The original gauges are a little bulky especially when the bikini fairing is removed. I seemed to always have problems with my tach cable too so when I changed out the front end of the bike it seemed a good idea to consider what other options there were.
So my wish list was as follows:
After asking around online I was recommended to the following discussion board topic where I got hooked on the Yamaha R1 gauge cluster idea. I contaced the author who allowed mr to do my own write up here.