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I was thinking about getting a trail tech computer to monitor hours, time, speed, etc. just wondering if the speedo was accurate and if they are worth the 100 dollar price tag
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bad if you ride thru the elememts because that delicate ass sensor wont hold up under metal melusha riding and mud slinging! youd be better off with an outdoors gps!


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I'm mainly looking for something for speed and hours I occasionally go up north and ride trails I've never had too many problems staying away from the mud but sometimes you can't avoid it. Mainly it will have to hold up thru dust and dirt. Do you have a GPS or trail tech on your xx?
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I personally don't have one of their computers but I do have their bars and clamps along with two of the their hour meters and water temp gauges one each on my 700xx and my Rincon. In my opinion they have great products. Search eBay for their stuff though because their website is a bit expensive and shipping is high. Here is a link to the hour meter and temp gauge I have.

http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/tto
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I have got through many trailtechs over the years as my road legal quad has to have a speedo..
We ride through really nasty stuff and no one has ever had any problems with the speedo sensor !
The trailtech units are ok, but some tend to condensate.. Lasts around 2-3 years before giving up the ghost..
I have an acewell now and would say its much better quality.
the trailtech is extremely accurate as a speedo as it can be set to whatever size your front tyre is. Go beyong 70 though and the front tyre expands around an inch in diameter so will put speedo reading out a little.
There are many dedicated gps speedos around now, that will do trip, time etc.. Would be a better speedo in my opinion.
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I'm mainly looking for something for speed and hours I occasionally go up north and ride trails I've never had too many problems staying away from the mud but sometimes you can't avoid it. Mainly it will have to hold up thru dust and dirt. Do you have a GPS or trail tech on your xx?
I have a Garmin eTrex Legend HCx. Works pretty well, I was told if unit wasn't hard wired to quad it would shut off from the vibrations. This unit only shuts off when batteries die, and it gives a low battery warning before hand. 2 AA batteries last 25 hours, per specs. A hour meter will keep better track of the time the key is on. The GPS will do total time and moving time, but has no idea if you park with quad on or off. So I'd suggest a $20.00 at most, hour meter and a good GPS around $200.00 and up. Unless you have no need in the GPS features. Some of the higher dollar ones also include 2 way radios!

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I have got through many trailtechs over the years as my road legal quad has to have a speedo..
We ride through really nasty stuff and no one has ever had any problems with the speedo sensor !
The trailtech units are ok, but some tend to condensate.. Lasts around 2-3 years before giving up the ghost..
I have an acewell now and would say its much better quality.
the trailtech is extremely accurate as a speedo as it can be set to whatever size your front tyre is. Go beyong 70 though and the front tyre expands around an inch in diameter so will put speedo reading out a little.
There are many dedicated gps speedos around now, that will do trip, time etc.. Would be a better speedo in my opinion.
I think I'll go ahead and get one. They are roughly 100 dollars which isn't too bad
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I was thinking about getting a trail tech computer to monitor hours, time, speed, etc. just wondering if the speedo was accurate and if they are worth the 100 dollar price tag

I have the TrailTech Vapor on my TRX700XX and have ran it through heat, 115+ in AZ, and down to 20 degrees in Indiana, have not run mud, or deep water but it seems to hold up to my abuse pretty well.
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