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Offline motionmario

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2021, 02:38:12 pm »
I recently installed My Koso meter and to be honest most of the features work. The signal cancelling feature actually works as in the signal stops blinking but the meter still shows it as engaged. My biggest beef and the issue I'm having is the fuel gauge aspect, I purchased the Koso to give me a visual of my fuel, but all I seem to get is a flashing symbol when I'm on reserve, anyone else have this issue or be kind enough to tell me where I went wrong?

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2021, 03:33:17 pm »
I recently installed My Koso meter and to be honest most of the features work. The signal cancelling feature actually works as in the signal stops blinking but the meter still shows it as engaged. My biggest beef and the issue I'm having is the fuel gauge aspect, I purchased the Koso to give me a visual of my fuel, but all I seem to get is a flashing symbol when I'm on reserve, anyone else have this issue or be kind enough to tell me where I went wrong?
RED LIGHT at top or 12 o'clock position - you can SET-THIS so this large (1/4" dia) RED Light comes on
WHEN Fuel Reserve WARNING comes on (mine comes on after 100 to 115 miles of riding) - probably about 1 gal of gas left in tank
ALSO , that little Gas Pump Light BLINKS as you have seen AND the DISPLAY changes to Counting the Miles since the RED Light came on
.. after re-fueling , i click thru my settings to "A" Tripometer and HOLD Button IN so it clears from 118 miles or so back to ZERO
... that is a Bummer that the TURN SIGNAL does Not turn off (my auto-Turn Signal STOPS flashing Signal Lights AND the Display on KOSO
MY 2 Complaints - i wish the KOSO Meter was about 1/4" larger in diameter (it is a little smaller than STOCK Meter)
the TURN Signal LIGHT on KOSO Display is at 9 o'clock .....that is where my RPM Needle often is when coming off the highway (so i can Not see the TURN SIGNAL Light flashing (under this RPM Needle - the TURN SIGNAL Symbol should be at 7 or at 11 o'clock
« Last Edit: July 28, 2021, 03:37:14 pm by E »
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Offline srinath

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2021, 09:01:45 am »
I ordered and received a Koso meter for my '18 Bolt <snip>

The other (much more expensive) option is the new Honda Rebel 1100, which has full digital instrumentation with <snip>
No, I'm not a traitor and I'm not parting with my Bolt (yet), but I have to admit, it is a tempting option given all the tech and the $9300 MSRP.   ;)

I never liked the Koso meter, just from the look as well as a few other factors including the fact it seems cheaply made and would never survive the conditions my bike is subject to living outside all its life so far and likely for another year atleast.
The rebel 1100 is well and good, and a parallel twin, which I love over the V but the worst aspect of it IMHO - chain drive. Love the belt of the bolt. Also mine is a C spec with an R seat, no way a rebel would fit that need for me. Its a spread out cruiser. Somehow with the rebel Honda has abandoned their "slick look and feel" and seemed to have copied the bolt.
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Offline Sattes

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2021, 09:10:25 am »
Koso meter is awesome.  Looks great you can make all the adjustments you need to lighting and service intervals.  You aren't going to get a gas gauge because our bikes don't have the sending unit for that.  The only down side I really see to it is if you hold in the clutch and shift down a couple gears it losses what gear you are in.  That is it.  The cool thing is give it a couple of seconds and it figures it out based on rpm.  All and all for what you get and are paying for is reasonably priced and quality is pretty good.  Leds look amazing and if you like pink you can rock pink. Mine came in pristine condition in a Chinese box.  Also it is great to have an rpm gauge when you change your exhaust or do any performance mods because the bike is performing differently.  That's my 20 cents.

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2021, 10:32:22 pm »
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"The rebel 1100 is well and good, and a parallel twin, which I love over the V but the worst aspect of it IMHO - chain drive. Love the belt of the bolt. Also mine is a C spec with an R seat, no way a rebel would fit that need for me. Its a spread out cruiser. Somehow with the rebel Honda has abandoned their "slick look and feel" and seemed to have copied the bolt."

