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Gday all Supermofoolz, I'm a new guy. First post. I'm in New Zealand and I've had my black 2009 DRZ400sm for 4 years now, it's been my daily ride/commuter hack all that time, all seasons. I love it. My mods over the years: 3x3, stage 1 jet kit, FMF Powerbomb full system, braided brake hoses front and back, Michelin Pilot Power tyres 120/17 and 150/17, dropped the forks 12mm, Acerbis Cyclope headlight unit, Acerbis front fender, brush guards and tail unit, Renthal sticky grips, pillion pegs eliminated, underslung convex mirrors, black crash bobbins, tail tidy fender eliminator with LED tail/stop light and now, LED indicators with a TST Industries relay. I went to add the new front LED blinkers to it, and expected to find something (ideally) like a 10mm mounting hole behind the old indicators, only to be faced with a massive rebate through the oe mounting bracket. Image below for those unfamiliar. I believe the DRZ400e has the same oe brackets. So, my shiny new aftermarket LED indicators have a 10mm thread. The rebate in the oe mount is 16mm in diameter. Dammit. Off to the interwebs I went, looking for an adapter, perhaps on FleaBay (nope) or maybe a shiny-shiny go-faster store has something - SRMoto has brackets they'll sell you for USD9.99, but you have to spend 40 minimum and then postage from OH to NZ is twice that so &%$#@! it. Improvise, adapt and overcome! I had an idea about 3D printing adapters, so I drew a sketchy AF sketch and planted the seed... TBC
So I have been wanting do to this build for a long time. Now that I have some time on my hands and the resources I need, I am going to give it a go. I am building a frame-mounted mini rally fairing. The components will all be 3D printed for the first iteration and I later plan to laser cut a stronger version and provide flat DXF files for laser cut metal versions. I will attach pictures as I design the mounting and as soon as I finish my prototype, I will release files so anyone else can make one too. I am not sure how I am going to create the fairing itself, I do have some fiberglass experience so I will most likely try that. My prototype will be installed on a 1983 XR350R I am rebuilding and I will also install one on my '85 XR600R and I may possibly make one for my '07 YZ250F as well, so the mounting will be designed to fit multiple makes and models. The fairing will house two LED light pods and have a mount for a standard sized cell phone. I may make other mountings for the fairing like a single light version or secondary mounts for trail computers etc. I plan to design it to be completely modular. The first iterations will all be installed with large zip-ties for easier modification. Later iterations will be either hard mounted (welded tabs) or bolted. Anyone who has attempted this before any advice would be appreciated. First prototype I am printing pictured below: