Instructions for the YPK Bike Odometer

Updated April 17, 2017

YPK's bike odometer is a simple electronic device that mounts onto a bicycle. It provides you with information such as speed and distance travelled, essential notes that can be used for training or simply for bragging rights. However, YPK's bike odometers can prove somewhat confusing to install. Rather than have the mechanic at the local bike shop do it for you, set up your YPK odometer and get out riding and recording your stats.

Verify that you have all of the parts necessary to install the YPK odometer. You should have a computer face, handlebar mounting bracket, speed sensor, spoke magnet and several zip ties.

Attach the speed sensor to the front side of the right fork leg of your bike using the included zip ties. The zip ties should be tight enough to hold the sensor securely in place.

Attach the spoke magnet to any spoke on the front wheel. Be sure the magnet passes closely by the magnet marking on the speed sensor when the wheel spins.

Attach the handlebar mount to the top of your handlebars using a Phillips-head screwdriver and the included screw and nut.

Turn on the bike computer by pressing the "Reset" button on the back of the computer face. Navigate through the options menu, choosing your preferences as you see fit. Set the wheel-size setting according to the label on the side of your tires to ensure an accurate speed reading.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
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