Speedometers & Odometers

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 2door, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. 2door

    2door Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    29
    I've tried the search feature but don't see much about these two devices. I've also looked at a couple of cheapys at the bike stores but haven't seen anything with speed and milage. I recall seeing a thread somewhere about digital vs, analog and some talk about ignition interference with the digitals but I can't find that thread again.
    What are you using for a speedo and are there ones out there with a built in odometer?
    Any help would be appreciated. I've been logging milage based on known distances between points and how many times I travel that route. I have a Tom-Tom navigator but my bike is currently set up for 6 volt and I'm concerned about vibration and shock to that device. My wife said it could be a Christmas gift but I don't know where to tell her to find one. Help!
     
  2. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    #2 old motorbike, Nov 30, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  3. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. 2door

    2door Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,304
    Likes Received:
    29
    Thanks guys.
    I've been cruising ebay and there are a ton of those 5 and 6 dollar things. They all look alike and are probably made next door to where my engine was. I suppose for $5.00 even if it works for just a few weeks it would be better than guessing speed and distance everytime I go for a ride. It's snowing like the devil out there today so the bike is in the garage and I'm on this computer, keeping warm.
    Thanks again.
    Tom
     
  5. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's snowing there? Dang, no snow here. The south side of town has gotten a lot more snow in the last couple days than the north side where I'm at (a whopping 6mi from the S side)
     
  6. CalgarysFool

    CalgarysFool New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was hoping to get an analog speedo. Spookytooth has one, but it doesnt' look super solid.

    Someone recommended looking for a motorcycle one for something more solid, but I haven't had much luck.

    As far as interference goes with these digital ones, I think the wireless ones are especially prone to interference. I had one on my regular mountain bike, and it would go all wonky when I turned on my little L.e.d. blinky light. I didn't even try it on the Motorized bike.

    I did try a digital that has a wire that runs to the "pick up" and it works fine, has speed and odometre functions in standard and in metric, as well as nifty features like average speed, a clock I can't set to save my life, and moderately incomprehensible instructions in 15 languages.

    Well, to be precise, the instructions are in 15 languages, and I can only vouch for their incomprehensibility in 1 language -- Engrish.

    ;-)

    Brenton
     
  7. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    871
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have one of the Spookytooth speedometers but I have never used it. I compared the rpm scale vs the mph scale and figured that for them to both be correct you would have to be running something like a 32" wheel so I never trusted it.
     

Share This Page