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    Default Speedometer for Bobber without a Battery

    What`s the best solution for me to know my speed when riding my Bobber? It doesn` t have a battery.

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    Fit a speedo? They're mechanical.

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    Maybe it would be a good idea to put some info about the bike........ just a thought.
    Mag with a condensor?
    Get in your car and count how long it takes you to travel from line to line. If I remember right, 3 seconds from start of one to start of another is 15mph, 2 seconds is 25mph. On base was the only place I was worried about it. Otherwise just run with traffic.

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    if your bike is street legal, it has lights. if it has lights, it has a 12v power source you can pull a speedo off of.

    anyways, ive seen a small digital speedometer that has a pickup that glues onto your wheel that i hear is "fairly" accurate.

    I hate the speedo on my sportster, i have considered getting an iphone dock bezel for my tank and getting some GPS app that has speed on it.

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    Digital bicycle speedo from Walmart less than$20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WingNut View Post
    Maybe it would be a good idea to put some info about the bike........ just a thought.
    It's a bobber, they're all the same. Bicycle speedo is one of the easiest.

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    Whats a bobber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    Whats a bobber?
    It's similar to a bar hopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    Whats a bobber?
    It's a bike that is SO bad ass and stripped down, that it also got stripped of it's manufacturer and all the other relevant information that once made it not cool to ride.

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    I tried one of those bicycle speedos from Walmart and never could get the cocksucker to work! Maybe ima dummy though

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppleganger87 View Post
    I tried one of those bicycle speedos from Walmart and never could get the cocksucker to work! Maybe ima dummy though
    The Sigma with wires always work for me. The electric stuff seems to keep most wireless and real cheap wired from working. Most cheap ones don't read high enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incrediblah View Post
    It's a bike that is SO bad ass and stripped down, that it also got stripped of it's manufacturer and all the other relevant information that once made it not cool to ride.
    Maybe you should get your facts straight before you try giving people a hard time. You're obviously thinking of a Chobber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyDave View Post
    The Sigma with wires always work for me. The electric stuff seems to keep most wireless and real cheap wired from working. Most cheap ones don't read high enough.
    Dusty
    Yea now I'm even more confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppleganger87 View Post
    Yea now I'm even more confused
    Again check out this thread http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showth...ht=speedometer it's pretty well covered there. But what I was referring to is that most older bikes seem to drive the wireless bicycle speedometers nuts and the Wallmart ones never work. There are only two or three brands that read over 80 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork444 View Post
    if your bike is street legal, it has lights. if it has lights, it has a 12v power source you can pull a speedo off of.

    anyways, ive seen a small digital speedometer that has a pickup that glues onto your wheel that i hear is "fairly" accurate.

    I hate the speedo on my sportster, i have considered getting an iphone dock bezel for my tank and getting some GPS app that has speed on it.
    I did exactly that. ^ works great. Speedometer/odometer is accurate and the app even opens map to show me where I'm at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer View Post
    What`s the best solution for me to know my speed when riding my Bobber? It doesn` t have a battery.
    Your local law enforcement types will be more than happy to provide you with that information.

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    Forgive me for my serious answer, but just run whatever cable-driven speedometer you want and tap the power for the backlighting in with the power for the headlight. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

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    Ulysses speedometer app and a smart phone is what i use...very accurate

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    Oh fuck it's a bobber. I thought bobbers were too cool to run speedos. My bad. Bar hoppers run beer bottle holders.

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