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Old 03-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #4636
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3) the lamps were designed like that. i.e. one lamp dip, the other lamp main beam. You need to get the correct type of relay (not just any old stuff from the motor spares place) and there's a slot for it on the LH side under the fairing.

Congrats on getting one of the best bikes ever.
When I first got the bike both lamps were bright, one is just being lit across from the other one now it appears...I'll sort it when I get back home...

Thanks, I couldn't agree more...
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #4637
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When I first got the bike both lamps were bright, one is just being lit across from the other one now it appears...I'll sort it when I get back home...

Thanks, I couldn't agree more...
There are two bulbs on each side, the headlight and the parking lamp. Your headlight bulb has burned out and just the parking light is lit. You should only need to replace the headlight.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #4638
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after 11months without a ride ive got one she's mine all mine





ive got to wait till tomorrow night to pick her up its going to be a long 24hrs
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:14 AM   #4639
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after 11months without a ride ive got one she's mine all mine





ive got to wait till tomorrow night to pick her up its going to be a long 24hrs
Well done but now you've got to take the "GS" out of your name on here.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #4640
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1) The dash is great until you ride under high pressure sodium (orange) street lights when the green numbers disappear.

2) they are Thunderbike (NZ) bars. The company went under recently due to the NZ banks withdrawing funding.

3) the lamps were designed like that. i.e. one lamp dip, the other lamp main beam. You need to get the correct type of relay (not just any old stuff from the motor spares place) and there's a slot for it on the LH side under the fairing.

Congrats on getting one of the best bikes ever.
Great bike (well, I would say that, wouldn't I? ).

I had tried brighter LED backlights for the clocks but I don't think they did much except change the colour! It is a big problem under certain lighting conditions but you kind of live with it. I use the digital speed indicator on my ancient Garmin 2610 for a 'heads up' speed readout!

I have the Thunderbike bars and they offer the best protection of all the crashbars I've seen for these bikes. They are also wide enough to allow fitment of vulnerable items inside (additional driving lamps), I'm shocked to hear they have gone under, though

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #4641
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I have the Thunderbike bars and they offer the best protection of all the crashbars I've seen for these bikes. They are also wide enough to allow fitment of vulnerable items inside (additional driving lamps), I'm shocked to hear they have gone under, though

Jon.
Yes, Ian Fitzwater is now living in France (married a French lady) and running a B&B and bike hire, touring guide sort of company. Just like he was in NZ. http://www.moto-bretagne.com/

e-mail from him :-
Hello Howard, great to hear from you - thanks for the response and PR work with your friends also.
Our whole NZ operation has in fact, gone belly up, the bank first seized the B&B, then Thunderbike, then the tours company, and we have lost a lifetime of work- they refused to work with us in an economy that was struggling, employing 15 people in a small motorcycle shop like Thunderbike had its challenges, and over 35 years we had our ups and downs, but the precipice arrived with the world economic meltdown-
We werent alone, and many other companies all over the World have suffered the same fate, and many motorcycle tour operations in NZ are on the brink of closure- so its been a good lesson in letting things go- luckily I have a wonderful french bride who is supporting me and hopefully we can forge a nice future for ourselves here.
I love Brittany incidentally, and think it is an amazing place for motorcyclists.
I hope we might see you visit some day, on one of your many visits to Europe.
Thanks again, ride safe,
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #4642
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Well done but now you've got to take the "GS" out of your name on here.
crikey your right hmm what will suit one wonders
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #4643
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crikey your right hmm what will suit one wonders
What about triplechad?

Nice pickup mate and you have chosen the best colour.

The bike has some good mods already, but if you are planning t get it dirty may I suggest some mustang pegs and a folding tip gear lever?

I had to pull the clutch and replace the selector shaft from the far side the last time mine had a little lie down
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:49 AM   #4644
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What about triplechad?

Nice pickup mate and you have chosen the best colour.

The bike has some good mods already, but if you are planning t get it dirty may I suggest some mustang pegs and a folding tip gear lever?

I had to pull the clutch and replace the selector shaft from the far side the last time mine had a little lie down

Triplechad, yup sounds good

Mustangs pegs are on the Shopping list does he do the folding lever too
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #4645
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after 11months without a ride ive got one she's mine all mine





ive got to wait till tomorrow night to pick her up its going to be a long 24hrs
Looking good Now that you're in with the in crowd, are you going to be joining us at the annual meet this summer to show her off
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:26 AM   #4646
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The farkling is finally complete. Well atleast that is what I told my wife. She is now adventure ready.





Sorry about the camera phone in the drive way. Will correct that later.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #4647
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You put your 10W LED exactly where I put mine.
It gets the low beam a little further down the road, lights up closer to the front on high beam, and I've only been flashed once or twice in two years. But best of all, it really lights up animal's eyes!
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #4648
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The farkling is finally complete. Well atleast that is what I told my wife. She is now adventure ready.





Sorry about the camera phone in the drive way. Will correct that later.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:20 PM   #4649
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The farkling is finally complete. Well atleast that is what I told my wife. She is now adventure ready.

That is a very fine looking Tiger you have there. A week ago yesterday, I was down in El Dorado Springs looking at the 1050 Tiger they have for sale and had the opportunity to talk to Randy. I told him that I was really more interested in the 955 and he showed me yours and told me about some of the mods they had done. He offered to let me sit on it. I hope you don't mind, I was wearing clean pants.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #4650
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He offered to let me sit on it. I hope you don't mind, I was wearing clean pants.
i hope you wiped it clean after a bike like that can have that affect yeknow
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