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Erasmo

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »

I think it's really beautiful. Do please tell us what effect it has on range when you've had the chance to ride it. That's quite a project.
I'm expecting it to have a slight positive effect on the range. The frontal surface has increased a bit but the whole also got a lot slipperier.

This looks great! I wish my dustbin looked even remotely as good or well-fitted as that.
Well it did take almost 4 months to adapt, fit and paint everything. Can't wait to ride again!

Very nice work ! I would certainly have chosen the fairing option in case Zero proposed it  ::)

I expect you will enjoy it from all points of view: wind protection, noise, range,...

By the way, how did you solve the problem with the brake handle being too close to the fairing?

Shaved a 2cm gap in the right side where the brake handle falls into it. If you don't know it it's barely noticeable.

Looks fantastic! This is close to looking OEM.

Please share your experiences with the fairing (for example comfort, wind/noise, energy consumption, ergonomics, behaviour in different weather/street conditions etc). What was your total cost (including external work hours) for the prowjct?

If there was a way to buy a fairing like this for a reasonable price I'd be highly interested.
I'm picking it up on Wednesday. I expect a little buffering in the helmet in the upright position but nothing that a spoiler or a vent in the low part of the screen can't fix.

The price breakdown is about this:
- Fairing: €100(got a nice deal)
- Front fender and headlight: €55
- Fitting and painting: €850

Now this was a bit of a project but my panel beater says he could fit an R6/R1 faring much easier. So if you don't mind a bit smaller that should be more easy, especially because there is a big aftermarket in (race)fairings for those bikes.

I agree.  A really impressive project that looks factory-designed.  If only Zero would do the same.   :)
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Erasmo

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2017, 01:32:49 PM »

It was time for the first proper ride home:


First impressions, wow what a difference! It's riding a complete different bike. When sitting completely upright you get a little helmet buffering but not that bad.

And the range?


This was taken after riding mostly motorway at 90-100km/h with the first 10km filtering through a traffic jam. Now the wind was in my favour but not bad increase for a 2015DS.
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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2017, 07:26:17 PM »

So you can easily get 200 highway kilometres out of it (assuming a reasonable speed). That's quite an improvement. Combine that with a DigiNow SC V2 and you are pretty much touring ready.

Congrats!
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« Reply #108 on: April 21, 2017, 07:56:58 PM »

Nice result! Definitely would like to see how robust the improvement is in a headwind.
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« Reply #109 on: April 21, 2017, 08:19:57 PM »

Outstanding work, Erasmo! Color me orange with envy.
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Erasmo

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Re: Fairing suggestions
« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2017, 02:48:46 AM »

Clearance to get it through the back door of my house is 5cm, totally planned that of course ::)

So you can easily get 200 highway kilometres out of it (assuming a reasonable speed). That's quite an improvement. Combine that with a DigiNow SC V2 and you are pretty much touring ready.

Congrats!
Should be totally do-able. I'm picking up the SC this weekend ;D

Nice result! Definitely would like to see how robust the improvement is in a headwind.
I'm surely gonna ride a lot to collect data and such.

Outstanding work, Erasmo! Color me orange with envy.
Thank you, the color is a little bit off because the '15 plastics aren't painted but full colour and the colour scan thingamagingy had trouble getting the right color. But I'm happy with it.

This type fairing really changes the motorcycle, I can highly recommend it.
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