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Using a cycle computer on your Vincent

vin998

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#1
At the IOM rally I noticed quite a few Vins with cycle computers mounted which act as a clock, speedometer, trip meter, average speed display etc.

I was thinking of purchasing one, but there is a large selection out there, so what have you fitted and what do you think of it? ie ease of calibration, accuracy etc.

Many thanks,
Simon.
 

Graham Smith

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#2
Simon

I know it's a lot more money, but I'd pay the extra and buy a satnav designed for a bike. This will give your far greater accuracy for speed than one of those bike speedometers things.

I personally have the TomTom Rider, but like most things in life it's down to personal choice, and I'm sure other people will tell you that the Garmin one's better.
 

nkt267

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#3
Hi .i know a few people that have fitted these speedos and I aquired one for myself.It's not fitted yet and may never be.The one I got is limited to 80Mph(my Comet just exceeds this on the flat) so check that the one you buy is O K for your use...John
 

rapcom

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#4
Try the Sigma Trip Computer, which goes up to 183mph (should be enough), is easy to fit, and even has a little light available to go alongside. Price about £25, available from many accessory suppliers, so I won't advertise, but PM me if you get stuck.
These are useful as a trip meter to keep track of your fuel range since last filling up, and have the great advantage that they won't be as tempting a target as a GPS to the thieves that we in UK are not allowed to appropiately punish.
 

Albervin

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#5
GPS VS Bicycle Speedo

The price difference is huge. If you want to know where to go.....
get a TomTom. If you want to avoid a speeding ticket & don't want to run out of fuel, get a bicycycle speedo computer! It isn't complicated & can be transferred between bikes.
 

vin998

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#6
Cycle computer

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I have decided on a Sigma BC906. Main reason was I could not justify £300+ for a sat nav when all I was after was a clock to tell the time while on the move with the added bonus of a speedo to compare the 5" speedo against. The BC906 model will measure 180mph+ which is more than enough even on a IOM lap!!!:D All for the price of £17 inc delivery off fleabay.

Regards
Simon.
 
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