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Old 31-12-2016, 04:47 PM
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hi everyone and if any knowledgable builders on here who may know the answer.
i am going to need to add a speedo to my build at some point as mr plod wouldn't be a happy bunny me not knowing my mph lol !!!! I'm sure he would though
was looking at a bicycle type speedo with wires and magnet and does anyone have any knowledge of this type of read out or maybe suggest an alternative more in keeping with a motor bike but, it will need to have a good length of lead whatever i end up with, perhaps these already exist on standard bikes that could be utilised but it would have to be a electric wire type sensor with magnet !!!!
best regards for any advice offered and enjoy near years eve all
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Old 31-12-2016, 05:06 PM
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I have an Acewell speedo fitted on my chop, once the wheel size is worked out correctly it's pretty accurate.

Also retains the mileage and has a couple of trip functions as well as being backlit for night time riding.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:23 AM
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There are plenty about made specifically for motor cycles.

If you need to have MSVA a bicycle one will fail as the have to be visible in all conditions ie at night. The bicycle ones only light up when you press a button but won't stay lit.
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By searching eBay uk I found a fair choice using "motorcycle digital speedo".
Not all are expensive silly prices either.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:42 PM
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I'm really not sure if i will have to mvsa this build, a friend suggested doing so just to cover bases but its sure been heavily modded, car wheels, centre hub steering etc etc
iv put some pics in showroom forum recently.
will have a look on net for acewell speedos as yes will need to be back light thanks guys
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:00 PM
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found the acewell ones online strima and they certainly do what i need, not cheap but will solve my speedo prob and they come made with a face that suits my other clock styles thanks for advice guys
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:05 PM
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I'm really not sure if i will have to mvsa this build, a friend suggested doing so just to cover bases but its sure been heavily modded, car wheels, centre hub steering etc etc
iv put some pics in showroom forum recently.
will have a look on net for acewell speedos as yes will need to be back light thanks guys
If you've modified the frame it needs MSVA.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:09 AM
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thanks harry iv welded some atatchement brackets onto bike frame so yes i suppose that means modified even though main side car frame bolts to these brackets and fitting car wheels also will get em going at mot place along with centre hub steering
i was expecting the mvsa route just to keep it all legal and thanks for advice everyone and will worry about mvsa when more built
happy new year all
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:31 PM
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I'm more than happy to help when you need it .
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