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Old 06-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #1396
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OK we're old, have lots of facial hair & don't pull the chicks anymore but have cool bikes, what should we do?

I know... make a video
cool vid - everyone should ride a bike before they kark it
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:11 AM   #1397
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OK we're old, have lots of facial hair & don't pull the chicks anymore but have cool bikes, what should we do?

I know... make a video
OK OK, I'll bring the camera...
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:48 AM   #1398
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Got a call from the Nordicgut & my speedo's arrived. I may have to put it on, get a warrant & do a review as I have yet to read one of them.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:15 AM   #1399
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9 days from China. Not too shabby.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:14 AM   #1400
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I've been reading up on vacuum gauges.

http://www.international-auto.com/fi...uum-gauges.cfm

Have any of you guys had experience tuning motorcycle engines with them? i know Motu was talking about them in a thread somewhere which tweaked my curiosity. I take it they attach to the same outlet I used on the bottom of my carb when I used the homemade carb balancer.

What interests me is there ability to highlite a potentially stuffed valve etc.

Any opinions?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:37 AM   #1401
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I've got Morgan Mercury carb sticks. I've never been able to sync Gus with these, though the RS always ran smoothly once I'd resolved all its issues. Likely not any different in output to your carb balancer set up.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #1402
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I was thinking of making a leakdown tester using an old sparkplug with a compressor fitting welded on . Theory is you put the piston at BDC with the valves closed, pump it up with a few psi and with the carbs and exhaust off listen for leaks.....
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #1403
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I was thinking of making a leakdown tester using an old sparkplug with a compressor fitting welded on . Theory is you put the piston at BDC with the valves closed, pump it up with a few psi and with the carbs and exhaust off listen for leaks.....
Yes but I reckon it's be bloody hard to pinpoint where the leaks are wouldn't it?
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:20 AM   #1404
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I have been looking for a speedo replacement for Schmidt as I have taken the trailtech off him & used it for the DRZ to make it road legal.
I was pretty keen on an Acewell however found these danmoto ones via ebay.

I believe they were NZ $140.00 sourced straight from the factory.Apologies for the bad photos - the winter low sun is to blame.

They arrived after about 8-9 days.

In the box came...




The unit itself is quite small & tidy. it has 2 mounting studs on the back



The front tells it all. I'd like to have a fuel gauge but I think the trip meter is fairly accurate.



The sensor is pretty large & agricultural. It also states on the very well written instructions that using a different sensor could harm the unit so obviously they have come across guys that have wanted a more slender unit. Luckily my Nissin calipers shield the sensor from above.



I wired it to the rats nest in my headlight & I was away.



I made a quick single sided mounting arm as I was unsure about its' final location & fitted it on.



I really like the look of it. i have found it tricky to get a decent photo of it when running as the LEDs are very bright.
The danmoto is quite unobtrusive & has the simple look I am trying to achieve with Schmidt.



The gauge itself is quite good. It seems quite good quality & I get the impression that this company may actually care about its products. It is however quite basic. It displays Speed with the big numbers & REVS only in digital dashes around the face. This can be annoying if you wish an accurate engine speed for tuning. I found the revs a little slow to change & a few inaccuracies while running (my trailtech vector used to give fluctuating readings sometimes as well so something is amiss in my coil I think).
It has a max speed display apparently however I haven't seen it yet. The odo is there & the most important trip meter. The LEDs are excellently bright & catch your eye well.

I miss the clock feature but not the wildly optomistic temp gauge of the trailtech. The buttons are quite small for gloved hands & require a firm direct push.

On the road it is easy to see what speed you've going & as digital speedos go looks quite understated. I could see this speedo fitting into a gas tank setup on a cafe racer build or offset to the side on a custom type bike

I will give an update if anything goes wrong with it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:28 AM   #1405
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You need to moisturise your hands more - you're getting wrinkly.... What are you going to do with all those spare LEDs now?
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #1406
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You need to moisturise your hands more - you're getting wrinkly.... What are you going to do with all those spare LEDs now?
They're laughter lines. You can never have too many LEDs.
I have always wanted a smaller front headlight for Schmidt. I'll keep looking.
Didn't get a warrant due to rumbly front wheel bearings - my Saturday job - At this rate I'll never get that bloody timing sprocket off Berlina.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #1407
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Didn't get a warrant due to rumbly front wheel bearings - my Saturday job - At this rate I'll never get that bloody timing sprocket off Berlina.
Best job ever - going for warrants...
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #1408
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Best job ever - going for warrants...
You do realise you'll need new bearings now too.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:22 AM   #1409
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #1410
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Nice wiring ,can tell your a sparkie
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