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Author Topic: Who knows about aftermarket speedos? And how the are wired up etc...?  (Read 2297 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 07:31:45 PM »

I use my Garmin for directions and based on the speed it shows  the  original speedo is dead on. What I miss is an odometer and a fuel gauge. I get nervous running 10 hours before fueling and then I only need 85 gallons. Someday I'll be pulling a crosswind and be needing more than that! I could probably run another 4 hours but then I would be frettin and stewing those last 4 hours!

I ran out of fuel last year because of high winds.  My fuel gauge has never worked and I had made the same run with no issues in the past.  I also found that my tank labeled as 150 gallons on the plate really only has 130 usable gallons.  Had I had one or two more usable gallons I would have made it to my planned fuel stop.
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 07:40:23 PM »

I have a fuel gauge, but to most people it looks like a rope with a weight on the end.  The odometer is easy to read by anyone running along beside my rear right wheel.  Upgrades are on the list.
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010, 05:59:00 PM »

Turns out I have the rest of the cable with sensor and bracket ( was coiled neatly at the back of the drawer).  So about how big are the magnets?  On  cruise controls I used magnets that usually hold cupboard doors closed.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2010, 08:25:21 AM »

These guys have some very good gauges. Programmable too. http://www.speedhut.com/
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2010, 11:37:35 AM »

Nice site......but where's the fun in buying something new when you can spend hours getting a used broken something working again Wink
I had to teach myself not to fix the POS dollar store toys when the kids brok'em.  It's in my blood bad!
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