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i just got my bike back together minus a few small details but im wanting to run a speedo with odometer in it to help me know when to fill up on gas i was just curious what everyone is running the bike didnt have one on it when i got it but any input is appreciated thanks
 

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i like the speedo driven front wheel but my problem is finding a speedo that i like the looks of everything new and billet sucks so ill probally be hitting up swap meets and buggin the older guys i know to let me raid their parts pile
 

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run a 70's brit speedo unit on the front wheel, or the one that uses magnets around the rim that drive the pick-up unit that is at the side of the forks?
 

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thats an idea too matt im just kicking round ideas tryin to learn harleys i know cbs and kzs from the 70s pretty well but learning alot about harleys as i go so far i dig it
 

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I run a Cateye micro wireless bicycle speedo on my bike. mounts easily and of course its wireless so it looks clean. cost was about $35 and so far over 3 years with the original battery. only thing is it will not register at speeds over 75 but my 1971 sporty rarely sees those speeds.
 

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@C6vette- I am thinking a bit ahead on a build I am doing and have the same basic issue as in this thread. I have heard others mention a bicycle speedo and my question is: would the bottom of the speedometer computer allow a canvas strap? Or would it be easy to rig up a canvas strap myself? Perhaps around my wrist like a watch?
 

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I also run a bike speedo, though mine is not wireless. I run a cateye enduro, same battery for 4 years. Sits right between the riser caps on my bar, cant hardly tell its there.
 

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well im either goin to do the front wheel speedo drive set up or look at the bicycle speedo set up im just not into digital displays and such but may be an option
 

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@C6vette- I am thinking a bit ahead on a build I am doing and have the same basic issue as in this thread. I have heard others mention a bicycle speedo and my question is: would the bottom of the speedometer computer allow a canvas strap? Or would it be easy to rig up a canvas strap myself? Perhaps around my wrist like a watch?
the speedo I got comes with a little plastic baseplate that has slots for two very thin zip ties. the computer itself clips onto the baseplate. also removes very easily. Im not really sure how you could put a canvas strap on it. I guess you could cut some small slits in the canvas and feed the zip ties through there?
 
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