Backup ICO pickup from stock speedo pickup?

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  1. BucketHead

    BucketHead Would-Be Camel Man

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    Hi All-

    Any reason why this wouldn't work?

    I remember reading somewhere about someone selling an adapter that clipped into the stock KTM/Husaberg speedo wiring harness for an ICO. I'd prefer to go this route if possible to avoid splicing the tiny stock wires. Anyone know where I could get one?

    Cheers!

    Matthew
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  2. Bluebull2007

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    Not sure to be honest. Have you given it a bash? :ear
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  3. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    The problem with this is you then don't have completely redundant systems. If you loose the one pick-up, you loose all the odometers.
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  4. BucketHead

    BucketHead Would-Be Camel Man

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    I'm not thinking of removing the ICO pickup and just using the stock, more having the easy capability of running the ICO off of the existing stock pickup as an already installed backup if the primary ICO pickup fails. I've never had a stock pickup fail despite the abuse I have put my bikes through, and as far as I know they both work the same.

    However, I'm a complete Rally noob and figured I would consult the ADV Rally Brain Trust before I try and re-invent the wheel.

    Cheers,
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  5. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    Surely better to drill and tap the caliper ?
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  8. BucketHead

    BucketHead Would-Be Camel Man

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    Thanks all, for the input.
    Cheers!
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  9. gahendo

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    Glad I found this wonder what the cost would be to get it in the states.
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  10. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    I'mm new to the rally scene and I know what a road book is but what exactly is an ICO ?
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  12. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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  13. Baja Dad

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    You want to contact Dave at RALLY management services and get the road book ICO From him
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  14. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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  15. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    ICO has become a generic name for a tripmeter. There is the actual brand from ICO Racing, and there is the RNS Tripmaster XL made by Rallye Navigation Solutions. The latter being much better made in my opinion not to mention they're made by one of the inmates here :D
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  16. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    I know Ineed a road book holder but do I need an ICO since my Berg came with the Trailtech computer which has an odometer
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  17. Johnnymoto

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    there are different schools of thought on this, if you're using GPS, that has an ODO too, just use what ya got, keep the cost down, and use the manual roadbook holder, and if ya wish you'd have had a fancy set up buy it after the rally is my $.02...
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  18. Bluebull2007

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    That's great in theory, until you take a wrong turn and your GPS distance does not match up with the road book. Do that once or twice and you'll be to be a savant to subtract the differences from your gps distance, compare that to the road book distance, and remember what CAP heading to ride in, all this while trying to avoid the double and triple cautions in a racing environment. :D

    The nice thing about an ICO is that you can calibrate it to the road book at known points on the fly.
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  19. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile

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    A savant I am NOT :)

    Thanks for everones replies/input
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  20. Country Doc

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    The trailtech would work ok if it has a remotely adjustable odo on the fly (I think the Striker has this feature). A main problem with lots of stock computers is that the digits/display are too small.

    It would help to mount it up high by the roadbook as looking down is a pain, and can be hazardous.

    dc
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