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    Hey, nice ride. I got myself a gps speedometer white face on eBay for just little over 50 bucks. Works great and even had an odometer and has a red backlight on it.
    Just me, myself, and I riding my V8 on the Rez.

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    For cables I have liked the Venhill cables and kits.

    Real motorcycle sized cables in lined sleeves and an assortment of ends.

    Very nice. UK based, but are on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrunner View Post
    Hey, nice ride. I got myself a gps speedometer white face on eBay for just little over 50 bucks. Works great and even had an odometer and has a red backlight on it.
    You know...... I have been looking at sports watches like the fit bit thing. The ones for bicycling has MPH and distance traveled.

    So.....speedo on your wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathBySnuSnu View Post
    You know...... I have been looking at sports watches like the fit bit thing. The ones for bicycling has MPH and distance traveled.

    So.....speedo on your wrist.
    But do they go up high enough in mph for you and your trike Rex ? If for the wrist they may have a speed limit they go to, and after that you are in the dark about your true speed.

    Great idea if they have a range that goes up to plus miles per hour.

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    Display on Rex's Fitbit speedo while on his trike:

    lightspeed.jpg

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    Wow!, that's what the trike feels like on some roads!

    Thanks for the venhill link. I will get some parts from them. My minimum cable length is 118"

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    OK...here's the pics I promised. made the trailer hitch to fit the wheelie bar brackets, wiring the speedo was an exercise in perseverance, and the only problem with my trailer setup is I can't see the trailer in my mirrors unless I wiggle the handlebars!
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    Default It's brake time!

    I had an eye-opening experience... make that scphincter-puckering...on the expressway with my trailer in tow. At 65 mph I was leaving extra room in front for safety, but when traffic came to a halt I was literally standing on the brake pedal wondering if I'd make it! Good thing I had extra room, I needed all of it!

    so.......Wilma is getting disc brakes in the rear. I have a few questions to answer and the opinions of others would be valuable to help me answer them.

    I see many suppliers of disc brake kits, ls one better than others for some reason?

    Is a hydraulic line-loc a suitable replacement for a cable parking brake? I miss having a parking brake, so I need to add something.

    Thanks in advance?

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    You could probably solve the "not seeing the trailer" issue with a couple of "flags" on the edges of the trailer.

    Nice job on the hitch ... did you have it powder coated or is that just a great paint jobs ...
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