XR650R Fairing design and construction

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Wesley J, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Kenaroo et al...

    Cleaned up your head explosion to the Head Explody forum.. you have a problem with Wesley, PM him directly, and keep it civil on this forum.
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Kenaroo,

    I've asked you already to keep it civil and deal with the OP through PM, but you insist on doing it here.. Cleaned it up again and will be giving you a vacation from this site for a few days. :ban

    I don't see anyone stealing from anyone.. the fairing design looks like it's from the KTM racing team..

    At any rate, even if it's a direct copy of your design, without patents there's nothing you can do about it, and nothing we can do to protect "your" design.
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  3. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Now, On with the show!

    BTW, Can you make this so it can be duplicated in my garage with a drill motor, dremel and an assortment of hammers? :rofl
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  4. LukasM

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    Do you all have a magic monitor that can look into the future? :D All I'm seeing is a stock KTM Adventure headlight sitting on a fender and an aluminum block bolted to the steering head.

    That being said, I think the 950/990 headlight and windshield would be a great starting point for a custom fairing. The Euro version light is supposed to be very good, especially with a H3/H7 HID conversion kit fitted.

    Here it is with the stock on a Superenduro:

    [​IMG]
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Well, you know what I mean, it looks like one of those Dakar racing bikes, be it KTM or anyone else, they all stack it the same way.. this design uses a KTM headlight and I don't see it as "stolen" from anyone on this site.

    Continue :lurk
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  6. chip

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    Just signed on. This looks serious.
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  7. Wesley J

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    Hey Guys,

    First, my apologies for the tone this thread has taken. Kinda like in my post about painting, I like to share my work so others can benefit.

    I've read a lot of good posts here on work that others have done and hope some of you can take some of my learnings and build your own stuff.

    Anyway, Spent a bunch of time on associated stuff such as new LED signals, flasher and Ricky rectifier tonight. I need to get some lighter material for the fairing, after only a few brake lines the last attempt was stupid strong. No need for that.

    Wes
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  8. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    I very much appreciate the sharing of information on this site and I am happy to see that it will continue in this thread.

    I used thin aluminum(1/8 inch I think) for my battery box and it was seriously strong, I'm sure you could go very thin with it and still make it hold up. Especially if any stiffening ribs/bracing is added. I'd guess maybe 1/16 for a start?
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  9. Wesley J

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    I think 18 gauge should do the trick. 16 was too strong. With a brake lines and some bead rolled it'd better suited for a set of Panniers.

    Wes
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  10. Wesley J

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    I just got that. :norton Thats f-ing funny :rofl
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  11. chip

    chip Follow Me

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    I think I'm more interested in your avitar...
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  12. MSH

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    Nice work so far! :lurk Cant wait to see how she turns out!
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  13. Wesley J

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    Ya, most seem to think what I say is unimportant when compared to my neighbor's tits...

    :bow
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  14. YnotJP?

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    Please include the yellow taper's pan in you final design.

    Looks nice, will be following.
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    And she knows her tits are your avatar??? Obviously I need to change neighborhoods.
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  16. screwit

    screwit One more time

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  17. AJ..

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    Hi Wesley,i thought i would just watch....

    I hope it's ok for me to scribble some words...

    Since we both have the same inspirations on the fairings...and also wants for the cheaps...

    I was thinking about the ktmadv headlamps too...but,since we are talking for the cheaps...so i got another alternatives.

    Anyways...this was what my XR back then...
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Don't get the wrong idea,i just love to see the XRR with fairings...and i am still gonna be a fan of yours....promised!!

    :freaky
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  18. header

    header Chris

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    Damn trees...

    have you decided to start working on another yet?
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  19. AJ..

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    well....was about to...but end up with a simpler and ready to bang any trees headset...:evil
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Total cost for this project
    Bandit headlamp,free....found hidden somewhere in the closet.
    furniture brackets from IKEA...$0.50x4
    Windshield $20
    Labour and workmanship for the job i engineered....$20
    total : $42
    :evil
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  20. header

    header Chris

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    Nice! And since it was so cheap you know it will never get damaged. That only happens to the expensive things you own...like a arm or something rediculous like that :deal
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