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GURU
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Well since switching from my katana front to the R1 the problem I have run into is no gauges, I have a tach and everything eXCEPT a speedo since it use a cable setup. I am going to get the veypor gauges eventually but need something to hold me over. Anyone had experience using the digital bicycle ones? Ive heard some people have used them but I have no idea what to look for exactly :squid:
 

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ADAM FAN CLUB PRESIDENT
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hmm im not sure about the speeedo problem but if you really need one,did you try searcguing the site?i know there been a threads on them
by the way good choice,less zuk and more yammy is allways a good choice:D
 

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the mad doctor
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i had a bicycle speedo on my 954 for a while, worked fine, other than not having a backlight, so when the sun went down, i couldn't see it. also only went to 65mph. good enough to get the job done though.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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just go to a bike shop and tell em you need a digital speedo with a backlight...dont tell em what for tho b/c they'll get all confused and tell you it wont work.
 

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Function IS Form
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Backlight is imperative if you ride at night. Worst time to be accidently speeding is when you're the only one out there and the cop is bored.
 

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mbe this is what you were looking for?? ;)
 

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Perpetual Project
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Only advice I can offer is that the sigma sport's are good, I've heard all good things about the 800 model.

Also, DO NOT go for the fancy wireless model. I tried one of those once and it worked only when the bike wasn't running... which was kinda a little useless. Something about when the bike was running threw off the signal and it didn't read. I don't know if that was just a freek experience, or if thats a standard issue.

And ya, don't tell the bicycle shop what you want it for, they'll only nay-say you.
 

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GURU
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spyder said:
Get a Veypor.. I fuckin love mine.

I am, just not right now. I have other things I want to spend 250-300 on at the moment :)
 

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the mad doctor
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i was looking at the trailtech guages at Cycle Gear today (b/c they happen to be right next to my shop), pretty nice setup for the price ($75). speedo, trip, odometer, etc. and they're backlit, so you wouldn't have the night vision problem that i had. hell a good bicycle speedo would run about that much money. doesn't have a gas light, but that wouldn't be hard to rig up. they seemed nice, small enough to still look good, but big enough to read easily. it even comes with a bar clamp that'd make mounting real easy.
 

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GURU
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There is another brand but I cant remember the name off hand. Ill figure it out when I get to that point, For now I can hook up my tach and pace traffic lol
 

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The sigma series are one of the few bicycle specific ones that will go up to 120. Most others top out at 65 (I work in a mountain bike/ski shop). The back lit models are usually only momentary (around 3 seconds). Better to hook up a focused LED next to the display face.
 
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