Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Has anyone ever heard of these?

  1. #1
    rvbeemer
    Guest

    Has anyone ever heard of these?

    I have come across an "S" fairing with some winged mirrors on it. The buttons on the outside of the mirrors say " Talbot Berlin". I also came across some lowers that have a single tube brackett that appear to bolt to the down tube under the tank. No markings or id's on these. I think I've seen some of these before. Has anyone seen either of these items and know the story behind them? Thanks
    Ronnie

  2. #2
    Administrator 20774's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    12,831
    I googled Talbot Mirror and found quite a bit on them...nothing specifically for S fairings, but they seem to make mirrors that appeared on many race cars, etc.
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

  3. #3
    rvbeemer
    Guest
    Kurt,
    I had the same results. That's why I'm trying to pick some Airhead knowledge.
    Ronnie

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    85

    Lowers

    I have been looking for a pair of lowers for my /5 to go with a wixom handel bar faring. So I would also like to know about them.
    Thanks Brian

  5. #5
    --Tony AnnapolisAirhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Watkinsville, Georgia/Annapolis, Maryland
    Posts
    1,783
    Quote Originally Posted by rvbeemer View Post
    I have come across an "S" fairing with some winged mirrors on it. The buttons on the outside of the mirrors say " Talbot Berlin". I also came across some lowers that have a single tube brackett that appear to bolt to the down tube under the tank. No markings or id's on these. I think I've seen some of these before. Has anyone seen either of these items and know the story behind them? Thanks
    Ronnie
    Ronnie,

    I recently found an S for sale in Vancouver that had what the seller claims were optional factory hand guards (bubbles) and lowers for the S faring. Not sure if they were the same name as you spec or not. Had never heard nor seen them before or since.
    '83 R100RT'd
    '71 R75/5 SWB
    '06 KLR 650

  6. #6
    Elwood 169347's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Canadian Prairie
    Posts
    170
    Years ago, there was an outfit called Tefco which made bolt on lowers, actually leg shields. I used to see them at rallies (Oshkosh '76). Urals have an inferior type,IMHO, which they use on their farm implements.

    Woodgrain

  7. #7
    Registered User boxerkuh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Carolina's
    Posts
    1,136
    I have seen some pictures of that fairing before. It looks very different. I have seen one on sale on ebay before. I want to say if you google BMW Airhead pictures you will come across it on a British website. Good luck.
    Keep the rubber side down!!
    1986 R 80 RS
    1992 R 100 R
    BMW MOA Life member; Ironbutt Member; Airhead Member

  8. #8
    TGHSMITH
    Guest
    rare an hard to find aftermarket parts , that actually look good!!! gives a touch more than the little air pocket a S-fairing gives, takes some of the air blast off the hands...

  9. #9
    Rally Rat
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,248

    Has anyone ever heard of these?

    The Talbot mirrors were sold by Krauser; I believe Krauser organised the manufacture of the curved bolt-on section and bought the mirror heads from Talbot. The installation of these required that several holes be drilled in the edge of the fairing. Krauser also sold a "unique" looking windshield for the "S" fairing and later, their own S-type fairing.

    There were several manufacturers of leg shields; Tefco's were intended to interface with a Windjamer style fairing. Rennsport, a company in Texas, buillt a fiberglass leg shield which dovetailed nicely with the "S" fairing. They also made some neat handguards for the "S" fairing, as well as the only working two into one exhaust for BMWs.

  10. #10
    rvbeemer
    Guest

    Sounds right

    [QUOTE=lostboy;382745]The Talbot mirrors were sold by Krauser; I believe Krauser organised the manufacture of the curved bolt-on section and bought the mirror heads from Talbot. The installation of these required that several holes be drilled in the edge of the fairing. Krauser also sold a "unique" looking windshield for the "S" fairing and later, their own S-type fairing

    Lostboy,
    This sounds like what I have. I don't know if the fairing is a BMW or Krauser. I'd have to put it up against a real BMW S fairing to tell. The windsheild sure looks different to me kind of like a cockpit. Wish I knew how to post pictures. I did half way install it on my R100S (no fairing) just to see what it looked like as it had all the mounting hardware. It looked interesting so I went ahead and fully installed it and took it for a spin. I like the way the mirrors work, much better than long stem mirrors but don't care too much for the wind protection or lack of. Looks pretty good.

  11. #11
    Administrator 20774's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    12,831

    What's This?

    Is this anything like what you're talking about????

    http://tinyurl.com/5dmpfd
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

  12. #12
    Rally Rat
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,248

    Has anyone heard of these?

    Those are the Talbot/Krauser mirrors. And the handguards are the Rennsports. Cool find!

  13. #13
    rvbeemer
    Guest
    Yep, I got the mirrors but not the handguards. I wonder when they quit selling these items?
    Ronnie

  14. #14
    airhead butcher
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Lake Oswego, OR
    Posts
    285
    wow ugly yet cool at the same time. nice find!

  15. #15
    jgp101350
    Guest

    Talbot Berlin Mirrors

    Quote Originally Posted by rvbeemer View Post
    I have come across an "S" fairing with some winged mirrors on it. The buttons on the outside of the mirrors say " Talbot Berlin". I also came across some lowers that have a single tube brackett that appear to bolt to the down tube under the tank. No markings or id's on these. I think I've seen some of these before. Has anyone seen either of these items and know the story behind them? Thanks
    Ronnie
    Do these mirrors conform with the curves of the sides of the fairing? They should start a little wider at the top then taper down to nothing at the bottom? Looking at the side of the fairing the mirrors would have a sort of "C" shape! Do you want to sell them?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •