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OK, just back from the re-test and we have a pass.   Next step, registration. I'll get into that tomorrow. Off for a celebratory beer now.

Ready for the MOT now, took a few dodgy pictures while it was outside.  

No pics, no problem 😉 - also a video from my visit at the weekend:     I don’t need to tell everyone how cool this thing obviously is, and the standard of finish is fantastic, ca

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55 minutes ago, corsechris said:

I don't really want to have to spend out on a digital dash. A nice AIM MXS Strada would sort it, but cheap they ain't.

 

 

Absolutely love this project Chris. If you're looking for a more budget option digi dash, I'd recommend the Koso RX2N I've got. Digital speedo with analogue rev counter (part of me feels that a sports car should have at least some analogue dials!). It's got a lot of nice features for the price with the configurable shift light etc. RX2N+ has all the different back lighting colours too if you need that. 

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@AndrewOBW Thanks for that, just had a quick look at their range. They seem a bit more bike/BEC oriented, but the DB-01RN could work if needed. Price is certainly more palatable than the AIM, although of course the AIM is a much more capable device...but then I have no need for logging etc, so it’s daft paying for things I’ll never want.

 

I’m hoping I can make the Alfa instruments work really, as there’s a whole new world of hassle if I do end up swapping them out.

 

It almost feels like the seat has moved up & forward since I originally did all the layout.... but that just isn’t possible. Maybe I just grew an extra few inches on my fat A***.....

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Fiddling with ergonomics finished for now I think. Comfort is now great, and I've managed to get pretty decent visibility of the instruments too, so the real test will be the next drive out. I made a paper mockup of an MXS Strada...they are tiny aren't they! Wouldn't have any bother fitting that in with 100% visibility, and the Koso unit I looked at was even smaller.

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5 hours ago, corsechris said:

AIM is a much more capable device...but then I have no need for logging etc, so it’s daft paying for things I’ll never want.

The aim strada range doesn’t do logging. You have to pay even more for that!

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2 hours ago, Chris King said:

The aim strada range doesn’t do logging. You have to pay even more for that!

Strewth! Their IVA compliant version seems expensive when all that seems to get you over and above the basic dash is a connector and a few wires. If it was half the price I’d think about it, as it is, I think I’ll live with having to duck down to see speeds around 80mph.

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Personally, I wouldn’t recommend any of the niche versions like the “IVA compliant” model, anyway. By including the specialised harness, it just limits the flexibility and options you have down the line.

 

Those models are just designed to make wiring in easier for complete novices, but even then, within AIM’s range of products, there are better alternatives if you have lots of standard vehicle inputs to connect, like warning lights.

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Oh, and all the Strada versions can go through IVA with the right set up.

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