KTM Advenure Windscreen

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Happy Pants, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    The adjustibility would be quite nice, however I have no complaints about the effectivenss of my set up.

    I do agree with you that it would be a nice feature if it was easy on/easy off.
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  2. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Sheeet, did I pay that much? :scratch I do not remember, but for some reason I thought it was under a bill...

    FWIW, having had experience with this mod, I would probably give $150 for it if CB did a slick job of it (hell, I may have given that for my hackjob :lol3 apparently).

    I think it is a worthy mod. It does its job, I do not even notice it is there till someone asks me about it, and I forgot the cost - these things point to a worhtwhile mod in my book :thumb
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  3. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    But that's exactly my point. It's YOUR set-up. Works great for you and that's also great. If it works for others, :thumb to them too!

    But how tall are you? What kind of helmet do you wear? How high is your seat? What other bits/parts are there to affect the wind?

    I don't actually expect details, just making my point....

    The more long road trips I make, the more I want/need something better. I'm happy as a clam up to about 60-65mph. After that, the aero properties just seem to break down.

    So I have this old screen off my GPz1100 collecting dust and it's 'almost' the right size and bend. It already has the SAENG winglet mounts so I figure I'll just play around with that and see if I can make it work. I've managed to bend the screen a bit more so it matches the curve of the OE screen. Now I'm tring to create an adjustable mounting system. Work is slow as it's not that high on my priority list of things to get done, but it'll happen some day.
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  4. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Here's the Givi for under $90:
    http://twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/690/

    and another for under $100
    http://twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/982/
    [​IMG]

    hey, that one has a nice shape!

    touratech spoiler - might work?
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/modifications.lasso?TopCat=Modifications&SubCat=Special_Parts
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    flyshop did this i believe? only $116, in typical touratech pricing :arg
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  5. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    I see what you mean completely, but at the same time you may be over engineering it a bit? Put it on, see how it works - add a spacer or two if needed IMO.

    As I read your post I started to get ideas as to how to fab a adjustable bracket for my shield, then I thought why? If I want to redirect the air, I can adjust angle using the existing spacers - simple...

    BTW, the odd angls and form of the f650 shield seem to assist in eliminating the turbulance som mant complain about with other shields as it allows air up and under too.

    Of course I am the guy who thinks function comes BEFORE (fixed, thanks MP :D ) form too though...
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  6. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    wait, scratch that, reverse it...
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  7. PASSMORE

    PASSMORE Just the last name...

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    Yah know what I mean :deal

    What else could I mean? I am the guy with bedliner all over his ride fer heavens sake :huh :lol3
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  8. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    :lol3

    http://www.mra.de/English/PRODUCTS.HTM

    ideas for yo a..

    maybe some products might work?
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  9. Tim

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    Yep, it was me.

    This is the fairing as it arrived, totally untrimmed.

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    Trimmed it down to this, as you can see it's the same as above but I trimmed down the width of it and added the air duct to try to stop buffeting.

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    Still getting far too much wind noise and, following experements with and without the air duct and with/without an airbox behind the duct to channel the air up I gave up on the duct and blocked it off. Also trimmed some more hight off the screen.

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    Even with the further reduced hight I still have more wind noise and buffeting than with the stock screen so I will have to try some more variations. Suffice to say that bigger and higher isn't always going to result in quieter and less wind. I'm happy with the "Rallye" look of the fairing but it hasn't turned the Adventure into any more of an Iron Butt tourer than it was :lol3
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  10. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Not to poke at you KTiM... but the more you trim it, the more it looks like the stock shape to me.
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  11. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Sorry Darin it won't fit on the 05's. :D
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    jealousy rears its ugly head... :arg
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  13. Surly

    Surly surly adventurer

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    FEE FI FO FUM...Where the hell is my shoe horn
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  14. Tim

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    You're right Creeper, it still has the less pronounced, sharp "waist line" and still has room for IMO and Garmin 176 behind it but it is heading that way!

    Anyway, I just noticed the title of this thread - what exactly is an "Advenure"? :wink:
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  15. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    You know, the KDM Advenure 460..... :evil
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  16. creeper

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    When you say it, hold your pinkie real high and put heavy emphAsis on the 'nure' part.... AdveNURE, see? Sounds real fay don't it?
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  17. Tim

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    Oh I see, you mean an :ymca AdveNURE :ymca thanks :thumb
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    By George!... I think he's got it! :clap
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  19. WageSlave

    WageSlave Been here awhile

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    I just installed a Wunderlich windscreen on my '03 KTM 640 ADV. The screen was designed for the BMW F650 (part number 8110050), but the styling matches that of the KTM very well (I purchased this from BMW of Santa Cruz). I also like the color transition from black at the bottom to transparent smoke at the top.

    Installation was fairly easy. The screen includes a v-shaped black powder coated steel brace that provides structural support (the v-shape coincides with the attachment points on the BMW F650). I used this same metal brace for the installation. I merely had to come up with a means of making the metal brace interface with the curve of the bike's windscreen in order to maintain proper spacing and alignment. I accomplished this with rubber grommets that I'd added delrin spacers to for strength and support. The spacers fit perfectly within the rubber grommets that I selected, they were also slightly less than the actual width of the grommets so that the grommets had flexibility to conform to the contours of the bike's windscreen. The rubber grommets also provide vibration damping. The only other addition was longer screws than those which came with the Wunderlich windscreen. I chose 2" stainless steel machine screws. Please see photos below.

    View from front of bike
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    View from side of bike
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    View from riding position
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    Close up of upper windscreen attachment, showing use of rubber grommets with delrin inserts as spacers
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    Anchoring attachments, using rubber grommets and lock nuts
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  20. creeper

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    Best looking and fitting "not for a KTM" shield I've seen so far. Price isn't a deal breaker either. :thumb

    Nice job pookie... And thanks for pulling a thread out of the closet with some of Macks posts in it.

    C
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