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Offline johnstg2

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #20 on: 21 March, 2013, 07:11:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
Ah, I thought it was 12.7 litres used in 135 miles.

Your figure is very good - I get around 12m/litre from my new bike but it's not fully run in yet (only done 1200 miles)

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I wonder if anyone has ever accurately checked their true MPG and compared it to the digital readout? it would be interesting to know how accurate the display is. The cynic in me suspects it might be a bit optimistic, but who knows.
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #21 on: 21 March, 2013, 09:09:57 PM »
This thread has wandered a bit :455:but I can't resist joining in :oldie:

If the digital readout is anything like the ones fitted to Honda cars (Honda Jazz, etc) then its probably 4 or 5 mpg optimistic.  Just read a couple of threads on the car forums about it, seems that car owners don't take the readouts as seriously as us bikers.  Most just see them as just another gadget and not a reliable way of measuring consumption, miles to fill up, etc.
http://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=1564.msg7316#msg7316

IMHO the only way is to record how much petrol you put in each fill up and compare it to the mileage ridden (resetting the trip each fill up).  Should be done over several fill ups to get a reasonably accurate figure, but then you all know this as we take our toys a bit more seriously it seems  :028:

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #22 on: 21 March, 2013, 09:14:34 PM »
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #23 on: 22 March, 2013, 01:55:03 PM »
It's pretty accurate. If the gauge says I've used (for example) 15.4litres, I can, on average, get in between 15.2 and 15.4 litres (depends how much it is leant over on the side stand).

From that I can work out the mpg and it seems to match the gauge

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #24 on: 23 March, 2013, 06:49:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
It's pretty accurate. If the gauge says I've used (for example) 15.4litres, I can, on average, get in between 15.2 and 15.4 litres (depends how much it is leant over on the side stand).

From that I can work out the mpg and it seems to match the gauge

Alan

Thanks Alan, that's good to know.  :028:
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #25 on: 16 April, 2013, 12:03:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Aidan J [+]
.....When you have used it a bit, especially on sunny days, I would like to hear what you think of the white colour.

Been out a few times in sunshine now and it's easy enough to read. the only time there's a problem is when the sun shines directly on it. It can still be read but isn't really bright enough. Luckily the sun doesn't shine directly on it very often. it's usually in the shade of the screen, bars, reservoirs, riders body, etc. Perhaps one of the other colours would be brighter. The real solution would be an LCD display, as discussed earlier.
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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #26 on: 16 May, 2013, 03:06:38 PM »
Have just seen your post; thanks for the update John.

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #27 on: 10 August, 2015, 03:54:14 PM »
Thought I'd resurrect this thread as I'm about to purchase the Gipro DS myself.
I too have to decide on the display colour. I was thinking of yellow as that's the nearest to blend in with the original instrumentation.
Anyone else had the same dilemma since this thread started two years ago?

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #28 on: 10 August, 2015, 04:12:19 PM »
I'd go with red as yellow may prove to be too bright at night.

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Re: Gear Indicator
« Reply #29 on: 10 August, 2015, 04:24:32 PM »
I used to have a red one , blue one and white one fitted on other Bikes.all made by Acumen.

The Red shows up best in the night but if the sun is on them ,none really show up.

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