I built mine!

Discussion in 'Custom Models' started by zoo-mon, May 6, 2009.

  1. zoo-mon

    zoo-mon Member

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    I decide to go with no speedo or tach. Although i wanted to keep track of the mileage some how. So I put an hour meter on it. I use 50 miles an hour to calculate the milage. Right now I have 23 hours of run time. I think that is 1150 miles. This is just approximate for maintenance reasons. Oil changes, etc. Has anyone heard of this done before? Or do you think I have the only one? Let me know what you think. Roy"zoo-mon"Gregory:ap

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  2. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    I think that if you get stopped for speeding or whatever, you're going to get cited for no speedometer. :(
     
  3. zoo-mon

    zoo-mon Member

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    Yes I may get cited for no speedo. That is when i will be forced to put one on. My bike does not meet federal saftey guide lines be cause of that. but It looks nice without it. 50 is just a number i use to guesstamate my mileage. It is actually less than what it adds up to. They allways ask us. do you know how fast you were going. I can honestlly say no I do not.
     
  4. zoo-mon

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    A friend of mine told me about those. Have not yet checked them out. I think i will look into them and maybe report back on how they work. thanks
     
  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    A GPS unit could work....I don't know if it would be 'spec' but it could track speed & mileage.
     
  6. T wrecks

    T wrecks Junior Member

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    Great idea Hobbit. I just bought one from Wiggle in the UK, for my mountain bike. Thay are the size of a wristwatch these days, tiny, and so many functions!! :)
    Love your ride by the way Roy!!!! Nice and clean!!:s
     
  7. gmurdock

    gmurdock Active Member

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    I like the idea of the bike speedo. Small enough where you realy do not notice it.
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    zoo-mon; Google "hour meter oil change interval" or "hour meter miles conv."
    It brings up a lot of info. SOME of it may be useful to you.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Smitty is correct some diesel trucks use hour meters also for service intervals I think the cops will have the final say on this if and when u get a ticket its a cool idea tho
     
  10. CatWoman

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    Just an FYI - The Ridley (actually they say they are truly the only completely American Made Motorcycle), uses a Bicycle Speedo for the odometer and speedometer. It is housed under a little metal box and runs to the rear wheel. They are also automatic -- maybe a good idea for some but I prefer shifting :s

    Some of the models apparently will keep the info even if the battery goes bad.

    CatWoman :rider