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    Vapor speedo

    Greetings All,

    After years of inaccurate speed readings and now my tach is on the lam, I am looking at mounting a Vapor Trail Tech unit. From what I can tell, it is pretty straight forward, but my question is: Is it possible to wire the stock 'idiot lights' into the Vapor indicator accessory lights? Wandering about the power needs etc of the modern unit (since the stock bulbs are such a low draw)

    Thanks!

    PS If you have a Vapor on your Airhead, how do you like it?

    Steve
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    Pm'd you some info.
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    Vapor Spedometer

    Quote Originally Posted by 154048 View Post
    Greetings All,

    After years of inaccurate speed readings and now my tach is on the lam, I am looking at mounting a Vapor Trail Tech unit. From what I can tell, it is pretty straight forward, but my question is: Is it possible to wire the stock 'idiot lights' into the Vapor indicator accessory lights? Wandering about the power needs etc of the modern unit (since the stock bulbs are such a low draw)

    Thanks!

    PS If you have a Vapor on your Airhead, how do you like it?

    Steve
    I have used a Vapor unit on my R100/2 conversion bike for 5 years and it works very well. I mounted it on a windshield bracket in easy reach of my left hand, I would not go back to the old /2 spedo, good visability in sunlight and being able to easily reset trip meter is very important as that is how I know when to refuel. Spedo can be calibrated and is accurate.

    Lynn Hollis

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    Quote Originally Posted by 154048 View Post
    Greetings All,

    After years of inaccurate speed readings and now my tach is on the lam, I am looking at mounting a Vapor Trail Tech unit. From what I can tell, it is pretty straight forward, but my question is: Is it possible to wire the stock 'idiot lights' into the Vapor indicator accessory lights? Wandering about the power needs etc of the modern unit (since the stock bulbs are such a low draw)

    Thanks!

    PS If you have a Vapor on your Airhead, how do you like it?

    Steve
    Which model do you have or are considering? I have been thinking of mounting one on my 2008 R1200RT so I can display miles per hour since most of my long distance riding is in the USA and am not interested in a GPS type solution.
    Ken
    [2008 R1200RT (Biarritz Blue) - Mine]
    [2007 R1200RT (Sand Biege) - Hers]

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    I am actually considering the 'Vector' which has all the features of the Vapor, except the tach. I know my old sled enough to run without a tach. It tells me when it is happy....
    Steve in Santa Fe
    1980 R100RT
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    Rocky Bow BMW Riders #197 bogthebasher's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 154048 View Post
    I am actually considering the 'Vector' which has all the features of the Vapor, except the tach. I know my old sled enough to run without a tach. It tells me when it is happy....
    Looks interesting. Of course I don't need a tach because the bike already has one. Also has a trip meter that will work for long Iron Butt rides since my RT's trip counter only goes to 999 Km. it would be good to have ambient temperatures in Farenheight too while in the USA.

    Btw, it looks like they are replacing the 'Vector' with the 'Striker' with similar options. Thanks for the info.
    Last edited by bogthebasher; 08-13-2013 at 01:58 AM. Reason: Typo
    Ken
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