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Old 04-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Anyone use a motorcycle GPS for a speedo for naked/super moto?

Actually got the idea from a client who's speedo is out in a old car and a GPS is cheaper then getting the speedo repaired. I have used bike computers and I know there are aftermarket dashes but those require wiring up speed sensors.

I'm thinking a GPS mount with dedicated power. Pop off the GPS and put it in your pocket when bike is parked.

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Speed sensors are fairly easy. Usually just a magnet on the wheel or rotor and a pick up on the fork leg.
I use the Trail Tech set up on a lot of the motard conversions I do.
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Speed sensors are fairly easy. Usually just a magnet on the wheel or rotor and a pick up on the fork leg.
I use the Trail Tech set up on a lot of the motard conversions I do.
This .
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There is an android app that will record this exact stuff, give you exact MPH and will allow you to overlay the map onto a video that you recorded.
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Speed sensors are fairly easy. Usually just a magnet on the wheel or rotor and a pick up on the fork leg.
I use the Trail Tech set up on a lot of the motard conversions I do.
Did that on the last XJ that I made naked. Don't need anything but speed. Don't like the wire wrapped up around the brake line look....

Just thinking out loud. I thought it was clever that the woman was using her GPS as a speedometer.

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Did that on the last XJ that I made naked. Don't need anything but speed. Don't like the wire wrapped up around the brake line look....

Just thinking out loud. I thought it was clever that the woman was using her GPS as a speedometer.

I think you just thought the woman clever, period....

Fwiw to clean mine up I'll run the wiring in heat shrink and zip tie it to the line.
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I down loaded a speedometer app. and found my speed was WAY off...installed a speedo healer now its exact ($110). i was going to toss an old garman i had, but decided to mount it to my bike...tied power to my head lights, so i just unplug the garman when the bike is unattended...ill post a pic when i get home, works great!! Zpooch has a gps on his triumph, works good.
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I down loaded a speedometer app. and found my speed was WAY off...installed a speedo healer now its exact ($110). i was going to toss an old garman i had, but decided to mount it to my bike...tied power to my head lights, so i just unplug the garman when the bike is unattended...ill post a pic when i get home, works great!! Zpooch has a gps on his triumph, works good.
Was it way off on a stock bike, meaning no new sprockets, tires, etc?
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Was it way off on a stock bike, meaning no new sprockets, tires, etc?
-1 +2 sproker...@65 mph, speedo showed 86 mph!!! Bikes are usually off a little (10%) maybe?
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Are the bike GPS's water proof?
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Not being a smart @$$, but I've tried both, I end up using nothing. I run with the flow of traffic. Downside is when no one is around or you are leading, you go faster than you should.


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Interesting.
How do you judge your maintenance intervals?
Then again I'm so methodical I keep a notepad with a record of every shot fired and when the weapon was cleaned.
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I down loaded a speedometer app. and found my speed was WAY off...installed a speedo healer now its exact ($110). i was going to toss an old garman i had, but decided to mount it to my bike...tied power to my head lights, so i just unplug the garman when the bike is unattended...ill post a pic when i get home, works great!! Zpooch has a gps on his triumph, works good.
Name of app?
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Interesting.
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Then again I'm so methodical I keep a notepad with a record of every shot fired and when the weapon was cleaned.
Well it's pretty simple actually. I waste a lot of money on too many oil changes. I happen to like sitting on the garage having a cold beer and messing with the bike. Now on occasion it will backfire when I count track days as evidenced by my ktm 450 s m r. Generally with track bikes I change the oil after every track day and the filter every other.

Based on the nickname Mongo...Maybe you should try your own results as I am not the best 1 follow the lead of.
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Sounds to me like a good way to end up with a damaged / lost / stolen GPS or smartphone. I installed a bicycle speedometer on mine. It's super-accurate (reads off the front wheel), the wires are very subtle (although they do make plenty of wireless models) and installation was a breeze.

Only 2 downsides: 1 - wires are attached to sensor, which is glued to front hugger. 2 - had to reattach base mount; had it hot-glued to the tree, which apparently is powder-coated to resist glue.

Worst case scenario I'd rather mess up a $10 thing than a GPS or my phone.
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Sounds to me like a good way to end up with a damaged / lost / stolen GPS or smartphone. I installed a bicycle speedometer on mine. It's super-accurate (reads off the front wheel), the wires are very subtle (although they do make plenty of wireless models) and installation was a breeze.

Only 2 downsides: 1 - wires are attached to sensor, which is glued to front hugger. 2 - had to reattach base mount; had it hot-glued to the tree, which apparently is powder-coated to resist glue.

Worst case scenario I'd rather mess up a $10 thing than a GPS or my phone.
Or...go with the flow of traffic and use common sense on maintenance.
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