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marcelmot

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side mounted speedo
« on: Jan 11, 2021, 02:14:23 am »
Hello,

Does anyone have a side mounted speedo ?
I'm interested if there is an aftermarket one, that can take all the functions of the stock one ...

Thanks
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    Re: side mounted speedo
    « Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2021, 09:27:39 am »
    I can't say I've ever seen that on a Raider or any other bike before this.

    Wouldn't it get in the way of your knees?

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    Re: side mounted speedo
    « Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2021, 10:34:19 am »
    Would it even be useful down there? I really try to keep my eyes on the road and that location seems... distracting?

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2021, 10:39:20 am »
      If you have a speedo in that position, what would you do with the hole in the tank set-up? If you removed the chrome part completely, there is an indentation in the tank that would require work...
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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2021, 11:41:03 am »
      The hole would be filled in with his head as he is T-boning a semi while looking at the speedometer.
      There is a reason for instrument placement in autos, motorcycles, airplanes and all kinds of shit we use.

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2021, 02:38:04 am »
      Thanks for replies.

      I just finished some mods and the next one I'm thinking about is changing the gas tank with a custom one, maybe a hand-made one, but w/o the speedo. I don't like the stock shape of gas tank and also don't like the speedo on the top of the tank.


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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #6 on: Jan 12, 2021, 08:09:20 am »
      Check out the speedo on this Raider.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oun40eDiKoQ

      I can't remember who makes it.
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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2021, 08:14:13 am »
      The hole would be filled in with his head as he is T-boning a semi while looking at the speedometer.
      There is a reason for instrument placement in autos, motorcycles, airplanes and all kinds of shit we use.

      That's funny shit right there!!!

      Marcel - I hope take all the comments with a grain of salt... ball-busting is a national pass time over here in the states. In reality I know some folks don't use speedometers, but keep them just to remain legal (if they are required in your location). As far as safety goes, I personally think turn signals (that I see many a custom bike without) more important than a speedo.

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2021, 09:09:23 am »
      Check our the speedo on this Raider.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oun40eDiKoQ

      I remember looking at one of those many, many years ago.  I like it.  I just wonder how many of the features actually work.

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2021, 01:31:34 pm »

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2021, 02:59:40 am »
      Good info for me guys, thanks to all of you.

      I could contact Dakota Digital to get more details. I'm also interested in not losing any features that the stock one has, specialy the ones related to engine functionality.
      Maybe a project for the next winter time.

      Regarding "ball-busting ....", thanks for support, no issue.



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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #11 on: Jan 13, 2021, 10:29:38 pm »
      Check our the speedo on this Raider.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oun40eDiKoQ

      I remember looking at one of those many, many years ago.  I like it.  I just wonder how many of the features actually work.

      Generally, pretty well. The fuel gauge works, but is less precise than the OEM, which sets no high bar, but at least estimates the lower half of the tank. I like the tach. I love having the turn signal indicators up high. I like the gear indicator (probably because I don't ride enough). Being able to calibrate the speedo is nice (at least with initial tire change). Love having it up higher where I don't have to look at my groin to see how fast I'm going. The big drawback is it is digital and with the sun in the right place, it is unreadable. Being able to measure 0-60 times and the like is cute, but certainly not essential.

      The big loss on this thing is not having the error codes and indicator. While those are a PITA to access, they have come in handy on my son's pony in making on-the-road repairs. That alone may cause me to revert back to the OEM gauge.

      I'm surprised that no one made a system that integrated the dash with all the Dakota features and a GPS, and voice link, and.... Or, how cool would it have been if Yamaha ever finished the HUD?
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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2021, 07:02:02 am »
      You guys had me lusting that speedo/tach! I really like the way it looks in the video. But now that I see the price ($689), I just don't think it's in the cards for me.

      2'nd life: If you have any pictures of when you had it installed, would love to see them!

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2021, 09:19:56 am »
      The missing error codes is enough for me not to go with it.  Well, and the astronomical price.

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      Re: side mounted speedo
      « Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 2021, 02:41:32 pm »
      You guys had me lusting that speedo/tach! I really like the way it looks in the video. But now that I see the price ($689), I just don't think it's in the cards for me.

      2'nd life: If you have any pictures of when you had it installed, would love to see them!
      See: https://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=80137.msg2721040#msg2721040
      It's in there.  ;D
      « Last Edit: Jan 14, 2021, 02:44:09 pm by 2nd Life »
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