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Old 08-08-2012, 01:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:55 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks everybody for your help!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #33 (permalink)
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So any progress guys???!! Lets see em!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Haha, I'm finally hoping to start on mine this weekend. Realizing now that I'll have to relocate my ignition though.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #35 (permalink)
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heres my 2010 t100(lcd odo) fitted with a motogadget chronoclassic

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:59 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Mike-tt,

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

Could you post some pics please?
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #37 (permalink)
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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

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #38 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:49 PM   #39 (permalink)
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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
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:21 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Finally...

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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!
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ok babushka i've talked myself out of adding the extra magnets to my bike!!!!!
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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.


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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.

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