Veypor VR2 Gauge InstallInstall a Veypor VR2 Gauge to add Functionality and style to your bike in a compact, intelligent package
PUBLISH DATE: MAR 1, 2009
Modern sportbike instrument clusters are getting more and more advanced with each new model year, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Many current sportbikes feature lap timers, gear position indicators, fuel gauges and shift lights but a modern racebike offers far more data to its rider.
Veypor bridges the gap between the unobtanium factory race kit dashes and the stock items with its line of digital gauges. The list of functions is inspiring: gear position, data logging, fuel range and mileage, virtual dynometer, 0-60 and quarter-mile recording, braking and roll-on recording, acceleration, shift light, rally computing and, of course, rpm and speed. It manages all of this inside a unit smaller than the palm of your hand, and displays via a large LCD screen.
Basically, the Veypor gauge offers most, if not all, of the features of fully integrated racing dashes in a compact, easy to install and affordable package. The key is a combination of an internal accelerometer, a rear wheel speed sensor and an engine rpm pickup. With those inputs, the Veypor dash calculates all the data you need.
Start by finding a good position to mount the Veypor dash. The suppliedRAM mount gives plenty of flexibility in locating the display. Be sure that all cables and lines don’t interfere with steering when turned from lock to lock. Run the Veypor wiring harness along to the battery while keeping it away from spark plugs and the engine block. Tap into a switched power wire (the license plate light is a good option) to provide power to the Veypor system.
To read rpm, the new dash needs to connect to the ignition system. Track the hot wire from one of the ignition coils to the ECU and splice it to the Veypor wiring harness. Double-check the wire to be sure before you make the cut!
The last sensor requires a bit more work. Drill and tap small holes along the swingarm.
Use these new points to mount the wire lead to the wheel speed sensor. Attach the rotation magnet to the sprocket or rotor with epoxy or JB weld, ensuring it is inline with the sensor. This magnet needs to be within a few millimeters of the sensor, so be sure to confirm clearance.
Bolt everything back together and you are done. Turn some hot laps and enjoy your trick new dash.