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superjeffro

speedometer for dirtbike

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Trailtech makes one...I haven't used them, but do a search here and you'll find that there are some reliability problems. Cost about 75 bucks. I put a CatEye Enduro-II on my WR. It's a heck of a lot cheaper (25 bucks), and so far seems to be holding up fine (200 miles on it). I did have to add some length to the wires, though...

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I got the Trailtech, very accurate but the mount broke in less than 2 months, maybe just defective I dont know. I did use the Billet protector and my bike hasnt seen offroad so it should never have broke. They do have a good warrenty though. If you do get one, I would reccomend not taking it out of the quick release because thats the weak link.

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ive had 2 trail techs, both have screwed up.............

What happened to them?

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Go to the bicycle shop. Got one for ten dollars. So far, holding up really well. Doesn't get much cheaper. Easy to mount, Fairly accurate, Reliable.

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trail tech makes a good one...but on the '06 wr models yamaha introduced a computer that calculates all that good stuff a trail rider loves to know like speed, mileage, etc.

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do the MTN bike speedo's have a long enuf cable and how do you mount the magnet onto the wheel /rotor?

No, the cable isn't long enough out of the box. You have to splice in a section. Speaker wire works fine. Solder and heatr shrink the splices, don't rely on crimps.

The magnet depends on the type. My Cat-Eye actually mounted to the spokes the same way they do on a bicycle.

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Anyone ever crash due to checking out your speed on those lil gadgets? lol I can imagine my lil brother saying " I was going 43.4 mph when I ran into that tree"

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I know cyclists that have.

The cool thing about the bicycle units is that you can program them for a wide variety of wheel sizes. You can make your bike go 100mph in 3rd gear if you program it right. :)

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Anyone ever crash due to checking out your speed on those lil gadgets? lol I can imagine my lil brother saying " I was going 43.4 mph when I ran into that tree"

i race MTN bikes and am a number junky. I have to know how fast I am going, my heart rate and my RPMs on the cranks. I have been fortunate in that i never have to look at my speedo while wrecking. I usually go to the max speed part of it and see how stoopid fast i was going when i wrecked since i most often crash and burn on the fastest part of the ride or course. I've broken many of speedos on the pedal bike. Ill have to give it a try on the dirt bike though, and at like 15 bucks a pop, most everyone can afford to break a few.

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