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AirMango

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Speedo / Tach redo
« on: January 05, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
Hi all:
Just joined in, like what I see so far. Would love some ideas or suggestions for what to do between my wrists. Classy, single clock and triple tree treatment.

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 07:17:11 PM »
Welcome aboard! Beemer looks fantastic and definitely worthy of a dancing banana  :banana

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:18:00 PM »
Nice airhead, and welcome. Have you considered retrofitting a /5 or earlier headlight with the speedo in the housing? There are even a bunch of less spendy Ural units that combine the headlight housing and speedo. I've even thought of doing away with the clocks altogether and mounting up the cell phone with a speedo AP when I ride.

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 09:16:19 PM »
Thanks for Mr. B  :banana
Good thought, single tach ok with me and have seen nice combo units as well. Does a speedo app qualify in the eye of the court?

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 09:22:25 PM »
Rick, I lean toward analogue. I'm wanting a little British flavor. BTW, i once owned that little yellow Norton.

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:21:08 PM »
Great lookin B for sure,, R80 ? I pretty much finished my 75/6 got to ride it through the hood a few times before the snow. I started messin with my R80 rt got a few ideas for it (if I decied to keep it) Welcome to the group...

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 11:33:55 PM »
A working tach and speedo and headlight housing from a /5 is boo coo bucks their getting pretty scarce didn't some of the 50's triumphs have a speedo in the headlight? always good to have another airhead around :cool

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 08:13:56 AM »
How about getting an old single headlight/speedo bucket from an old Allstate or something odd and cheap and sticking the BMW speedo  and headlight in it ? I have an Allstate headlight unit which looks a lot like the one on my /5. Sorry, can't part with it since it's part of our yard
ornament.   On my rat bike i used a headlight bucket off a 37 international truck and a Honda Sealed beam fit in it perfectly. Cut a hole for a speedo and you're done ! I never felt I needed a tach on the old Beemer...

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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 02:55:34 PM »
Ural headlamp and speedo would work too!
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Re: Speedo / Tach redo
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 11:20:55 PM »
I read somewhere that there is an older Ural headlight bucket that has a bigger opening that will take the /5 speedo and tach