'12 Thruxton - Remove Tach or Speedo? - Page 4 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Twins Talk Discussion of Hinckley Triumph Twin related matters and topics.
Sponsored by: National Powersports Distributors

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 02:32 AM
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: just one? no fair
 
Danbuc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Midland Park, NJ
Posts: 953
Other Motorcycle: Ducati 748
Extra Motorcycle: Ducati 853R :P
So glad my 2010 still has the old school mechanical speedo. All this can bus nonsense is giving me a headache lol. Guess I should be in the clear should I choose to dump it then.

"It's not leaking oil, it's just sweating from all the horsepower!"

Mods:Arrow 2-1, BC FEK, BC indicators, BC Quick release cover screws, BC AIRK, CRG mirrors, LSL Rearsets, black 'chazzos', custom 'brushed finish' headlight, NH Damper.
Danbuc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 03:55 AM
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: Thruxton!
 
Thruxtomah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Marseille, France
Posts: 19
Thanks everybody for your help!
Thruxtomah is offline  
post #33 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: T100
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los angeles
Posts: 46
Smile

So any progress guys???!! Lets see em!
Bruno317 is offline  
post #34 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '12 Thruxton
 
jstrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Posts: 351
Other Motorcycle: '07 Speed Triple
Haha, I'm finally hoping to start on mine this weekend. Realizing now that I'll have to relocate my ignition though.

-Jeremy
jstrain is offline  
post #35 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2010t100 67 ttspecial rep
 
mike-tt special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: N wales uk
Posts: 686
Other Motorcycle: 91 zxr750(805cc)
Garage
heres my 2010 t100(lcd odo) fitted with a motogadget chronoclassic

mike-tt special is offline  
post #36 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 02:59 AM
Member
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 31
Other Motorcycle: 2013 BMW F800GS
Extra Motorcycle: 1980 CX500 Cafe Project
Mike-tt,

Did you end up using MG speed sensor supplied? Or...?

Could you post some pics please?
Babushka is offline  
post #37 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 09:36 AM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2010t100 67 ttspecial rep
 
mike-tt special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: N wales uk
Posts: 686
Other Motorcycle: 91 zxr750(805cc)
Garage
trying to get the MG to read the signal from the bonnie was hurting my head so i used the MG supplied speed sensor.
i did it like this



note:- the mg supplied magnets are inserted with some adhesive into shallow holes i drilled into the brake disc locating shoulder of the wheel hub, this i feel is more secure than just bonding them to a surface and makes them less likely to be knocked off during wheel removal etc (one is visable in the pic the other is hidden by the fork leg, i may add two more in the future as the speedo does'nt register below 7mph and the gear indicator is a little bit slow reacting at very low speeds but this is just me being fussy) .
i mounted the mg speed sensor on a z shapped alloy bracket held in place by the lower caliper mounting bolt

Last edited by mike-tt special; 09-21-2012 at 01:33 PM.
mike-tt special is offline  
post #38 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 11:00 AM
Member
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 31
Other Motorcycle: 2013 BMW F800GS
Extra Motorcycle: 1980 CX500 Cafe Project
Thank you Mike-tt!

I am also giving up on the idea of tapping into oem speed sensor. So will be going same route as you. Most likely will start with 4 magnets, from everything I read people are complaining about lower speeds and the gear indicators. Though I have MG mini and have no gear indicator, still would like to have a more accurate speed reading.

I see you wrapped the wire on the brake cable and passing near the caliper. Have you noticed any heat causing wire damage issues? Concerned at all?

Did you end up finding a pre-made bracket or fabricated it yourself? Could you let me know the details, please?
Babushka is offline  
post #39 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2010t100 67 ttspecial rep
 
mike-tt special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: N wales uk
Posts: 686
Other Motorcycle: 91 zxr750(805cc)
Garage
the extra magnets won't make the speedo more accurate but allow the mg register to a lower speed i.e below 7mph but most oe speedos don't register below this anyway!
also the extra magnets allow the gear indicator to react faster but the gear indicator is only a problem on the change from 1 - 2 or 2 - 1 and then its only 1 or 2 second delay, i think i can work out whether i'm in 1st or 2nd!
ok babushka i've talked myself out of adding the extra magnets to my bike!!!!!

it's maybe not so easy to see in the pic but the wire runs across the outside edge of the caliper mounting lugs on the fork so there is a good 1/2" or more of clearance and bare in mind there is airflow over it aswell so no problems with heat yet (you can put your finger about 1/2" away from your brake disc after a hard ride but if you touch it ouch)

i fabricated the bracket out of 3mm alloy sheet i have in my garage, any material will do as long as its strong enough to not vibrate as the wheel travels over the road surface (the magnets will not trigger the sensor if the gap exceeds 4mm) , unfortunately the dimensions are useless for you because it was fabricated to suit the daytona tt600 fork and brake set-up i have
mike-tt special is offline  
post #40 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:21 AM
Member
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Posts: 31
Other Motorcycle: 2013 BMW F800GS
Extra Motorcycle: 1980 CX500 Cafe Project
Finally...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike-tt special View Post
the extra magnets won't make the speedo more accurate but allow the mg register to a lower speed i.e below 7mph but most oe speedos don't register below this anyway!
...
ok babushka i've talked myself out of adding the extra magnets to my bike!!!!!
...
i fabricated the bracket out of 3mm alloy sheet i have in my garage, any material will do as long as its strong enough to not vibrate as the wheel travels over the road surface
Thank you, Mike-tt!
I've sourced a bolt with the magnet and used it in place of 1 of the original bolts holding the rotor bracket. Fabricated a bracket for the MG speed sensor (your pictures helped), and finally connected everything. As you said, 1 magnet seems to be doing the job, my setup registers as low as 3-5 mph. After about 300 miles, my ODO was about 2 miles off from original.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mike-tt special View Post
good bit of lateral thinking with the light sensors
i'm not worried about MIL (my oe speedo is hidden in whats left of the airbox, i will just take it out and check for MIL if bike run rough or i suspect a fault)
but low fuel light (LFL) on clock bracket would save alot of aggro
So I finally got some time to work on my idea. Had some interesting experiments with resistance and finally got it working.

Now I have a Low Fuel and Check Engine indicator LEDs.

Here are some pics:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0401_md.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	205.6 KB
ID:	57342   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0403_md.jpg
Views:	349
Size:	227.4 KB
ID:	57343   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0402_md.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	120.5 KB
ID:	57344  
Babushka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Thruxton Speedo/Tach Backlight jbronso The Welcome Center 2 11-15-2014 12:57 AM
Seeking chrome covers for tach/speedo set - Thruxton Scrambler900 Twins Technical Talk 6 08-06-2010 10:44 PM
chrome buckets for thruxton tach & speedo Thruxton Brothers Club Cafe' 2 10-09-2007 08:42 AM
Will Thruxton Speedo and Tach work on a Speedmaster? Sprocketti Twins Talk 0 08-08-2005 01:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome