Which Hour Meter do you recommend


19 replies to this topic
  • Pmason718

Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:53 AM

#1

As stated in the title. 2011 YZ450F. I was looking at these two but not sure if I could use the Tach. One has the Tach and one doesn't.

http://www.bikebandi...=0&n=4294966927

  • honda 78

Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:56 AM

#2

dr.d is cheap and works so far.

  • Pmason718

Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:01 AM

#3

Do you have a link and how much cheaper can it be. The Trail Tech was $26

  • bikeride4fun

Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:11 AM

#4

I got mine from www.napalmracing.com .....I believe they all are pretty good hour meters.....I just got mine there because they had a cool mount for my bike....

  • Pmason718

Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:24 AM

#5

I got mine from www.napalmracing.com .....I believe they all are pretty good hour meters.....I just got mine there because they had a cool mount for my bike....


Does yours come with the mount or do you have to purchase it separate. I know what you mean. I just saw this one on Ebay



http://worksconnecti...ails.php?id=722

  • Pmason718

Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:43 AM

#6

Thanks for the replies guys but I'm going with the Trail Tech.

http://trailtech.net..._tach-hour.html

  • DPW

Posted March 06, 2011 - 02:58 PM

#7

http://www.sears.com...05_07133110000P

  • Chazmagnum

Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:40 PM

#8

You do know that your bike keeps track of its own hrs on the ecu which can be checked with the tuner.

  • Bkew

Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:42 PM

#9

Works connection as it also shows RPM and every now and then I like to see what RPM I am at.... I know odd but I do.

  • Pmason718

Posted March 06, 2011 - 06:55 PM

#10

You do know that your bike keeps track of its own hrs on the ecu which can be checked with the tuner.


Didn't know that but even though I want to get the tuner its on the expensive vs an hour meter

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  • bikeride4fun

Posted March 07, 2011 - 05:23 AM

#11

Does yours come with the mount or do you have to purchase it separate. I know what you mean. I just saw this one on Ebay



http://worksconnecti...ails.php?id=722


The mount was seperate....I say all of these hour meters have the same bolt pattern.....But it looks like the Works Connection would have to have its own mount.....Some people just double stick tape them to the side of the frame....I got the gas tank mount so I could see and keep up with it.....:thumbsup:

  • Pmason718

Posted March 07, 2011 - 08:10 AM

#12

The mount was seperate....I say all of these hour meters have the same bolt pattern.....But it looks like the Works Connection would have to have its own mount.....Some people just double stick tape them to the side of the frame....I got the gas tank mount so I could see and keep up with it.....:thumbsup:


I would like to keep up with the info as well. Its going to be either a TT or Works Connection. I do like the mounting bracket for the WC better than the TT

  • Pmason718

Posted March 18, 2011 - 11:04 AM

#13

Anyone with 10, 11 YZ450 having trouble mounting the hour meter in front of the air box using the mounting screw. I'm hearing the stock screw will need to be replaced for a longer one, is this true

  • Pmason718

Posted March 18, 2011 - 11:38 AM

#14

Also do you guys prefer the hour/tach meter or one of those Trail tech Vapor kits

  • Yamaryder29

Posted March 18, 2011 - 04:58 PM

#15

I have a trail tech tach/hour meter and love it. It's kinda convenient to see the rpm's when i want. I also have the trail tech temp gauge. I have both mounted on the handlebars. I like the water gauge and tach/hour meter better than the vapor because there not as big, yet do almost the same thing minus the speedometer.

  • Pmason718

Posted March 18, 2011 - 07:41 PM

#16

You have any pics? I bought the bracket that's suppose to mount the HM right in front of the gas tank

  • Yamaryder29

Posted March 19, 2011 - 05:16 AM

#17

Posted Image
Here is a view of both meters mounted on my bars
Posted Image
Here, you can see the tach/hour meter. It reads the time while engine is off, tach when on, and max rpm for about 5 seconds when the engine is first turned off.
Posted Image
Here is tghe temp gauge showing current temp, it also switches to max temp every 5 seconds or so. I believe it resets max temp when the engine rises back above 90 degree F.
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Here is the temp gauge showing max temp
I believe all gauges use the same bolt pattern, The works connection gauges look just like the trail tech, just differant color.

  • Pmason718

Posted March 19, 2011 - 09:09 AM

#18

Yea I saw the handle bar mount bracket but opted for the gas tank bracket but I don't think its going to fit, looks like the handle bars will hit it when turning

  • Yamaryder29

Posted March 19, 2011 - 10:11 AM

#19

They also make a mount that can go on your triple clampe bolt

  • spdnjoe

Posted March 20, 2011 - 08:19 PM

#20

http://www.westmarin...38880&langId=-1

Here's where I got mine.





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