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Discussion in 'Technical' started by roadie1389, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Jwooky

    Jwooky Well-Known Member

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    Personally not a fan.

    Outdated to me. Reminds me of 80s cars.
     
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    I set my service interval to 2500 miles also. It reminds me to check my maintenance spread sheet for whatever might be due (usually just oil change). Once I perform the maintenance, I reset it.
     
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    I just hate my red one, can't see shit in the sun. I would much prefer a needle speedometer.
     
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    I have heard that about the red. Nobody has said this is an issue with the blue. My bike is yellow/blue themed so the blue will go just fine.
     
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    Blue is the way to go
     
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    As long as there's no flashing red behind you it's all good!
     
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    I love my blue one it makes the bike look more modern but I also do like the oem speedo I only replaced just to do something different the original worked perfectly and is now in someone else’s bike
     
  8. Jwooky

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    CC5422C5-CB94-4FB7-B07E-48B6C4AD42CD.jpeg A6E46041-4077-4AA7-A832-28DAAF4BD8C4.jpeg 1F3CFB41-D149-489B-81F1-D7995B5BB566.jpeg 68DEF04C-33C3-4004-B92E-6D715763854A.jpeg I got rid of mine all together.
     
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    How is the screen visibility in full sun? What about rain? What phone are you using? What App?

    Interesting Mount -- Did you make it yourself? Is it welded to the bars?

    I've been thinking about something along these lines myself, but thinking of using the speedo sensor and not gps for speed/mileage and more than likely "burning" a phone to stay in the bike sealed so that its watertight. Also considering using LED's for speed/mileage and using phone for GPS, MUSIC, TPS
     
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    I designed this in cad and 3D printed it. I use an iPhone X. No problem in full sun. I try to avoid rain, but these phones are pretty resilient.

    I use a couple different apps. The one shown is speedTracker. The one I find myself using most is actually waze. You can have a map with speed and music on top of the map.
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    The best app I have used is actually Ulysse speedometer. Unfortunately for me it’s android only.

    I have it drilled and tapped into the bars. If you look at the pic without the phone you can see the embedded charging mat (the round device) and the two screw pockets adjacent to it.

    I also added LEDs along the bottom for neutral, L&R turn, Hi beam, oil, low fuel and EFI check engine. They are all hard wired to the bike.
     
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    I can see a benefits I wish we had options that are not rectangular phones....

    Sent from my 2PS64 using Tapatalk
     
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    What did material did you print it in?
    What 3d printer do you use? I've got 3 myself, a cartesian, a delta and a corexy
     
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    ABS. I’ll double check on what the printer it was.
     
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    I'm thinking about putting an iwatch on one of the handlebar for some reason I can't explain :)
     
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