XR 650 R Rally Fairing for acerbis sahara tank

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by kenaroo, May 18, 2007.

  1. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'd be happy to work on the fairing for you.. but... Unless you can get a group order of 10 or more.. it's pretty much a custom job. and price would be what time and materials I would have in it..which would more that the cost of the XR fairing.

    next is aquiring a bike that I can mock up. I would need it for at least 2 weeks or more to get the fitment right.

    My dream bikes that I'd like to make these for are:

    CRF 450 X with the acerbis 4.75 gallon tank
    2008 exc 450/530 with acerbis or aqualine 24/27 liter rally tank
    WRF 450 w 6 gallon acerbis tank

    If anyone wants to drop these bikes off for a few weeks at the house for a mock up.. I'd definately work out a deal on a fairing.

    I've been working on a prototype using the 950 adverture headlight that Jim has sent me.

    It really has potential to look good. I only worked on it a few minutes last night and did a rough cut in on the old r&d fairing it fit pretty easy.

    going to tweek a few things:
    1st is get the fitment correct
    2nd extend the fairing to be a little taller to maybe 3 to 4" for more wind blockage.

    Here's the picture of the really rough (really rough) mock up.

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  2. pkraemer

    pkraemer n00b

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    Hmmm, doesn't seem nearly so easy after all :cry

    Maybe I should just trade mine for an XR 650 instead ...

    Thanks for the reply,
    Paul
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  3. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    better for me then I will have one ready for you.

    Plus the xr is such a better bike. Now if it had electric start from the factory... it would be perfect
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  4. Olas

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    Add a TE610 with the 5gallon IMS and you are money! :thumb
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  5. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'm actually doing an epoxy floor for Napalm motosports here in Austin.. they are the local Husky dealer..

    owner has a 610,, I'll see what I can do
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  6. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Keep us posted!
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  7. Groomez

    Groomez Been here awhile

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  8. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Progress has been slow. but the light has been formed in.

    going to work on extending the top of fairing to help with wind resistance

    and work on the mounting brakets


    Here it is after I did a little filling to get the shape of the fairing to match the curves of the
    lamp..

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    this is it after a lot of sanding and shaping and adding a filler coat of epoxy.

    [​IMG]
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  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Would it also fit an xr650l? If so when and how long would it take to get one?
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  10. header

    header Chris

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    i would also like to see if it would fit an xr650l. my only concern is that it wouldnt fit bc you cant get that tank for the L. and that might screw up the whole process.
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  11. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Not doing the XL.. cus it just takes too long to prototype.

    just ask jim.. were going on 3 months with the 950 headlamp and it's still not ready to go...
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    header Chris

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    kindove figured you wouldnt do one for it. i guess now ill just have to buy the R.
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  13. Nitro

    Nitro Been here awhile

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    how far are you along with the ktm 525 fairing????Very keen down here in south africa
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  14. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    here is the finished proto type for the 950/990 headlight.

    the molds will be done this week and first production unit out to Jim.
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  15. XFanMan

    XFanMan Been here awhile

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    WOW...I really like that. :clap I need to do something similar on my XR. I'm looking at the new Trail Tech Eclipse and watching what Ian at Britannia Composites is doing with their KLR/XR/Husky units but yours looks great too. Let us know when you're ready to sell a couple more!

    Thanks -- Scott
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  16. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I have an eclipes unit coming and looking to incorporate that into a fairing as well.

    so many projects.. just never enough time
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  17. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Stay focused Ken. Stay focused. :lol3

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  18. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  19. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    my my, that does look scrumptious. Looks like hard work... huh? Must be the reason you're not responding to any of my PM's, hmm? :ear
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  20. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    Excellent !!
    I may have to start looking for a basket case XR650R for a Project....
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