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Offline mtbbiker

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 10:08:01 am »
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Just a suggestion, check that the "screen" is forward enough when you stand and ride or when you sit and you "hide" behind the screen for wind protection that your helmet is not against the screen. See the picture posted with 640 fairing

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 12:59:28 pm »
Hi

Just a suggestion, check that the "screen" is forward enough when you stand and ride or when you sit and you "hide" behind the screen for wind protection that your helmet is not against the screen. See the picture posted with 640 fairing

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It's worth more than 2 cents! but yes I have considered it carefully. Broke my collar bone coming off my R80 on which the screen was too high, too far forward and far too strong! No one person can cover all the angles so I'm taking any advice or comments as handy and appreciate it.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2011, 01:17:16 pm »
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2011, 08:57:33 pm »
Very nice,i see where its going.
Cant wait to see the finish resilts.
Maybe i will do it to my f650 gs Dakar.

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2011, 10:14:35 pm »
I dont have a DRZee or a need for a fairing, but damn, nice thread!
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2011, 10:23:03 pm »
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2011, 06:58:10 am »
That fairing looks really cool, if it could be made to fit an old shape KLR ( A model ) I would be really interested, I have been toying with the idea of importing a fairing from Britanica composites in Canada but the landed cost does not justify the mod.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2011, 08:22:33 am »
That fairing looks really cool, if it could be made to fit an old shape KLR ( A model ) I would be really interested, I have been toying with the idea of importing a fairing from Britanica composites in Canada but the landed cost does not justify the mod.

what did the cost come out to?
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2011, 04:20:47 pm »
All inclusive about ZAR 7850.00, shipping cost alone $250.00 Can.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2011, 01:04:29 pm »
That fairing looks really cool, if it could be made to fit an old shape KLR ( A model ) I would be really interested, I have been toying with the idea of importing a fairing from Britanica composites in Canada but the landed cost does not justify the mod.

I change bikes approx. every 18 months. next one will most likely be an old shape KLR with the 685cc conversion, so yes this fairing should be easily altered to fit the KLR.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2011, 01:07:42 pm »
All inclusive about ZAR 7850.00, shipping cost alone $250.00 Can.

The high shipping cost is because you get charged per volume before weight. Fairing takes up lots of space in a container. So we should all clap hands that pistons are so nice and small in size and low in weight!

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2011, 01:46:16 pm »
Very Very nice and very talented :thumleft:

What about a mod one for R80G/S with PD tank??.....
 

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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2011, 07:12:54 pm »
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2011, 07:49:16 pm »
I am all ears eyes on this one!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2011, 08:52:13 pm »
Looking good, nice bike too.
 

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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2011, 06:45:14 pm »
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2011, 09:05:00 am »
Really nice work there TC  :thumleft:
Have you perhaps considered making the screen bit shorter and then attaching a polycarbonate wind shield so that riders of different heights can have the final piece of screen the right height to suit them?
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2011, 02:11:20 pm »
Really nice work there TC  :thumleft:
Have you perhaps considered making the screen bit shorter and then attaching a polycarbonate wind shield so that riders of different heights can have the final piece of screen the right height to suit them?


yes and no. The screen height on the plug is maximum. The mould would therefore produce the maximum height fairing which will be cut to requirements before final finishing. On mine I'll probably cut out the whole centre section of the screen and replace it with off-set polycarbonate to prevent buffetting...
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2011, 02:15:01 pm »
Very Very nice and very talented :thumleft:

What about a mod one for R80G/S with PD tank??.....

Anything is possible. The beauty of working with fibre glass plugs and moulds is that they can be widened, lengthened etc. The process takes time to produce new moulds from modified plugs, but that is what winters are for init?
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