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    Default Digital speedo on ratchet top

    I know adding speedos around here isn’t commmon so idk if this will get answered. I’m trying to do some tough guy shit and run a digital speedometer on my 78. I can’t really find any info on if it’s easily possible.

    https://www.dimecitycycles.com/acewe...cm-susuki.html

    Found this from another thread.. anyone know if someone makes one of these for a Harley? Thanks


    Edit:maybe this??

    https://twistedchoppers.com/shop/dak...meter-adapter/
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    VDO has what your after ...

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    Why not go magnetic pickup off a wheel/rotor?

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    Why no GPS? The whole idea of mechanical and electro-mechanical speedometers is silly today except on restorations or if you already have the parts handy. Speedometers are for avoiding traffic tickets, not as a reference for safe riding, and any which aren't GPS are less precise than legacy systems.

    GPS speedos range from cheap to obscene ripoff. Your call on how much "pretty" is worth your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Why no GPS? The whole idea of mechanical and electro-mechanical speedometers is silly today except on restorations or if you already have the parts handy. Speedometers are for avoiding traffic tickets, not as a reference for safe riding, and any which aren't GPS are less precise than legacy systems.

    GPS speedos range from cheap to obscene ripoff. Your call on how much "pretty" is worth your money.
    And better yet they just need 3 wires and an antenna. No drives, pickups, sensors etc. The antennas have gotten small enough to tape into a wiring harness.
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    If you have a smartphone, just mount it to your bars and use a free speedo app.

    If you have a tach just note where 35, 45, 55, and 65 mph per hour are on the tach in 4th and 5th. It's not hard to memorize and then you won't need a speedo.

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    This on is on Fleebay for $43.00 right now mount it and hook up wires and tape the antenna to something.Click image for larger version. 

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    I use my smart watches gps speedo.
    Great for two wheeled navigation too! It vibes and lights up when a turn is coming up.

    My phone will even tell me what the speed limit is.
    That feature hasn't hit the watch app yet...

    Only gauge you really need is a shift light lol

    That being said my bikes only have an oil light and a tiny voltmeter.

    Sometimes for radical builds I'll strap on a temporary tach and air/fuel meter... They come off after the dail in

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