Bicycle Computer on a WR
Posted April 02, 2010 - 02:35 PM
Posted April 02, 2010 - 05:14 PM
Has anybody done this with success. Looking for one that might work on a WR. I need it mainly for a speedometer and tripmeter. I think the biggest problem might be getting the sensor and magnet to hookup on the front wheel with the suspensions up and downs. Just a wondering if anyone has tried this.
I haven't tried this. However, I have used the trail tech endurance for about $75 with does all that and more. It comes with everything you need to mount it properly to a motorcycle.
You could waste a lot of time trying to make the wrong thing work when you could just get the right thing the first time.
Posted April 02, 2010 - 06:16 PM
The wireless version of this does not work well, stay with the wired one. This one will hold your settings ie: wheel measurements when the battery is changed, many lose this, backlight and other useful features. Cost is another, if it breaks, you are not out that much. Wire could be ran along side brake line or if you leave existing odometer, ran down that line.
Posted April 02, 2010 - 07:13 PM
Posted April 04, 2010 - 08:57 AM
Posted April 05, 2010 - 05:12 PM
I bought mine at Walmart for $10, so that probably had something to do with it.
Posted April 05, 2010 - 06:37 PM
I've researched this idea a little bit, but have yet to take the leap.
Has anybody done this with success. I think the biggest problem might be getting the sensor and magnet to hookup on the front wheel with the suspensions up and downs. Just a wondering if anyone has tried this.
Wireless computers don't work well on motorcycles, for whatever the reason.
What you'll need is a 'wired' bicycle cyclometer that is designed for a rear wheel sensor placement.
Most wired cyclometers are meant to have the sensor read the front wheel, so the wire is usually less than 30" long. I think you'll find the distance from the front axle to the handlebar on your WR to be in excess of 40", so the extra length in the wire of a rear wheel cyclometer is just the ticket for off-road motorcycles. (I have also heard of a 'long wire kit' that allows you to add length to a front-wheel cyclometer. A decent bike shop would have the best information.)
You can just zip-tie the sensor wire to the front brake hose. I know it sounds sketchy, but it seems to work for KTMs.
The sensor mounting may take some imagination, but that's the fun part in doing something unique like this. There are different sensor mounts and magnet styles available so, again, a good bike shop should offer some options.
Be sure the cyclometer has the ability to calibrate the diameter (or circumference) of a 21" wheel.
Posted April 05, 2010 - 07:12 PM