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Old 10-10-05, 06:16 PM
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bicycle computer on me motorcycle

My speedometer is dead on my motorcycle, so I stuck on my bicycle computer. Its wireless, and works great when the engine is turned off, but when the engine runs it reads nothing. I know that this is not a cycling question, but if any one has any ideas on how to make it work, that would be great...
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Old 10-10-05, 08:05 PM
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Sounds like the engine is generating interference with the sensor. This is a common problem with car radios. They make special spark plug wires that dampen the interference, but it's almost certainly cheaper to get a wired unit (or fix your speedometer).
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Old 10-10-05, 08:27 PM
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...is there a Darwin Award for this?



Go really really really fast... turn off the bike... see how fast your going... turn on the bike.... Pretty soon it won't have any baffles left...

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Easy fix - remove the engine & gearbox from motorcycle, replace with crank & pedals.
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Old 10-11-05, 08:20 AM
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Go the the Ninja250.org website and check out a tech article on installing a bike computer. Those guys say the Sigma wired bike computers are the best ones for the job. Ninja 250s are notorious for bad speedos.
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