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yeah i know that'd be a bitch. plus it doesn't look like itd be too easy to read the LCD with your speed on it with that real bright ring around it if you ride at night.
 

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Psh I already posted this in gauges in the mods or found or somewhere haha. It's Koso North America for the mfc.
 

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Jester said:
yeah i know that'd be a bitch. plus it doesn't look like itd be too easy to read the LCD with your speed on it with that real bright ring around it if you ride at night.
You don't need to know how fast your going... Just how fast your engine is spinning... and you can usually feel that through the tank...

"The law only applies when it's present"
 

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Re: Koso Gauges

I am going to do the Koso Rx2 dash
And put in a air fuel ratio gauge that records so I can look at ti on a computer.The dash mesures top speed and time . So I can use the data for testing . The speedo is programable to 1mm so If it is like a bicycle speedometer . It should be very accurate.[/img]
 

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Thats so awesome, I'm really excited to see how this mod turns out for you. I'm considering turning my bike into a naked machine and I think these gauges would be sick. Now if only I had... a buttload of money!
 

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I have to replace a crankshaft in an Aprilia scooter for the dash . and Santa will be bringing the gauge down the chiminy.

Check out the mesurments .It is on the small side .It is only 180mm wide and Covers 2/3 rd's of the dash. I am going to remove the stock dash. and pant the flat black plastic around the dash black to match the bike. I will leave the part under the shild flat black.
The O2 sensor gauge will go where the tack is. And the new dash will mount to the right.
I cant wait to get started .I will take photos but it will be a short wait.
 

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Okay what exactly is the benefit of an air/fuel ratio gauge? Ive heard of em in cars and I just don't get why you'd do it.
 

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I Need to moniter my air fuel ratio. A dyno is great if I did not have to pay about 100 dollars an hour. Plus with the gauge It records my fuel mixtrue and maps it just like a dyno but real life.
The reason it is important to me is for racing landspeed . I race in April and May the weather is cold and dry .unless it is raining .
in June it is 100 deg f when I come back in Sept it is like May again but Hummid then October can be anything. It takes me 15 min to rejet the carbs at the track . But without a gauge and data aquisition I am just shooting in the dark.

With this new dash setup . I can record top speed, top RPM and the time it takes to cover a distance. plus a 3D map of the fuel system. With this collection of data I can set the bike up the week before the race .Then maybe only make gear or one jet change at the track.
I really need to avoid tuning at the track.It uses up valuable time
I could be making a pass.
 

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well if your attention is focused on the outside of that circle while your riding at night your probably going to end up focusing on the pavement headed for your face. either way, its a cool little addition to the awesomeness of the gauge as a whole.
 
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