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Installing the Dakota Digital Speedometer

Discussion in 'How-To' started by Raywood, May 7, 2010.

  1. Brandon Downey

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    Not a problem at all. Glad to do it to help out. Mine should be here Friday or Saturday. I will keep the thread posted of the progress.
     
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    Oh no surprise. Lol. They’ve been up for a long time. Not surprised they’d stop working especially since the thing with photo bucket
     
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    FullSizeRender (9).jpg I received my new gauge yesterday. I work today so will likely do the install tomorrow. Moderators, would it be best to post my install in this thread or start a new one so the info is at the top of the thread? Thanks.
     
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    Yeah I figured starting a new thread would be best. Thank you.
     
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    Mine should be in today as well.
     
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    I went with the red, due to the maroon/burgandy colored stripes on my paint job. How about you?
     
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    Red also. Similar bike color
     
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    Great. Ty. I found a YouTube video. Looks straightforward enough. Stupid fedex says it was delivered but nope
     
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    I was looking at the instructions on setting up the speedo. Has anybody used the additional functions such as quarter-mile time mileage to service?
     
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    I posted a new thread from my install this morning if anyone needs it.
     
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    I never did, I only use "A" for fill ups and I change the oil & filter every fall regardless of mileage.
     
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    Hey Brandon, I haven't read through this whole thread, but was your original speedo bad? Or did you just replace it cause you wanted to? I like the original speedo's and mine is going bad so just thought I'd ask.:D
     
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    Mine was going bad. Intermittently just wouldn't work when I fired her up and took off. I would have to either stop and restart or shut it off on the fly and restart (not recommended lol). When it didn't work, it did not read speed nor clock miles. Even if it did the initial key on test function sweep there were still times it didn't work once i was rolling. So I was happy to drop the $217 for the Dakota Digital gauge.
     
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    I'll chime in. I first noticed a bit of moisture inside the bezel around the same time the rubber on my reset button started to corrode and fall apart. shortly after that the speedometer started to act up. The tach was still working but the speedo needle stopped moving and then the digital readout on the bottom would flicker and flash.

    went with the Dakota Digital Red. it was an easy enough install. the wiring plugs all match up. The hardest part is the little set screw on the underside of the housing. I comes with instructions on how to install and to program/calibrate. For checking the speedometer i mapped out a stretch of road that was one mile (you could use google or simply use your car to drive the same stretch of road.) and time it.
     
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