Srinath - I'm definitely hard to please.  I've looked at so many different bikes, but no perfect one exists, especially for someone vertically challenged like myself.  I like some of the adventure bikes, but the seat height on all of them is too high.  I think the 1100 Rebel is the closest I could find to ideal, as it is about 60lbs lighter than the Bolt with close to 30 more ponies to boot and 110% better gauge cluster.  Maybe I drive too aggressively, but I'm beginning to tire of the lack of highway passing power and the need for a 6th gear on the Bolt.  From a maintenance perspective, I agree totally that the Rebel should have belt drive, but Honda does not seem to like using those.  In an ideal world, it would have all the current benefits along with belt drive, keyless ignition, a slightly larger tank for day trips and be AIR COOLED! It's clearly not an ideal world...  >:(
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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2021, 10:57:56 pm »
Rebel 1100 will be a bigger disappointment than the bolt in the power department, its electronically limited to 100mph. No idea if you can flash your way out of it but its all over youtube. Its capped at 100. My bolt has seen 120 on the rare ocassion, and 110 on a regular basis. 100 is no bueno for me.
Yea both the rebel and the bolt have pitiful tanks but lighter by 60 lb is a huge game changer, as is parallel twin and I dont mind the water cooling. But I cant stand chain drive, first thing I'd do is find a belt off say a stryker or even the bolt to slap on it.
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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2021, 11:03:21 am »
The main reason I got the Bolt was for carrying a passenger and whatever I can strap on the luggage rack. Yamaha claims 452 lbs maximum capacity for the Bolt while the Rebel is only good up to 349 lbs. I doubt the CMX would be as light as it is if it was designed to carry that extra 100+ lbs.
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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2021, 04:24:54 pm »
Rebel 1100 posts plenty of power and torque on paper atleast. Maybe its got a more flimsy chassis, or a rear fender that's not braced for bear like the bolt ?

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2021, 08:23:15 pm »
Rebel 1100 will be a bigger disappointment than the bolt in the power department, its electronically limited to 100mph. No idea if you can flash your way out of it but its all over youtube. Its capped at 100. My bolt has seen 120 on the rare ocassion, and 110 on a regular basis. 100 is no bueno for me.
Yea both the rebel and the bolt have pitiful tanks but lighter by 60 lb is a huge game changer, as is parallel twin and I dont mind the water cooling. But I cant stand chain drive, first thing I'd do is find a belt off say a stryker or even the bolt to slap on it.
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I'm pretty sure the Rebel 1100 speed "cap" is only the upper limit on the cruise control (page 70 of the Owner's manual), not a general cap on the bike's speed, which I believe is more like 140 mph. You can't cruise hands-off with the cruise control over 100 mph - you have to maually twist the throttle to go over 100 mph. 

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2021, 08:41:09 pm »
Rebel 1100 will be a bigger disappointment than the bolt in the power department, its electronically limited to 100mph. No idea if you can flash your way out of it but its all over youtube. Its capped at 100. My bolt has seen 120 on the rare ocassion, and 110 on a regular basis. 100 is no bueno for me.
Yea both the rebel and the bolt have pitiful tanks but lighter by 60 lb is a huge game changer, as is parallel twin and I dont mind the water cooling. But I cant stand chain drive, first thing I'd do is find a belt off say a stryker or even the bolt to slap on it.
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I'm pretty sure the Rebel 1100 speed "cap" is only the upper limit on the cruise control (page 70 of the Owner's manual), not a general cap on the bike's speed, which I believe is more like 140 mph. You can't cruise hands-off with the cruise control over 100 mph - you have to maually twist the throttle to go over 100 mph.

Nope - not per - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kcngRE7RL0&t=628s

He has some more videos on the top speed alone, here he's complaining about wobble (that's a user error)

Jump to 6:30 or so - he is twisting it - not in cruise.

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2021, 09:59:11 pm »
Rebel 1100 will be a bigger disappointment than the bolt in the power department, its electronically limited to 100mph. No idea if you can flash your way out of it but its all over youtube. Its capped at 100. My bolt has seen 120 on the rare ocassion, and 110 on a regular basis. 100 is no bueno for me.
Yea both the rebel and the bolt have pitiful tanks but lighter by 60 lb is a huge game changer, as is parallel twin and I dont mind the water cooling. But I cant stand chain drive, first thing I'd do is find a belt off say a stryker or even the bolt to slap on it.
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I'm pretty sure the Rebel 1100 speed "cap" is only the upper limit on the cruise control (page 70 of the Owner's manual), not a general cap on the bike's speed, which I believe is more like 140 mph. You can't cruise hands-off with the cruise control over 100 mph - you have to maually twist the throttle to go over 100 mph.
Nope - not per - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kcngRE7RL0&t=628s

He has some more videos on the top speed alone, here he's complaining about wobble (that's a user error)

Jump to 6:30 or so - he is twisting it - not in cruise.

Cool.
Srinath.
You are right.  I stand corrected.  I watched some of those videos, just now.  What a turn off!

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Re: Poor Quality on Koso Meter?
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2021, 10:07:55 pm »
Someone will be along to reflash the thing I'll bet. HIvan perhaps ??? (Honda Ivan)

Really the thing also did the same as the 500 in 0-60 times in all 3 modes. Its all fine, I still like a parallel twin but not chain - but really the 100mph choke off is a non starter. Till it gets worked around (if even possible).

Honda does a lot of crap you cant easily bypass till they sell you a new bike with that bypassed capacity.
Like the Nighthawk 650 that had a lot of problems including anemic power, till they "fixed" it with the 700 etc etc.

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