Bicycle Computer on a WR


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  • jcbikes

Posted April 02, 2010 - 02:35 PM

#1

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.
Thanks!

  • SPLATT

Posted April 02, 2010 - 05:09 PM

#2

You can do it but the wiring down to the wheel might not be long enough and isn't as protected as one made for a motorcycle.The Trail Tech Endurance started off as a modified bicycle computer.

Steve

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted April 02, 2010 - 05:14 PM

#3

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.
Thanks!


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.

  • TLRam1

Posted April 02, 2010 - 06:16 PM

#4

This is what many use for the reasons you stated, I plan to install the one below also.

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.

http://store.comcycl...aspx?id=3130705

  • jcbikes

Posted April 02, 2010 - 07:13 PM

#5

Thanks guys. Just curious about this. TL, might check that one out. Prefer not to spend a lot money on this and the bicycle option sounds like a possibility.

  • roushxteam199

Posted April 02, 2010 - 08:16 PM

#6

well worth the money i bought a not the endurance one but the next model up. well worth the extra money to get coolant temp and a few other odds and ends. real easy to install and trailtech has awsome customer service.

  • mrlopez

Posted April 03, 2010 - 06:33 AM

#7

I try it lol not worth it

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  • cherrypicker7

Posted April 03, 2010 - 01:07 PM

#8

I've got the Trail Tech Endurance model and bought a billet mount for my 05 WR450, it looks good and works better. They have customer support that is second to none. I wouldn't waste my time with anything else.

  • MaxPower

Posted April 04, 2010 - 06:08 AM

#9

[COLOR="Green"]I had the Acewell speedo from Electrosport
What a piece of crap. Their customer service was just as bad.

Stay with the trailtech.
Or a GPS [/COLOR]

  • ULEWZ

Posted April 04, 2010 - 08:57 AM

#10

I don't have a WR, but I did install a Schwinn bicycle speedo on my CRF250x, and it worked great, until about 50mph. It would not register past that. It worked for about 1 year before the battery craped out. I had to splice in some longer wires, but that was easy. I epoxied the small magnet in a brake disc hole and ziptied the other part to the fork leg, but you need to make sure the magnet will not contact the caliper, so do a trial fit first. Good luck.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted April 05, 2010 - 03:18 PM

#11

My experiences mirror ULEWZ's exept mine was set up on a TT-R 250. I used the wheel diameter formula off of the trail tech site and it was surprisingly accurate. Mine did read past 50 mph though. :thumbsup:

  • ULEWZ

Posted April 05, 2010 - 05:12 PM

#12

My experiences mirror ULEWZ's exept mine was set up on a TT-R 250. I used the wheel diameter formula off of the trail tech site and it was surprisingly accurate. Mine did read past 50 mph though. :thumbsup:

I bought mine at Walmart for $10, so that probably had something to do with it.

  • CaptDan

Posted April 05, 2010 - 06:37 PM

#13

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.

I've researched this idea a little bit, but have yet to take the leap.
Wireless computers don't work well on motorcycles, for whatever the reason. :thumbsup:

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. :lol:

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.

Good luck!

http://www.avocet.co...es/cyclo35.html
http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B0019H6K6Q

  • jcbikes

Posted April 05, 2010 - 07:12 PM

#14

Thanks for all the replies. Will see what I can come up with.
JC




 
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