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Before I "pull the trigger" on this meter, those of you that have actually mounted one to your SCR, do you have any regrets for doing so, and are there any tips about installation and set-up? I've been to the Star Bolt forum and read that lengthy thread, and it's sort of history. If most users got on the wagon early, there should be some current ride data out there. Thanks,


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I just bought as a little xmas present to myself, so I can say that installation is a breeze. Literally plug & play. At the time of installation it was warm enough for me to zip around for about 15 minutes and "train" the gear notifier and it works like a charm. Training it was super easy and you just need about 3 to 4 blocks of straight road to do it. Just go slow. I did not, however, have the time to calibrate the tire % setting that drives the speedometer so I can't give you any advice on what data you should put into that. I'm probably going to start at 63% like the Star Bolt forum suggests and go from there. Forget doing the math, ain't nobody got time for that!

I really like all the options it comes with, and having a tachometer is sooooo nice. Not to mention all the different backlight color options. It was an easy decision for me and I won't go back to the stock meter. It's a glorified hockey puck now.

I guess my only word of advice is to write down your total mileage before installing the new meter because that info is stored in the stock meter, and not on the ECU.
 

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What he said!

One of the best mods, in my opinion. The stock clock is a travesty......like a cheap Casio watch or something.

I put mine on around June time, so probably logged about 1500-2000 miles with it, and certainly wouldn’t go back. As Krix says, just so nice to be able to see your revs. I’ve never been able to get the gear indicator to show the wrong gear yet, either. It barely needed any setting up at all.

By the way, mine is set at 98%, but obviously we use MPH! :grin2:
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Thanks, Gents. Being retired, there's little disposable income left in the piggybank these days, so it's nice to get personal feedback from actual users instead of the usual regurged " he said/read this" dribble commonly found on the interweb. Looks like this'll be my next (and probably last) purchase. Can't wait for spring, to get a little seat time!!


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but obviously we use MPH! :grin2:
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Really?! I thought you Europeans all used the frelling metric system? :wink2:

Seriously though, thanks for the tire percent data point.
 

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Before I "pull the trigger" on this meter, those of you that have actually mounted one to your SCR, do you have any regrets for doing so, and are there any tips about installation and set-up? I've been to the Star Bolt forum and read that lengthy thread, and it's sort of history. If most users got on the wagon early, there should be some current ride data out there. Thanks,


Lee
Reading all the feedback from the team here - seems like a way to go to get this "meter" - Its on my bucket list definitely - Tax returns around the corner!

@All - if someone has done this install or about to install - can you guys share DIY instructions? Clear pictures also -

Cheers!
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Reading all the feedback from the team here - seems like a way to go to get this "meter" - Its on my bucket list definitely - Tax returns around the corner!

@All - if someone has done this install or about to install - can you guys share DIY instructions? Clear pictures also -

Cheers!
Mototech101
Cheers!
Have a read of this thread over on the Bolt forum (already posted elsewhere on here):
https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/koso-meter/

It truly is plug-and-play, but there’s some set up tips on this thread nonetheless. One tip was to get the instructions from the Koso website, as they’re a little more in-depth than those in the box, which i did, with no issues.
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Installed my Koso meter yesterday. Being an Olde Phart, and technology challenged, it was a little intimidating at first. But taking SCRBen's advice, I went to the Koso site and used the tutorial there. Once I recognized the letter/number prefixes in the darkened menu screen as to the almost illegible pictures on the paper instructions included with the meter, set-up was fairly straight forward. I'll have to wait for the gear indicator set-up, 'cause even though it has warmed up considerably in the last couple days, there's still the off-chance of road ice. Also, again following Ben's advice, I used the 98% ratio. Does this seem to be close to what is actual speed indication? Not having a smart phone (seems like everyone in the world but me, has one. The idea of being attached to the d**mned thing like an umbilical cord is rather Zombie'ish), I have no GPS to check against. Thanks


