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Veypor

by Cory Ford (aka HighbimminR6)

http://www.veypor.com
Cost: About $280-$320



<a href="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor30_b.jpg"><img src="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor30.jpg" width="120" height="120" hspace="10" border="0" align="left"></a>     I used to think that I had all the information I needed in front of me while riding. The tachometer, speedometer, trip computer, and other things found on the stock gauges seemed like enough. Then along came the Veypor Data Acquisition unit. It gives you what the stock gauges do and more. It adds features such as the ¼ mile run, 0-60 run, 60-0 braking run, gear indicator, course timer, portable dynometer, shift light, lap timer, and downloadable data.

<a href="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor26_b.jpg"><img src="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor26.jpg" width="120" height="120" hspace="10" vspace="10" border="0" align="right"></a>     Even though the install is fairly simple, I wrote a how-to for the Veypor at <a href="http://www.highbimmin.com/Install/Veypor.htm">http://www.highbimmin.com/Install/Veypor.htm</a> . In the package you’ll receive the Veypor unit, installation hardware, wall power supply, pc serial cable(I recommend getting a USB cable also), ram mount, and manual. The harness has a yellow wire for digital tach., the red wire for power supply, the gray wire is rear wheel sensor and front Veypor unit connector, the black wire to battery ground, and the white wire is the ignition coil rpm detector. While the Veypor is considered an add-on, I decided to remove the stock gauges.

      The Veypor has two buttons, menu and enter, on the front of the unit. The display can be changed to suit the rider’s needs with 5 different graphics. I choose to use the race graphics which displays only the RPMs, gear indicator, stop watch, and tripmeter. There are also quite a few add-ons, such as the infra-red lap timer, external buttons, aluminum case, and heads up display. I am currently using the VIR lap timer because I am a track only rider.

     One of my favorite features is the ability to download data to your computer. You can hook up the serial or USB cable to the back of the Veypor unit and use the home wall power plug to transfer the data inside your house if you don’t have a notebook computer. I enjoy being able to see all my lap times, with top speed, rpm, and other parameters. The Veypor website has the VAS software and firmware upgrades, which are updated with improvements quite often. You can even get in the Veypor forum and make recommendations for changes and fixes.

     The customer service is also wonderful. My Veypor stopped working and when I inspected things, the fuse would blow. I called Veypor and they had me return the unit. But I had a problem, I needed a Veypor around the time they would be receiving my unit. So they overnight shipped a unit so I had it for the track day. The Veypor website also has a great support section to quickly help you with any issues you may have.

     There is never good without bad, but atleast there isnt much bad. I wish the Veypor had a temperature gauge and oil light. That wouldnt be a complaint for those who keep their stock gauges. I am really interested in getting the external buttons and heads up display unit to make things easier when concentrating on the pavement ahead. The external buttons seem essential on the track. Its difficult to change modes with gloves on. My main concern is taking my hand off the bar to press menu or enter while I am going 100mph with other riders around me.

<a href="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor29_b.jpg"><img src="http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/reviews/veypor29.jpg" width="120" height="120" border="0" align="left"></a>     Someday in the future I hope to see stock gauges on motorcycles become as informative as the Veypor unit. Some manufacturers are already adding some of the features such as the shift light and lap timer. Having the Veypor to record your 0-60 and ¼ mile run times is not just about bragging rights. It’s a great tool to measure your skill improvement in acceleration and braking.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 

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Spoolingbyu said:
Pretty neat. How much are they?
The pricing is $280-$320. You can save $20 off that by using the code found at the how-to link in the article.
 

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Spoolingbyu said:
Have you tried the Dynometer yet and if so how accurate has it been?

Also I noticed the gear indicator only shows to 5. Are they units bike specific bike specific or is does it have to be set up properly?
I havent really played with the dynometer yet. I do know its set up to get real world HP, considering wind drag and stuff like that since it measures at the rear wheel and an accellerometer(sp?).

The gear indicator goes up to 6 on mine. They arent bike specific. You can even buy extra harnesses to transfer it between bikes and cars. They even have profiles so u can have one for each bike since all the weight and stuff is different.
 

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Spoolingbyu said:
1. Corinth Ford - $270 Referal Refund ( Free Veypor Unit ) so this thing pays for it self huh?
Yep. I've been referring people for almost a year now. People save $20 and I get $20, its a pretty good deal.
 

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hey HighBimmin,

how was the install? But what I mean is what do you plug in and is there any soldering involed? All pnp? Let me know.

also, can you keep the stock guage working while the Veypor unit is working as well?
 

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RideOrDie said:
hey HighBimmin,

how was the install? But what I mean is what do you plug in and is there any soldering involed? All pnp? Let me know.

also, can you keep the stock guage working while the Veypor unit is working as well?
The install is very easy. I actually just cleaned mine up and heat shrink tubed all the wires. There will be a how-to on the Track DVD that sportbikehow-to.com is releasing in January.

Yes the Veypor can be used with the stock gauges. I just choose not to keep the stock ones since the Veypor does what i need at the track. Plus its one less thing to break in a crash.
 

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This thing is sweet. I read through their forum page and people post their ideas and then they just make a different version of the firmware for you to download. They are realy adding on the accessories too. I have a g-tech SS accelerometer for my car but this thing puts it to shame. I want I want
 

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Well I just got the external buttons and HUD so I'll add to my review as soon as I can hit up the track to test it out. Also there will be an install and review about the Veypor and HUD on the Track DVD from www.sportbikehow-to.com .
 

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Dais Rides said:
Can you give us a "cockpit" view of what it looks like from the riders point of view?
Next time I go to the track, I will get some onboard with the veypor in the view.
 

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..... so this would prolly be useless for someone who doesnt do track yet, right?
 

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copperR6pearl said:
..... so this would prolly be useless for someone who doesnt do track yet, right?
Not at all. I had it long before I became track only. It has lots of features like 1/4 mile run, 0-60 run, 60-0 braking, and more that is only useable on the street.
 

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Wow, wish I had an extra $500 laying around to get the VR2 and Hud. Thats really neat, especially since I am always forgeting what gear I am in.
 
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