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    Default KIT 851 and speedometer?

    Any other KIT owners here who have a solution for the lack of speedometer on the bike? In the process of getting mine ready for the road and was wondering what others have done to solve this. I was planning on going down the magnetic pickup cycle speedo route as I don't want to change the original clock cluster but open to suggestions and opinions

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    I think the cycle speedo route's OK I've been using them for years, they work alright* for a while but...
    I've never had one last more than around 4,000 miles, wether they be cheap as chips 5-6 versions or top of the range 20-30 worth.
    They might have gone up a lot as it is some time since I last bought one?

    *In fact they're extremely accurate, even the cheap ones have several very handy functions**, it's just that all year round/bad weather ridding and vibration seem to see them off quite quickly.

    ** Not sure if the maximum speed attained function would impress the Police.

    Steve R

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    Default Kit Speedo

    If you are not bothered about 100% originality simply fit the standard 851 dash (tric Strada also) as it will bolt straight in with a standard white faced speedo

    Easy

    Guy851

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy851 View Post
    If you are not bothered about 100% originality simply fit the standard 851 dash (tric Strada also) as it will bolt straight in with a standard white faced speedo

    Easy

    Guy851
    How's th new speeo triggered Guy? Is it all electronic or does it need a new sourc feed of some kind?
    Thanks for the cycle info Steve, I might try that as a cheap first option!

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    Default Speedo

    Its the same mechanical drive that is fitted to the Strada Marvic mag wheel.

    The same setup as the later wheel take off, small pressed steel plate and a conventional speedo drive. If your front wheel has no drive there must be a spacer in its place. I suspect its the same drive + steel insert that is fitted to the wheel on the same age 750/900s

    Should be easy to find

    Guy851

    Quote Originally Posted by lordmoonpie View Post
    How's th new speeo triggered Guy? Is it all electronic or does it need a new sourc feed of some kind?
    Thanks for the cycle info Steve, I might try that as a cheap first option!

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    Thanks Guy I'll take a look just as soon as I can tear myself away from the current projects...cheers!

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    Default speedo and tricolore stuff

    We should talk/meet and I am only over the border in mid wales

    At the airport heading to Dakar for 10 days now so it might be sunny and warm when I get back

    Talk then

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    That'd be cool Guy - let's leave it until it's warmer and dry though, I'm too old now to force myself to be an all weather rider :-)

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