Speedo Wires Thru ODO tube????
Posted May 06, 2005 - 11:56 AM
Has anyone ever tried routing their digital speedo (Panoram, BC80, etc.) wires through the ODO cable tube, with the ODO cable removed?
I was going to have a look this weekend at gutting the odo drive unit and mounting the magnet and sensor in there, then running the wires up the tube .
Advantages: Cool , bullet proof wires, no odo spacer or plug required. Factory look too.
Disadvantages: can't unscrew odo cable to remove wheel , may be fun getting the sensor mounted
You would have to be sure water couldn't enter the tube at the top also.
If I have a go this weekend, I'll take pics of the process for any other weirdo who wants to try it as well.
Posted May 06, 2005 - 12:39 PM
Posted May 06, 2005 - 12:49 PM
I don't have the Trail Tech unit yet (got outbid on ebay ), but I can use one of the cheapo speedos laying around here until I get one. I'm assuming the Trail Tech has a magnetic reed switch like all the other speedos out there.
Posted May 06, 2005 - 01:46 PM
Posted May 06, 2005 - 01:53 PM
I once put a bicycle computer on my old DR350, about 12 years ago. It worked great, I just taped the wiring along my front brake hose. I mounted the magnet on a disc spoke and tucked the sensor in behind the caliper. You may just want to consider doing likewise, and tossing the odometer cable and drive unit altogether, saving a bit of weight in the process?
Posted May 06, 2005 - 02:48 PM
Posted May 06, 2005 - 04:16 PM