Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:48 am

Hooked
Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Feb 2022
Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
 
Hooked
Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Feb 2022
Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:48 am linkquote
I did this mod about 5 years ago after I got sick and tired of replacing broken speedo cables on my LML Star every few weeks or so . I had seen the ones that replaced the whole unit , but at that time it completely removed the warning lights as well , which I don't think is a good idea. Therefore I looked for a smaller unit on ebay and found this one which has the advantage of having an internal aerial and a reasonable price . I dismantled and cut out the old speedometer innards so that it just dropped into the speedo case , cut a hole in the lens and sealed it with clear silicone . The wiring is very straightforward , just a live feed as I recall . Ok , it does stick out at the top and is'nt perhaps the prettiest of installations , but it works fine and I still have the warning lights . Probably there are smaller units available now that will fit inside the lens of the unit , which I think would look better , but it ain't broke so I'll stick with what i've got .


Backlight available in different colours .



Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:11 am

Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3680
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 3680
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:11 am linkquote
What does the "P05" ("POS"?) mean? Do you still have an odometer/trip meter?
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:41 am

Hooked
Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Feb 2022
Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
 
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Location: Sheffield England
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:41 am linkquote
POS is displayed when it has'nt picked up a satellite . In this case it can't because it is in the garage.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:46 am

Hooked
Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Feb 2022
Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
 
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Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:46 am linkquote
Sorry , I forgot to add that it has odometer and trip function options and a couple of others that I have'nt bothered with.
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:38 pm

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1852
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 1852
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:38 pm linkquote
I hope its more accurate and less laggy than the GPS in phones
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:29 am

Hooked
Vespa ET4
Joined: 16 Feb 2022
Posts: 114
Location: Sheffield England
 
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Location: Sheffield England
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:29 am linkquote
No problems with the accuracy.
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:04 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6242
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 6242
Location: Nashville
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:04 am linkquote
I thought I was the only one that did this!

I have 52mm GPS speedo's similar to yours in both my 1962 VBB and 1962 GL. I need to finish routing the antenna wire and install a proper backplate, but they both work great.

The antenna is externally mounted to the mirror stalk. I fabricated a small mounting plate for it.


GL


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