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Old 07-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #3616
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Looking for a cheap (like under $50) speedometer for my XR400. Tried doing a search of this thread and didn't find too much info. Doesn't have to be fancy....just something to tell me how fast I'm going while DS'ing and tracking my miles. I noticed Baja Designs sells a round analog gauge but it's north of $70. Any ideas for something cheaper?
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #3617
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Looking for a cheap (like under $50) speedometer for my XR400. Tried doing a search of this thread and didn't find too much info. Doesn't have to be fancy....just something to tell me how fast I'm going while DS'ing and tracking my miles. I noticed Baja Designs sells a round analog gauge but it's north of $70. Any ideas for something cheaper?
If you want the analog, keep looking for it used, or on eBay. If you just need a speedo that's cheap, head on over to wally world and pick up a digital bicycle speedo and hook that up, works fine. I use a GPS receiver for speed readouts - actually a few GPS receivers..one for speed and odo, one for routing on road and trip info, and one for off road tracking and mapping...

IAC, digital speedo for a bicycle works fine.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #3618
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If you want the analog, keep looking for it used, or on eBay. If you just need a speedo that's cheap, head on over to wally world and pick up a digital bicycle speedo and hook that up, works fine. I use a GPS receiver for speed readouts - actually a few GPS receivers..one for speed and odo, one for routing on road and trip info, and one for off road tracking and mapping...

IAC, digital speedo for a bicycle works fine.
I think a photo of your setup is in order
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #3619
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Looking for a cheap (like under $50) speedometer for my XR400. Tried doing a search of this thread and didn't find too much info. Doesn't have to be fancy....just something to tell me how fast I'm going while DS'ing and tracking my miles. I noticed Baja Designs sells a round analog gauge but it's north of $70. Any ideas for something cheaper?
I got one I will sell ya..$20 and I pay the shipping..
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #3620
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I got one I will sell ya..$20 and I pay the shipping..
Very interested! Is it a round analog speedo or some sort of stock unit from a different bike?
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #3621
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You guys that have dualsported your XR's, what tooth count sprockets are you running? I am looking to be able to roll along at 50mph with out reving to snot out of it. Just wanted to know you guys have found to a good gearing setup so I have a starting point. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #3622
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You guys that have dualsported your XR's, what tooth count sprockets are you running? I am looking to be able to roll along at 50mph with out reving to snot out of it. Just wanted to know you guys have found to a good gearing setup so I have a starting point. Thanks
For 50mph I would stick with stock gearing 15/45. When looking for longer legs I go with 16/45.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #3623
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Very interested! Is it a round analog speedo or some sort of stock unit from a different bike?
I'm putting a XR400R front end on my 82 XL500R I'm going to run the stock XL speedo. I'll let you know how well it works. will be done in the next week or so.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #3624
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Very interested! Is it a round analog speedo or some sort of stock unit from a different bike?
it is!..the same one that yo usee in the baja designs catalog..I used it on my XR until I instaled the vapor...if you want it, pm me your info and I will get it out to ya..
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:10 PM   #3625
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it is!..the same one that yo usee in the baja designs catalog..I used it on my XR until I instaled the vapor...if you want it, pm me your info and I will get it out to ya..
Hell yeah! PM on the way!
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #3626
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Hmmmmm....

scrounged a fender....wonder how it'll work for windy areas...hmmm...
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #3627
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #3628
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How is it secured to the fork?
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:08 PM   #3629
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Good thing I live in the desert!

About the only mud I see here is after a rain, and it stays for a few days at most. The thing is that I shoot out via slab to the ride, and dealing with a light bike on the socal freeways at speed is, um, entertaining. Especially when you're being passed by bozo's doing 90. I'm thinking the high front fender is acting lots like a sail, and it's not helping with that fun "so, you gonna go into a death wobble, or not?" feeling...

Re: fork mount, it's only a mockup right now. I'll figure out some clamps for it, it's already got the steel support web/fork brace under it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #3630
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Good thing I live in the desert!

About the only mud I see here is after a rain, and it stays for a few days at most. The thing is that I shoot out via slab to the ride, and dealing with a light bike on the socal freeways at speed is, um, entertaining. Especially when you're being passed by bozo's doing 90. I'm thinking the high front fender is acting lots like a sail, and it's not helping with that fun "so, you gonna go into a death wobble, or not?" feeling...

Re: fork mount, it's only a mockup right now. I'll figure out some clamps for it, it's already got the steel support web/fork brace under it.
I think it looks pretty darn good. Now it's time to fab a mount.
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