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Compatable Speedometer (Finally)

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WIZARDOFOZONE

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I mentioned in my Newbie greeting earlier that I had no luck with 4 different speedometer computers,as all immediately flashed and reset over n over as soon as the motor kicked in. I really believe now that the 'black box' (cdi ?...crt? ...whatever ) is not the problem. I think the imprecise way all the units small batterys fit into thier ringed compartments is the true problem coupled with the fact that all of them have that simple 'snap in' battery cover and the vibrations thru the frame are just too much to keep constant battery contact. Proof of this to me is that the Target bought Schwinn computer with the red trim on 3 sides of the face (a current product at Target,at least here in Ca. $20) uses a much larger lithium battery,about nickel size and best of all it has a large quarter sized THREADED battery cover with a dense rubbery disk that presses against the battery when the cover is screwed down ... I added a second circle of rubber over that one made from an old bike inner tube. Voila ! this worked perfectly over the entire 22 mile trek I rode this morning. Anybody having the same problem I had with resetting computers, this is the one to end your woes.
 


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Butch

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Want to save a little money? WalMart sells the same computer for $10.
 
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WIZARDOFOZONE

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$10 ?

Butch you might be right, California is higher in price on everything but $10 seems really cheap ... the one I mean has 17 functions which is the cheapest I've seen when they're that loaded up ... in any case anybody getting one be careful to choose the red trimmed one with the huge screw in battery cover.
 
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dave1490

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WIZARDOFOZONE said:
I mentioned in my Newbie greeting earlier that I had no luck with 4 different speedometer computers,as all immediately flashed and reset over n over as soon as the motor kicked in. I really believe now that the 'black box' (cdi ?...crt? ...whatever ) is not the problem. I think the imprecise way all the units small batterys fit into thier ringed compartments is the true problem coupled with the fact that all of them have that simple 'snap in' battery cover and the vibrations thru the frame are just too much to keep constant battery contact. Proof of this to me is that the Target bought Schwinn computer with the red trim on 3 sides of the face (a current product at Target,at least here in Ca. $20) uses a much larger lithium battery,about nickel size and best of all it has a large quarter sized THREADED battery cover with a dense rubbery disk that presses against the battery when the cover is screwed down ... I added a second circle of rubber over that one made from an old bike inner tube. Voila ! this worked perfectly over the entire 22 mile trek I rode this morning. Anybody having the same problem I had with resetting computers, this is the one to end your woes.


the computers dont last very long,iv had the same prob with starting and blanking out.i put a clip-on emi filter and it keep,s them working for 400km,im on my 3rd now and always get the warrentied ones so i can return them.
 
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andyinchville1

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HI,

Wow, good thinking...My schwinn unit does reset too...I will try beefing up the battery connection somehow.

Thanks!

Andrew
 
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ironwarlock

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would not a heaver whizzer cable driven type speedo be the way to go?
 

azbill

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Herrmanator8 said:
WHY DONT THINGS JUST WORK DAMMIT?!?! :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:
mostly because the bike parts/accessories we use are designed for lower speeds than we generate by motoring our rides :???:

ps...you don't have to shout, we have all been there :p
 
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