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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #12826
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Hi there,
a warm welcome to all the new guys here and to all the new (to their owners) bikes, too. Fine to see the community grow with so many nice people (and interesting bikes)! I'm sure, we'll feed the newcomers with all the information they need - and with the ones they don't need/want, too. We're very good at that ...
Have fun, kind regards, Bambi
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:36 AM   #12827
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Thanks to all for the kind wishes and warm welcome. Ladder106, a NABS sounds way cool. Been to Yellowstone twice but could go every year. If any of you guys are thinking of coming to the Midwest give me a shout. Not many mountains here in fly over land but some other cool sights to see. - Bob
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #12828
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digital gauges

Hello guys,
I want to change my old gauges with digital one. What brand and model is compatible with my '96 DR 800?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #12829
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Hello guys,
I want to change my old gauges with digital one. What brand and model is compatible with my '96 DR 800?
Best regards!
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I've got a Trail Tech Vapor + dash on my DR and I'm very happy with it. I know there are other brands (acewell, koso and others) but have no experience with those..
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #12830
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I can safely say I like my Trailtech more than Koso.
My friend got Koso...it is OK, only it is way too bright for night riding, consumes more and more sensible to voltage etc.
Now he got Trailtech too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #12831
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I can safely say I like my Trailtech more than Koso.
My friend got Koso...it is OK, only it is way too bright for night riding, consumes more and more sensible to voltage etc.
Now he got Trailtech too.
Yeah, I saw recenlty on of those Koso "gsxr like" gauges on a streetfighter. It was too damn bright and made the bike look like a Christmas tree, it may look ok on a sport bike but i wouldnt use it on a dual sport.
Now, acewell has some nice gauges, I believe that they're quite expensive but I've never heard anything performance wise..
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #12832
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Thanks for the nice welcome everyone. I have my first question (already )

In the last few days I've been having trouble with the transmission ( 1988 dr big 750) It's a luck of the draw how much I can up-shift at any given time when I'm riding/ or at idle. Down shifting is never an issue, only up-shifting. eg) Somtimes I can get it up to fourth, sometimes only third, sometimes only second. Does this ring any bells? Or is my tranny pooched already ? The oil is not down.

thanks in advance,Go easy on the noob
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #12833
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Hello guys,
I want to change my old gauges with digital one. What brand and model is compatible with my '96 DR 800?
Hi Galin,

I run a Koso gauge on my SR41. It comes with a HALL-Sensor.
I build a special housing, providing two magnets and the Koso sensor.






The only issue I've got is that the RPM display isn't accurate..

Cheers,
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:07 PM   #12834
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It's a luck of the draw how much I can up-shift at any given time when I'm riding/ or at idle. Down shifting is never an issue, only up-shifting. eg) Somtimes I can get it up to fourth, sometimes only third, sometimes only second.
It's a bit odd to want to shift up through all the gears at idle. With the bike standing still, the shift dogs will likely not line up for some of the gears to you may have to roll the machine forward or backward to make the shift happen when standing still.

If the bike won't upshift when riding, first look for something interfering with the full travel of the shift lever.

Did you bend something when the bike was tied down during transport? Any recent falls on the left side. You can damage the shift drum actuator so that the gear is not selected fully from falls on the left.

I'd put the bike up on a stand, roll the wheel by hand and shift by hand. See what happens. Was the PO having any problems? This is a pretty low mileage machine, right?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #12835
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Why is everything Resi makes so damn nice?
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:38 AM   #12836
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Cos he does it PROPER

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #12837
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Struth thats about 9.50 bucks a gallon wow . that is terrible, looks like only short rides for you blokes or win the lottery.
Bushy have you got any pic,s of your bikes in nice scenic places, please don,t show any black sand ones we will leave that to Mark .
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Looking forward to seeing them Bushy, I just love the scenic beauty of NZ you guy,s have mountains and we have only got hills.
Sorry Rob but most of my scenic stuff has KTMs in them

At least in this one the Orange bike is hidden from the view .

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:44 AM   #12838
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Thanks Mark I love the place, I think next year I will be over , no plans in concrete yet but really thinking hard about it.

Acewell speedo mounting tip, use a bark buster inner mount foor mounting, adjustable forward backward and side way,s.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #12839
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:06 AM   #12840
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hey Rob, do you still have that big spring? do you want to get rid of it?
if not can you give me the brand and the part number.
i rode to wombeyan caves and back over easter. 400 odd kays and only 40kays of tar. awesome ride. was having too much fun for photos.
Simon I have taken that 14mm spring off and trying out a 13mm honda job I f you like come and get it and give it a try.
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