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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 08:09:06 pm »
damn those motogadget ones are awesome!


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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 01:05:36 am »
Personally, I'm not crazy about digital gauges on a vintage bike.
I bought mini gauges from MikesXS for my project:
http://www.mikesxs.net/mikesxs-accessories.php?category_id=8.1
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 09:49:50 am »


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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 06:51:12 pm »
That's the one I have! 8)
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 06:33:48 pm »
Am I the only one with old eyes that can't see those itty-bitty gauges?  I want to be able to SEE them, so I went with these BIG 750 gauges on my little 350F.

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 06:41:02 pm »
yo will this work on a motorcycle?? is there a backlight?
Cool and cheap:
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-BC1606L-Cycle-Computer-Functions/dp/B000FDD5I6/ref=sr_1_5/103-9146761-5007051?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1194498309&sr=8-5

Yes, it will work.  Its good at speeds up to ~125MPH.  Sport bike riders use the Sigma brand when they want to clear the gauges.  You mount a small sensor down on your lower fork, and a magnet to you rotor, be it on a bolt head or a clear spot close enough to the sensor.  You follow the manual and adjust the gauge for your wheel size.  As for a back light, that specific one does have one, it works like one does on your watch, you push the upper rt and lower rt buttons.  I have seen some people who have mounted them below a riser/bracket where they have mounted a small white LED to illuminate it.

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 06:48:20 pm »
HA!!! i use the sigma on the F1...


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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2007, 11:41:59 am »
Johnny,

I've also been thinking about those Mikes' guages. Did you get tach and speedo? How are they working out?


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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 07:50:46 pm »
i have the minis and hate em, wish i hadnt sold my stock gauges and mount from the 750k

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 12:01:52 pm »
i have the minis and hate em, wish i hadnt sold my stock gauges and mount from the 750k

Why?



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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 06:40:53 pm »
Johnny,
I've also been thinking about those Mikes' guages. Did you get tach and speedo? How are they working out?
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I'll let you know when I get her all back together. ;)
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2007, 12:11:24 am »
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I'll let you know when I get her all back together.

Yeah, please do.
I would love to get rid of that hideous idiot light/handle bar clamp on the 500, so I'm pretty hot to go w/ the ones from Mikes. But price for both + shipping is a bit steep only to find out they don't hook up right, or the speedo is waaaaay off, or something else traumatic.
Know what I mean, Vern?

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2007, 05:09:58 pm »
i have the minis and hate em, wish i hadnt sold my stock gauges and mount from the 750k

Why?



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too small, i cant read em that well.

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2007, 04:12:53 am »
Yeah, please do.
I would love to get rid of that hideous idiot light/handle bar clamp on the 500, so I'm pretty hot to go w/ the ones from Mikes. But price for both + shipping is a bit steep only to find out they don't hook up right, or the speedo is waaaaay off, or something else traumatic.
Know what I mean, Vern?

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Does anyone know a good source for some early 750 gauges with the idiot lights in the gauges? I, too, would like to get rid of the handle bar bracket light as I may go with clip-ons.
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2007, 12:44:48 am »
Yeah, please do.
I would love to get rid of that hideous idiot light/handle bar clamp on the 500, so I'm pretty hot to go w/ the ones from Mikes. But price for both + shipping is a bit steep only to find out they don't hook up right, or the speedo is waaaaay off, or something else traumatic.
Know what I mean, Vern?

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Does anyone know a good source for some early 750 gauges with the idiot lights in the gauges? I, too, would like to get rid of the handle bar bracket light as I may go with clip-ons.

Here is something I did on a Cafe project. I fabricated a small aluminum block and used mini lights I got from the automotive store.


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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2007, 12:21:43 pm »
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Here is something I did on a Cafe project. I fabricated a small aluminum block and used mini lights I got from the automotive store.


I was thinking about something like that as well, but then I'd have to re-re-locate the key switch.


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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2007, 02:53:12 pm »
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I was thinking about something like that as well, but then I'd have to re-re-locate the key switch.

 Yea...frorgot to mention that my key switch is below the fuel tank on left side.
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2007, 07:10:11 am »
dude.thats slicker than snot,do you recall which store you got that from?
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2007, 07:41:30 am »
dude.thats slicker than snot,do you recall which store you got that from?

If your referring to the above pic, thanx for the compliment. I didn't buy it, I made the part from a piece of 3/4" aluminum.

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 02:18:10 am »
pretty cool mini guage    expensive           http://www.streetfightersinc.com/Gauges.htm

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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 09:33:14 pm »
pretty cool mini guage    expensive           http://www.streetfightersinc.com/Gauges.htm
they stay in business and charge those prices for that cheap crap!  find a sucker somewhere else

 whats our drive ratios on the cbs they all the same?
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Re: For anyone looking for 'alternative' instrumentation
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 10:30:58 pm »
pretty cool mini guage    expensive           http://www.streetfightersinc.com/Gauges.htm
they stay in business and charge those prices for that cheap crap!  find a sucker somewhere else

 whats our drive ratios on the cbs they all the same?

Slight over reaction mate  :o, ever been on the motogadget site.? They have some amazing stuff and very well made...... NOT cheap crap at all.
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