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Anyone have any experience installing one of those universal speedometers from Amazon/ ebay? I've been thinking about getting one, but having trouble finding the plug connectors for the stock speedometer so I can make it plug and play.
I have an 01 1200c and hate the stock location and also want to put shorter risers and mini apes, but keep the speedo on the bars. Other than spending 100+ on the bracket to flip it are there any other options?
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This Speeo Connection section of the Sportsterpedia may be of help:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...ter_connectors

Most inexpensive digital speedos use a sensor mounted on one of the wheels to feed a signal for odometer/speed...

This section of the SP shows how the VSS of the stock bike/speedo works:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...e_speed_sensor


This page may help you find a connector (you could contact them if they don't show the exact mating connector you want):
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Anyone have any experience installing one of those universal speedometers from Amazon/ ebay? I've been thinking about getting one, but having trouble finding the plug connectors for the stock speedometer so I can make it plug and play.
I have an 01 1200c and hate the stock location and also want to put shorter risers and mini apes, but keep the speedo on the bars. Other than spending 100+ on the bracket to flip it are there any other options?

Not really cheap, or plug-n-pray but works great. Took me longer to calibrate speed than installing it.



https://www.dakotadigital.com/index....rod/prd976.htm


if just adding a feature like tach, maybe just going for one of those add-on mini LED displays would be better than replacing speedo.



HD sells new LED Speedo's to replace stock, but only for 04 and up.

As far as relocating the speedo, I had mine on both sides of my t-bars, as well as mounted off the downtube of the frame on either side. I ended up sticking with on the bars. The cable length stock worked for all positions but I did have to free up some slack from the harness.
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EBAY SELLER..

http://www.ebaystores.com/4RCUSTOMS

I have been getting my wiring stuff from him for years. complete kits for speedo.. and will make special auctions for wire..
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I have installed one of the cheap Chinese $35 speedos on my '89. There is no plug and play for that crap. There's a lot of useless wires, and functions that are impossible to figure out how to wire without some electrical engineering degree. But the speedo and the turn signals work. So I don't care.
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Relatively expensive, but this Motoscope Mini speedo by Motogadget oozes quality, and works a treat...
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I am thinking of just mounting the spare Garmin or TomTom I have not been using for a speedometer when I swap bars. Got an email the other day stating the TomTom model I have will no longer get map updates, it should still be fine for a speedometer, just need to install a handle bar mount and power supply (I may have the mount).
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That is pretty slick, man
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EBAY SELLER..

http://www.ebaystores.com/4RCUSTOMS

I have been getting my wiring stuff from him for years. complete kits for speedo.. and will make special auctions for wire..
Sent him a ebay message about a sporty harness to dakota pigtail.
Unfortunately, he doesn't make them.
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