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New Speedo face

Old 01-02-2019, 04:42 PM
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New Speedo face

Speedo, easy to read on the 1998-2000, crap to read on the 2001 and up.
The back lighting white light through red plastic overlay is crap compared to the white back lighting though white on the early models.
Adding additional lights on the front side helped https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ighting-33868/
The later model speedo face has smaller digits and those digits cramped closer together on the late model speedo face, and the dual markings of KPH all add up to a mash up blur "stuff" when trying to take a peak at your speedo in use...


Then a thought, the VTR in stock and even modestly modified form is not capable regardless of what your buddies uncle said the bike would go before he sold it to you...
Add to that I run lower gearing, and max speed it 148 at redline (which my bike pulls quickly vice a stock geared one that....well argue that on a different post along with talk of unicorns, 100 MPG you get from your VTR, that time you went 186 MPH and other fantasy topics)
For me, a speedo face that had numbers above 150 or so was a waste of space...
Plus I dont need the dual speed markings so we can do away with those as well for a cleaner uncluttered presentation.
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An idea was born.... create a new speedo face with the numbers and hash marks larger and more spread out using a smaller speed range and remove all unneeded markings.

To do this you need a electronic speedo correction unit and a new speedo face....I had the correction unit already (HealTech V4) and a friend in the UK had the ability to make the new face...

All installed, will wait till rain stops tomorrow to calibrate the speedo healer for the new sweep.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:08 PM
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:37 PM
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OUTSTANDING! Great job there Mr. E!
Can't wait to see how this works out.....
somebody pass me the popcorn.....
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:32 PM
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Very nice! I would have enjoyed this on my VTR...
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Great work as usual. I always like to see the engineering mind tweaking the usability of current designs. I never liked the stock dash either.
For my 98 with no fuel gauge or digital temp & useless speedo I built a fuel float for the tank out of a CBR600RR float by plastic welding it into shape then swapped temp sender in the thermostat housing for digital temp gauge.
Then just swapped on the 600RR dash. Super big easy to read digital speed, temp and big fuel gauge.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:57 AM
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Ignore how busy this cockpit looks, it has been vastly improved. Just showing the dash.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
Speedo, easy to read on the 1998-2000, crap to read on the 2001 and up.
The back lighting white light through red plastic overlay is crap compared to the white back lighting though white on the early models.
Adding additional lights on the front side helped https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ighting-33868/
The later model speedo face has smaller digits and those digits cramped closer together on the late model speedo face, and the dual markings of KPH all add up to a mash up blur "stuff" when trying to take a peak at your speedo in use...


Then a thought, the VTR in stock and even modestly modified form is not capable regardless of what your buddies uncle said the bike would go before he sold it to you...
Add to that I run lower gearing, and max speed it 148 at redline (which my bike pulls quickly vice a stock geared one that....well argue that on a different post along with talk of unicorns, 100 MPG you get from your VTR, that time you went 186 MPH and other fantasy topics)
For me, a speedo face that had numbers above 150 or so was a waste of space...
Plus I dont need the dual speed markings so we can do away with those as well for a cleaner uncluttered presentation.
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An idea was born.... create a new speedo face with the numbers and hash marks larger and more spread out using a smaller speed range and remove all unneeded markings.

To do this you need a electronic speedo correction unit and a new speedo face....I had the correction unit already (HealTech V4) and a friend in the UK had the ability to make the new face...

All installed, will wait till rain stops tomorrow to calibrate the speedo healer for the new sweep.
Erik, wanted to ask you how is the backlight on the new speedo face, do you have pictures?
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Ignore how busy this cockpit looks, it has been vastly improved. Just showing the dash.
Busy is an understatement bro' ;-), are you listening to music while riding in NYC? I hope not with all the cab's and ubers....
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
Erik, wanted to ask you how is the backlight on the new speedo face, do you have pictures?
Sad to say, I'been riding and working on other bikes for weeks now.

Was asked to review a new exhaust system for one of the other bike models I focus on, the Suzuki DRZ400... So I had two DRZ400 bikes brought in to test on and been riding them and my DRZ485 SM mostly.

But that review is over and its back to regular bike work and some time for my own bikes. I'll try and get back to the speedo here in the next day or so.
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
Sad to say, I'been riding and working on other bikes for weeks now.

Was asked to review a new exhaust system for one of the other bike models I focus on, the Suzuki DRZ400... So I had two DRZ400 bikes brought in to test on and been riding them and my DRZ485 SM mostly.

But that review is over and its back to regular bike work and some time for my own bikes. I'll try and get back to the speedo here in the next day or so.
Cool, sounds like you very busy these days... and it's not summer yet ;-)
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