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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Clocks Away ! Reply with quote

so, last night I engaged the SB6R in combat and finally it yielded it's clock set, but not without a struggle............



clock set now despatched to sunny Norfolk to (hopefully) have it's errant speedometer repaired.............



and whilst the hammer and chisel were still warm, I removed the rear seat unit in preparation for a deep cleaning session...........




not that it really needs one Very Happy
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You needing a "cleaner" Geekay? I know a good pair of hands for that going spare.....No wonder your clocks are broke...what speed is that needle stuck at??? Were you trying to go back to the future???
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Jonny B Bad



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: SB6R clocks Reply with quote

Geekay, many have replaced the stepper motors on those clocks, including me, without much in the way of success. They are not a quality item! I replaced mine with a set of Koso, which have served me well, at not a huge cost.
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
You needing a "cleaner" Geekay? I know a good pair of hands for that going spare.....No wonder your clocks are broke...what speed is that needle stuck at??? Were you trying to go back to the future???


just changing into 5th when it stuck................. Wink
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: SB6R clocks Reply with quote

Jonny B Bad wrote:
Geekay, many have replaced the stepper motors on those clocks, including me, without much in the way of success. They are not a quality item! I replaced mine with a set of Koso, which have served me well, at not a huge cost.


I would like to keep the standard clocks if possible. I am not a big fan of Koso clocks. but I do have a spare Tesi 1D digital unit on standby.......... Very Happy
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2bims



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: SB6R clocks Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
Jonny B Bad wrote:
Geekay, many have replaced the stepper motors on those clocks, including me, without much in the way of success. They are not a quality item! I replaced mine with a set of Koso, which have served me well, at not a huge cost.


I would like to keep the standard clocks if possible. I am not a big fan of Koso clocks. but I do have a spare Tesi 1D digital unit on standby.......... Very Happy


Nowt wrong with the Koso stuff....albeit a bit low budget....but not really period keeping with the bike.....probably less chance of your Tesi clocks working than the original SB6R ones...teehee
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
2bims wrote:
You needing a "cleaner" Geekay? I know a good pair of hands for that going spare.....No wonder your clocks are broke...what speed is that needle stuck at??? Were you trying to go back to the future???


just changing into 5th when it stuck................. Wink


Ah....so you even ride your own bikes like you rode my Vdue then Eh??/
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your probably better off junking the insides of the speedo and fitting a new unit behind it, keeping the face and needle. Then calibrate it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:

Ah....so you even ride your own bikes like you rode my Vdue then Eh??/


Yep - we were running late to catch the Chunnel train m'lud..............
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
Your probably better off junking the insides of the speedo and fitting a new unit behind it, keeping the face and needle. Then calibrate it.


Think fitting a Koso unit is easier than that option Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shrug ... its not you have to calculate the burn, or limit the impurity, control pitch and yaw and then think of a recovery system
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have managed to graft a Triumph Sprint speedo into a Suzuki Katana instrument pod, but there are sod-all electronics involved in that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mind me asking who you sent them to?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.scorpio-electronics.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clocks ahoy!



stuck at 40 km/h - will have to plug them in and see if they rectify themselves.

signs of forced entry...............



Very Happy
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