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Old 09-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question Who has ditched the clamshell and installed other gauges?

I like the looks of the CVO Air-box and gauges but it looks like they are hard to come by. Has anyone completely over hauled their gauges? Perhaps new handle bars and new air-box cover? Pics? Cost?

Been thinking about doing some changes to my 2006 Night Rod.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Here is my set up, it ran total about 400 bucks(risers, relo kit, grips, drag bars) I love it. Really stream lines the bike


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Old 09-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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The V Gauge and Powerline handlebars. Bike has different mirrors, paint and tins on it now but you can see the relationship of the bars and the gauge.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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The V Gauge and Powerline handlebars. Bike has different mirrors, paint and tins on it now but you can see the relationship of the bars and the gauge.

Mike
Yea... that is the look I was thinking about.... Very clean!

Just checked out the rest of you uploaded photos and that is a sharp looking bike. How is the reach on the new bars? I feel like I am leaning to far forward even with the 1" riser lift I installed a few weeks ago.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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I installed Dakota Digital's gauges. Changed bars to VRSCDX and aftermarket risers. THis is on my 2007 VRSCX. Speedo shows 100,000 miles on bike.

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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I've ditched the stock on this past year, also went with the Dakota Digital, also picked up there data bus reader so it made it easier to get tach/speed and the check engine light. Here's a pic of my setup..

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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Are all of these gauges simply plug and play or there's some wiring changes involved into a different adapter? I'd LOVE to swap out for a slimmer gauge and shove it under my cowl.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #8
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I went with a new air box to put gauges in cause I wanted these carlini handle bars.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:10 AM   #9
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For the Dakota Digital I know they are not plug in pay from the mfg, I had gone out and bought the connectors to turn it into plug and play so you can make them into it. Only after market two that come to mind that would be straight p&p would be the V&H unit, and I believe the VGauge
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:36 AM   #10
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Pretty sure v-gauge is no longer made. I wouldn't mind a new skimmer gauge either, I need something where I can adjust for changing my front pulley(speedo tuner didn't work for me).
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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Kept the clamshell, dropped it two inches and added a power vision, oil pressure and an air pressure gauge for the air shocks.

The power vision gives me all the readings from the motor I need besides the oil pressure.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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Yea... that is the look I was thinking about.... Very clean!

Just checked out the rest of you uploaded photos and that is a sharp looking bike. How is the reach on the new bars? I feel like I am leaning to far forward even with the 1" riser lift I installed a few weeks ago.

The reach on the Powerline bars is lower, a little more forward and quite a bit wider. I've had them on there for about 6 years so I'm used to it, but in the process I went through about 5 different sets of bars, including the Carlini, the HD drag bar and a couple of separate riser/bar combos. The Carlini pictured above in this thread was taller and a little more back and was real comfortable but the chrome started bubbling and I sent them back. I was living in Hawaii at the time and the salt air was tough on chrome.

The V Gauge is pretty much a plug and play setup, but it does require a few adjustments to get the MPH and gas mileage just right. I didn't know they were no longer being made.

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Kept the clamshell, dropped it two inches and added a power vision, oil pressure and an air pressure gauge for the air shocks.

The power vision gives me all the readings from the motor I need besides the oil pressure.
What's the gauge on the right for? Awesome idea for the PV by the way. I just got mine Saturday and I was looking for some ideas on how to mount it on there.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #14
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Pretty sure v-gauge is no longer made. I wouldn't mind a new skimmer gauge either, I need something where I can adjust for changing my front pulley(speedo tuner didn't work for me).
It's still out there in one form or the other. Here is a LINK
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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It's still out there in one form or the other. Here is a LINK
Eek at $500 it's better to goto the power vision route. Thanks for the reference though, others will appreciate it.


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