Installing an Acewell speedo/computer on an airhead --

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by bpeckm, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. mopulga

    mopulga Been here awhile

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  2. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Yes, that's theone that fits the transmission directly....looks like Dime City finally got the right one!! :D
  3. herman maire

    herman maire Been here awhile

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    Does this speedo cable work with the ACEWELL 2803 ?????

    I just bought my ACEWELL, if it does not work I am going to return it asap and get the later model.

    Any reply appreciated.

    Thanks
  4. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    I just got that in the mail last week, fits like a glove.... my acewell should be here by this afternoon :tb
  5. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    When the new versions of the acewelll come out (with the charging voltage feature) aI am buying one.

    Question....

    Is it possible to mount it in a flat panel? Like a hole cut in a piece of aluminum....
  6. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    Bpeckm, when going through the settings menu on the acewell (time, rear tire circumference, etc...) what do you have yours set to?

    Edit: More specifically:

    Tire Circumference
    Tachometer ratio
  7. swam76

    swam76 n00b

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    I figured out a way to use the warning light on the Acewell tacho as the generator light...
    Put a 5 Watt 47 Ohm resistor between the black/green (blue/green on my R100 GS) and blue wire (to replace the ordinary lightbulb) and connect the blue wire to the warning light wire of the Acewell.
    That should do the trick, at least it works for me. :)
  8. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Hi all,
    bajadesigns.com and flatracer.com in the UK are selling the newer, larger acewell gauge with the analog tach.
    I am close to ordering from flatracer even with the UK shipping to the USA. Flatracer guys specialize in airhead cafe boxers and I am ordering a bunch of parts from them already anyway. They are very knowledgeable and trustworthy, which is a major plus at the expensive level that this larger gauge goes for.

    Just wondering if anyone else has any new photos or info about any of the aftermarket gauges out there.
  9. MIOB

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    I just received mine. It's the 4453-AB. I already have a 2853 on my BMW:

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    I am very happy with the 2853 (as you can read in this topic), so I really wanted one for my CB750:


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    I must be honest: I just loved the needle-RPM meter on the 44XX so much that I didn't even read what else it would do, I assumed it would be very similar to the 2853. It's not. It's got all the good stuff the 2853 has, but just more of it:

    - Al the cool gadgets the 2853 has (rev counter (digital), speedo, maximum speed, ODO meter, 2 trip meters, average speed, riding time, total riding time, RPM warning indicator (shift light), clock, fuel meter and all the idiot lights.
    - Rev counter (with a needle)
    - Oil temperature meter
    - Air temperature meter
    - 50 laptimers
    - Laptimer remote (for on the handlebars)
    - "fuel guage off mode" (I missed that a little bit on the 2853, since none of my bikes have a fuel sensor)
    - adjustable background lighting color
    - a way more elaborate display that allows for much more information at once that the 2853 display
    - a voltage meter (I am very, very happy with that. Anyone with a Honda will be ;))



    Can't wait to get it installed on my bike!!

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    By the way: Dime City Cycles has them too! http://www.dimecitycycles.com/
  10. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I too ordered the same gauge right after my last post.
    I did see that Dime City has it too but the price from Flatracer comes out the same and they might be better with any support with mounting problems with my airhead since they specialize in this model BMW.
    I share you enthusiasm for this really cool gauge. I won't be mounting mine until summer though.
    I'll be looking out for any tips you discover.
  11. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I've had my Acewell on my sidecar rig for 2 years now.....still working just fine!:D
  12. MIOB

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    :clap

    Working fine!! Installation was easy, even with the 'creative' loom that my CB got as a present from a previous owner.
  13. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Looks great! Congrats.
    Now you just need to show us a nighttime time exposure with all the glowing backlighting!


    Working fine!! Installation was easy, even with the 'creative' loom that my CB got as a present from a previous owner.[/QUOTE]
  14. MIOB

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    Yep, that was the plan. Waiting for it to get dark.


    Shame they dumped so much salt on the roads the last couple of weeks, else I'd go for a ride.
  15. MIOB

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    It's raining a bit, so a few drips on the screen and reflections. Pls ignore those.


    One of the nice features is that you can change the color of the background lighting:

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    Those are just random examples, you can chose many shades of green, blue, yellow or a combination (purple for example). I wonder why they took yellow instead of red, but it still looks very, very nice.

    'action' shot:

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  16. MIOB

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    One of the very, very cool other functions is the possibility to warn you when the oil temperature get's too high. You can manually select a temperature at which you can let the unit automatically warn you. That warning looks like this (I set it at only 60 degrees celcius for demonstration purposes):


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  17. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Wow, that warning flash is super trick.
    Almost makes me look forward to overheating my engine!

    I have the gauge now, sitting in a box until spring. This gauge will make a nice centerpiece.
    Now I know how brides feel when they design their wedding table centerpieces.
  18. MIOB

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    Nice comparrisson :D



    The unit also comes with a shift light. The white round spot near the center on the videos is actually a bright, red LED. You can set an RPM at which the LED lights up to warn you that you have to change gears. I will advise you NOT to use that function because it is highly addictive and you're doing twice the legal limit before you know it :evil
  19. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I don't need no stinkin light to tell me when to SHIT!!




  20. MIOB

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    I have no clue what you are talking about :1drink