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    Trail Tech Vapor sensor mounting

    Hi folks,

    Warned you I'd be busy with the Hawk this week . I've got a trail tech vapor that I'm repurposing off my CX500. How have ya'll mounted the sensor and the magnet on the front wheel? Thanks in advance for your knowledge!

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    I used a magnetic rotor bolt on mine. I am however having a bit of an issue getting the speedo sensor to adhere to my fork lower (CBR600RR USD). The sensor has a ‘peel-n-stick’ 3M tape applied but I’ll be damned if I can get it to stick. Going w/some 2-part epoxy next.
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        #4
        Originally Posted by flyinelvis View Post
        I used a magnetic rotor bolt on mine. I am however having a bit of an issue getting the speedo sensor to adhere to my fork lower (CBR600RR USD). The sensor has a peel-n-stick 3M tape applied but Ill be damned if I can get it to stick. Going w/some 2-part epoxy next.
        It's a little expensive, but try 3M Scotch-Weld Adhesive. For metal bonds, that can handle a wide temperature extreme try the one from McMaster Carr PN 7467A218. A urethane based adhesive is better than epoxy for these types of bonds due to the ability to handle shock and temp. changes better than brittle epoxy.


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          #5
          I also used a magnet in the rotor bolt and double sided adhesive on the fork.

          You are reusing the sensor so obviously replace the adhesive with a brand new strip. Use only something with a foam core between the 2 layers of adhesive. The bond is so much better.

          Make sure to bring the parts indoor if it's cold. Clean the area well.

          Stick the sensor on and the clamp it in place so the foam core is slightly compressed. Leave it clamped for a day before finishing.

          Mine has been stuck on for years. I ride daily (360+ days per year) in the rainy PNW and haven't had an adhesive failure.

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            #6
            Use only something with a foam core between the 2 layers of adhesive.
            That is a good product as well. For others to source, try searching Very-High-Bond (VHB) Foam Mounting Tape (example: McMaster-Carr PN 3744A41). I've used 3M VHB tape before, and if applied well, its crazy strong.


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              #7
              For Hawk stock front wheel and forks I mounted the pickup on the right fork leg using the double-sided tape included in the Vapor kit.
              I placed the small circular magnet from the Vapor kit on the bulge of the wheel near the axle using 3M Scotch Permanent Outdoor Mounting double-sided tape.
              No issues after 3+ years since install.
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                #8
                Thank you for all the valuable advice!!!

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