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Old 03-06-2007, 12:18 AM
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Thumbs up Trail Tech Vapor

I purchased a Trail Tech Vapor enduro computer for my '03 EC300. The install was relatively easy, and calibration took nothing more than a ride with a GPS (and some simple math as described in the manual).

It is an amazing piece of equipment, and has survived the beatings I give my bike without complaint or problem. It displays a tach (bar graph and digital readout), radiator fluid temp, ambient air temp, speed (corrected via GPS if you have one), and accumulates engine run time.

It has trip meters, such as trip distance and time, as well as peak speed and RPM for the trip. The only downside is the inability to adjust the trip odometer, only to reset it.

Overall, the folks at Trail Tech were helpful in placing the order, and they make a product that's worth every penny.

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Old 03-07-2007, 06:20 AM
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I assume the sensor mount is still as fragile as previous models because putting it on the rear wheel makes it all but useless for off-road. Sweeping statement, I should say useless for where I ride - I reckon my rear must do at least 2x the revolutions of the front on a good day, on a bad I bet it is more like 10x!
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:58 PM
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I too was concerned about the fragility of the Vapor sensor, so I took someone's idea and built a simple guard using a small brace/bracket from the hardware store. The bracket mounts using the brake mounting bolt. There still seems to be plenty of thread engagement.

I also contacted TrailTech and suggested that they build a sensor with a 90-degree bend in the mount. Their response was that they were unaware that the sensors were easily damaged.

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Old 03-07-2007, 04:33 PM
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Nicely done Dale.

I already clipped my stock cable and repaired it once.
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My carbon fiber disk guard protects the cable well.
Your disk guard is more ruggeder though. Who makes it/where'd you get it ?
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My sensor came with a 90 degree bend in it, making the cable stay away from everything. I have never damaged the sensor, and it is tucked nicely out of the way, due to the cable routing on the swingarm.

I find that my rear tire does go faster than I do in mud and sand, but that's the reason I put it on the back tire anyway. I like to know how fast I am spinning the tire (plus it makes my mileage look better than it is). On fire roads, etc, I tend to keep pretty good traction.

On the roads (I ride on public roads about as much as dirt roads), the rear tire speed matches the bike's speed, so I know if I'm doing the speedlimit, plus I can see how fast I am going during wheelies.

EDIT: I also want to know where you got that disc brake guard. Looks nice.

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