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Old 07-14-2011, 10:25 PM
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Went to local bike night tonight and saw 3 other gen1 vmaxes, and one of them had a small (about 1&1/2 inch diameter) A/F gauge mounted in his faux tank. It looked like an older gauge, and seemed to have lights that lit up the different sections, ie: very lean, lean, rich ,very rich. I did a search but only seemed to find newer style gauges. Anyways, I waited around for the owner to show up so I could talk to him about it, but he never turned up. Anyone seen anything similar, or have any experience with them? I didn't see any sensors welded into his pipes either, so I am wondering what it was reading from?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:09 AM
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the innovate stuff has smaller gauges i believe.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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Went to local bike night tonight and saw 3 other gen1 vmaxes, and one of them had a small (about 1&1/2 inch diameter) A/F gauge mounted in his faux tank. It looked like an older gauge, and seemed to have lights that lit up the different sections, ie: very lean, lean, rich ,very rich. I did a search but only seemed to find newer style gauges. Anyways, I waited around for the owner to show up so I could talk to him about it, but he never turned up. Anyone seen anything similar, or have any experience with them? I didn't see any sensors welded into his pipes either, so I am wondering what it was reading from?
Any A/F guage has to have an o2 sensor installed somewhere in the exhaust to get a reading...

Most of the guages that are simply a series of LED's indicating lean - rich are narrow band guages; not always, but usually a wideband system will indicate an actual number via a digital or analog readout or needle, versus the cheap led thingamajigs.

Narrow band, regardless of what they put on the guage as far as "very" rich or "very" lean as opposed to just rich or lean, DOES NOT HAVE THAT ABILITY, they are gimmicks.

Narrow band has ONLY the capabilty to read either richer than stoich, or leaner than stoich, meaning it only has two output modes, the rest is just pretty lights to look at...

Wideband systems on the other hand are accurate from around 10:1 up to 18:1 a/f ratio, and provide meaningful information....
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Thanks for the replies. I wish the guy would have showed up so I could have talked to him about it. I'm not sure if it had a needle or was LED.
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tons of different kinds out there. innovate has a nice variety ranging from needle to digital

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/p...s/g2_gauge.php
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Don't get Dynojet's Wideband 2 system... it's junk. We got one for our school's clean snowmobile and they were wildly inaccurate, the readings would constantly jump around like crazy, couldn't get any useful info out of it. We worked with dynojet also, put the sensors where they said, tried calibrations, ect, never worked right.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:59 AM
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Don't get Dynojet's Wideband 2 system... it's junk. We got one for our school's clean snowmobile and they were wildly inaccurate, the readings would constantly jump around like crazy, couldn't get any useful info out of it. We worked with dynojet also, put the sensors where they said, tried calibrations, ect, never worked right.
That's odd, I know a handful (8 or 9) that have it on gasoline only f/i cars and some drag bikes and always worked fine and compared dead on to dyno sniffers......They are extremely responsive and have to have the smoothing set right to stabilize the readings...........Is the snow machine 2 cycle??? Corrrect sensor???

Actually now that I re-read your post I see you said WB II, the ones I have experience and exposure to are the original WB Commander............Any way, Mine and others have always worked great.....
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Just found the fuel gauge of my dreams. If they actually make one like this I would buy it in a heartbeat!
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Just found the fuel gauge of my dreams. If they actually make one like this I would buy it in a heartbeat!
Seems legit!
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