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Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do i put a speedometer on my 96 honda big red 300 2wd..i have seen ones with a speedometer before but i never knew how to do it.... please help!!

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums. Honda offered an optional speedometer kit for those, but don't know if they would still be available or not. Trail Tech sells aftermarket speedometers for sport ATVs, but I don't know if they offer anything for the utility ATVs. You could look on their website to see.
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Welcome to the forums,and go check feeBay as I saw speedos for them on there the other day,but they were in kmh instead of mph...Plus there are a couple of aftermarket manufacturers who sell an add on speedo for most atvs,both with,and without hour meters,compasses,gps,etc...
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thanks,but can you put,say a motorbike speedometer or a different quad speedo on it?
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Most motorcycle speedos run off a tab attached to the hub of the front wheel,where most atv speedos run off a gear,or a sensor inside the transmission...A wheel driven speedo is more accurate as it moves with ground speed as the wheel rotates,whereas the transmission type moves with driveline rotation...So.if you're spinning the tires on an atv your speedo reads what the spinning tires are doing,not what the quad is actually moving...And unless you have some good mechanical skills it would be hard to adapt a mechanical speedo off of a motorsickle to your atv,but it can be done as long as you know the exact ratio at your hub as well as the ratio of the speedo itself,or you can buy the correct speedo for your atv,and bolt it on using OEM parts searching feeBay as well as the BigRed forums for a complete working speedo setup...
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Here is the part that you would need to hook a cable type speedometer up on the Fourtrax 300. As you can see, it bolts onto the ouput shaft housing. This was offered as an option, but I don't know if they're still available now. I doubt it.

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Now I am wanting one for the 300...
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great thanks, now i just have to get a speedo and find where it hooks up
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Here is the optional speedometer. This picture and the pictures above, are pictures that Fourtrax posted. These were on his 300. I don't see why just about any cable operated speedometer wouldn't work, just as long as you can figure out a way to mount it to something.

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Here is the optional speedometer. This picture and the pictures above, are pictures that Fourtrax posted. These were on his 300. I don't see why just about any cable operated speedometer wouldn't work, just as long as you can figure out a way to mount it to something.

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Speedos have a speed to turns ratio,you have to know which ratio you need,1:1,1:1.2,1:1.5,etc,and which ratio the speedo is in order to use it,and it be close to accurate...Unless you can find an OEM one that was available to,or for your model...
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