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any suggestions on a reliable hour meter - 2010 yz450f ?

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Just got a new leftover 2010 yz450f and am looking for an inexpensive hour meter (obviously it will need to be EFI compatible).

I found a works connection hour meter (~40$) I assume should be reliable, but I don't necessarily need the rpm/tachometer feature.

http://worksconnection.com/details.php?id=722&modyear=425&return=425-7-YZ450F

does anybody know if this one is good -or- if I could save a few bucks with a different hour meter that would also be reliable?

I'm trying to stay away from the chinese ebay specials.

thanks for any input!

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the 2010 has a built in hour meter you can access it using the power tune if you want to use a seprate hour meter it has to be the type where you wrap the wire around the spark plug cap

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The works connection it a fine unit. I ordered one before I knew my tuner was going to have a built in one. The only problem is the bracket I bought for it was not for the 2010 but no big deal since you can put it anywhere and I didn't even use the meter.

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There is no reason not to use the internal hour meter, why would you want anything different?

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There is no reason not to use the internal hour meter, why would you want anything different?

I agree its my favorite feature but he said he didn't have the funds for it yet. Although keep in mine if you do plan on getting the tuner in near future your hour reading will always be there and be accurate so you can keep track the regular old way (mentally) until then.

But any hour meter will work and has nothing to do with FI so whatever suits your needs!

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well even with the power tuner I would have to plug it in every time i wanted to see my total hours ? I mean yeah that's great it will display the hours when plugged in BUT I can see myself eventually wearing out the contacts on the plug in harness after checking it at the end of each day ? am I missing something here ?

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Dr. D also makes a reliable hour meter. I once tried a pit posse meter just to have it quit after 40hrs.

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well even with the power tuner I would have to plug it in every time i wanted to see my total hours ? I mean yeah that's great it will display the hours when plugged in BUT I can see myself eventually wearing out the contacts on the plug in harness after checking it at the end of each day ? am I missing something here ?
I'm afraid I'm missing something. Why on Earth would it be that important to know how many hours you put on the bike each day?

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I'm afraid I'm missing something. Why on Earth would it be that important to know how many hours you put on the bike each day?

?? well if you plan on changing your oil every 3-4 hours and you are wondering if you rode close to that or over that time after a long day ?

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?? well if you plan on changing your oil every 3-4 hours and you are wondering if you rode close to that or over that time after a long day ?

After about 4-5 days of looking at the meter, you should have a fair idea of how much you ride in a day of any length. It isn't that important that it be right exactly on time, anyway.

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