The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Accessories
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Accessories Accessory problems, advice, and/or how tos (Saddle Bags, Sissy Bars, Crash bars, Mirrors, etc

Active Threads
0 Sportster engine wt.
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 11 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 351
0 Why Torx?
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 586
5 Request advice - Engine knock above 2800rpm
Last Post: Bikeaholic
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 582
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: Hellbent_4
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,836
Views: 389,746
0 Town Bike Handlebar Styling
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 35
0 WTF Happened
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,247
Views: 211,812
0 The salty debate thread.
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 942
0 EFI Sporty Hanging Revs
Last Post: gwd1994
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 330
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: maltesefalcon
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 48,369
Views: 7,797,484
0 Potential future changes for the Sportster motor?
Last Post: awright2009
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 22,043
Views: 2,255,261
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,139
Views: 1,039,154
0 Hello
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 146
0 Sportster fans, tell us why!
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 646
Views: 179,694
0 Range With EFI 3.3 Gal Tank
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 64,617
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,166
Views: 1,742,844
0 Y Grind cams in a 900
Last Post: Staffords
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 661
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 18,095
Views: 1,066,921
0 2014 883 Question
Last Post: 5mel42
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 154
0 Snippets
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 238
Views: 23,899
0 Howdy
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 126
0 Do you blip the throttle when downshifting?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 472
Views: 85,575
0 Accelerator nozzle and idle not right
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,253
0 Ultima electronic ignition installation - Solved
Last Post: Nitro57xl
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,438
0 Static timing
Last Post: ftwflh
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 160
0 Starting bike after 6 year hiatus
Last Post: darwin-t
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
0 19" Tire w/23" Overall Diameter???
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 60
0 79-85 Breather Vent Mod - Adding a Secondary Vent Hose at 6:00 Position
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 74
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,239
Views: 309,936
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,811
Views: 333,805
More...
Members Birthdays
ziggyhd1 (62), MikeDelta (62), greven (60), bliynd (35), Steveb1990 (30)
Tags
engine temperature, koso, speedometer, tachometer, volt meter

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13th August 2020
SonWon SonWon is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,410
Sportster/Buell Model: Superlow 1200T
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 636347
SonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Koso hd-01-04 2014+

I bought a new instrument.



Features:
Tachometer
RPM shift light
Speedometer
Odometer
Trip meter
Engine Temperature
Fuel level (requires installing a sending unit in the gas tank)
Clock
Volt meter
Gear position
Indicator lights
· Fuel (Yellow)
· Engine (Orange)
· Battery (Red)
· Anti theft (Red)
· Cruise control (Green)
· ABS (Red)

I bought this because I wanted to know the engine temp plus there are several other perks. The black bezel doesn't blind me when the sun shines on the meter. It is quicker for me to read the speed from digits. I like the analog tachometer better. Plus it comes with a volt meter.

Installation is easy,
remove the two screws on the bottom plate. Carefully remove the rubber gasket so it does not rip. Disconnect the cable, be careful of the little tabs as they are only plastic. Now you should be able to push the bottom of the old instrument against the mounting frame to break the seal around the top and carefully remove the old.

Reassemble in reverse order. The Harley manual says to use window cleaner to install. I used a little silicone spray only on the meter sides since it is not harmful to electronics or plastic or rubber and does not dry out. I suppose the danger here is it could rotate, no problems yet and I hope not. On the screws I used a little blue Loctite.

My thoughts,
This is a plug and play instrument. Everything works! I am very pleased with this instrument. I would like the digits to be a little clearer in direct sunlight (I have it set to max brightness and need to play around with different colors to see if that helps.) however it is acceptable and my eyes are getting old.

I would buy again knowing what I know now.

Edit, the low fuel level light also works with the standard sensor.
Edit2, I believe Koso is from Taiwan.


Last edited by SonWon; 14th August 2020 at 07:09.. Reason: Added information
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13th August 2020
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 14,666
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 12137759
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Thank you for sharing that information, an interesting instrument. Let the bonding continue!
__________________
I.B.A.#26543, Growing old-Mandatory/ Growing up-optional. Men do not quit playing because they get old, they get old because they stop playing!

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13th August 2020
mikeLI_77's Avatar
mikeLI_77 mikeLI_77 is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,953
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1250c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Reputation: 1723729
mikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have there tnt-01 model and love it also. Great unit. The hardest part for me was calibrating the speed.
__________________
2002 XL1200C (originally)


Hammer 1250 kit W/ 30° reverse dome pistons, billet 2.25" crush forward offset open air cleaner, billet intake manifold, Impact 560's, Sledge Hammer pushrods, Buell XB heads with crush level head porting, Mikuni HSR 45, 177.5 main, 25 slow, Clip 4th slot from top, Jim's powerglide II lifters,
Supertrapp supermeg exhaust 20 disks and open end cap, S&S roller rockers, Alto Carbonite clutch, Energy One 15% heavier spring, Daytona twin tech single fire ignition 1005s
Ricor intimnators, 13" Ricor IAS shocks, Brembo dual disk setup from 2012 street glide w/ matching brembo street glide master cylinder,
Koso T&T multi function speedo/tach

