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I bought the 2004 TBS. 5k€ with 5k kms. They sell for about 8,500€, and I reckon I can fix this one up for about 1000€ and then spend (waste!) some more on nice extras like the mecatwin fender eliminator!!!

Main things in need of fixing/ replacing:
Tank: 3 dents
Headlight. broken lens
left front indicator
speedo (glass cover) and bracket
front mudguard
brake lever
clutch pedal
handlebar
'Gear' side engine casing scratched

(Amazingly, the guy who fell off didn't hurt himself!)
Luckily, a breaker in the UK has all of these parts, which swung the decision to buy it! The 'only' problem will be the speedo, which will be in MPH if it comes from the UK. A problem solved on bikes with digital speedos.

Looking forward to the challenge and picking those experienced brains out there on the site
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You may be able to locate a speedo from somewhere in Europe, Canada, Australia or NZ, any of which will be in Km/Hr.

Is it the speedo that is in Km/Hr (other than the facia) or is the drive gear on the front wheel different too?
 

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[Is it the speedo that is in Km/Hr (other than the facia) or is the drive gear on the front wheel different too?

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Yeah, that's a good question! I'm***** at technical stuff. If it was just a case of swapping the fascia out then that would solve it, but the drive gear might be a prob.
any techno bods out there?
 

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If you can source a new glass look at the downloads area and you will see a set of pics of someone opening and closing one.

Search around the web, as several outfits make different color overlays. You could probably install one (or get creative and make your own, at least just mark it, as the conversion from UK miles to KMH ought to be easy). I can't imagine Triumph making different drive gears for that sole reason, as most countries seem to have a similar range of speeds (regardless of unit of measure). Now if this were the old 85 mph speedos we used to have in 55 mph max America (in those oh so enlightened days), you might have to wonder (though as I recall the Japs didn't change anything but the speedo's). Before spending too much effort, make sure the speedo is working correctly. I wouldn't be surprised if the speedo was Jap anyhow. You count the gear ratio (turn the wheel a number of turns and count the cable turns until they are both integer numbers, then you have the ratio). That number may be out there in the factory manual, or even with a search of the web.

Here is a really cool brand:
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index....ategory_ID=235/home_id=60/mode=cat/cat235.htm
Look at the oval combinations. That could be a very cool bare look, using it to get rid of the instrument cluster. Then a couple of nice looking led type signals. I put the first item on the rear of mine, and put the stock rear units on the front (you will need to add a resistor to load the flasher as the led signals don't burn enough electrons -- they are brighter with less current draw, very easy to do): http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup.aspx?GID=634DF1F4-681D-4209-85CD-7E269A7DB6B4&search=led%20turn%20signals&store=Metric&page=1
Look here for more instruments (at least for the brands and search further for something in KMH).
 

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Then a couple of nice looking led type signals. I put the first item on the rear of mine, and put the stock rear units on the front (you will need to add a resistor to load the flasher as the led signals don't burn enough electrons -- they are brighter with less current draw, very easy to do):
If you go for the LED signals, find one of the electronic blinkers. They don't rely on the current draw of the signals for timing, so you don't have to add load resistors into the circuits.

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Hi Mojoinco, why did you have to tell me about those lovely dials. I am close to a diviorce already after spending way too much on the TBS over the past month, I'm now going to be divorced and skint! They really are nice though aren't they.
 

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Sinc eI hav ealready had the 'pleasure' of the divorce experience, why shouldn't you? Doh!

Besides, I want to see that Dakota oval on someone elses ride so I can drool over what $600 looks like. The other ones aren't bad either. But that oval model mounted to a drag bar (slung under of course). Dark when off and all the farkle factor with the other gauges in it. Or maybe go a bit with the adventure/scrambler look and a cross bar offroad bar, or even the flat track look....

Yes, by all means, do it before the divorce lawyers suck it all away! Just post the pics and the feedback before she gets it.
 

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Jimmy, I looked for flashers tha twould work and didn't find anything. Any suggestions? Junk yard would be fine too (got a cheap one nearby).
 

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Jimmy, I looked for flashers tha twould work and didn't find anything. Any suggestions? Junk yard would be fine too (got a cheap one nearby).
I think I saw them at the local O'Reilly auto parts store.

Square package, 3-terminal like Triumph but electronic instead of thermo-electric.

It could have been a 'heavy-duty' 'trailer-towing' item (blink rate is constant whether trailer lites are connected or not) but I'm reasonably certain I saw them there.

I don't know if they're standard equipment on any current (junkyard) vehicles, though...

Jim
 

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UPDATE.
Been doing some shopping to get the girl on the road again.
This is where I've found the stuff so far...

Tank: 3 dents - local specialist paintshop.
Headlight. - Lynxmotorcyles (Triumph UK breaker)
left front indicator Sprint Manufacturing - new
speedo: KPH one - Lynx
front mudguard: Lynx
brake lever: Sprint M - pattern
gear change lever - Sprint - used
handlebar - Sprint Manu. pattern
mirrors - Halcyon new rectangular bar end
'Gear' side engine casing scratched - Wait...

I'll be putting on HH brake pads and rather naughtily I've ordered a Mecatwin solo seat, tank pads and fork gaitor. Performance wise, I'll probably order sport pipes, K&N filter and a 45 rear sprocket.
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[ This message was edited by: senyorsimon on 2006-11-20 11:07 ]
 
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