Speedo Upgrade for 1975 R75/6

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gasolinePony, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. pkboxer

    pkboxer Been here awhile

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    It was so slow developing it wasn't much of a build more a progression.

    Fitting everything into the bucket and making it "neat" on the inside were the hardest parts.

    The wires are color coded and match the colors on the junction board but I still documented the dismantling of it.

    No speedometer, just a tach. Sometimes use a GPS Speedo on trips, mostly just ride with the flow of traffic.

    Think the search was "ural headlight" or "russian headlight" or the like.
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  2. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    For those wanting something like a /5 bucket, there is this from a ChangJiang 750. The bucket is quite deep, so you need to organise some longer ears. The speedo hole is 85mm (3 3/4") diameter.

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    I made some s/s ears and have since painted the chrome rim black.

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    Google 'CJ750 parts'. There is also a version without the 'eyebrow'. They are about $65 for a complete headlight, including the ignition switch. The headlight itself is pretty ordinary but easy to replace with a sealed beam unit. The ignition switch includes a spring-loaded starter, and works very well.

    I fitted an Acewell in a fabricated adaptor plate and I'm happy enough with it, but that 85mm hole will take one of these GPS speedos - available in metric or imperial, with choice of face colours. Google 'Speedhut'

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  3. swanker

    swanker Shadetree Tinkerer

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    Very nice but too bad the key sticks out of the top. Looks odd.
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  4. gasolinePony

    gasolinePony Adventurer

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    Thanks a bunch. I'd be happy to see anything else you feel like posting about it. :D
    I'm thinking of tearing apart the stock /6 tach, and putting those guts in a new, or at least more attractive housing from another speedometer. hmmmm. If anybody else has done this type of thing, show it!
    :freaky
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  5. gasolinePony

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    Hey Brun, thanks for the specifics! Very useful. I'm going to get to work on the computer.
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  6. pkboxer

    pkboxer Been here awhile

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