Dot the speedo.

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Cousid
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Dot the speedo.

Post by Cousid » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:17 pm

All,
As a new firestorm owner, I need to know what speed my bike is doing when it's being very naughty, so critical to me is to know when I have reached 30mph & 70mph. The speedo is difficult to see with glasses , helmet, or streaming eyes.
I have attached a picture of a small modification that I have made, in normal riding position the dots line up perfectly,
Hope this helps someone with a steamey helmet, I am not being rude!

Bye for now, Cousid
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MacV2
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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by MacV2 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:20 am

Good work, try yellow dots they will stand out more...

Then try it with the later clocks... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by cheekykev » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Just use a torque marker / paint pen and paint a line on the plastic outer bezel of the clock at the points you need, that's what I did when I was taking my I A M.
Because my final drive is one tooth down at the front and two teeth up at the rear, my clock is well out, and when you do the I A M you're speed has to be accurate
Plus with this method you can use what ever colour suites you best :thumbup:
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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by MacV2 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:06 pm

You also need a Pinlock to sort out your steamy noggin protector...



Notice how I avioded mentioning your helmet...frnar frnar...
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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by KermitLeFrog » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:36 pm

To get the dots lined properly up you need to be doing 70 (and 30) mph. Must be difficult sticking them on at that speed...
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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by tony.mon » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Just tape your sat nav on temporarily and compare to the speed display on the Speedo
That's how I calibrated my Speedo healer
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Re: Dot the speedo.

Post by sirch345 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:56 am

KermitLeFrog wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:36 pm
To get the dots lined properly up you need to be doing 70 (and 30) mph. Must be difficult sticking them on at that speed...
:lol: :thumbup: brilliant,

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