Free Spirits side light and Motone brass peg - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Free Spirits side light and Motone brass peg

Hi y'all - had Motone brass gear shift peg and Free Spirits side lamp fitted today. Like the feel of the gear shifter peg - seems different - probably psychological! Side lamp took 4-5 hrs to fit and custom wire at dealership!!!! However was the first one they'd ever done. It's fitted with white halogen bulb (although it looks amber in comparison with H4 LED bulb I fitted) - plan to fit amber glass and LED bulb. Interesting points i) it moves up and down with fork compression as its bracketed to lower fork stanchion ii) possibly this could aid visibility as it would be a fluctuating light source in terms of position on the bike to an observer iii) it has high/low beam in concert with main head light (LED)
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Wow, 4 hours for install of the light? My dealer had it done within an hour. What "custom wiring" did you ask them to do?
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Wow, 4 hours for install of the light? My dealer had it done within an hour. What "custom wiring" did you ask them to do?
It was simply the wiring outlined in the Free Spirits explanatory instructions!
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I dig them both. Nicely done!
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I love the look of the brass shifter. I look forward to hearing a follow-up review on it to see if it chews up the top of your boot more than the rubber shifter.
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Further news - had the Free Spirits amber lamp fitted - unfortunately have lost high/low option as unit is sealed with an incandescent bulb - however I like it - other option would be to revert to original lamp with LED bulbs which system allows high/low beam function.
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Some interesting mods, thanks for sharing.

I really enjoy seeing what folks are doing to their bikes. Whether I would do them or even like them is neither here nor there but I enjoy seeing the ideas and also gleaning possible inspiration.

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I love the look of the brass shifter. I look forward to hearing a follow-up review on it to see if it chews up the top of your boot more than the rubber shifter.
For me, no boot chewing thus far. Course, I don't look at my boots much, they are another tool.
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Further news - had the Free Spirits amber lamp fitted - unfortunately have lost high/low option as unit is sealed with an incandescent bulb - however I like it - other option would be to revert to original lamp with LED bulbs which system allows high/low beam function.
I actually really dig the auxiliary light. There is something about the offset of it with the lines that makes it interesting.

How does if function? Form over function type of deal?
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I actually really dig the auxiliary light. There is something about the offset of it with the lines that makes it interesting.

How does if function? Form over function type of deal?
Hi - with 2 LEDs fitted for white light had an extra 800 lumens which was considerable - as an amber light it's less powerful but I have yet to use it at night - the fact that it bobs up and down (being fitted below the fork gaiter) may alert drivers more of one's presence.

Anyhow - I agree about its asymmetrical looks!
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