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    Posted: 05 Oct 2018 at 13:03

I've been having problems with the dash for a while, particularliy the tacho which seems to have mind of it's own and is pretty much useless, I've reset it several times but it soon starts misbehaving again at the moment it's at rest showing 12000 rpm !! not ideal, plus if I'm honest I've never been a fan of of the OE dash it's fiddly over complicated and looks very dated these days so I've been looking at replacement options.

There are quite a few different ones avaiable,  from the top end AIM, Translogic down to the 20 ish quid Chinese clones. I'm discounting these due to price, respectively to expensive to be worth the money and to cheap to be any good . 

This leaves the middle ground, here we have 2 main contenders, Acewell and KOSO, style wise you have either full LCD screen or analogue tacho with smaller LCD display, both makes and types look like they'd do the job although I think I'd prefer to have regular needle tacho rather than a LCD graph, the one that seems to tick all the boxes is this :

http://www.acewell-meter.co.uk/Acewell%20Speedometers/ACE-6xxx/ACE-6556.htm?action=full&id=223

lots of funtions, prefered analogue tacho and very nice looking almost OE, I've read a little about the Koso units which is largely positive but can't find much about the Acewell items anyone any expereinces good or bad?

 

 

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i think i would like to do this swap too the dash on thees are looking a bit dated and a bit large would it be a straight plug in and no wires running down the fork leg
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote budd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2018 at 10:01
these units aren't true 'plug n' play' ie they aren't model specific so there will be some fettlling to do, re the speedo sensor I know what you mean about sensor wires running down the fork leg isn't great and while I think this is probably the easiest way to wire the speedo it should equaly be possible (and preferable) to fit the sensor in the OE position to take the signals from the rear brake disc.
The first thing I want to check it whether the bike runs without the OE dash in place, see if the indicators work etc, if the bike doesn't run it would mean it's relying on something in the stock dash and would make retro fitting an alternative dash much more difficult. Hopefully it will run without the dash connected and it will be just a matter of supplying power and  sorting out the tacho feed, speed sensor and warning lights, sounds simple ... Wink
   
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get hold of sabre on here sure he fitted a Koso to his old blue tuono
In fact he posted on here but I can’t find it but he added to this on af1 


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Yep Sabre did it, think he had some tech support from our very own Spoonz so should be some info about.
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