They're actually CB600 Hornet clocks and housings from a later model. Had to swap the rev counter over to have the temp gauge instead of the fuel gauge. But the mounting brackets are the same as the NTV so with a bit of encouragement they fit fine....
Post by De Graaf van Salland on Jan 21, 2012 9:32:50 GMT 1
You could also find that the speedometer has a deviation, depending on the size of the front wheel of the CB600 Hornet and the gear used in that bike.
Not that it's a big problem, because I noticed that the speedometer on my NTV has a rather big deviation.
There's an EC-Directive which states the max deviation of a speedometer for the EU-approval of a bike. The requirements are: 1. The speed indicated on the speedometer must never be lower than the actual speed of the bike. 2. The indicated speed on the speedometer must not be higher than (110% of the actual speed + 4 km/h).
My NTV doesn't comply to requirement no.2, but that because my bike is older than the EC-Directive ;D
The requirements for a speedometer on an already registered motorbike over here are: (1) is must have a functioning speedometer (which means the needle must move if the bike is moving ) and (2) it must be readable at night.
Sorry, but I can't tell you what the requirements in the UK are.
NTV650 (1996) owner from 2004 to 2014. Current bike: Suzuki DL650 ABS (V-strom / 2012)
Post by thatsawkward on Jan 21, 2012 12:24:41 GMT 1
All good point, thanks. I think what I'll do is swap the speedo - I already swapped the rev counter and the wiring to have the temp gauge and remove the fuel sensor. I think I will put my old speedo in - it looks like it will be a relatively simple swap like the rev counter..... then all the mileage stays correct too...
Be aware though, the pictures are of the clocks I bought (4.5k kms) - he is also showing a picture of a 57k speedo (I also gave him this) - so I suspect what you'll get is the lovely clock surrounds with my old speedo and wiring. Still a nice end-result without the fiddling on a Revere with an NTV top yoke!
But if you have a 650 it may also be worth searching out the clock surrounds separately such as this: