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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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FS: Gtech Performance Meter - shows 1/4 mile times!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 06:05 PM
 
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These dont work too well on a bike... do they?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2006, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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These dont work too well on a bike... do they?
Didn't make a difference to me.....just a bit of a challenge to get power to it since the cord is hardwired to the unit, unlike a radar detector which has a detachable plug.
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Cool, I will keep an eye on the auction.

I remember what I heard... that the g-force reading isnt all that accurate because of the way a bike leans vrs the way a car turns. Oh well, what I heard could be a bunch of BS.

But, either way, I dont really care about the g-force ready anyways.
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Useless info to the rescue!

G-techs have several accelerometers and a clock. If you remember your highschool physics then you know that with acceleration and time you can calculate a slew of interesting facts which the meter will happily do for you. The problem is that the accelerometers have an upper measurment limit of 1.3g's. Some bikes (and I dont know which ones) can exceed that acceleration, which the meter wont be able to measure, and thus it will feed you total crap afterwords. I believe that roughly corresponds with a 11sec quater mile, but thats not really a good measure cause acceleration is not uniform.

Hope that helps.



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Useless info to the rescue!

G-techs have several accelerometers and a clock. ..... I believe that roughly corresponds with a 11sec quater mile, but thats not really a good measure cause acceleration is not uniform.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info Vash. I know this unit was running near dead-nuts
on quarter mile times to 10.10 seconds (+/- .05). Faster than that,
is anyones guess.

THE BEST REASON TO BUY THIS is taking the unit with you and
test driving new models at the dealerships. (Sebastian knows about this)
Bored on a Thursday night?....just grab this and go have fun!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 12:21 PM
 
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I want one to test changes on my bike after I do them.

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