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Installed my Koso meter yesterday. Being an Olde Phart, and technology challenged, it was a little intimidating at first. But taking SCRBen's advice, I went to the Koso site and used the tutorial there. Once I recognized the letter/number prefixes in the darkened menu screen as to the almost illegible pictures on the paper instructions included with the meter, set-up was fairly straight forward. I'll have to wait for the gear indicator set-up, 'cause even though it has warmed up considerably in the last couple days, there's still the off-chance of road ice. Also, again following Ben's advice, I used the 98% ratio. Does this seem to be close to what is actual speed indication? Not having a smart phone (seems like everyone in the world but me, has one. The idea of being attached to the d**mned thing like an umbilical cord is rather Zombie'ish), I have no GPS to check against. Thanks


Lee
I used 98% originally but the indicator speed read WAY too high so I lowered it 68% and checked it against my phone and seems very close (with 1 to 2 MPH). Waiting on the local PD to set up one of those portable speed indicators so I can check it against that as well.
 

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I used 98% originally but the indicator speed read WAY too high so I lowered it 68% and checked it against my phone and seems very close (with 1 to 2 MPH). Waiting on the local PD to set up one of those portable speed indicators so I can check it against that as well.
Interesting.....wonder if European Koso clocks are calibrated differently? 98% is co*k-on with my sat nav (in MPH).
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I wonder what part number(s) you guys have for your Kosos; I found two different ones which at first appear to be the same except for the color, but then you notice slight differences in the lights:

BA051411
BA051300
Yeah, maybe - I’ll check when I get chance. I know when I first installed it, and set it to 63% (or similar), as recommended on the Bolt forum, it was reading really low.......
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Okay, I've been out a couple of times, so far this year. The Koso is finally set, info and data-wise. I like it, but.... Now this caught me completely by surprise, I'm not saying it's the meter's fault. While riding across a mountain road, the sun was at a position where its' reflection off of the meter, became a searing bright light right into my eyes, sort of like the flash of a camera, only continual. Luckily there were no cars coming in the opposite direction. Gonna have to find some sort of anti-glare material to lay over the meter face. Other than that, it's a great addition to the bike


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Was thinking about using an anti-glare Ipad screen protective film, cut to size might work. Any thoughts?
That's exactly what I would do. Let us know how it works out because I might do it to the stock clock.
 

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Just my .02, the *only* gripe I have with my Koso is that it doesn't refresh the MPH as frequently as the stock speedo. Everything else is perfect!
I just got a Koso installed over the weekend. The latency mentioned by Laguna is very noticeable to me.

I know when I first installed it, and set it to 63% (or similar), as recommended on the Bolt forum, it was reading really low.......
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I started at 63%, it was too low. I bumped it up to 97% since that was mentioned by other users, but that was way, way too high. I'm waiting on a handlebar phone mount I ordered online to get it dialed in precisely, but right now I have it set at 73% based entirely on what experience says the engine should sound like at the speeds I typically shift gears at.

Side note: I was so surprised at how low my typical RPM range is! I rarely get it above 3000.
 

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I just got a Koso installed over the weekend. The latency mentioned by Laguna is very noticeable to me
It’s noticeable, but I really don’t find it so bad.

I started at 63%, it was too low. I bumped it up to 97% since that was mentioned by other users, but that was way, way too high. I'm waiting on a handlebar phone mount I ordered online to get it dialed in precisely, but right now I have it set at 73% based entirely on what experience says the engine should sound like at the speeds I typically shift gears at.
Yours can’t be European OR US then - I’m guessing Australian!! :grin2:

You’ll need a sat nav to really get it dialled in properly tho....... :wink2:

Side note: I was so surprised at how low my typical RPM range is! I rarely get it above 3000.
That’s v-twins for you!
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I started at 63%, it was too low. I bumped it up to 97% since that was mentioned by other users, but that was way, way too high. I'm waiting on a handlebar phone mount I ordered online to get it dialed in precisely, but right now I have it set at 73% based entirely on what experience says the engine should sound like at the speeds I typically shift gears at.
Phone mount arrived. I got my "tire" setting synced up with GPS and...

I got 64%. It has been said before that the stock speedo might run a little high, but jeez! It was > 10% too high! I feel like I should correct the odometer value down a bit...
 

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Something I discovered this week: the screen on the Koso is polarized. I just got a new pair of polarized sunglasses, and the screen goes from perfectly visible to completely blacked out depending on the angle of my head! I thought that it was slowly dying or something.
 
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