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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Doc.Snyder, Apr 28, 2009.
Has anyone seen / used this?
Looks great, how easy is it to hook up? What is the backlight like for night driving?
Tried to translate the specs... sorry for my english ;-)
-Automatic Display Illumination
-Automatic Contrast Adjustment
-Rev Counter digital
-Overall KM / Miles
-Tank KM / Miles
-2 individual km / mile counters
external sensors (optional):
- Watertemp. w. max. memory
- Oiltemp. w. max. memory
- Water and Oil are being monitored and processed constantly
- Air Temperature w. min & max memory
Special Functionality for Rallye and Racing:
- 2 Split Trip Counters (correctable & resettable)
- Overall Distance
- Option to connect a shift flash (?)
- Lap counter
- Hour counter
- Service Hour counter resettable
Handlebar Remote switch available
Your english is perfect - nice unit!
A bit expensive, though..
Is there a cheaper way to add a rev counter to the SE?
Does the KTM Accessory Rev Counter work on 950 / twins?
I found that the Trailtech Vapor (which I got for rpm specifically) was all over the place. After tech support, and different methods of wrapping the rev wire, the best I could get was an estimate within 1500 rpm odd of where the engine actually was. Beautiful, but waste of time.
How about the 690 instrument cluster?
so how does one set the idle (1400rpm) when there's no way to get correct revs?
OK, who's going to be the first around here to try one of these?
I need reassurances
This may help
A good ear and familiarity with the LC8
It's a very very interesting device. But you need to have at least basic programming knowledge ... You can basically program any feature into the device - or just use the standard features... Very very complex little device...
I use it on my WR400 and used it on my DR800... and liked it a lot!
Worked flawless, but requieres a little skill in mounting and wiring. I got an earlier model, for which Ii should do a Software-update. Dont know todays prices, but compared to the ICOs it was cheap 3 years ago!
I had Exactly the same experience with the Vapor
I didnt know these pieces of kit existed, I like! I was toying with the idea of replacing the instrument panel on my SE with the new Adv/Rc8's digital displays. Regarding the sporadic rpm readings, are they connected pre rectifier?
One thing that bugs me with the SE is that the mph and mpg seem to separately calibrated, any Linux programmers in here who could write some new firmware?
Here's something I picked up on another forum about the vapor tacho;
Ok now the part you all really care about... The tach....
The answer is quite simple...
Noise, Yes signals from other plug/ devises (fan blinkers ext.) are interfering with the tach reading because the wires are exposed. I used a two conductor (One black one red wire) Shielded wire to fix this. The way thes works is the two wires run side by side as do the ones that come with the vapor BUT they have a aluminum foil like rap around them and one more bare wire touching the rap. This is a drain wire. I spliced my new shielded wire into the old wire up near the clip having as little wire as i could uncovered from the foil. I ran in along the harness and rapped it around the back side (Not top) plug wire leaving some drain wire to work with. I then spliced another wire to the drain wire and ran it to a good grounding spot. This grounded out all the interference and stopped all the jumpy ****. I also had to set my tach to .5 ppr. It now Shows idle at 1380 ish ( I adjust it alot) and seems to smoothly go through revs It drops revs sorta slow (not too bad calm down) but that might just be the bike.
but how to buy it?
guys from the site SIXO do not respond to e-mail, and there is no price...
Doc. I've yet to convince the link that you gave to work and yield a price. What does it cost?
Maybe it would be cheaper to fit the 990 instrument cluster if you want an analogue rev counter? I did it on my 950SM a few years ago and it works beautifully.
That is what I need!!!!! I have been looking for a way to get a tach on my SM. Did that fit into your SM dash? Does it plug into the existing wiring? Did you get a brand new OEM SMT tach/speedo set or was it from a crashed bike? How much was it? Thanks!
always good to see an enthusiastic response!
The job is not difficult, but it is very much not a plug 'n' play solution. I was certainly not the first to do this, and as such I cannot take credit. Take a look at this old thread on KTM Talk: http://ktmtalk.com//index.php?showtopic=247021&st=0
It looks as if the thread died several years ago now (I think I did the job to my bike back in 2010), so I'll happily answer any questions you have. In my case I bought new parts as used simply weren't available. If I were doing it again I'd surely buy parts from ebay to reduce the cost. Having said that, I remember getting an excellent deal by buying parts in the US and shipping over to France via a friend, exploiting the very favorable exchange rate at the time. Memory fades as to the exact cost, but probably around 200.
Similarly, if I were doing it again, I'd try to recess the cluster further into the dash. This will need a much more sophisticated custom housing, but it all adds to the fun.
Like I said, please read the thread above then get back to me with questions. I'll help where I can.