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RE: Easier to read guages?

To: "Dave Dahlgren" <>,
Subject: RE: Easier to read guages?
From: "Russel Mack" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 13:14:20 -0500
roadsters should have a similar exposure to the Bonneville sun as do
sportbikes.  Sportbike manufacturers go to great lengths to solve all of the
"ergo" problems, including gauge visibility.

I am a confessed data junkie; I gotta know the numbers.  Although I would
prefer to have the datalogger all hooked-up-- I have so far had to rely on
the gauges on the Suzuki.  No trouble at all keeping constant watch on the
tach, and glancing occasionally at the speedo and the water temp.

All very readable-- at speed-- in the bright sunlight-- w/o reading glasses,
or sunglasses.  And my eyes are 58 years old.

You should look at sportbike gauges to get an idea of what works well under
those conditions.
Russ, #1226B

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Dave Dahlgren
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 4:14 AM
To: Bob Denton
Subject: Re: Easier to read guages?

Get a shift light and an oil pressure light. You would be one of the very
that actually looked at the gauges once a run is underway. Water temp and
temp are nice to make sure that the engine is warmed up before you make a
You can always rotate the gauges as well so that a normal reading has the
indicator pointing straight up as well then you won't be reading them anyway
just looking for the relative position of the indicator.

Bob Denton wrote:
> I am getting ready to begin setting up my dash/guages on my roadster. My
> dash is well shaded by a hard tonneau. Since my eyes are the same age as
> me, they are "older", so to speak. So, the dilema. I will spend most of
> my time in the car with my eyes looking at bright objects like North
> Carolina concrete and sky, or Utah salt and sky. What should my guages
> be to be readable? White numerals on black or black numerals on white?
> I'd really appreciate some help here.

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