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Replacement Speedo

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by ntst8, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

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    I am looking for a replacement speedo for my 961, it works except for the backlight so is invisible at night.
    Does anyone have experience or thoughts on the Smiths one linked below?

    http://www.puca.co/productled.html

    Have also seen Motogadget but they are a bit pricey.
     
  2. BritTwit

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    Aren't the original units from VDO?
     
  3. ntst8

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    Good question, i hadn't give the original supplier a thought as the factory ones seem a bit cheap plasticy.
    Will check them out though.
     
  4. Welshrugby

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    I had the same problem. Spoke with Rob Jameson and he informed me it was a sealed unit so would have to be changed. Asked for that recently under warantee and someone there then realised that I had probably lowered the illumination level myself by pressing the button in the wrong sequence. It was probably when I tried to reset the time and I was just pressing and holding and hadn't a clue. page 113-114 in the small booklet is where you should find your answwer so I was told. Mine is fine now

    Just looked at the book but not very clear but guessing you just scroll through options and illumination comes up ( i recall Marie from service saying).
     
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  5. ntst8

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    Thanks I’ll check that out. That sort of unintended technical excellence is right up my alley.
     
  6. ntst8

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    Congratulations to Welshrugby, i had the same feedback from Rob J so hadn't investigated further.
    Just had a play and if you turn the key on then hold the toggle switch down for a couple of seconds ILL shows up, then short prods on the button scrolls through 0 - 9. At 5 hey presto i have a speedo backlight again. I like a cheap fix.

    If by small book you mean the Owners Handbook, pages 113 and 114 in mine are blank. I guess they added to it over time.
     
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  7. Welshrugby

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    Bloody Marvelous, the pages were not that clear but now you have cracked it, simple pleasures eh
     
  8. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Your solution Richard to our chum down under is the only good news I’ve read this year
     
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  9. Britfan60

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    Seriously though? No accessible LED on the unit. That is absurd. Thanks for the #5 alive tip tough.
     
  10. Welshrugby

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    I suggest not setting the illumination on maximum level to make it last longer.
     
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  11. ntst8

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    I have had look on the VDO website for a data sheet, found one with what looks to be the right functions but is for a different unit.
    Have now left a note on their contact page, will post here if they get back with anything useful.
     
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  12. Britfan60

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    Good tip. I have to check the setting. I've only ridden past sundown maybe 6 times in the past 5 years.
     

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