Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Frankenbike - KTM fairing

Here's a sneak preview of my next project: trying to devise a scheme to graft this KTM headlight, windscreen, dashboard assembly and side fairings onto my DR650.  Having already mounted a GSXR exhaust system, RMZ forks, triples and front wheel, and Yamaha R6 throttle tube, it is really turning into a true Frankenbike.


KTM 950 Adventure OEM headlight, windscreen, dash,
aluminium mounting frame and aftermarket side fairings.



Oh, and a side note:  the RMZ250 fender that was included with the RMZ forks was bent out of shape and covered in scuff marks and scratches. This $19 replacement made by Polisport is a very good replica of the original, and top quality. Holes were pre-drilled and it fits perfectly. Identical shape as the original -- obviously they used an OEM fender for the mould. Bought from RockyMountainATV.com  (Part # 1146680031).  Of course, it goes very well with the Polisport RMZ lower fork guards I threw on there a couple of months ago (also purchased from RockyMountainATV).

The ratty old RMZ fender was looking pretty tired.
The $19 Polisport replica fender is awesome.