NEW ODOMETER/TRIP METER for '05 WR450
Posted June 13, 2006 - 11:19 AM
There is one limitation to it for dual sport. It has two modes- race and non-race. In race mode you don't get a speed reading, only average speed. In non-race mode you get speed reading, but you can't increment the odometer, only reset it to 0. The speed reading isn't that important on a Dual sport ride, and you could actually toggle back and forth if you went on/off the street sections. It is illuminated - that's one of the main features I wanted. It is also more robust than a trail tech (my tt acted up). I also like the ability to increment or reset to 0 with push buttons rather than cranking the knob. It interfaces exactly where the mechanical attachment to the hub did, and it has the magnets down there, not a drive cable like the old honda digital units.
Because of the magnification and the high contrast, the old mechanical ones are actually better for reading on the fly.
My two cents.
Posted June 13, 2006 - 12:19 PM
Posted June 13, 2006 - 12:53 PM
Posted June 14, 2006 - 06:00 AM
By the way, you need a decent battery and charging system. The Odo drains it slightly to maintain memory, and if it loses power you will lose your odometer reading.
Posted June 14, 2006 - 08:35 AM
Posted June 14, 2006 - 05:27 PM
There is one on EBAY right now!!!!! It is under "WR 450" in the motorcycle parts listings. Check it out.
I didn't win it did you win it, jim?
I am confident i could have wired it in and fab'd a bracket for it.
Posted June 20, 2006 - 09:50 PM
It takes about an hour to install and all you have to do is drill one small hole in your brake mount. Overall a very easy install.
Posted July 05, 2006 - 07:46 PM
Hey I wonder if you can tell me a little about the wiring for the unit. I just the computer off ebay and would like to fit it to my '03. Any more infor would be greatly appreciated.
Posted July 05, 2006 - 09:44 PM
Here's a link to the wiring diagram for the 2006.
The sensor is quite obvious to plug in, just match the wire colors for the 3-pin connector.
The 4-pin connector doesnt get connected.
The other 3-pin connector needs to get spliced in to SWITCHED POWER, GROUND, and BATTERY BACKUP.
On your 2004:
Switched Power = Brown
Ground = Black
Battery Backup = Red
Hope this helps, PM me if you need some more info.
Posted July 06, 2006 - 08:29 PM
Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. I have ordered the cable and bracket and plan to install it next week.
Posted July 06, 2006 - 09:13 PM
Posted July 07, 2006 - 08:41 PM
Posted July 08, 2006 - 06:13 AM
Posted July 08, 2006 - 06:27 AM
Any one use the acewell computer. Nice unit. blue backlight, taco , speedo, temp, 2 trip settings, average speed. you can set temp and taco warning to flash if it goes over what you preset. lots of features. Easy to use. http://www.acewell-meter.com/pro3.asp
None of the Acewells allow incremental adjustment. Take a look at the new Trailtechs - Lynx & Vapor. Incremental reset, backlight, etc. and they appear to be built a little more robust than the Endurance model. I have been running a Lynx since December with zero problems.
Posted July 08, 2006 - 03:57 PM