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What does everyone think about the LCD display? I can't imagine it being easy to see in the sunlight, let alone with a helmet on. Are there alternatives or mods out there?
 

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i have an lcd on my sprint, had one on the dorsoduro, the sv650, and basically any bike since 2000... and it's really not hard to see at all.
there are always the trailtech vapor or koso gauges if you want a change, but those are lcd as well. You could probably go get a universal analog tach and speedometer, but why?
Also, I am not sure if the ecu is mated to the gauges on these or not.
 

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ya i'm new to bikes so the LCD display just seemed odd to me. i suppose i would prefer the analog option in case repairs are required; i can't imagine replacing LCD displays being cheap. the koso displays seem pretty sweet though, thanks for that recommendation.
 

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My old RC51 had a LCD tach, talk about a bad idea. But it was ok on that bike due to the way it made power you did not have to rev it out anyway.

Seeing them in the sun is not a problem though. The new Ducati's have a all LCD display. I have a friend with a Panagalli (or how ever they spell stupid expensive).
 

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I'm not a fan of the digital guages, I much prefer analog. My 02 FZ1 is all analog but the speedo on my tenere is digital, while the tach is analog. That being said the digital speedo is surprisingly easy to see in the day
 

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I would like one with white lighting in the background lighting display.
 

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Looks good and all but what about the mileage from the original speedometer. So it just starts fresh with this aftermarket speedometer? I would hate to buy a bike with something like this since you can trace back the mileage.
 

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Well how much does it go for? I never knew that you can get aftermarket speedometers for bikes. Maybe a different tachometer but this one even comes with a shift light I think.
 

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Not sure if a hughe bunch of you guys will be gettin these for the grom but if you do they are $300.

I wouldn't bother for this kind of bike. I would just save some coin and add to the the accessories to be honest.
 

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Looks good and all but what about the mileage from the original speedometer. So it just starts fresh with this aftermarket speedometer? I would hate to buy a bike with something like this since you can trace back the mileage.
you run that risk with factory devices as well. who's to say previous owner didn't buy a gauge with lower miles and slap it on?
koso and trailtech have procedures for programming the mileage into the odometer too. so you can set it to what it should be.
 

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Looks good and all but what about the mileage from the original speedometer. So it just starts fresh with this aftermarket speedometer? I would hate to buy a bike with something like this since you can trace back the mileage.
That's an interesting point, I wonder if there is a way to carry over mileage during replacement. Anyone know the answer to this?
 

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I thought of that to be an issue if you ever sell the bike to some one and forget tell them that it has an aftermarket speedometer. Just keep the original and not lose it and add up the new mileage and you have the total mileage racked up.
 

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That's an interesting point, I wonder if there is a way to carry over mileage during replacement. Anyone know the answer to this?
On these aftermarket units yes. On oem it depends on the bike. My dorsoduro you couldnt even swap the gauges because it was paired with the ecu. On the sv plug in whatever.


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Not sure if a hughe bunch of you guys will be gettin these for the grom but if you do they are $300.

I wouldn't bother for this kind of bike. I would just save some coin and add to the the accessories to be honest.
Like what?
 

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you run that risk with factory devices as well. who's to say previous owner didn't buy a gauge with lower miles and slap it on?
koso and trailtech have procedures for programming the mileage into the odometer too. so you can set it to what it should be.
I hate having to worry about that on bikes and cars, even when it comes to engines that have been replaced with a used one at times. Hard to trace the history and find out how many miles/KM's it had.
 

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I hate having to worry about that on bikes and cars, even when it comes to engines that have been replaced with a used one at times. Hard to trace the history and find out how many miles/KM's it had.
i've never actually cared when it came to bikes. just check everything and you're good to go. Doesn't actually matter to me if the bike has 6k or 60k as long as everything is in spec (valves, cylinder bore, piston, etc.).

cars yes, because it gets expensive when things go boom.
 
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