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May 7th 2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Dakar XR650R

Well, sort of. Just finished up mounting my new Kenaroo fairing on the "Dakar XR"! Used some triangular LED flush mount turn signals and some cheap Ebay LED 3" round headlights with a diode so they both go on with high beam. I used some old hand guard mounts and a cut up MTB bar for mounting my gauges. I am pretty happy with it. The Acerbis 6.3 gal tank is wide up front, but narrower than the Clarke 4.3 I had before at the back.







May 8th 2017, 07:30 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
great job id be a bit concerned about the visibility of the front blinkers..... but people dont see anything but there cell phones anyway so i guess it doesnt matter
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May 8th 2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Bothell

That looks rad! Way better than most rally fairings I've seen. Wheres the first adventure?
May 9th 2017, 08:33 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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That looks rad! Way better than most rally fairings I've seen. Wheres the first adventure?
Thanks and not sure. I did take it out to Machias for a little dirt testing. It is weird not being able to see the front fender on single track!? I'll probably have it down at SUB tomorrow night.
May 9th 2017, 10:44 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2016
  Snohomish, WA

Saw you in Everett yesterday afternoon. It catches the eye.
Oct 25th 2017, 09:17 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Xr650r

What does the fairing do for wind? Where is the blast and how tall are you?
I just got back from a ride to Alaska last month on an XR but was lacking in the windscreen dept (I had a simple short one I tied on in 5 minutes).

I really didn't care when I started (most of my bikes have had useless fairings anyways), but 1200 miles into the ride I started thinking maybe I should build a rally fairing like this kenaroo.
Oct 26th 2017, 09:01 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I'm 6'6" and mostly above the waist, so I am a pretty serious sail. It doesn't seem to do a lot, but takes a little blast off my chest. It is pretty vertical and quite a ways in front.
Oct 27th 2017, 01:38 PM   #8
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
Pete:

May I ask what you paid for the dakar plastics?
Oct 27th 2017, 03:10 PM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Redmond, WA

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Thanks and not sure. I did take it out to Machias for a little dirt testing. It is weird not being able to see the front fender on single track!? I'll probably have it down at SUB tomorrow night.
Is Machias open again? Last I saw they had closed everything in order to put in drainage. It would be a great place to take my kid and get him used to his PW50.
Oct 29th 2017, 12:03 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Pete:

May I ask what you paid for the dakar plastics?
I got a buddy deal because my neighbor used to be his neighbor, but you can contact him through ADVrider, search for Kenaroo. It isn't cheap, but includes a very nice frame mount bracket.
Oct 29th 2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Is Machias open again? Last I saw they had closed everything in order to put in drainage. It would be a great place to take my kid and get him used to his PW50.
Yes, I was there a couple weeks ago, but there is some construction going on. I would be very wary of parking there, I know a couple people who have had their trucks broken into. I always ride in on my dual sport.
Dec 29th 2017, 11:09 PM   #12
 
  Dec 2017
  Olympia, Washington

You could get a piece of clear acrylic from Tap plastics, cut it down a bit, and then mount for a see through windscreen to reach up higher.
That thing is already going to be a bit of a sail in crosswinds.
You don't want to go too high, but you could get another 8" or so, that just might be the difference.
If I raise the windshield all the way on my ST13 I can have a good conversation with a customer at 70 on the helmet bt.
Dec 30th 2017, 04:53 PM   #13
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  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver - HD 1250 Hammer Sportster w/Screaming Eagle stuff - GSXR-750 K12
This may be appreciably safer than the "real" one of the BMW flavor...have you seen the infamous "catastrophic fork failure" thread(s)?
Jan 10th 2018, 07:21 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Added some decals.

Jan 10th 2018, 07:27 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
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Added some decals.

+2hp best bang for the buck right there
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