xr650r spedometer

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  • mstrav

Posted August 11, 2006 - 03:17 PM


what do you guys have on your steel legal bikes for spedometers? would a 650l dash unit work? i hate not nowing how fast im going. I know trailtech makes one as I have it on my quad, but curious if there is something better.



pismo ca.

  • oldSkewl

Posted August 11, 2006 - 03:36 PM


I use a Garmin GPS mounted to the bars. It has a trip page that shows time of day, current speed etc.

  • snaggleXR650

Posted August 11, 2006 - 05:55 PM




  • Max Power

Posted August 11, 2006 - 06:37 PM


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  • Docmarkw

Posted August 11, 2006 - 09:04 PM


Here's my set up.

This is the mount I made for it.

Here's the unit I bought off ebay with 0 miles on it. Brand new for $30. I'm not positive exactly what it came off, but think it may have been an older XL model.

Here's a clearer picture of it.

  • mstrav

Posted August 11, 2006 - 09:07 PM


THAT ELECTROSPORT UNIT LOOKS PRETY GOOD. with the gps units do they have a mount that secures the unit so it cant get stolen at the supermarket parking lot?

thanks, matt

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Posted August 12, 2006 - 04:44 AM


Yes, the speedo unit from an L will work. I like the L speedo but on my WR I have an ICO Dual Sport unit. They are bullet proof/water proof and idiot proof.


  • motopsycho650

Posted August 12, 2006 - 04:48 AM


[quote name='snaggleXR650']http://www.serviceho...com/speedo.html

I think this service Honda speedo is the coolest. I like the fact that is has a tachometer. I peosoally use a Trail Tech, but it's pretty cheap. It works, but it's not very indestructable.

  • pburke

Posted August 12, 2006 - 05:22 AM


TrailTech Vapor - speed, distance, engine coolant temp, air temp, and rpm all for $100:


and installed on a home-made bracket:


got it going a few days ago, so I can't comment on much more than install and features yet

  • MindBlower

Posted August 12, 2006 - 11:48 AM


You can put pert near any japanese cable driven speedo/odo on and it will work fine. I'm using a very nice ATK unit that came with a bracket and keyed ignition that I bought off a guy on Ebay. very nice piece.

  • hypersthenos

Posted August 12, 2006 - 12:11 PM


I've got the same ATK piece with the keyed switch. Very nice. Plus it's backlit for night riding. I've heard they're no longer available. Is that true? If you decide on one be careful when mounting it. The speedo cable will bend too sharply when you mount it if you do not leave the mounting nuts to the speedo a bit loose on the rubber dampers. I went overboard & tightened them before mounting it which cause the cable to bind & sent the speedo reading all over the place. Once I loosed the nyloc washers under the speedo & gently pried the bracket upwards a bit everything works perfectly. Another nice feature is there is enough room on the bracket to mount the high beam indicator light from the BD DSK between the keyed switch & the speedo. Just drill a 31/64" hole & the light fits tightly. I ended up breaking the little tabs on the light when removing it from the little bracket from the DSK, so once I inserted it in the new location I just pressed a 1/2" grommet on from underneath & put a small zip-tie in the groove in the grommet & all is well.

  • Troy_Bell

Posted August 14, 2006 - 11:48 AM


I had a TrailTech Endurance for 4 years and it worked great without any problems. There were only 2 things I didn't like about it. It didn't have a constant backlight and you had to stop moving to adjust the mileage up or down. I just recently switched to the TrailTech Lynx because it has a constant backlight and you can adjust the mileage on the fly.

  • Mudshark

Posted August 14, 2006 - 08:21 PM


Bajadesigns speedo and GPS:

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