XR 650 R Rally Fairing for acerbis sahara tank

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

  1. jimbucks

    jimbucks Buena Vista, CO

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    Ken, I left a note in your Beta-Talk forum but have not heard back yet. Are you or Do you plan on a fairing set up for the Beta RS's series?
    Jim
  2. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'm working on a universal fairing that incorporates the trailtech eclipse 2 headlight..

    should have done by the middle of July. from there I can adapt to any bike either using a fork mount (fairing will move with front end) or fixed mount solid fairing.

    1st I have to finish a few of the XR fairings for Garthe and 3 others.. should be done in a week or two.
  3. jimbucks

    jimbucks Buena Vista, CO

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    Thanks for the quick response. I'll keep an eye on this forum or you can contact me direct through my profile when the time comes.
    Jim
  4. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    :clap So far, so good.
  5. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm building a similar unit, just wondering something. Does the headlight just bolt to the fairing and not any kind of support?

    Cheers,

    Wes
  6. SEMTEX

    SEMTEX n00b

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    Does anyone have the bottom tank brackets for the sahara tank? I cant seem to find anyone who sells them separate from the tank...
  7. header

    header Chris

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    Try here, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409774
    You will be able to find anything you need about the XR650R there. This thread is dedicated to kenaroo's custom fairing.
  8. mphoppe

    mphoppe Hops

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  9. zaptoad

    zaptoad just a guy

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    Other things to think about.......I have a Leo Vince SS header and Uni-biker radiator guards. The header pipes are a little oversize and this caused some issues. The stock Sahara mounts would not fit, nor would parts of the lower Uni-biker mounts fit. Things got a little tight in there, though very rock solid. The only option I could see was to fab up some little brackets and tie the lower tank mount directly to the Uni-Biker crash guards. I also had to mod the inside of the guards to clear the oil sight tube mounted on the front frame down tube. I did look at Hodakaguys stuff, but things were so tight, I wasn't sure if his would fit either. Not wanting to take the chance, just made my own. I don't know where you are on mods or which way your headed, but it is something you may wish to keep in mind........
  10. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'm ending production of these fairings come January so that I can make space for my new fairing projects (Beta 525 and CRF 450X)..

    I have 2 more to make for riders and I'll make more replacement wings at that time for existing customers that need parts.

    I have about 5 more cnc'd subframes I can have welded up.. beyond that.. this project is done..

    there are about 7 people that have expressed interest in the last few months..

    if you are serious about wanting one... now is the time to place the order.

    I might be interested in selling the molds at a later time if someone else wants to pick up the project.

    once again.. thanks to all that helped me with this project..
  11. Eggman

    Eggman Been here awhile

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    ken Im interested in getting one of your xr fairings. are you gonna do them as orders come in or are you waiting for a certain number to do all at once?
  12. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I'd like to make them at one time.. just getting a final count.

    I'll also need for everyone to ship me their lights so I can install them into the fairing.

    I'd like to get two more orders then I'll get my fiberglass guy to run the last batch.



  13. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    I need one !! I PM'd you about the subframe bracket and fiberglass setup. Do you have any headlight mounts?? I can try and make the fiberglass light fairing, but I need to buy your metal setup. Thanks.
  14. QMan

    QMan prof. dirt mover

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    Hi Ken,

    Ok I'm maybe a bit late, but I'm just going to buy a XR 650 and I've been looking like crazy for a fairing setup like yours.
    Can you still get one (including mounting brackets etc). I can get the lights myself here.
    I live in Belgium.

    Thanks man,

    Dom
  15. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    I will be interested in seeing ones for the 450x! Good work!
  16. Kanista

    Kanista Grown strong enduring

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    I texted kenaroo a week or so ago but he did not answer.
    Does someone know if he is in vacations or something like that?
    I am also very interested in a XR fairing.
  17. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I finally moth ball this project.. I still have the molds that I can make replacements if someone needs them. but for now I'm not taking any new orders.

    thanks everyone

  18. flagg

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    Hi Ken, I saw you have 'moth balled the xr650r project" but are you still looking at producing a universal fairing based on the trailtech ecliplse 2?:ear

    Cheers, Flagg (hoping to build a dr650rallye that looks as good as your xr650):evil
  19. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    I've worked on some designs and molds but "life" keeps getting in the way. I'll try to get something out this fall.

  20. flagg

    flagg n00b

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    Ok no worries, There are a lot of dr owners out there who would be interested in a really good looking rallye fairing. Looking at buying a dr right now but want a proper fairing that is the goods.

    Cheers, Brett.