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Help with new bike, needs headlight and speedo

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:38 PM
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So I just bought my first bike, to be my winter project and I will be riding it next spring. It's a 96 cbr 600 f3 streetfighter. The only problem with it is the headlight thats on it is so dim my phones screen is brighter I bet, and the speedo thats on it doesnt work for anything but blinkers and when your in nuetral.. So I'm curious what you guys think would be a good looking light system and speedometer/tach. It doesnt have the gas gauge hooked up either but he said all the wires were there for it.. Any tips for anything would be much apreciated, Im new to all of it. Ive got lots of experience on snowmobiles but not so much on bikes. Thanks in advance! Pics to follow soon.
 

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:26 AM
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f3's don't have a gas gauge. it's all by mileage. if it's an acerbis or ebay equivalent - it's going to have terrible lighting. as far as a better light, i'd look into making your own projector light. you can find some kits out there that are fairly cheap and they'll light up great.
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:30 PM
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I've been looking around a lot and I think im gonna do the f4i gauge conversion.. does that sound like a good idea? Id also like to get the stock exhaust back on it. And I may take it all apart over the winter and get everything powder coated black, fairly simple? Right? Haha
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:37 PM
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that's a good idea. if i remember right, you'll have to figure out some things that don't quite mix with the f4i gauge, and i think the temperature part is one of them.


put some pics up of the bike. lets see what youre workin' with
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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You need the 99 900 temp-sensor to go with the digital read-out.

The wiring conversion diagram is on multiple posts if you do a search. You can get do-it-yourself 9-pin connectors for the bike's harness, to keep it stock 'friendly' at... OEM-Type Bullet & Spade Electrical Connectors for 1960's through 1970's Japanese Vehicles... Bridgestone, Datsun, Hodaka, Honda, Kawasaki, Landcruiser, Suzuki, Tohatsu, VW, & Yamaha

The hardest part is the physical mount of the guages, that's where the creativity kicks off.
I did mine to maintain stock look with the fairings.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:52 PM
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So on top of the gauge I need a 9 pin connector and a temp sensor and thats it? Right now all I have for a speed sensor is this magnet thing on my front wheel that doesnt work.. Im working on pics right now too.
 
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:03 PM
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Pic of the bike as of now in my garage.
 
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:57 AM
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You'll need 2 of the 9-pin connectors to hook-up the F4i guages.

The F3 uses a send off the CDI for speedometer.

Not sure what's up with a speedo-sensor on the front wheel. You may have F2 forks
on the bike?

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:51 PM
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for the headlight, you have the same crap shoot i have, except to make it bright as hell go to home depot or something and pick up the 50 watt bulb instead of the crappy 20 watt thats installed
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:33 PM
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I think ive decided on a pair of bi xenon hid projectors for headlights.. the thing that's on it now would melt with any higher watt bulbs in it and the projectors are amazing.
 

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