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post #1 of 4 Old 08-15-2019, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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New Rear Sprocket changed Speedo

I just went from a stock 42 tooth rear sprocket to a 44 tooth. Of course I knew that would change a few things. I actually like the difference in performance as I now don't have to be doing 80mph to utilize O/D and in town slower speed cornering is much smoother. But until I actually figure out how fast I'm going it will be harder to pass the PO PO patrol sitting with his radar out! I was in a fast flow of traffic and looked down at almost 100mph on the speedo!!! This seemed a little more extreme than I thought it would be. Anyone else have any experience with this and anything else I should worry about that is not the same as before? Thanks much!
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I went with a 16/45 gear setup which I knew would throw off my speedo. As most will tell you, your speed is about 8% off from the factory. I installed the SpeedoDRD healer and i set it with my GPS. Very easy to set up.

Link: http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.p...&product_id=59
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I went with a 16/45 gear setup which I knew would throw off my speedo. As most will tell you, your speed is about 8% off from the factory. I installed the SpeedoDRD healer and i set it with my GPS. Very easy to set up.

Link: http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.p...&product_id=59
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I went with a 16/45 gear setup which I knew would throw off my speedo. As most will tell you, your speed is about 8% off from the factory. I installed the SpeedoDRD healer and i set it with my GPS. Very easy to set up.

Link: http://shop.12oclocklabs.com/index.p...&product_id=59
This 'fixed' the speedometer reading for my 45T rear sprocket. Mine was reading 10 mph high at an actual 65 mph.

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