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    I have did this before and switch gear but it was Kawasaki 750 for other Kawasaki 750 clocks to the wiring was 50% correct anyway but....................................
    I am looking for a cheap set of clocks to replace the ones on the Thundercat. The bike is getting a small universal nose cone and my clocks are to wide. Changing the wires around in the block connectors dont bother me but as the rev counter is electronic do they all work in the same way with three wires and i just need the wireing diagram for the two bikes to sus what is what?

    Then the temp gauge. Same question

    Then the speedo. Would any spedo do as the gearing at the drive will keep the needle almost correct?

    Not found a set of clocks yet but just thinking out loud just now as i am not sure should i just replace with another Yamaha models.

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    I can't help you yet but might be able to soon as I am doing similar to the TDR. Connectors are on order so I can make a conversion loom and not chop either loom about.

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    Where you getting your block connectors from? I had a seller on ebay that was a perfect match for my Kwak (Presume all jap are the same) but i lost the bookmark.

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    Doesn't this thread belong on March or October?

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    For the connectors. http://kojaycat.co.uk/epages/9500004.../SpecialOffers


    I know the mechanical speedo drive is correct as I tried out a set of clocks before I bought them. I'm going to use NSR125 clocks as they look okay, the redline for the tacho is in roughly correct and the speedo has an appropriate range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    For the connectors. http://kojaycat.co.uk/epages/9500004.../SpecialOffers


    I know the mechanical speedo drive is correct as I tried out a set of clocks before I bought them. I'm going to use NSR125 clocks as they look okay, the redline for the tacho is in roughly correct and the speedo has an appropriate range.
    Cheers for that. Perfect Them NSR clocks do look quite nice. Looking on ebay there is a few versions of them over the years. Ill have a good look later to see what i like and easiest to fit in and make a bracket for. A black version of this is what i am putting on

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...4AAOSwrX1cz-ta

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    I went for JC22 clocks. I'd like a white tacho but that can wait until I find one. They scored for me as they have a back cover on them and I'm not planning on have a nose cone.

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    I've been told any Japanese mechanical speedo will work as it's the drives where the gearing for the wheel is done.
    Rev counters come in two varieties, 1 pulse per rpm or 2 pulses per rpm, most Japanese bikes are 1 pulse per rpm, the pulse comes from one of the coils, so you'll have +12V, earth and pulse wire.
    All temp guages work the same way, +12V feed and the other wire connects to the sender which is a variable resistor.

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    Useful, thanks.

    My other consideration for clocks was that they read in mph and the odo read about the right amount of total miles. The latter wasn't crucial but helps me choose between the various near identical clocks on Ebay.

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    Don't buy cheap new clocks, they don't read the correct amounts and the needles flicker (that was 20 I wasted), if you're buying new get Koso or similar quality, I think my all in one rev counter, speedo and idiot lights guage was about 100, it works very well on my old Kawasaki.

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    I bought a set of used clocks in what looks to be good condition, paid about 40 IIRC.

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    Clocks don't change this early surely?

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    My small nose fairing came today but no brackets. I offered it up and there is not much room to add clocks and make a mount bracket. I will need to find something like naked bandit clocks but something with a temperature gauge. I was also looking closer at the multi plug on the bikes look thinking WTF! there is a lot of wires here then it clicked that that plug is headlamp, side lights and indicators also. Doh!

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    Bandit 1200s have a fuel guage - could you put a small temp guage in the little pod it goes in?


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    Was looking at the 12 bandit also but still think they may be to large. Fine if i was not using a nose cone. Think i quite like the CB500 ones. Compact and temp gauge is in the rev counter. Red line starts 3k RPM lower but i can live with that.


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