Quick and clean Trailtech install, DIY picture tutorial
Posted October 27, 2005 - 09:52 PM
Trailtech was nice enough to service my broken computer free of charge, just got it back today...and its going on a new bike. This is a rundown of the install..
First remove the protective plastic guard, and Remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the caliper. The upper bolt in the pic has been loosened to illustrate.
Also, one of the rotor hex bolts needs to be removed, and replaced with the magnetic bolt included in the kit. (sorry no pics) Now, take the magnetic sensor and use it as a template to mark the spot on the caliper to drill a 1/8 inch hole.
Center punch your mark, and drill. Use something like a bike stand to rest the caliper on while you drill, because it will not reach the ground with the brake line attached.
Now, use the provided "self-tapping" screw to attach the magnetic sensor to the caliper.
Now re-install your caliper, and tighten the bolts to spec torque.
Run the computer cable along with your brake line, and tighten in into the pinch holders. Add a zip tie to keep the cable away from the rotor.
Re-install your plastic protector and route your cable along with your brake line. Add a few zip ties to keep them from slapping around.
Now here i have used my stock ODO mount, turned upside down...I drilled holes to mount the trailtech base, and bolted it back in stock location. Must remove your headlight shroud for this part.
Mount the computer in the base, and again, ties added to keep the cables from slapping around.
The headlight shroud is re-mounted. The stock ODO mount can be flexed up and down slightly, to optimize the viewing position of the computer. here i am bending it toward me, for a nice, glare free view.
Now we mark the front tire, and mark the ground. Sit on the bike (for a more accurate reading) and roll one revolution of the front tire, marking the ground again. We then measure the distance between the two points in inches.
This number is multiplied by 25.4 to attain the distance in mm, and this value is entered into the computer following the directions in the quick start guide.
And thats that!!!!
Thanks for watching!
Posted October 28, 2005 - 09:29 AM
give it to me.
Posted October 28, 2005 - 09:47 AM
The PMB stuff is really nice. I'm not real crazy that, my wash plug does no good with that setup. But I'm sure a neoprene coozy cup-stretched, will work good on the end when it comes to cleanup time.
I gotta get me one of those Trail Tech's-nice.
Posted October 28, 2005 - 09:07 PM
THe guard is from ebay, from a company called "allcarbonfiber"
Buying from them is a bit of a caveat emptor...as i have read on the net that a great deal of the CF items they sell are of poor quality, and do not fit...things like street bike farings, and racecar hoods.
But as for the pipe guard, it is awesome, great fit and finish, and you can score them pretty cheap on his auctions.
A buddy of mine just scored a CF wr skid plate from them...i will report as to how it looks/fits.
Posted October 29, 2005 - 06:12 AM
Posted October 29, 2005 - 01:00 PM
i just wish my battery would last longer in my Trailtech, i seem to be replacing it every 28 days or so and i keep losing my tachometer overall recorded mileage?
Posted October 29, 2005 - 04:33 PM
my auto-off is for 30 minutes...then it shuts down automatically.
Also, i went on an extended ride today, and had no issues with the computer giving double readings. It always seemed to be right on. So, maybe by sheer luck i got the sensor in a good spot.
Posted October 30, 2005 - 05:13 AM
Posted November 11, 2005 - 08:21 PM
without h/l right
view from the saddle
closeup from above
Posted November 11, 2005 - 09:51 PM
Or maybe how much to make another bracket and ship it to me?
Posted November 12, 2005 - 06:12 AM
Posted November 12, 2005 - 09:34 AM
Posted November 12, 2005 - 11:01 AM
Posted November 12, 2005 - 12:42 PM
This is an interesting rig, being used with fat bar's and a wide Pro Taper bar pad. But I didn't see anywhere on their website where you could buy that bar pad. HERE is what it looks like with their dashboard and 7/8 bars.
Posted November 12, 2005 - 04:32 PM