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New Smiths digital instruments
« on: 02.02. 2014 16:55 »
Hello Folks!

I tried to launch a debate on the new range of digital Smiths instruments manufactured by the firm Puca. They have recently updated their website, so they must mean business. http://www.puca.co/ I just wanted to ask again if anyone have any experience with them?

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #1 on: 03.02. 2014 03:01 »
There is now a distributor of the new gauges in the US.

http://www.smithsgaugesusa.com/

No personal experience with them yet but just something I ran across.

 

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #2 on: 03.02. 2014 08:22 »
The prices aren't too bad. I think they'll sell.
They'd have to be better than the Indian one I got.
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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #3 on: 03.02. 2014 16:53 »
I've had a good look on the site and they look fine ,still making up my mind but poss will try a tacho ,suppose just like RR I'd like to hear something positive before buying. Musky I tried one of the indian ones did you even maage to get yours working ? be pleased to hear if you did. Regards BobH.
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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #4 on: 03.02. 2014 17:09 »
I bought one of the speedos from India for a Norton single I have. It looks pretty good but the gauge is to tall fro me to be able to fit the headlight back into the shell. The reflector hit the speedo. I don't know if that would be a problem on an A7/10 or not.

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #5 on: 03.02. 2014 19:24 »
Yes Bob I got it working OK. The needle wavers a fair bit, but it's not too far out for accuracy. I did have to marry an Oilfield and A10 cable (marriage not maid in heaven).
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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #6 on: 03.02. 2014 20:02 »
Hi All
The tech data page, http://www.puca.co/tech.html
It states that it will work with 12v pos or neg earth systems
It suggests that the system will work on a magneto ignition bike with
"a suitably placed HT signal amplifier."
BUT then states
"The use of good quality suppressed spark plug caps is important to ensure a reliable signal for the digital tacho "

This is a contradiction to normal Magneto advice  *????* *????* *????* *????*

More research required?? someone with both mag and coil ignition bikes to try it on each ???

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #7 on: 10.03. 2014 22:57 »
This GPS speedo could be the go.
They offer a lifetime guarantee as well.

http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/GPS-Speedometers-4-inch-Legacy/36:2%7C1:3%7C37:4

my favourite guzzi has one with a taco built in.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/03/greydog-guzzi-greydog-guzzi/

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #8 on: 11.03. 2014 03:46 »
Yes Bob I got it working OK. The needle wavers a fair bit, but it's not too far out for accuracy. I did have to marry an Oilfield and A10 cable (marriage not maid in heaven).
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they refunded money & I kept the speedo...   *smile*
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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #9 on: 12.03. 2014 14:31 »
When I wanted to test my speedo's accuracy I downloaded a GPS speedometer app on my phone. Tested it for accuracy, ease of use etc in the car. It was remarkably close, sometimes lagged a second or two... Made sure the phone was secure on the steering damper of the bike and it worked a treat. Not sure I'd want to do that to my phone on a regular basis though.

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Re: New Smiths digital instruments
« Reply #10 on: 12.03. 2014 14:49 »
not sure Gavin that all GPS systems take terrain into account  so going up and down a hill you will travel further than GPS will estimate.

  I know some agricultural ones do The John Deere system for example records height above sea level and  tilt (side to side and yaw), maybe other systems have the same capabilities - dunno
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