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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing GPS with NON GPS Meter Dash Pod

I've scoured the forums and found someone going the 'other' way, but wanted advice on replacing a damaged meter in my 04 Rincon with a NON GPScape model (Bought the Rincon off ebay, $3200, knowing the meter was broken. I was NOT aware it was an expensive GPScape model). I've found a non gps model at mrcycles.com for $188, but the GPS model is $311. Are the interchangeable? Is the plug the same? I'll stick to my Garmin if I get too lost. Just wanting to save the $130 towards new tires! Thanks all
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 01:46 PM
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Don't know if the are interchangeable or not, but if they are I would definately go with the non-gps model. IMO the gps on the rincon is worthless so you might as well save the extra money. I use a garmin w/handle bar mount.

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That's what I figured, I just wondered if I'd have to do any rewiring if the GPS was integrated into the main plug or separate. I'm going take the meter out this weekend and compare to some photos online. Thanks for your input

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One of the things that really pissed me off about the onboad gps on the rincon is why in the world didn't they use the gps for the speedometer and odometer! It would have been super accurage no matter what tires you were using, or if you were using tracks.

Good luck on the change out.

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I know this is old but did you ever figure out if the non gps display worked on the gps rincon without any problems? I'm in the same boat and would rather buy a non gps meter.
Thanks in advance.
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The GPS unit just plugs into the GPS speedometer assembly, so the wiring harness plug on GPS and non GPS units is the same.


I can't guarantee you 100% that it sill work, but if it were me I'd buy a new non GPS meter.


Honda wouldn't have gone through the expense to make the wiring harnesses and ECU different for something as small as GPS.
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Just an update for anyone wanting to know. I bought a NON GPScape speedometer and installed it with no issues on my 2004 Rincon. I just left the GPS unit unplugged from the harness.
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