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PR: Proprietary Items Electronic Speedos?


Howard

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My Egli speedo is (was) driven by a pair of gears in the front wheel hub. The big gear has stripped AGAIN, and Slaters want £150 for a new set.
I've been using a bicycle speedo, which is more accurate than the mechanical one ever was, but it looks naff and it hasn't got a back light.
Has anyone got any comments/tips/recommendations regarding modern electronic and GPS speedos - I'm not interested in originality - it's an Egli.

H
 

BigEd

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My Egli speedo is (was) driven by a pair of gears in the front wheel hub. The big gear has stripped AGAIN, and Slaters want £150 for a new set.
I've been using a bicycle speedo, which is more accurate than the mechanical one ever was, but it looks naff and it hasn't got a back light.
Has anyone got any comments/tips/recommendations regarding modern electronic and GPS speedos - I'm not interested in originality - it's an Egli.

H
A quick search and I found a couple of links to things that are well below the price of the gears from Slater's

The link below is to a simple GPS speedo. It doesn't record mileage coverd. The site is digital-speedos who do all sort of speedos and gauges. They will be at tthe Stafford Show.
http://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/ds50-gps-speedometer-621-p.asp

This second link is from Amazon and is for cycle use so is probably waterproof. It has lots of functions.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyle-PGPFPD5-Speedometer-Navigator-Device/dp/B0077PN3VE

I use a (waterproof) Garmin Zumo 660 GPS on my motorcycles and this shows your digital speed on the navigation display. Car GPS are considerably cheaper than dedicated bike GPS like the Zumo 660 but you can buy cheap waterproof covers on the internet.

Another free option if you have an Android Smartphone is to download one of the many free apps that use the gps function to run an onscreen speedometer. I have tried several and they seem to work OK.

Probably lots of other things out there that will do the job for you.
 

RAT 124

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A quick search and I found a couple of links to things that are well below the price of the gears from Slater's

The link below is to a simple GPS speedo. It doesn't record mileage coverd. The site is digital-speedos who do all sort of speedos and gauges. They will be at tthe Stafford Show.
http://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/ds50-gps-speedometer-621-p.asp

This second link is from Amazon and is for cycle use so is probably waterproof. It has lots of functions.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyle-PGPFPD5-Speedometer-Navigator-Device/dp/B0077PN3VE

I use a (waterproof) Garmin Zumo 660 GPS on my motorcycles and this shows your digital speed on the navigation display. Car GPS are considerably cheaper than dedicated bike GPS like the Zumo 660 but you can buy cheap waterproof covers on the internet.

Another free option if you have an Android Smartphone is to download one of the many free apps that use the gps function to run an onscreen speedometer. I have tried several and they seem to work OK.

Probably lots of other things out there that will do the job for you.
 

RAT 124

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VOC Member
I have recently fitted an ACEWELL 3254 digital speedo to my Egli. It cost just under £120. It allows you to input your existing mileage to the new speedo. I calibrated it using my sat nav. It has two trips, a voltmeter and an analogue and digital tachometer. ( I am using a Pazon ignition system) I managed to badly cut the back of my hand with a circular saw but the stitches are now out and will soon be able to test out the speedo.
 

Bill Thomas

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Hello Howard, I have a NAFF one, But I love it, It is water proof, I swop it from bike to bike, You can get a small light to clip next to it on the bar, Cheers Bill.
 

davidd

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Legendary Motorcycles is the same web site I posted above. Dave and Cheryl build the Egli tanks that I have written about in MPH. I did not know they supplied the speedo when I was there in April or I would have asked about it.

David
 

nkt267

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Sorry for missing the link you posted David,I was racking my feeble brain to remember the video I had seen the speedo in..
Interestingly the video that atracted a lot of attention out of the looped video I had running at the Copdock show was this
 

davidd

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No, quite alright. I enjoyed the videos and it was best to tie it into the Section Review. The Norvin video shows some rear set options for the KS, which is also a recent thread.

David
 

MartynG

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My Egli speedo is (was) driven by a pair of gears in the front wheel hub. The big gear has stripped AGAIN, and Slaters want £150 for a new set.
I've been using a bicycle speedo, which is more accurate than the mechanical one ever was, but it looks naff and it hasn't got a back light.
Has anyone got any comments/tips/recommendations regarding modern electronic and GPS speedos - I'm not interested in originality - it's an Egli.

H
Get yourself a HOLUX GPSport 260 Waterproof GPS speedo plus lots of other features including a backlight!

http://www.holux.com/JCore/en/products/products_content.jsp?pno=401

Available via ebay at a keen price

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holux-GPSport-260-GR-260-3D-GPS-WaterProof-ezTour-Plus-GPS-Receiver-data-Logger-/181019650004?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a259ca7d4

or go search for yourself.
 

Howard

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Thanks so far. I'm leaning towards electronic more than GPS, I think electronics will be fixable for quite a time yet (like mechanical), but not sure about gadgets fed by a source beyond my control - I'm thinking Betamax, VHS, DVD, Blueray, long wave, FM, Digital radio, MSDOS , Windows 95........ 8 (or is it 9 now) etc etc - it seems as soon as you move up to a technology, they produce another incompatible one.
So is anyone using 80 mm diameter (It needs to fit a Triumph type dash if pos) electronic, with simple magnetic pickup - I think the Smiths one above is looking favourite.

H
 

vibrac

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Yes Howard I have a GPS speedo on my Comet as a test bed for my Beta Alp trail bike which is always screwing its cable driven KPH speedo and you need a good speedo on an MCC trial (EG: in .6 of a mile obscure turn left) I also thought an electronic pickup one would get clogged with dirt. Anyway on the Cometthe GPS unit was deadly accurate -when it worked but the trip facility needed to be selected and sometimes the signal gets lost. I see there are lots of dirt bike electronics out there so I suppose they may have sorted the dirt problem.
 

Howard

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Thanks Vibrac, my Egli doesn't do a lot of off roading (unless I get lost) but you're right, the sensor is a bit vulnerable. Luckily the old drive is in a vented hub, and I intend to mount the sensor in there using the old cable attachment point for wiring entry. I do occasionally lose signal on my sat nav, so that's another consideration with GPS, and they've now got average speed cameras on remote places like the Cat and Fiddle road which isn't in the best signal area in the country.

Howard
 

Howard

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Thanks Vibrac, my Egli doesn't do a lot of off roading (unless I get lost) but you're right, the sensor is a bit vulnerable. Luckily the old drive is in a vented hub, and I intend to mount the sensor in there using the old cable attachment point for wiring entry. I do occasionally lose signal on my sat nav, so that's another consideration with GPS, and they've now got average speed cameras on remote places like the Cat and Fiddle road which isn't in the best signal area in the country.

Howard
 

b'knighted

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Hi Howard, I've just visited the VOCspares site and accidentally found PR33-DIGITAL which may be the answer to your problem.
 

Howard

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Thanks Ian, I never look at VOCSC for anything non-Vincent. Unfortunately their's is about twice the price of similar ones elsewhere on the internet - mind you they don't have the chronometric ticking facility ..... Is that really an advantage?

H
 

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