Having trouble trying to work out where to mount the electronic pickup for the electronic speedo I purchased from MikesXS. It only come with wiring instructions. I know the 3 magnetic bolt heads fit into the front hub but what side (left or right) & the pickup is meant to be mounted on the bottom of the fork leg. Which fork leg?
Also is there meant to be a mounting bracket of some sort to mount the pickup or do I need to make one up myself??? Do the magnetic head bolts fit into every second hole in the hub?
Can somebody help me as this is one of the last few jobs required to finish my project!!!No wonder I'm Grumpy ;D
Gee I wish somebody would lead us through the wilderness on this one. I'm pretty sure these things are for disc only but wonder if I can get creative enough to mount one on my 1959 Triumph wheel that's sitting in a set of Cerriani forks. I kinda doubt it.
I don't know what Mike's XS sells, but as far as speedo pickups go any small strong magnet will do; Radio Shack should have something workable. Sink a hole in a bolt head deep enough to let the magnet sit flush and use a drop of Super Glue. Re. the kit from Mike's, I've never seen a setup that required more than 1 magnet. Burns, as long as the speedo can be calibrated for a range of circumferences, it should work on anything.
Well, there is no disc hardware to work with for a spinning place to mount the "sending" magnet, so I guess it would have to go on a spoke with a mount like they use on bicycles. The real creative part would be in fabricating a mount for the pick-up end.
I can probably get one to function but I doubt it will add much to the looks of that Triumph/Cerriani front-end.
I love the retro look of that front end but speedo's (especially trip-ometers)are pretty useful so, I guess I'll go back to function over form and put the CL450 Honda wheel back on and run a regular speedo.
Anybody out there got one (speedo - any year) ya want to sell to a brother?
Burns, you don't have to mount the speedo pickup on the front wheel. You can mount the magnet in a sprocket bolt and attach the pickup to the swingarm. You'd probably need to solder an extension in the pickup wire, but that shouldn't present much of a challenge.
You're welcome, Burns. Because of the way its harness was made I had to mount the speedo magnet and pickup for my Veypor data logger in the rear, so I've been there and done that. Tip: when you make a bracket for the pickup, fasten it down with the bolt that secures the end block of the swingarm.
Grumpy. On your front wheel do you have one or two brake rotors? I ask because if you have just one brake rotor put one of the sensor bolts in place of one of the rotor mount bolts. Install the pick up to the fork on the side your rotor is. If you have two rotors put it on which ever side you want. I think the reason Mike's kit comes with three sensor bolts is that it is a universal kit. Not all bikes use the same size and thread of rotor mounting bolt. So three bolts of differing sizes will cover most bikes. Leo
75 XS650B with 79 forks and dual disc, braided lines, disc brake on back, Pamco ignition, Pamcopete's reg/rec mods, kill switch relay, home made harness, all LED turn, brake and tail lights, tapered head bearings, bronze bushes in swing arm, soon to get shock and fork upgrades
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joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
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joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
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gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
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trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
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trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
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deadlykittin: Hey guys,. i have a 82 xs650 special, super new rider, with almost no knowledge on bikes. So was just riding it, getting used to the clutch and all that. But i was noticed its really hard to get the bike to start, using electric start. And the kick pump---
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deadlykittin: loses compression after the first kick. Ontop of that, i noticed it 1, wont go into neutral when sitting still. and now it dies after getting it started in neutral and going into gear
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