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Upgrading stock gauges

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What is necessary to upgrade my stock '93 900ss/sp gauge setup to any of the newer clusters? Let's start with going to the 3 pod cluster from an '01 and head on up to the Mac Daddy from a 1098 (if its possible).well first off the rev counter is electric not cable like the carbied models also you will have to re-calibrate your speedo as the drive gear is different in both models, physical (larger axle in the 98+ models) aswell as reading. the only gauge you can use will be the oil temp,,,

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Upgrading stock gauges


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