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Old 05-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #61
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so, while someone else resurrected this thread, I have to ask...

why hasnt anyone reto-fitted on of these into a /5 bucket. Are they that much smaller? If anyone has,can I see a pict or two...
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:06 AM   #62
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The Acewell has a digital readout and I've found that it needs to sit at a certain angle to be perfectly readable, especially at about sundown. My only beef so far is that the small indicator lights are a little hard to see under direct sunlight.
Laying the Acewell flat in a /5 housing would likely render it unreadable.(?) But I never tried it...
I really like the gauge so far. The speedo is dead accurate when calibrated and the two trip odometers are a good addition.


Since this photo I tipped the housing back a tiny bit to find its' "sweet spot" for better visibility.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #63
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Laying the Acewell flat in a /5 housing would likely render it unreadable.(?) But I never tried it...
Thats a really good point, I noticed on my bike that I will have to find a better angle for viewing.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:44 AM   #64
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That is my ONLY complaint about mine. I wound up heating the mounting arm so that I could bend it about 15 degrees ... this way the face would point directly at me. It's bizarre that the readability issue only happens in low light situations. Daytime it's perfect ... get to be dusk or after dark .. I would have to lower my head about 2 inches to see it.

Oh and ... I wound up taking the three screws out that connect the mounting arm to the unit itself and putting on some Loctite

But beyond that ... I've been inpressed. The signal indicators are INFINATELY brighter than my stock speedo. Now I at least don't look like a complete noob riding down the road with a blinker on.

PS - I know that this might start something ... but I haven't hooked my generator light up ... and my battery is charging nicely. Flame away ... (PS- about ~1500 miles since the Acewell install) ... Yes, I am going to do it ...
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #65
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Anyone know of a source for purchasing one of these speedos? They seem to be out of stock everywhere.

thanks.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:35 PM   #66
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Anyone know of a source for purchasing one of these speedos? They seem to be out of stock everywhere.

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I got mine from the horses petuty http://www.acewell-meter.com/
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:12 PM   #67
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Anyone know of a source for purchasing one of these speedos? They seem to be out of stock everywhere.

thanks.
I got mine from "Electrosports" in Oceanside Ca. They shipped it out quickly. I was happy with their fast service.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #68
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How? email and order? I dont see ordering info...or did I miss it?
Thats odd, just looked and don't see the "put item in cart" option... I'm positive I bought it off their website in December. Guess they changed how they do business.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:18 PM   #69
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Anyone know of a source for purchasing one of these speedos? They seem to be out of stock everywhere.

thanks.

Dime City also has them and tons of other cool stuff:

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:36 PM   #70
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I've been using the Acewell speedo now all summer and have been very happy with its' performance. Have ridden through some pouring rain and it is definately waterproof. I like the two resettable odometers. The "Mode" button is real easy to push with heavy gloves on too. My only complaint is that the green LED signal indicators are a little hard to see under direct sunlight. I originally used the "wrap" method for the tach pickup lead but finally wired directly to the coil. Much less "bouncing" of the bar graph now. I thought of purchasing another from Electrosports to have as a spare if I ever needed it but see that they say "product no longer available"....I wonder if they quit making them or if Electrosports just quit selling them?

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:21 AM   #71
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Mine crapped out after a few weeks, going to have to look into their warranty.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:17 AM   #72
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Mine crapped out after a few weeks, going to have to look into their warranty.
Bummer! When I purchased mine this Spring it was only $120.00 or so. Reverting back to original BMW gauges isn't a very good option so I thought I might buy another one to rat-hole if ever needed.
I'll have to read your thread to see what happened to yours'....
Couldn't find any comments about the Acewell failure in your thread.( I was following your build a while back) ....What did it do? or not do?
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:24 PM   #73
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Some functions work when first energized, once the bike is started the display fades to nothing and data gets lost, clock resets back to 0. Turn off key and reboot and it goes through the same cycle.

Bummer
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:28 PM   #74
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Some functions work when first energized, once the bike is started the display fades to nothing and data gets lost, clock resets back to 0. Turn off key and reboot and it goes through the same cycle.

Bummer
It must have a grudge against Kaws'....
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:33 PM   #75
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Sounds like it is getting a jolt of juice, which is then shut off and so the display fades away. Intermittent contact? What did you wire the power source to?
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