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    Just curious...I know that there is a CLOCK in the tripmeter area, but it is hard to get to for just a glance. And I have my Zumo 660 hanging out over the gas cap. I have looked at the "Formotion" Clocks, however none of them will work because of the curves in the bars.

    I was hoping to find a nice clock to put somewhere near the right side brake reservoir, or near the handlebar controls...

    Let's see some "innovative" clock placements please.

    Thanks,

    Wally

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    I did see that one...and it looks great, but at $76 bucks, I would want to know if anyone else has this clock and where on the bar they have it. I would like to put it up close to the bend (nearest to the grips).

    Thanks though.

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    I just leave my instrument display on the clock all of the time.
    I don't generally need to know how many miles are on my bike at any given time and I can check the trip meter when I stop for gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straycatt View Post
    I just leave my instrument display on the clock all of the time.
    I don't generally need to know how many miles are on my bike at any given time and I can check the trip meter when I stop for gas.
    AND I don't usually care what time it is either, don't even carry a watch.....
    Just me though.
    BOO

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    my wife has one of these on her shadow...She loves it.


    David


    http://www.clocks4bikes.com/?gclid=C...FdRM5QodL2yK3g

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    Ok, I know it's cheap but - a $20 Timex with a rubber wristband strapped around the handlebar under the brake reservoir works like store bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by painterman67 View Post
    my wife has one of these on her shadow...She loves it.


    David


    http://www.clocks4bikes.com/?gclid=C...FdRM5QodL2yK3g
    Painter man...are you talking about the switchhousing mount. That one does look interesting...if this is the one you have, can you tell me how it looks and how far out it sticks?

    Here is the switch housing mount:
    http://www.clocks4bikes.com/Switch_H...unt_Clock.html

    Thanks,

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    no she actually has the handlebar mount one. It will hook anywhere on the bar with a simple set screw in the bottom.


    http://www.clocks4bikes.com/handlebar.html



    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by painterman67 View Post
    no she actually has the handlebar mount one. It will hook anywhere on the bar with a simple set screw in the bottom.

    http://www.clocks4bikes.com/handlebar.html

    David
    I have that one on my RSTD. I got the one without backlighting since it said it had a luminous dial, but the luminosity lasts about 30 minutes after the sun goes down, and then can't be seen. So I'd say the one with the backlighting is better, but requires you to run 12volts to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyR View Post
    I have that one on my RSTD. I got the one without backlighting since it said it had a luminous dial, but the luminosity lasts about 30 minutes after the sun goes down, and then can't be seen. So I'd say the one with the backlighting is better, but requires you to run 12volts to it.

    Thats not necesarily true.Lauras has a button located at the botom . when you push it the entire clock lites up. And we dont have 12volt ran to it. It works off of the internal batteries.


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    I got a little stick-on digital from Canadian Tire for about $4 and stuck it to the dash beside the right speaker.

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    The Clock4Bikes clocks do not have to be hardwired, they work off a second battery I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumboogy View Post
    Just curious...I know that there is a CLOCK in the tripmeter area, but it is hard to get to for just a glance. And I have my Zumo 660 hanging out over the gas cap. I have looked at the "Formotion" Clocks, however none of them will work because of the curves in the bars.

    I was hoping to find a nice clock to put somewhere near the right side brake reservoir, or near the handlebar controls...

    Let's see some "innovative" clock placements please.

    Thanks,

    Wally
    Don't know where you have been, I have the formation clock and therometer mounted on my handlebar.

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    I don't see anything really hard about using the clock in the trip display. Just hold down the select button for 2 seconds and it will stay on the display until you push the select button again.

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