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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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anyone ever put a aftermarket speedo on their bike?? need to know a ratio??
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Interesting project, but I don't think anyone's tried it before. At least they didn't mention it here. I've never shopped for after market speedometers. Is it easy to change the gearing in them? That might be a good way to fix the inherent error with the stock tire. Although, the price difference between a stock tire and a 110, which will correct the error, is a lot less than a new speedometer, I'd figure.

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need to know a ratio??
Some electronic versions use the tire size to automatically determine the correct speed, mileage, etc.


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Interesting project, but I don't think anyone's tried it before. At least they didn't mention it here. I've never shopped for after market speedometers. Is it easy to change the gearing in them? That might be a good way to fix the inherent error with the stock tire. Although, the price difference between a stock tire and a 110, which will correct the error, is a lot less than a new speedometer, I'd figure.
the problem isnt a front tire change. i am going for a totally diff look. so ive dropped it and painted it candy green and i dont want to put those bulky stock gauges back on it!! im lookin at a drag speacilties mini speedo but it comes in 3 diff gear ratios. a 1:1 2:1 and 2000 and something:60
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Do some more research on the net. I found this for instance, "All Japanese Motorcycles are equipped with mechanical speedometers of 2240 RPM= 60mph! This will work on all Japanese bikes with cable driven Speedo! Universal on all Japanese Bikes - Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki. Great for Cafe Racer or Retro Projects. 2.25" Dia." on this page http://tinyurl.com/yc4gwt4 - that's one statement, and I can't guarantee it, but you could contact them and see what you think after they reply. Be sure and let us know how the project is going.

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Do some more research on the net. I found this for instance, "All Japanese Motorcycles are equipped with mechanical speedometers of 2240 RPM= 60mph! This will work on all Japanese bikes with cable driven Speedo! Universal on all Japanese Bikes - Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki. Great for Cafe Racer or Retro Projects. 2.25" Dia." on this page http://tinyurl.com/yc4gwt4 - that's one statement, and I can't guarantee it, but you could contact them and see what you think after they reply. Be sure and let us know how the project is going.
there is actually a bike that has been posted with the mini tach and speedo on this forum, it was earlier this year and I remember the bike was black ,maybe you could do a site search,keywords bobber and mini speedo,because I seem to remember it being described as a bobber




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There was someone here a few months back who put an electronic "dash" on this vn750. It combined speedo, tach, voltmeter, thermometer, odometer, clock and maybe more, I don`t recall exactly. It was a few hundred $$$, but compact and had everything in one unit.

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