OK. Nothing like being 6 months late posting a comment. I commend your choice of bike I too have the 1995 Thunderbird the same as yours. Brilliant bike just got back from the Tri Days event in Austria, look at the travel section to have a peek at mine
Excellent looking bike.....Mad I am 6 months and 4 hours behind as well. Great bikes those 900 T-birds. They are at the top of my "stable mate for the Tiger" list actually tied right now with a Bonneville based Scrambler .......maybe a 900 T-bird based Scrambler would be a compromise????? And freakin awesome.