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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ztsd, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. XFanMan

    XFanMan Been here awhile

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    I'm super interested if you can post some more pictures of the finished product from some different angles and providing shipping from Australia isn't prohibitive to the U.S. This looks really nice.
  2. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    Yes it is a crf front guard and yes it requires trimming at the rear and some spacers.

    Some more pics here for profile taken while shaping and I wil post some finished product images for quality.

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  3. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

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    I am interested. (Provided it is not too outrageous to ship from AU to USA) Can you show off some pictures of your bracketry?

    CHEERS!

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  4. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Not to be a debbie downer, but wouldn't that headlight (already known to be lousy at best) be pointed directly down at the ground?

    When you look at the angle a normal one is, and this one, you'll see its WAY far forward pointing.

    Yes, the KTM headlight is plentiful, but also not desired. Most compare it with candles...
  5. kaijb

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    Initial estimates are that I could post a fairing for around $70. I will box one up on the weekend and run a costing exercise properly but that would make it around $270 delivered.

    Mounting remains a work in progress and I am about to get jiggy with a TIG next week. I welded a mounting plate to the front of the steering stem for convenience. I see all manner of amazing configurations in the Adventure Fairing Bracket thread within the Racing section of this website but for me a solid welded bracket offered the best solution.

    From there I have experimented with how it should work. I want at least 6 mounting points with two coming from the tank. Any conversion I have ridden with that only mounts to the tank fails. Recently I rode with a group of guys with such a system and they all ripped them off before the fell off. This is mostly due to a lack of central mounting point and my head stem mount is solid. The bracket and mount will be your exercise in engineering and happiness.

    A for the light, it was the basis for the fairing I had so I was not about to change it. It was for me anyway and I am happy. I can get a HID upgrade that will work on the XR's power options so that is fine with me. The spot light ups the candle exponentially on high beam.

    Tonight I will take some shots of the final versions to upload.
  6. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    OK, here is the finished product as it popped from the mould. You can see where it moulds with the tank I included 'returns' to provide better purchase.

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  7. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    Can you make one to suit a Safari Tank????

    I'm first in line for that, money in the hand........:evil
  8. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    I am afraid not sorry. I mean I could but I need a safari tank, then I make the plug, then I make the mould, then I start making one fairing and it would cost 2K.

    It is a real labour of love to be honest. It would be cheaper for you to buy an Acerbis tank.
  9. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    All good mate, no harm in asking. I can imagine the work/ time involved to create something like that.

    I should give it a go, least that way you end up with exactly what you want even if it takes a prototype or two to end up spot on.



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  10. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    It's not hard just expensive. No secret to it.

    I purchased a KTM fairing and mounted it where I wanted so I had full lock and the headlight was pointing roughly where I needed and it was straight.

    I then covered the tank in cling wrap and filled the voids between the tank and fairing with expandable plumbers foam. That was a nightmare as it grew like an alien and went everywhere,

    After the foam explosion set I roughed it with a long stanley blade and then removed it for sanding. Multiple layers of bog to give as smooth a surface as possible and I had my plug.

    Back on the bike for tweaking then build a mould which was expensive, time consuming and needed to be made in three parts if I wanted returns where it met the tank.

    Then start pulling out samples. Took a few months all up and I have my fairing which I am very happy with and I have a mould.
  11. K75STER

    K75STER Been here awhile

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    Kaijb-Very interested this, any chance of getting it with a solid front so I can cut it to size and install a light of my choice?
  12. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    I'd be interested in hearing what you think of it compared to your 8" light. I was honestly not impressed with that 3 light setup. I think its hard to overlook the 8" reflector, it seems to really throw light well.

    I dont think i'd give up my 8" light for a smaller one. I would be interested in maybe moving to a 100w halogen in my light though.

    I have yet to get flashed by anyone running my light, and I run it pretty high. My buddy and I were following my dad last weekend, buddy has a 35w HID in a normal small rectangle reflector, dad said my light was at least twice as bright as the other one.
  13. kaijb

    kaijb ianb

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    Not at this stage unless I was making six the same.
  14. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

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    My favorite pack mule.Why do I ride a Honda?1300 mile dual sport trip over 6 days.Never touched the tools. [​IMG]
  15. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy MachineHead

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    Same here just back from 1,200 + miles never puled out the tool kit.
    5 days of some fairly challenging riding, the bike was still going strong , me not so strong at day 5.
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  16. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    ^^^

    How talll are you?

    I thought I was the only guy, that made my bike look small.
  17. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm 6'1" and I look small on the bike:huh
  18. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy MachineHead

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    Arghh that load was 5 days worth and I only took on gas and water. Dwarfing the bike.

    A more common sight At 6'1" 250 Lb
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  19. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    lil fella here
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  20. Max Revs

    Max Revs Adventurer

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    Here's mine

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