cool fairings that people want are only made to be used with one. And untill enough people need just a fairing we arent going to get anything. Even now there isnt much of a demand for the rallye fairings.

    Now that being said, those OTR fairings dont look TOO bad.
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  16. LILBIT

    LILBIT Ride you must.

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    Is it plastic? They don't say? Money is not the only issue. Fiberglass is not nearly as crash resistant as plastic unless it's thick and heavy.
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    kojack Stay adventurous my friends!

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    Im having one of those bar mounted OTR fairings for my xr250. I want a spot to mount my GPS, a vapor guage package, and have good lighting. that thing fits the bill. and for 200 euro, which is about 400 cdn thats cool with me!....
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  18. BeeDub

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    No clue. All I'm reading is "toughest materials" too. I imagine you can email them and find out for sure.
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  19. mikesova

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    Anybody who would be interested in what I'm describing, say "I". :)

    Maybe if there is a lot of interest, we could forward this thread to a company.
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    Svart ...is swedish for black

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    I!

    And I like that red bike in the first post :)
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