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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2011, 05:09:54 am »
Just don't use your Australian Post's 'Express' service.  It was suppose to be 2-5 days, took 11. >:(  I think they put it in the wrong Roo pouch. ;) :)
yeah those damn roos that work transporting mail around are always losing packages ;) , I had one express post letter recently, which they 'guarantee' overnight delivery anywhere in Aus, take over a week to get to me from Brisbane, which is only 3 hrs drive down the road.
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2011, 02:46:05 am »
My gauges from speedhut showed up today, I was thinking of how to install them, then I had one of those lightbulb moments, I pulled apart one of my old gauges apart just to see and it was a perfect fit, I couldn't believe it  ;D here are the parts from the origional gauge I used, btw don't crucify me for chopping up a gauge in perfect condition, they are cheap aftermarket cr@p that look the part but don't work properly.
here are the parts that are headed for my parts bin

I used the o-ring from around the glass turned it inside out and put it around the inside of the outer bezel

the screw ring that holds the gauge in the dash has to be reversed so that the square side is towards the back of the gauge and the tapered side is to the front

here is a picture of the gauge installed I have mounted the black box for the backlight onto the back of the gauge with the double sided tape provided.

and finally here are some pictures of the final product



I just have to get a rubber grommet for the back of the gauge where the wires run through
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2011, 04:38:13 am »
I was content with my stock "you're going somewhere in the ballpark of this speed" speedo until now. Now, I'm going to have to get one of these when I rebuild my bike. Way to go, guys  ;D

My stock speedo on my CB750 K4 or K2 is 4-5 mph out when compared to a GPS unit on the bike. This is the case up to 90 mph. Much better accuracy than my 2003 VStrom.

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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2011, 05:00:59 am »
I was content with my stock "you're going somewhere in the ballpark of this speed" speedo until now. Now, I'm going to have to get one of these when I rebuild my bike. Way to go, guys  ;D

My stock speedo on my CB750 K4 or K2 is 4-5 mph out when compared to a GPS unit on the bike. This is the case up to 90 mph. Much better accuracy than my 2003 VStrom.


My stock speedo was out 10kph at 60 and at 100 I just ignored it and went by the tacho, which was 4500rpm out at 5000rpmand once I was over 100kph I just had 2 needles waving at me and it wasn't the cables causing the issue it was the gauges
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2011, 11:14:04 am »
I didn't suspect much with mine being off until I got Passed by 2 semi trucks and a blue-haired old lady on the interstate ??? lol

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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2011, 02:00:35 pm »
Speedhut has a 2" GPS speedo (no extras), & 2" tach so time to place an order.  Once they arrive I'll post install comments in the build thread.  Now I just have to decide what the faces should look like. ;) :)

You mention a 2" GPS Speedo in the post above...
I only see the smallest GPS SPeedo at 3 3/8" in SpeedHut Website. Are they custom making one for you?

I did find these Motogadget Knoffs from Danmoto... I wonder how well they work.  The also have an Acewell KnockOff Too!

http://www.dan-moto.com/digital-cockpits-wholesale-27_69.html?zenid=v0gh8r1h21e88vqq5odvv5q311
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 02:13:15 pm by TicoCafe »
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2011, 04:32:53 pm »
The 2" (actually 2 1/16") are about 2/3 down the page.  http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-speedometer_GPS.htm
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2011, 12:31:20 pm »
I think this settles it, I'm tired of haveing my gauges (yes both of them) bounce all over the place. I'll be keeping up on this because I have no problem spending the money if the product works.
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2011, 07:51:56 pm »
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2011, 02:10:49 am »
Ok so finally here are some photos of the gauges installed on my bike, for the speedo drive I used one off a mid 80's vrf750, which bolted straight onto my front wheel, I can't guarantee it would work for your bike, mine is a 650z with dual front discs on a comstar wheel.

The wires from the speed sensor reached into the headlight bucket, the 2 wires from the speed sensor plug into the 2 wires from the speedhut gauge without the need for the extension wires that are included with the gauge, but I did have to change the plugs on both to a generic 2 wire connector.  The tacho was simple, I just set it to 1 pulse per revolution and tapped into the yellow wire on one of the coils, you could use the blue wire on the other coil to the same effect.


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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2011, 02:13:27 am »
Just a quick note for those thinking of it the acewell sensor doesn't work with the speedhut units, oh well that was 40 bucks down the drain. :-\ http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-chrome-acewell-2853-digital-motorcycle-speedo-speedometer-tach-tachometer-cable-honda-cb-cl-ace-s5.html
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2011, 02:29:15 am »
well done,looks almost genuine,how stable is the tacho read out?

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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2011, 02:33:55 am »
It is as stable as the engine rpm, I haven't seen it waver once. :D
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2011, 05:40:35 pm »
It is as stable as the engine rpm, I haven't seen it waver once. :D

Great Job on the Install...!
What size SpeedHut gauge are those...looks like a 4 inch?
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2011, 02:19:00 am »
It is as stable as the engine rpm, I haven't seen it waver once. :D

Great Job on the Install...!
What size SpeedHut gauge are those...looks like a 4 inch?
They are 3 3/8 inch ;)
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2011, 04:57:37 am »
It is as stable as the engine rpm, I haven't seen it waver once. :D

Great Job on the Install...!
What size SpeedHut gauge are those...looks like a 4 inch?
They are 3 3/8 inch ;)

Thanks...!
I'm looking at the 4" Dual GPS Speedo/Tach from SpeedHut... I wonder if the Bigger Honda 750 stock Gauge would be a good candidate for doing somethiing similar to yours...
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2011, 05:36:44 am »
The Gauges I cut up were aftermarket ones from a 750 k4 I think, the only way to know for sure is measure the gauge you intend on using as a surrogate ;)
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2012, 03:47:04 am »
How do they look all lit up in the dark? 
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2012, 03:48:50 am »
To be honest I haven't taken a pic in the dark, I'll run out to the shed and get a pic soon.
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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2012, 04:06:44 am »
Ok here is a pic of them at night

 
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« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2012, 04:10:02 am »
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2012, 04:15:52 am »
I think so ;D you can customise the gauges to exactly how you want them, daytime look, nighttime look, and any images you want on the face.
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2015, 09:45:49 am »
So I see it has been a couple of years since anyone posted on this but did any of you guys follow through and go with the Speedhut gauges? I am specifically interested in the performance of the GPS Speedo and the accuracy/connection of the electronic tachometer. I am almost done with a build and I am strongly considering the dual gauge for my bike.
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2015, 05:26:26 pm »
I have the dual GPS/speedo unit that will be going on my bike. The guy at Speedhut was very helpful and said they get lots of orders from guys with old bikes. They even siliconed the bezels on to make them more water resistant. I built a gauge that want even on their page. I have not hooked them up yet but they seem top quality. You can see them on my build thread.
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Re: Electronic Guages for SOHC Hondas
« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2015, 02:40:09 am »
So I see it has been a couple of years since anyone posted on this but did any of you guys follow through and go with the Speedhut gauges? I am specifically interested in the performance of the GPS Speedo and the accuracy/connection of the electronic tachometer. I am almost done with a build and I am strongly considering the dual gauge for my bike.

This whole thread was about me fitting these guages on my bike, now over 3 years and 5000km later (I haven't been riding much in the last 18 months) they are still going strong and look like the day they were put in.  They have been through quite a few heavy downpours and never had an issue with water ingress ;D

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