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post #1 of 13 Old 01-22-2012, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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So here's a cheaper alternative to Koso and f4i gauges... Let's get some opinions on looks, wiring, etc. And Rob, if you have the time for a "simple" yes or no, think your awesome fuel indicator LEDs would work or even needed?

Danmoto 180 Digital Cockpit [SP-00008] - $129.00

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Really... 81 views and no can give some input?! At least tell me I'm stupid for even though considering these?

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I really don't care for the look of it but it's pretty inexpensive.

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Really... 81 views and no can give some input?! At least tell me I'm stupid for even though considering these?
A lot of us are having problems with the site and couldn't post.

I think it's too small for my eyes. I am curious how it performs and if the price will go up once they start selling lots, like they did with their exhausts.

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It looks to be very similar to the stock unit on my brothers warrior. I have never had any issues reading it because of the small size. I'm not to sure how well it would look on the 9'er but for that price its worth a shot.



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I don't think it would look good on my bike.
But I've been considering building a dune-buggy, and this might be an inexpensive option for that.

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My biggest thing is check out the fuel light... Might work just like the 919's. Sans having to bother Rob. I can't find SQUAT for info or videos yet but I've been watching the unfortunate events unfold all over the Niner's field! Pun intended-ish!

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not sure I understand this, what about fuel light?
I personally have f4i gauges on my 9er and it gives me a count down until my tank is completely empty once reserve kicks in but it all does the same thing:
reserve light is on - time too fuel the bike

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not sure I understand this, what about fuel light?
I personally have f4i gauges on my 9er and it gives me a count down until my tank is completely empty once reserve kicks in but it all does the same thing:
reserve light is on - time too fuel the bike
Well with the Koso, the gauge requires a little help from TharEngineering. It looks as though these might just have the simple light on when at reserve without having to mod or add an led/sensor. But hey I'm new to the speedo/tach modding and any info I'm missing is greatly appreciated. I know this DanMoto is kinda cheap but it's new and won't have a high mileage readout or a beat up case as would most of the f4i gauges available right now.

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Well with the Koso, the gauge requires a little help from TharEngineering. It looks as though these might just have the simple light on when at reserve without having to mod or add an led/sensor. But hey I'm new to the speedo/tach modding and any info I'm missing is greatly appreciated. I know this DanMoto is kinda cheap but it's new and won't have a high mileage readout or a beat up case as would most of the f4i gauges available right now.
there is a simple way to bring f4i milage to match your actual mileage (as long as f4i had less miles as it can only go up)

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my issue with the gauge is that it doesn't look too well made, and cheap looking. the wires that lead into the housing in the back are not sealed which makes the unit look like it's not water resistant at the very least. looks can be deceiving though. up to you.

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From the specs I'd say the fuel gauge could be made to work as a low fuel indicator with a variation on my Koso gauge low fuel unit, or a standalone unit would work as well. Other than that the temp gauge should work with a 1600 ohm resistor hooked in parallel across the sending unit wire to ground.

As to the looks ... for $130 it looks like reasonable quality. I'd have to see and test one to give a valid opinion though.

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