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post #11 of 15 Old 07-29-2019, 01:39 PM
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between about 35 and 50 I am about three miles up on my Speedo over the GPS and at 60-75mph I was up about 4 miles on the speedo over the gps.

I kind of figured I was doing about 5 under before I checked so I was close. I dont really care so long as I know what the difference is.

70mph is bare minimum on most AZ highways ... I just know i have to be clocking 75 to get an actual 71 out of the bike.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-29-2019, 07:09 PM
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Mine's close to 10% off (2015 DL650). I've never had a bike (since 1969) that the speedo wasn't overly optimistic. The odometer is almost always right on, though.

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So if the speedo is off but the odo is on they are getting data from separate sensors.
Yes?
What feeds the odo then?
I always thought I was getting a benefit as the speedo was slow so my displayed miles will be lower than actual come trade in time. Don't tell me it aint so!
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All bikes are usually around 10% off, just the nature of the beast.

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-30-2019, 10:51 AM
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So if the speedo is off but the odo is on they are getting data from separate sensors.
Yes?
What feeds the odo then?
I always thought I was getting a benefit as the speedo was slow so my displayed miles will be lower than actual come trade in time. Don't tell me it aint so!
It is fed by the same sensor setup (the ABS sensors I am told.)

Manufacturers make a conscious decision to have the speedo display a speed that is a bit optimistic (8 % is typical on our bikes but the actual number will vary with tire wear, load, tire pressure etc.) The odometer is pretty close to right-on, usually within one or two percent also depending on tire wear, tire pressure, load, etc.

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