Wanted: Acewell Gauge experiences - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Tiger 800
 
TX1911fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 769
I guess I'll be the guinea pig.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
TX1911fan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
 
zenbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 676
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
Same here. I've got an acewell 4453 ordered and on the way here (from Germany). Should be here any day now. They gave me some specific bonneville wiring diagrams that I can share with you. Lets keep the tips and experiences flowing so we can all benefit.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 T100 Cafe - Lots of mods - My Garage
zenbike is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Tiger 800
 
TX1911fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 769
That would be great. I think I'm supposed to get wiring diagrams too.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
TX1911fan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
 
zenbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 676
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
Got my Acewell gauge in the mail today, only had to wait 3 weeks for it to arrive snail mail from Germany. Happy that it made it here safely!
It looks great. Will be very nice on the bike.
Opened up the box and was surprised by how many plugs, sensors and adapters it includes. This gauge has a bit of everything...
Sad bit is I'm so busy right now that my install might be a ways off. It's going to be hard to wait. I'll keep you updated.

Wanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354162343.042720.jpg
Wanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354162395.730592.jpgWanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354162422.655138.jpgWanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354162435.201312.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 T100 Cafe - Lots of mods - My Garage
zenbike is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
 
zenbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 676
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
Had a little time last weekend and fabbed up a temp mounting bracket out of wood. I think it looks pretty sweet. Such a cleaner view from the saddle.
Think I might shift it about a 1/4" farther out from the bars. What do you think?
Wanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354664726.940991.jpgWanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354664753.578832.jpgWanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354664778.740779.jpgWanted: Acewell Gauge experiences-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1354664800.952019.jpg

This way the easy part, next is metal bracket and wiring.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
2007 T100 Cafe - Lots of mods - My Garage
zenbike is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Scrambler
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 288
I installed my 2856 aaaages ago now. It's been fine, but I dislike the blue lighting.

The speedo adapter works just fine, and I wired the cluster to use the stock connectors. I also made a breakout box that handles the CEL and Low Fuel indicators, so it triggers the Alarm light and causes the fuel level bar to flash, respectively, when either is triggered. A pair of relays and some creativity can be used to recreate it.

Edit: Have a photo.


Last edited by casida; 12-07-2012 at 06:10 PM.
casida is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
 
zenbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 676
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
Quote:
Originally Posted by casida View Post
I installed my 2856 aaaages ago now. It's been fine, but I dislike the blue lighting.

The speedo adapter works just fine, and I wired the cluster to use the stock connectors. I also made a breakout box that handles the CEL and Low Fuel indicators, so it triggers the Alarm light and causes the fuel level bar to flash, respectively, when either is triggered. A pair of relays and some creativity can be used to recreate it.
Casida,
The blue light is one of the main reasons I went with the 4XXX gauge, I too don't like blue lights. With the 4xxx you can adjust the backlight to any color you want. Also, I prefer the needle tach vs. digital.

How did you mount to the top triple? I'm thinking of cutting a bracket out of 1/8" aluminum similar to the wood template I made.
zenbike is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Scrambler
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 288
The 2xxx series come with bracketry that I had to apply a slight bend to (no big deal to do this cold.) After that, I took a spare top clamp I had, drilled a centered hole just behind the divot for the original gauge's speedo cable, then tapped the hole to M8x1.25. Anchored with appropriate hardware, and all has been fine and dandy. =) I got rid of (As you can see) most of the wiring ugliness, too, by running all the wires through the handlebars.

I'm trying to not be TOO picky, but I might end up with one of the 4xxx series, just because they do look both more period and ARE NOT BLUE. Grr. I can't wait 'till blue LEDs fall out of favor again.

- Eddie


Quote:
Originally Posted by zenbike View Post
Casida,
The blue light is one of the main reasons I went with the 4XXX gauge, I too don't like blue lights. With the 4xxx you can adjust the backlight to any color you want. Also, I prefer the needle tach vs. digital.

How did you mount to the top triple? I'm thinking of cutting a bracket out of 1/8" aluminum similar to the wood template I made.
casida is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville T100
 
zenbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 676
Other Motorcycle: '01 Sprint RS (Sold it)
Posted my full install report with pictures here
Acewell Gauge Installed
zenbike is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Tiger 800
 
TX1911fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 769
I'm selling my Acewell unit if anyone is interested

http://www.triumphrat.net/for-sale-p...eedometer.html
TX1911fan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Acewell Flatonr Twins Technical Talk 16 12-21-2012 05:04 AM
Acewell 2853 w/ EFI Bikes cashmore1985 Twins Technical Talk 11 08-01-2012 12:51 AM
Oil pressure gauge experiences wanted Forchetto Twins Technical Talk 14 12-18-2009 06:48 PM
Scrambler stories and experiences wanted... Casper Twins Talk 1 11-03-2008 12:54 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.