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Offline marcmax

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GPS Speedometer
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:50:32 PM »
Anyone have any experience with a gps based speedometer? I am considering one for the R65 that I am rebuilding now. I have an Acewell on the R65 I ride now and while I like it, at 2.5" diameter it has a very small face. I am considering one made by a company called Legendary Motorcycles. It has actual sweeping needles for the speedo and a smaller inset tach, as well as an lcd screen at the bottom and led indicators. It is kind of pricey but it has a 4" face and would fit nicely.

Anyone ever use a gps based instrument set?
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Offline Tony Smith

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Re: GPS Speedometer
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 06:02:33 PM »
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Anyone have any experience with a gps based speedometer


I do not have experience, but this is a "slow boil" project of my own.  

The device in your picture is identical to those sold by speedhut.com, it may be to your advantage to compare their price.

Speedhut have some experience in inserting their instrument into R80 G/S instrument bodies - my ears pricked uop at this as one of the things that worked to dry up the supply of R65 speedos is there near similarity to early G/S devices. I figure on sending them the instrument "can" and asking them to insert their GPS speedo.

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Offline marcmax

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Re: GPS Speedometer
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 07:56:05 PM »
Thanks for the link Tony. That is obviously where the seller I was looking at gets his from. Not a huge price savings (about $20) but speedhut lets you customize the face, colors, pointer style, add logo, etc. I like being able to order one without someone's brand staring me in the face. Plus the $20 savings almost covers the cost of the cnc aluminum mount they have for it.

I am looking for a self contained unit and not one mounted into a BMW instrument can but that sounds like it would be a great solution for the aging mechanical gauges out there.
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