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Post  johnelcoat on Tue Jan 08 2013, 22:11

Hi all, I was just looking at stuff on evilbay and came across these. Just wondering what peoples thoughts are and if anyone has any experience of them? Just curious more than anything.

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Post  thunderstu600 on Tue Jan 08 2013, 22:37

I've just looked at it, the pic does look nice when lit up but the tacho is in kph not mph, and also its from china so would be made from relatively cheap materials.
Personally I wouldn't touch it, but others may disagree.
If you do get one let us know how you get on with it.

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Post  johnelcoat on Tue Jan 08 2013, 22:48

Ha, yeah just noticed the tacho not being mph, but he's got it down as Kpm, whatever that is pmsl

I have seen these kind of clocks before in ride magazine and was just wondering if anyone had any experience of them?

To be honest, it was more for the fuel gauge, just being a lazy barsteward and not having to think about how much juice I've got left green smile
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Post  thunderstu600 on Tue Jan 08 2013, 23:05

lol, good idea but i tend to rock the bike and listen for a splish splosh, if u no what i mean lol
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Wed Jan 09 2013, 00:14

I though that was what the light was for. Lite up / fill up. scratch
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jan 09 2013, 01:14

Thought that was what the trip clock was for . . . fuel up - rezero - refuel when trip reads 175 - 185 miles wink thumb up
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Post  johnelcoat on Wed Jan 09 2013, 07:08

Ha, I think you've both just shown exactly how lazy I am rofl

As for counting mileage. That means you want me to look down and remember that my tacho is in Kmh, not sure I'm very good at multi tasking. Think I'll have to bring the wife along cos she's great at it green smile
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Post  weasley on Wed Jan 09 2013, 07:35

There's no way to make a fuel guage work; you need a fuel level sender in the tank to tell the guage what to show - the Cat does not have a fuel level sender, just a 'reserve' switch to light up the low fuel light. I have looked into seeing if you can get a proper float level sender in the Cat and it would have to be some kind of DIY bodge job.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jan 09 2013, 11:49

Don't think the speedo would work either as the cat is a cable driven one and this appears to be sort of pick-up sensor type.

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Post  weasley on Wed Jan 09 2013, 12:41

I did think that too, but wondered if one of those cables was a mechanical-to-digital converter.

[EDIT]Actually, scratch that - it looks like a Hall effect sensor and a magnet, so is essentially just like a bicycle speedo.
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Post  Snowcat on Wed Jan 09 2013, 13:41

Ref the fuel I agree you'd need to install a float level in the tank which I think people on the USA forum have done but it is a DIY botch job at best unless you're pretty skilled in that arena.

Rule of thumb I used on the bike John was to reset the trip after each fill up and you've got about 300km depending on how you ride but you easy get another 35km once the light comes on pal.

Hope that helps Smile
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Post  HEHORE on Thu Jan 10 2013, 02:38

I only get 150 miles between fuel lights Shocked
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Post  weasley on Thu Jan 10 2013, 07:40

I get 280 km usually.

Actually, a while ago my fuel economy dropped a bit and I worked out why. It was when I first used a sat nav on my bike and I realised how much the speedo over-reads, meaning I started riding everywhere faster. It took 20 km off the tank range. Very Happy
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Jan 10 2013, 09:28

What is it with you people an KM??? Stop it this instant, I have to get onto Google to convert it to Miles, it takes alot of effort to go through that, I don't get paid to sit here and google stuff all day...

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Post  weasley on Thu Jan 10 2013, 13:03

So, you want me to do that for you do you?! tongue

My odometer is in km so I know what it says when the light comes on. Since the thread started in km I just kept the theme going.

Of course, there's an easy way to remember how to convert....

Take the km, multiply by 100,000 to get cm, then divide this by 2.54 to get inches, then divide this by 12 to get feet, then by 3 to get yards, then by 1,760 to get miles. Schimples.
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jan 10 2013, 14:18

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: Schimples.

Yes, much easier than my dividing or multiplying by 1.6 - what was I thinking Shocked
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