Dyno Sheet
96.21 HP/88.70 TQ


States I Have rode through
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14th August 2020
IXL2Relax's Avatar
IXL2Relax IXL2Relax is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Let Freedom Ring in PA
Posts: 7,808
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883►1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
IXL2Relax has disabled reputation
Default

Thanks for posting - I have collected the US version info and will include this in the Sportsterpedia:
(Here: http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...01_speedo_tach)


Koso North America - Product: HD-04 Speedometer/Tachometer Gauge

Description & Features page is here (SKU: BA051211 or BA051231) :
https://kosonorthamerica.com/product...davidson-black
(Available in Black or White Face)

Two versions available, both Plug-N-Play:
2004-2013 - XL883/1200 (Uses Serial Data Bus Communications)
2014-later - -XL883/1200 (Uses CANbus Communications)

As with OEM meters, this Speedo/Tach requires the 6120008A Fuel Sensor Kit
for the Fuel Gauge Meter to work. See the rest of the options explained in the
Sportsterpedia secton on Low Fuel Gauges.

Installation Instructions are here:
https://kosonorthamerica.com/wp-cont...3/BA051211.pdf


I also have this info for TNT-01 that is compatible with 1995-2003 models:


Koso North America - Product: TNT-01 Speedometer/Tachometer Gauge

Description & Features page is here (SKU: BA035W00-HD):
https://kosonorthamerica.com/product...n-chrome-white
(Available in Black or White Face)

This model is compatible with:
1995-2003 - XL883/1200 - Uses OEM Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) & Wrap Wire on Spark Plug Cable for RPMs

Installation Instructions are here:
https://kosonorthamerica.com/wp-cont...A035W00-HD.pdf


IXL _______ >>>> My Motorcycle Chronicles Are Here <<<<
For FREE Sportster Tech Info from the XLForum:
Explore The Sportsterpedia - The Best Kept Secret on the XLForum!
__________________
### The ride is more enjoyable to nowhere in particular! ###

Last edited by IXL2Relax; 14th August 2020 at 00:46..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14th August 2020
SonWon SonWon is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,410
Sportster/Buell Model: Superlow 1200T
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 636347
SonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeLI_77 View Post
I have there tnt-01 model and love it also. Great unit. The hardest part for me was calibrating the speed.
I think I set mind to 96%, although it will be different with different tires and sizes.

It helps that I now have a Garmin Zumo XT that shows the speed. I need to add my thoughts about the Garmin in another post. Short story I would buy the Garmin again too.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14th August 2020
SonWon SonWon is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,410
Sportster/Buell Model: Superlow 1200T
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 636347
SonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IXL2Relax View Post
Thanks for posting - I have collected the US version info and will include this in the Sportsterpedia:

<snip>

Installation Instructions are here:
https://kosonorthamerica.com/wp-cont...3/BA051211.pdf

<snip>
Just an fyi for anyone looking at the 2014+ instructions. The diagram in the 2014+ installation instructions is incorrect. They are using a pre-2014 diagram which has a switch on the back plate rather than on the handlebar. This caused me some confusion before I bought the meter as I didn't fully trust it was plug and play however it is.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14th August 2020
mikeLI_77's Avatar
mikeLI_77 mikeLI_77 is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,953
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1250c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Reputation: 1723729
mikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond reputemikeLI_77 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonWon View Post
I think I set mind to 96%, although it will be different with different tires and sizes.

It helps that I now have a Garmin Zumo XT that shows the speed. I need to add my thoughts about the Garmin in another post. Short story I would buy the Garmin again too.

On my model I have 2 numbers that get me my speed. There is a tire size number and a revolution number that reads how many times the speed sensor picks up a signal. When mine was first installed it was telling me I was doing 60 mph when I was doing about 20. I also used my Garmin zumo as my mark to get my speedo to. After a few number changes I have it to wear my gps and speedo will tell me the same speed but when I accelerate my speedo takes about a second longer than my Gps to increase the numbers but when I get to a steady speed they both say the same speed. I even have checked it with the police signs that tell you your speed and it usually reads the same number.
It is a great guage. I have had mine through some good storms and it doesn't miss a beat. When I had my Dakota digital I had to send it back to the company 5 times for repair.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 14th August 2020
SonWon SonWon is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 2nd Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,410
Sportster/Buell Model: Superlow 1200T
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 636347
SonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond reputeSonWon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeLI_77 View Post
On my model I have 2 numbers that get me my speed. There is a tire size number and a revolution number that reads how many times the speed sensor picks up a signal. When mine was first installed it was telling me I was doing 60 mph when I was doing about 20. I also used my Garmin zumo as my mark to get my speedo to. After a few number changes I have it to wear my gps and speedo will tell me the same speed but when I accelerate my speedo takes about a second longer than my Gps to increase the numbers but when I get to a steady speed they both say the same speed. I even have checked it with the police signs that tell you your speed and it usually reads the same number.
It is a great guage. I have had mine through some good storms and it doesn't miss a beat. When I had my Dakota digital I had to send it back to the company 5 times for repair.
This one has a percentage, adjustable in 1% increments, worked great.

Also, Koso's are from Taiwan, not China.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
John Harper John Harper is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,490
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 2072827
John Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Wow, that's a really cool little device. Too bad my old 1991 has such primitive electrics, I like the looks of that gauge. Still, primitive has its advantages.

John
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC