Installing an Acewell speedo/computer on an airhead --

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

  1. bpeckm

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  2. AndyR65

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    [​IMG]<P>[​IMG]<P>So far I really like the Motogadgets Tiny. I use a TinyTach for tuning the carbs, easy to install and remove.
  3. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Nice!


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    That's awesome! Did you order directly from Motogadgets Germany or is there a US distributor? (Not sure where you're located).
  5. AndyR65

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    I ordered it from Spiegler Performance Parts, they're Motogadgets US distributor.
  6. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    Resurrecting this thread:

    Anyone have any idea where one can get an Acewell now? The original link doesn't work for me.

    Thanks!
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    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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  8. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    I bought mine from Dime City, last fall. I see that they now have a "BMW" adapter... but it sure doesn't look like it would fit the tranny...mightl have to try that one when I install this baby on OleRed... spring IS coming, isn't it????

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  9. MIOB

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    Without even looking on the site (hmmmm, some photo's on the Acwewell page might look familiar): The BMW adapter is for later BMW's (F800 and such) and will not fit your 2V.

    However, you can buy the Suzuki one and with a little bit of work you can get it to fit (If I can, anybody can).
  10. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Thanks MIOB, I contacted them and they can get the Suzuki adapter S10.... but then I googled the Acewell, and on the "home" site in UK, they list an adapter for Boxer transmissions, which looks to be exactly what is needed:

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    £ 15.60 inc VAT
    BMW Boxer R100GS


    I have an email in to Dime City Cycles to see if they can get it... it would be terrific for all of us airhead "modifiers" if that could be had... it would also work with any other electronic speedometer (I am thinking VDO or Stewart Warner)....

    :)
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    brentde3 Should be outside

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Anybody know about the 2803 model? All I can find is the 2853. E-mails to both Acewell and Baja haven't been returned. Maybe I'll just fix the original clocks :cry.
  12. edray

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    i went around w/ dime city on the sensor, back n forth w/ two of them..ended up getting the correct one from boxersupplies.de, or boxxerparts..??(better google..)both had it, and was 29 euros or so w/ 30 euros shipping!!! arghhh. bit the bullet and fits perfectly on my 78 R100S..
    Herm at dime city took awhile to look for it and never happened..nice guys though, i bought my 2853 from them..
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  14. AndyR65

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    Just put in a order to Acewell UK for the ACE-11 sensor. $33 USD including shipping. The factory R100 GS cable (part #62121357731) is the same as my 83 R65.

    Looks like another nice build underway bpeckm.
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    I think I've heard there is an Acewell speedometer that will fit in the speedo-hole on a GSPD, which I think is said to be 90mm across (hard to measure zactly without taking it off).

    I'd like to find a speedo-only unit and not go through the hassles of changing over all the idiiot lights, and why get rid of the stock tach? it works, and then I'd have another big hole in the dash.

    Anyone have any experience putting an Acewell unit into the dash of a GSPD, which unhit, where'd you git it, how'd you like it?
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    Anybody know where I can buy this sensor from DimitriG's post a couple pages back? I have looked all over online. Anybody have a link?

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    I'm getting ready to order some from Boxer Supply. If anyone is interested you can have them at my cost which should be the price on their website x1.48(covers the exchange rate and shipping). I'll be placing an order next week.
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    I have ordered one directly from Acewell UK ... hasn't shown up in my mailbox yet, but, we shall see what it looks like.....thinking spring: the carbs got new idle o-rings, new float pins and have been reinstalled... the exhaust got another coat of hi-temp black, and the old instrument pod has been sold.

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    Now to wait for parts, and a warm sunny spring day for inspiration!!
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    bpeckm- what did it cost you with shipping?
  20. Acewell UK

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    Hi All,

    I was speaking with Bob earlier today by email and he suggested that I read this thread.

    His ACE-S11 BMW boxer speed sensor is leaving me tomorrow and heading over to the US - paypal took an age to transfer the funds for some reason - echeques - don't you just hate them.

    Total price including postage is £20 which I think works out at about $33 USD at the moment.

    I've got a few more in stock and I'll be getting more in April.
    They are really easy to fit.

    I've explained a few bits about the battery charge light, which I'm sure Bob will detail on here soon. The double triangle is a Hazard warning symbol, the battery symbol on the old version of the ACE-2859 is the charge light but is intended only for car type alternators not motorcycle. Anyway, Bob will provide more details.

    There are some new models in the pipeline, with many more functions.

    Please note, these sensors are 2 wire hall sensors, and as far as I am aware are not compatible with other makes of speedometer without addition of a resistor and some transistors.

    We don't sell ACE-2803 / ACE-2853 / or any model in the ACE-27xx range over here any more, the UK model is ACE-2856 (and ACE-2859 for cars). The LED warning lamps are not visible, they backlight the warning lamp symbols to meet EU regulations.

    Craig
    Acewell UK