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recommend a speedo with backlight

Posted: 9 Feb 2010, 12:20am
by lauriematt
hi there

the speedos gone on my motorbike and im replacing it with a bicycle speedo. i was told by a policeman today that it needs a backlight for obvious reasons...though he was a bit unsure as to whether it was actually legal or not

so can anyone recommend a bike speedo that has a backlight? preferably something NOT wireless, and cheapish
i would be interested in buying one second-hand off this forum if its a good price


i know this is a cycling forum so please dont shoot me for posting a question relating to motorbikes....i am an enthuistic cyclist too! :D

Re: recommend a speedo with backlight

Posted: 9 Feb 2010, 8:03am
by ferrit worrier
Decathlon do one with a back light, although I've never used one, I have the plain and simple version. dont forget that the back light could run your batteries down quickly. What sort of M/bike is it? have you tried ebay or a motorcycle breakers?
You might also find that with all the wiring it might affect a wireless signal.
Malc

Re: recommend a speedo with backlight

Posted: 9 Feb 2010, 9:17am
by [XAP]Bob
I'd be tempted to get a GPS one - at least then calibration isn't a huge issue.

You could take USB power from your motorbike electrics to provide permanent power.

Re: recommend a speedo with backlight

Posted: 9 Feb 2010, 4:00pm
by cycleruk
Sigma are the usual ones used for M/Cs. Most others don't go above 99 mph reading whereas Sigmas will read upto 180mph. :shock:
Sigma also do a light but that attaches next to the readout and shines down from above.
There are specific M/C digital speedo's such as Vapor but are rather costly. (possibly cheaper to repair your own?)

Some info:- http://www.angelfire.com/ia/z/FZ1sigma.htm

& http://www.trailtechproducts.co.uk/

Re: recommend a speedo with backlight

Posted: 9 Feb 2010, 4:33pm
by [XAP]Bob
I konw my garmin 205 reads over 100mph - I left it on (not logging) in the train once ;)