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Beresford
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Instrument clock

Post by Beresford on Wed 02 Oct 2013, 5:40 pm

Here we are. A cheap chinese ebay watch and some scrap for a bracket.
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Post by teabag on Wed 02 Oct 2013, 6:47 pm

thats better than my effort mate,i have a cheap casio on velcro in the middle of the rev counter !!!!!!!!!
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Post by geewhizz on Wed 02 Oct 2013, 7:21 pm

My CB also rocks an old casio but on the brake fluid reservoir!
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Post by badseeds on Wed 02 Oct 2013, 8:18 pm

My CB also wears an old Casio on a redundant hotgrips controller mount. I've found that an analogue dial is easier to read in low light.
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Re: Instrument clock

Post by stormbringer on Thu 03 Oct 2013, 6:40 am

@badseeds wrote:My CB also wears an old Casio on a redundant hotgrips controller mount. I've found that an analogue dial is easier to read in low light.
In general, analogue instruments are preferable for quick reading. I was once given this example:

You are sitting at the console of a nuclear powerplant. In front of you, there are 147 instruments showing temperatures, pressures and whatnot. Suddenly the alarm goes off. Find the cause - you have 10 seconds.

It's perfectly possible. The smart people who installed the giant dashboard made sure that all gauges are analogue and that all dials are vertical under normal operating conditions.

Your task has just been reduced to finding the one dial that's leaning to one side. Easy.

Now, exchange the clocks with digital readouts (numbers telling you exact sensordata) and rethink the scenario...


This is why revcounters are made with dials. Besides hearing the engine, you will - using peripheral vision - see when the needle points horizontally right and know it's time to upshift Smile

Back on topic. Here's my - analogue - clock arrangement:

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Re: Instrument clock

Post by sullivj on Sun 06 Oct 2013, 8:15 am

Rolling Eyes I hate the way this forum makes me spend money!

Just ordered one of these from China.  It should fit to the handlebar, right in the middle, below the key.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261221774157?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Post by jsnape on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 1:55 pm

@sullivj wrote:Rolling Eyes I hate the way this forum makes me spend money!

Just ordered one of these from China.  It should fit to the handlebar, right in the middle, below the key.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261221774157?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Unfortunately being from China, if it doesn't fly off when going over 60mph it will probably tell you the wrong time.

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Re: Instrument clock

Post by sullivj on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 1:59 pm

Now, now - don't be like that.  I've had some "weally" good stuff from China, that's lasted "werry well"..!
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Re: Instrument clock

Post by jsnape on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 2:31 pm

Nothing against the Chinese but they undoubtedly produce a large assortment of crap which then gets shipped over to the UK.
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Re: Instrument clock

Post by Beresford on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 5:08 pm

Well, mine @ £5.99 I wasn't expecting a Rolex. It is accurate up until now, and won't fall off 'cos I made the bracket. I wanted something where it wasn't the end of the world if it got nicked, and was clearly visible at speed. It's OK so far.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 12:27 pm

I don't think it matters (too much) if you pay the correct (low) price...

What really annoys me is supposedly 'reputable' companies (in this country and other places) passing off crap (quite possibly made in China or similar low-wage/low-quality places) as 'proper' items and
charging you the full-whack price for it.

At least if you know where it is coming from and don't pay too much you know where you stand.
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Post by jsnape on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 5:42 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:I don't think it matters (too much) if you pay the correct (low) price...

What really annoys me is supposedly 'reputable' companies (in this country and other places) passing off crap (quite possibly made in China or similar low-wage/low-quality places) as 'proper' items and
charging you the full-whack price for it.

At least if you know where it is coming from and don't pay too much you know where you stand.
That is very true and I've seen that quite a lot with Parts claiming to be genuine when actually they are genuine fakes.
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Re: Instrument clock

Post by badseeds on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 7:02 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:I don't think it matters (too much) if you pay the correct (low) price...

What really annoys me is supposedly 'reputable' companies (in this country and other places) passing off crap (quite possibly made in China or similar low-wage/low-quality places) as 'proper' items and
charging you the full-whack price for it.

At least if you know where it is coming from and don't pay too much you know where you stand.
I bought bike-specific clocks from Motrax and Oxford and they both died within weeks. Present clock is a £6.99 (with free p&p) analogue-faced watch from Casio that I ground the straps off. It's stated as being 'shower proof', but is still working fine after 10 months.

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Post by sullivj on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 6:27 pm

Here's my Chinese one..

There's a grub screw that tightens onto the handlebar, against the rubber protector they provide.

You then insert the clock face - it's a tight fit, but it does go in - just.   I took the pics before I straightened the face, but you get the idea.

I think it's good.  Much cheaper than the Oxford one.

 

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Re: Instrument clock

Post by Beresford on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:18 pm

Looks good, I hope it's waterproof !
What's the addendum to the right ? GPS?

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Re: Instrument clock

Post by sullivj on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:52 pm

They they say it is, but time will tell.....!

The strut to the right supports the Kappa screen.
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Re: Instrument clock

Post by teabag on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 5:16 pm

Oxford are a bunch of expensive wankers,i emailed them about 6 months ago complaining about a bike cover i bought and am yet to receive a reply,
my little £5.00 Casio attatched with velcro has worked rain or shine for the past 4 years on the Suzuki and Honda
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Post by badseeds on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 8:04 pm

@teabag wrote:Oxford are a bunch of expensive wankers,i emailed them about 6 months ago complaining about a bike cover i bought and am yet to receive a reply,
my little £5.00 Casio attatched with velcro has worked rain or shine for the past 4 years on the Suzuki and Honda
Yep. I got one of their wanky covers too.

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