Re: What lap timer do you use?
Get an aim product. I've ran aim for over 10 years and they fix everything they sell for free! Obviously if you crash and mangle the device they will charge you for parts. But, if a button, sensor, light or any type of control board or anything goes bad, send it to them and they fix it. You pay shipping and that's it. Having said that....
Aim solo, or the aim solo DL. The solo is the base model. I have one. They are both completely Gps. You can set numerous splits, any start/finish line you want, and tells you speed based on gps. The solo dl, you can either hardwire, or buy the harness for 60$ to have all your rpm, water temp, speed, and whatever else your ecu will already provide, plus gps lap times. The only advanced the DL has over the base model is data acquisition.
I cannot stress to you have fantastic this device really is. I literally take it off my dirt bike, put it on the race bike, and even my car in a matter of seconds. On my dirt bike, I rip around trails where lines on the track are within feet of crossing each other. The gps is so accurate, that it doesn't get lost and start tracking onto the wrong side. You can later take all this data with the DL and plug it into the computer, and analyze every single part of the track. Aim GPS virtually creates a track, and draws it out on the computer so you can click on any certain part of the track, and it will say how fast you were going, what rpms your turning, and if you have hooked up, how many "g's" your pushing.
I've never owned any starlene or gpx lap timer, but i see absolutely zero reason the switch to them brands. I've tested aim products for over 10 years and have at least 30 of their data acquisition products and I can tell you I've never once been dissatisfied. Especially by customer support.
Also if you've got the dough, get a smartycam. Simply brilliant videos.
I've got a base model solo that has been used maybe 10 times for sale At the moment if anyone's interested... retail for 400$... Selling for 300$
Once again, aim products kick serious ass!