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on: March 29, 2024, 06:29:01 pm
Having ridden an Interceptor 650, I'm considering getting a Shotgun 650. The only thing I don't like is the asymmetric clocks (well clock+tripper) Reminds me of a girl I used to - well, anyway that was a long time ago! Are there any options for mounting the speedo centrally, or adding a matching tacho, and either moving the tripper to between and ahead of the two, or deleting the tripper altogether? Any suggestions?
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Reply #1 on: March 30, 2024, 09:03:16 am
Iown a Super Meteor 650, which as far as I can tell has the same dials configuration as the Shotgun. I'm with you in not loving the asymmetry, but also I don't really like the Tripper for a number of other reasons (not all of them aesthetic). So I'm after the same thing as you, but so far I've found no solution.

Hitchcocks offers a tachometer option for the Super Meteor which might work for the Shotgun, and looks like it can be either mounted alongside the tripper but I also assume it can just replace it:
https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/accessory-shop/Rev-Counters/50047

...but unfortunately it's the same size as the Tripper.

I've sent an email to Hitchcocks to ask if they have plans to develop a "Tripper eraser" tachometer which will make the dial setup symmetrical. If I get an answer from them I'll post it here.


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Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 01:49:09 pm
I think I read somewhere that the ignition switch / key is not centered, as part of the overall asymmetry. If so, I don't think a genuinely symmetrical solution is possible, though a "more symmetrical" solution may be.


As an aside, I have mixed feelings about the Tripper based on limited usage experience to date. On the one hand it's quite functionally limited (mostly due to an extremely primitive app), compared to, say, a Beeline 2. OTOH:


1) it does get the job done;
2) especially when using the spoken audio directions (including supplemental info such as street names) in addition to the visual display. (My helmet has Bluetooth speakers paired to my phone.)


#2 is a real deal-saver. I don't think I'd ever get a system that didn't have that.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2024, 01:51:21 pm by Senior Moment »
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Reply #3 on: April 03, 2024, 08:07:34 am
Having ridden an Interceptor 650, I'm considering getting a Shotgun 650. The only thing I don't like is the asymmetric clocks (well clock+tripper) Reminds me of a girl I used to - well, anyway that was a long time ago! Are there any options for mounting the speedo centrally, or adding a matching tacho, and either moving the tripper to between and ahead of the two, or deleting the tripper altogether? Any suggestions?

Hello Martyn,
I just laid eyes on my first SG today. What a beautiful bike. I still like my SM better for the two up riding that I need it for and that my friends it does it brilliantly.

I owned and rode a RE Continental GT 650 for four years and she always brought me home with a smile on my face. But it was just to hard on my old back. I still have a 2017 Continental GT 535 single, yep she’s hard on the back as well. But it’s such a sweet girl that I just can’t let it go. Sound familiar? Clock balance is good but being a little off isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I do miss the tac though. I will probably in time remove the Tripper and replace it with a tac. But in till I do that’s not going to stop me having fun just because she’s a little off.
REs I currently own:
2007 AVL Bullet Electra Gray
2010 Bullet G5 Deluxe Black
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2018 Himalayan White
2018 Pegasus Green
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Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 10:54:26 am
I think I read somewhere that the ignition switch / key is not centered, as part of the overall asymmetry. If so, I don't think a genuinely symmetrical solution is possible, though a "more symmetrical" solution may be.

You are absolutely right. The ignition key is slightly shifted to the right, probably to counterbalance the chunkyness of the speedo dial on the left. So a perfect symmetrical solution may not be possible.

I also got this reply from Hitchcocks:
Sorry but no current plans to do a matching tacho.

So alas, it seems the dial assymetry is here to stay, unless someone comes up with a more involved mod which will probably have to include a new replacement part with a repositioned ignition.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2024, 10:59:11 am by JorgeV »