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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2008, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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new gauges - odometer question

i am more than 90% sold on the looks of the koso db-01r gauge for my 919. i have one problem with this gauge, it doesnt have an odometer (yes i know it has a TRIP). i have looked and looked for a small odometer for my bike but cannot find such a thing. is this really a big problem to not have an odemeter, like any future legal problems?

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Koso makes some very nice gauges.
There may be some legal issues when selling the bike, and it's just a good idea to keep track of accumulated mileage for maintenance and the pleasure of seeing all those zeros at 100,000 miles. If you are serious about installing the Koso gauge assembly it is possible to gut your present gauge unit down to the circuit board, including removing the meter movements, and kluge power to the Red / Green wire, ground to the Green and Green / Black wires, and the speed sensor signal to the Pink / Green wire. This should activate the odometer. Since it won't be packaged any more, you can find the necessary wires under the seat and make the connections there -- you will have to pull off the seat to check the mileage, but how often do you need to check it anyway?

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now i had thought about doing such a thing, but not sure if i want to go that direction. if there was a simple gauge i could buy that would be great than i wouldnt have to tear apart the existing stock gauge.

anybody seen a small odometer gauge?

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now i had thought about doing such a thing, but not sure if i want to go that direction. if there was a simple gauge i could buy that would be great than i wouldnt have to tear apart the existing stock gauge.

anybody seen a small odometer gauge?
Unfortunately every digital odometer I've ever heard of is integrated into the speedometer circuit and not seperable without keeping the circuit board completely intact. Koso does offer speedometers with odo / trip functions, but either they are in the $350 range or a 55 mm diameter speedo head. Those seem to be your choices.
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those look really nice. Has anybody installed on yet?

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damn, well thanks for the input rob

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