XR 650 R Rally Fairing for acerbis sahara tank

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  1. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Hey Ken,

    Just noticed a change in the mounting bracket. Can we expect the one pictured above to be the final production one rather than the tubular one pictured before? I hope so as I really like the new one. Also do you plan to sell the side fairing pieces separately in case we tear one up?

    I have the 990 euro headlight which I purchased from Munn Racing.They got it out to me in 3 days.:clap:clap Sooooo just waiting now for my fairing to arrive!!!

    Steve
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  2. Jim Rowley

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  3. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3:flip:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  4. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    That is the final sub-frame design. the tubluar one had flex and I wasn't happy..

    I did 510 miles this weekend as the final shake down test of the unit..

    the proto sub-frame broke with in 30 miles (as I expected hence the new design I already had fabbed).. the new design finished the rest of the ride without isssue

    I am now confident that it's a solid and will last. the fairing performed awesome and the new design works excellent.. I know you guys will be stoked with it.

    the new production units are at the welder being fabbed as i type this and should be done Wednesday. so they should ship this week

    yes.. Jim.. yours is going 2nd day air as you have been waiting for months... the rest is going ground unless you want to pay extra....


    Yes.. you can get the side fairing separately..... I made them to be the sacraficial to protect the wings of the acerbis tank..... if anyone has laid thier bike down with this tank knows that the front takes the blunt of the hit when sliding down the trail. I have not put a price on them yet.. but I'm think $75 per side.
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  5. TomiKoo

    TomiKoo n00b

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    Hello all!

    It was maybe best thing for a long time to find my way here. Just wanted to show that here in far northern Europe someone tries to do the same to Suzy DR... Here few pics maybe you get the point? :D

    This would be 95% ready and here is one from ride

    And just for notice the faring is still missing. Last winter I didn't have time and resouces to do that. I was here trying to find some ideas for this winter... :evil
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  6. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Here it is off the bike.. note still needs holes drilled for sub-frame

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    here it is mocked up on bike.. not mounted to bike as this is a buddies that I had to use as my bike already had the weld on unit..

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  7. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Thanks for the pics. Once the holes are drilled, are you supposed to drill/tap the head tube where those lower tabs are? Looks like a pretty cool design.
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  8. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'm specifing that you through bolt the mount.. though I'm pretty sure that tapping will work as well. I just want to make sure that the mount doesn't loosen up on the trail..

    inmate "Schattat" has a good thread going on his rally bike the showes the through bolt system that he's installing

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400288&highlight=fairing
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  9. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Thanks for the link Ken.
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  10. Jim Rowley

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    Got mine today. :clap Thanks Ken. Time to install it now. Oh wait, I have to get the mount welded.

    Jim.
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  12. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Hold it.. I gave you 6 months to get that thing welded on and it's not done yet..

    I feel better now:lol3
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  13. Jim Rowley

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    It'll get done tomorrow. Wait, where have I heard that before? :lol3
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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Any more pics of folks who have installed this fairing?
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  15. Jim Rowley

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    Working on it.
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  16. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Should have it done in about a week! Friggin work keep getting in the way!!
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  17. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Jim heard that line too:D
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  18. Jim Rowley

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  19. Jim Rowley

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    I got a bit done today besides clearing snow and ice. The first step was to get the mount welded on the steering head. I don't claim to be a welder so I leave it to the professionals.

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    Then, I drilled a couple of holes to mount the front fairing support.

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    Next was the fairing. I installed the two pieces on the tank and attach the fairing to those so I can get an idea where to drill the front two holes.

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    Once the fairing is located, I worked backwards a little. I would position the two support brackets that screw to the upper two nutserts in the tank. Then, everything gets tightened.

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    I'm redoing my seat too. That's next.

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    Thanks Ken. Very nice product.

    Jim.
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  20. Jiminy Cricket

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    That's purdy.:thumb