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Old 04-16-2008, 09:44 AM   #151
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ummm... Where do i get in line for the Phoenix twin? That is sweet and I've got a set of USD style forks for my KLR waiting for me to figgure out how to nicely mount Inserments and lighting (was planning to go the buell ulysses route)

Any word yet on weather the accessory fuse panel will be included? If so how many spare slots? Also does it mount up to the stock brackets on the stear tube?

I can't wait! Keep up the good work!!
First off, you don't need to 'line up' for one. We've already started producing the Phoenix twin in all the colours, but are waiting on the wiring looms at the moment.

As far as the USD forks are concerned, there are no fitment problems regarding the fairing. The fairing fits straight onto the existing headlight frame. If you are looking for an instrument solution, you could get our Carbon panel (see attached), which comes with it's own frame and attaches straight onto the headlight frame.

In fact, if you wanted to, you can fit the whole setup (including your new instrument setup) before tackling the forks issue, because there is no interference between the two.

The fairing comes with the lights fitted and the wiring loom complete. The power from the battery terminates at a panel (behind the fairing) that contains two micro relays, the light fuse and two spare powered fuse holders to use for accessories. You will be able to power anything you like from this point without running any further wires back to the battery.

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #152
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How much is the dashboard, and I'd like it WITHOUT the electrical bits, as I have mine already built.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #153
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Thanks ! The twin XS is $470 and the Phoenix twin (beakless) is $420
So what would the price be with the farring and the full carbon panel?
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #154
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How much is the dashboard, and I'd like it WITHOUT the electrical bits, as I have mine already built.
Electrical would save $58, but you would need to get the two terminal connections and seals for the back of the lights (H9). There are two dash options, $74 for the full size (for use without the OEM clocks) and $60 for the half height one that's used if you retain the clocks. Both use the same mounting legs which are supplied with the kits.

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:12 PM   #155
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So what would the price be with the farring and the full carbon panel?
They are $74. So, a Phoenix twin with either clear or tinted screen, with the wiring harness and the full Carbon dash kit is $494 + shipping, which would typically be $20-30 depending on location from the NW.

Although our website will not be updated with the two new fairings until next week, there is other usefull imformation at www.britanniacomposites.com
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:18 PM   #156
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just wait for LED headlight bulbs to come out. Won't be long.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:54 PM   #157
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Alright

You say plug and play?

I also see that the system works with the stock headlight mount, so there is NOTHING a complete mechanically challenged individual like myself for instance would need to machine or fabricate (as if I could) in order to fit the twin headlight system?

I like the looks, and the idea of having better headlights is always attractive, but I don't have the skills to do any major overhall on my front end.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:31 PM   #158
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Hi Ian,

How much room is there behind the dash? Do you have a picture with the panel removed? I realize the area behind it is taped and probably not the easiest to measure.

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #159
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You say plug and play?

I also see that the system works with the stock headlight mount, so there is NOTHING a complete mechanically challenged individual like myself for instance would need to machine or fabricate (as if I could) in order to fit the twin headlight system?

I like the looks, and the idea of having better headlights is always attractive, but I don't have the skills to do any major overhall on my front end.
The lights are excellent, but remember that according to those who already have the original XS, it's the wind protection that is the biggest 'hit'

Right from the get go, we have tried to make all these fairings easy to fit and use. The original XS could be fitted in about 15mins. In the case of the twin headlight models, there is a little bit more, but nothing 'heavy'.
Everything needed is supplied (except hand tools)

It goes like this :

1) Unplug and remove OEM indicators
2) Remove the OEM fairing via the 3 phillips machine screws
3) Remove small indicator support arms from the headlight frame and the plastic cover behind the headlight.
4) Unplug and Remove OEM headlight via the two bolts that hold it on each side
5) Remove rubber rubber bushes that the two bolts went through.
6) Remove Seat and Gas tank.

Looking from the front of the bike, you now have to two OEM headlight support bars pointing out at you. Unfortunately, these are the only OEM parts that get in the way of the lights and so the ends of these have to be either cut of with a hack saw, or bent outwards to allow the rear of the twin lights to fit between. This is easily done with a pair of vice grips (or pliers) as the metal is very soft.

The fairing comes straight out of the box with the lights and sliding screen prefitted and full instructions.

Fitting the fairing

1) Fit Fuse/Relay panel (one bolt - supplied) and run power wire alongside OEM wiring loom to battery and attach to terminals.
2) Plug 3 prong fitting straight into OEM headlight plug (unplugged from back of headlight earlier) .
3) Fit indicators (OEM or aftermarket) into pre drilled holes on each side of fairing.
4) Fit fairing using the OEM philips machine screws (removed earlier) in the same locations as the OEM fairing.
5) plug in the lights and fit fuse in panel.
6) Adjust lights using the adjusting screws at the back of the lights (bit fiddly !)
7) Re plug in indicators.
8) Replace tank and seat.
9) Adjust screen to suitable height.

GO RIDING !!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #160
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Hi Ian,

How much room is there behind the dash? Do you have a picture with the panel removed? I realize the area behind it is taped and probably not the easiest to measure.

Thanks!
It depends whether you're going for the 'full dash' (and replacing the OEM Clocks). If you look at the photo of the full dash, it's basically totally clear behind it. So, at the bottom it's about 10" tapering away to nothing at the top where the dash meets the top of the fairing. I'll be taking pics of the penel with the fairing off, but it doesn't really give you much idea without the fairing in place
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Hmmmmm,

I know it will only be a matter of time before someone around here does a write up on it.

Sounds good..

I am going to have to see how everyone else fairs with the fairing. Sorry, couldn't resist that....
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:03 PM   #162
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I'm going to buy one, but it'll take a bit- have to get caught up on some bills and such first.

PM forthcoming, Ian...
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:48 PM   #163
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It depends whether you're going for the 'full dash' (and replacing the OEM Clocks). If you look at the photo of the full dash, it's basically totally clear behind it. So, at the bottom it's about 10" tapering away to nothing at the top where the dash meets the top of the fairing. I'll be taking pics of the penel with the fairing off, but it doesn't really give you much idea without the fairing in place
Yes, full dash. The stock guages all ready hit the round file.

I'm wanting to sink a GPS and a radio face plate into the dash. How far (horizontally) between the mounting screws?

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/...ive/iWAY-600C/

http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd...5&isArchived=0
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:08 PM   #164
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Yes, full dash. The stock guages all ready hit the round file.

I'm wanting to sink a GPS and a radio face plate into the dash. How far (horizontally) between the mounting screws?

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/...ive/iWAY-600C/

http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd...5&isArchived=0
Yikes !!

I remeasured the depth and thre's only 7.5" right across (not 10 ), but it's still enough for the radio as long as the wires don't poke out too far at the back. The GPS has to be as far down as shown in order to sink in 2", but it does mean you could surface mount your Digital speed/ODO etc above it.

The support bars do get in the way of the GPS, but if you're going to get one, we can make up an alternative arrangement to allow it to fit .

You'll still have room for some switches/clock etc (just !)

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:13 PM   #165
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I know it will only be a matter of time before someone around here does a write up on it.

Sounds good..

I am going to have to see how everyone else fairs with the fairing. Sorry, couldn't resist that....
Hondo (KLR World.com) will be doing a full test review on both the Phoenix twin and the XS Twin in May. His evaluations are very professional and thorough, so you should get a good idea from that. Others may post up before that as the first Phoenix twins go out next week.
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