XR 650 R Rally Fairing for acerbis sahara tank

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

  1. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Drool drool drool!!!!! Spent today working on it. Should have most of the fairing done tomorrow!:clapThen all the other stuff!:cry Probably wont ride her for at least another month!

    Ok Jim fess up, where did you get the low fender from?
  2. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    It's an unobtainium model that Acerbis used to carry. :evil

    Jim.
  3. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Tease!:D
  4. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I had a bike that clean. Once. :lol3

    Looks awesome!
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Looks nice :clap
  6. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    Really really nice
  7. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Jim:

    a few things from your pictures:
    • you will want to shim the upper headlight screws to aim the lamp a to point further up the road.
    • you can also adjust the fairing by trimming the top off the side wings at a angle so the front mask sweeps back father
    • you can also trim the back of the sub-frame to help with the angle of the front mask.
    you see what I'm talking about when you ride at nite..

    bike is looking good.:clap
  8. Sheep Shagger

    Sheep Shagger Show me your fleece

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  9. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    Looks awesome. Makes me want an XR :)
  10. header

    header Chris

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    kenaroo, you might not remember me, I am the guy that has been looking for fairing options for the big pig and we spoke a little bit on here.

    I havent had the time to get anything going. Though I have had time to think about it and man what a challenge, I have a basic idea of what im going to do but its going to take alot of refinement. Ill keep you updated as things progress.
  11. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    Question on the fairing.
    Do high rise handlebars hit the fairing / windshield at full steering lock?
  12. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Plenty of clearance. I have high CR bend fatty bars with Acerbis handguards and there's at least an inch gap to the fairing.

    Jim.
  13. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Nice picture of Jim's build [​IMG]
  14. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Jim sure does build some cool bikes.
  15. EtienneDRZ

    EtienneDRZ Young dog

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    Hi this looks awesome!

    Do you have to have to larger tank?

    Can you ship to South Africa? We can get allot of xr owners here to take one


    Tx
    E
  16. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    hi Ken, I have a question, why you change the twin hellas lights for the ktm 990adv euro model headlight?

    I have a klr650 and I was thinking on put a pair of 90mm hella modular lights, they are good? I need to instal relays or stuff like that?

    thanks!
  17. Stevevh

    Stevevh Kudu Driver

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    Hey guys,

    Just finished up with the "Dakar" conversion of my BRP. So a little review. I must say that I really like Kens fairing and it looks great on the bike. I went with the scotts mount version and did a few changes to the mount so it would adapt to my bike. I also sprayed the back of the fairing with a rough matt black paint which looks very nice. The frame for the fairing is very solid and Ken has built it to alow for many variations in what you want to do with it. I ended up rerouting the steel braided brake line down over the front fender as the GPS and control box got in the way. Took it up to around 70mph today and there was a bit of buffeting on the top of my helmet but that is expected with me being 6'2. It did provide me with wind protection for my chest though! Overall I am very happy with the way it turned out and Kudos to Ken for doing this venture.

    Some pics:

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  18. Jiminy Cricket

    Jiminy Cricket Been here awhile

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    Dooood. Sweeeet.
  19. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Looks great Steve. You did an awesome job!

    I like the black on the back of the fairings.. finishes it up well..

  20. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Well, I sent a check to Ken and ordered one of his Dakar fairing for my XR 650 R:clap :clap :clap :clap .

    I've been wanting to build a 'Dakar' want'a be bike for a looooog time. I'm starting to acquire parts and will be assembling the bike in about 3 or so months.

    If any of you guys have cockpit photos of how you have customized your Kenaroo fairing I'd love to see them.

    Thank you Ken for making these fairings. :bow I know you make VERY little money on these deals and this really started out as a labor of love. :huh

    Thanks again Ken.

    Jim