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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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GPS or wireless speedo

I wanted to see if any of you fellow riders have replaced or use a gps or wireless speedo. I have a batwing on now and like all 1100 spirits you have to ditch the enormous speedometer to make it work. I wanted to replace it with something accurate and hopefully stylish. Any ideas are welcomed and feel free to post pics of your setup.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 11:22 PM
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I use a GPS all the time for speed, mainly because it is more in my line of sight.
No clue on the exact issue you are having, but I am running a Garmin LM 50, auto GPS on home made bracket. If it rains I put a Ziploc over it, secure with rubber band.



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Just out of curiosity, don't you need to keep the factory speedometer or some type of speedometer that has an odometer as well? Something worth considering or not important?
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Just out of curiosity, don't you need to keep the factory speedometer or some type of speedometer that has an odometer as well? Something worth considering or not important?
That is actually a good point. You can't sell a vehicle in a lot of states without knowing the actual miles on it.
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I just switched out my speedometer on my 1994 vt1100c 2 weeks ago with an Acewell 4553cp that I got for a great price on Ebay. I was originally going to use a gps for speed pickup but decided to stick with the wired one from Acewell and it's worked out perfectly because I got it setup to where it matches the gps on my phone perfectly. I just took the time to set everything up correctly which wasn't so hard and it's well hidden. The speed sensor is on my back wheel and I made a simple bracket for it using a threaded rod and a drilled hole through the rear brake brace.
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Ok so I haven't ridden bike that much since I took off the speedometer so the milage isn't off that much maybe 200-300miles. I still have the original speedometer so that's not a problem. I am looking for options on a gauge rather than a screen. I don't mind wiring something up as long as it is accurate. I was thinking GPS but there aren't many options that are affordable, I'd like to spend less than $200 if possible. I'd like to make it look factory or at least fit well so that is why I'm asking for opinions and pics to help.

Thanks for the ideas and pics so far.
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Using a GPS speedo / tach combo from SpeedHut. Works great. High beam, turn and neutral indicator.
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I like speedhut but they are a little pricy GB6049, I might consider it though. Question did you put spacers on your risers to make it fit? It looks really nice and I dig the silver wire cover to make it look factory.
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I like speedhut but they are a little pricy GB6049, I might consider it though. Question did you put spacers on your risers to make it fit? It looks really nice and I dig the silver wire cover to make it look factory.
I added riser extensions years before I did the speedo. I designed the cup had it welded and then I polished it. Used a P-clamp to attach it to the bars.
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You think the gauges from SpeedHut are pricey? I thought they were very affordable. If budget wasn't an option, I'd be looking at gauges from here:
https://motogadget.com/en/
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