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    Ok guys - been working on this in the background for the last couple of months -
    I started out with the need to rebuild the stock dash for the vf750 - but didn't want to change the look - so I ended up designing and making anelectronic replacement -
    the meters are all driven by dash stepper motors - as used in all the modern electronic dashed - with the displays using OLED white displays -

    attached is a photo of the vf750 unit - excuse the overexposure - phone doesn't like the bright displays.

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    From there I decided how about other bikes where there is a desire to keep the original "gauges" but replace / upgrade the internals....
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    vf750f - complete but needs a repaint and rings
    vf750s - complete - for sale
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    So this led to the concept of a generic gauge -
    it has two OLED displays -
    these can be set as ODOMETER, TRIP, FUEL, TEMP, VOLTAGE (+gear) OIL PRESSURE
    and one stepper driven needle -
    this can be set to TACHO or SPEEDO-

    All inputs are measured by the gauge -
    there are some jumpers on the back to configure dipsplay coice -
    there is a software (serial terminal via usb) that allows editing of settings -
    wheel circumference - metric or imperial units , starting odometer reading.
    the FUEL,TEMP,SPEED and TACHO displays are configurable throug this terminal - there is a start and end point and angles as well as the facility to correct gauge linearity -

    This allows any existing gauge faceplate to be matched in the settings.
    the base body size is 75mm - but comes in any size needed to fit the gauge as required.
    the gauge incorporates LED lighting - as the top 3d printed layer is transclucent.


    couple of shots a base gauge
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    cx500A - grey - commuter (phantom) SOLD
    cx500B+ - undertail exhaust - complete (Storm) SOLD
    vf750f - complete but needs a repaint and rings
    vf750s - complete - for sale
    vf750s - fiddler - vf1000f forks, ignition trail, 4into1, pods, clip ons, dual headlights etc
    next cx - cx500 in 650 frame with undertail pipes and lots of changes - almost done



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    So on to a setup to illustrate -

    below is shown a before and after of the good old standard CX dash -
    reuses the faceplates and needles, buckets etc.

    before

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    bits to go in -
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    the working unit - set as odo/trip on the speedo and voltmeter / gear at top of tacho and fuel on the bottom.
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    i would expect this to be more applicable to the custom / deluxe gauges
    and in particular to other bikes where an upgrade but original appearance might be sought - eg cb750s and goldwings

    The gauges are not honda specific - they can be used on any brand

    I need to do some document writing etc before they become available through the website and ebay - but just a heads up -
    another option in the mix.

    standard sizes will be to suit 3", 3 1/8, 3 3/8 , 4"
    the tacho runs of the ignition -
    the speedo uses a hall sensor -
    oil pressure if desired - 150psi piezo pressure sensor (about $15 US)
    temp and fuel senders as usual -
    gear if required calculated on rpm/speed ratio

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    cx500A - grey - commuter (phantom) SOLD
    cx500B+ - undertail exhaust - complete (Storm) SOLD
    vf750f - complete but needs a repaint and rings
    vf750s - complete - for sale
    vf750s - fiddler - vf1000f forks, ignition trail, 4into1, pods, clip ons, dual headlights etc
    next cx - cx500 in 650 frame with undertail pipes and lots of changes - almost done



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    this is cool. i dont need it at the moment, but i like it.
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    Oh man, this would be so perfect for my Ural. I'm already running a Hall Effect sensor for a Trail Tech because the Ruskie speedo lies so badly.

    You da man, Ray!
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    Rayman,

    nice work - eager to see them available....

    Ron


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    The only function I see missing from this (as it is from my stock CX dash) is a simple chronometer. I've added a clock on a handlebar clamp, but it can't be read in the dark. An LED clock in the gauge would be a huge improvement.


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    Randall,
    A clock can be put in - but brings some issues along with it -
    it either needs its own power source - button cell which needs to be changed - or it needs to be powered from he bike - meaning extra wiriing needs to be added -
    in my experience - all a bike powered clock does is drain the battery quicker ( 2 weeks it seems on the vf750s ...)

    The bigger issue is then setting the little beast - necessitating buttons or some other means ( blink trice turn around and scratch left armpit to adjust hours...)

    You will note the two black circles on each gauge that are covered by the face plate - they are in fact push buttons just not used here -
    currently the left is set as trip reset and the right allows cycling though the displays.

    I'll take it on bard and see if I can find a small enough i2c chip with battery support that I can add in on the next board revision.

    update
    suitable clock module i2c with battery holder o nthe small pcb found -
    gauge boards modified to allow additon of it as an option.

    will be available as an option for V2 -
    Rayman

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    cx500A - grey - commuter (phantom) SOLD
    cx500B+ - undertail exhaust - complete (Storm) SOLD
    vf750f - complete but needs a repaint and rings
    vf750s - complete - for sale
    vf750s - fiddler - vf1000f forks, ignition trail, 4into1, pods, clip ons, dual headlights etc
    next cx - cx500 in 650 frame with undertail pipes and lots of changes - almost done



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    Cool. Thanks for looking into it.


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    1978 CX500 Standard - The Grub


    1981 GL500 Basket case -> AdventureWing (Dual-sport conversion in progress) - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3


    1979 CX500 Deluxe rolling chassis -> Hmm?

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    clock code in - settable by the buttons - uses a DS3231 high accuracy temperature compensated clock - with a 2032 battery.
    clock display replaced oil pressure meter - either / or for the moment but that can be changed.

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    cx500A - grey - commuter (phantom) SOLD
    cx500B+ - undertail exhaust - complete (Storm) SOLD
    vf750f - complete but needs a repaint and rings
    vf750s - complete - for sale
    vf750s - fiddler - vf1000f forks, ignition trail, 4into1, pods, clip ons, dual headlights etc
    next cx - cx500 in 650 frame with undertail pipes and lots of changes - almost done



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