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post #1 of 9 Old 05-15-2018, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Trail Tech Gauges

So has anyone upgraded their antiquated KLR gauges to the new digital trail tech gauges? (https://www.trailtech.net/digital-ga...-klr650-275110) If you upgraded, how did the install go? Was it turnkey or were major modifications necessary? I really would like to upgrade and looking for ideas.

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If you can read the instructions,you can do the work. It is not difficult or hi-tech work.
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It is a very simple installation. If you do a search here for "new dash" (with quotes) I believe the first post in the results will have a picture of a Vapor dash installation.

The hardest thing to get going right is the tach. You need to have a resistor in the line. If you do a google search for "making the vapor tach work" the first link will have info.

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It is a very simple installation. If you do a search here for "new dash" (with quotes) I believe the first post in the results will have a picture of a Vapor dash installation.

The hardest thing to get going right is the tach. You need to have a resistor in the line. If you do a google search for "making the vapor tach work" the first link will have info.
I did the search "new dash" with quotes and nothing came up. I get the gest of what you are trying to say about following the directions and whatnot. Thanks for your help.

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I did the search "new dash" with quotes and nothing came up. I get the gest of what you are trying to say about following the directions and whatnot. Thanks for your help.

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I was thinking of the manufacturers instructions on their web site here: https://www.trailtech.net/instructions

I installed a Vapor years back when my speedometer drive ate itself. I don't recall it being difficult or complicated. It has worked well for many thousands of miles.

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I did the search "new dash" with quotes and nothing came up. I get the gest of what you are trying to say about following the directions and whatnot. Thanks for your help.

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Well, crap. The vagaries of the search function...

Didn’t work for me the second time, either.

Anyway, here’s the picture:

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It sure would be 'neat' if Trail Tech could market a Digital Oil Pressure Gauge to complete your dash, Tom.

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Yes, it would. I think the transducer is the problem, though. Pretty bulky.

I think the Jeggs is shexy. And how would I patch that big hole?
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Well, crap. The vagaries of the search function...

Didn’t work for me the second time, either.

Anyway, here’s the picture:
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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