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post #1 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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SpeedoHealer for 2012 DL650 ABS

My last thread on proper break in procedures for my new 2012 V-Strom 650 got into this topic and a little off of the original subject. I though it it may be nice to start a separate, dedicated thread. I have verified that changing the stock 15 tooth sprocket for a 16 tooth sprocket would correct the roughly 8% overshoot in the read out of the stock speedometer. However, as an expense, the bike would lose some of its torque at low rpm's. I'm not willing to sacrifice on power. Next stop is consideration of a SpeedoHealer. I really don't know how these devices work-I only just learned the name. Do any fellow 2012+ DL650 owners have one? Any advice?

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post #2 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 08:15 PM
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Electronic speedo correction is done the same way for all V-Stroms. Put speedohealer or speedodrd in the Google custom search box and find many threads.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Electronic speedo correction is done the same way for all V-Stroms. Put speedohealer or speedodrd in the Google custom search box and find many threads.
Ok will do. I did find previous threads, however I thought the different methods of speedo sensing between the Vee and the Glee changed the type of SpeedoHealer needed. Thanks.

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These threads confuse me a bit. I sanity-checked the speedo on my new 2013 Glee against 2 other bikes - a R1200C and a K1200RS - on Sunday, and where they indicated that they were holding 60, my speedo was showing 60. We did the same at 50 with the same result. Perhaps I'm a sucker, but to me those quick comparisons were enough to satisfy me that the speedo as-is is more than close enough. (note that I don't ride with GPS, so I have no idea what the satellites would have said)

My question is... is it simply a coincidence and my bike and the two bimmers all apparently had the same error, or is it possible that all bikes are not stricken with this?
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Many bikes and some cars have optimistic speedos.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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True enough. Just found it odd that it was seemingly so close amongst the 3.

Since I am almost always 5 (usually more) over per the indicated, I'll just treat it as my built-in safety net.

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These threads confuse me a bit. I sanity-checked the speedo on my new 2013 Glee against 2 other bikes - a R1200C and a K1200RS - on Sunday, and where they indicated that they were holding 60, my speedo was showing 60. We did the same at 50 with the same result. Perhaps I'm a sucker, but to me those quick comparisons were enough to satisfy me that the speedo as-is is more than close enough. (note that I don't ride with GPS, so I have no idea what the satellites would have said)

My question is... is it simply a coincidence and my bike and the two bimmers all apparently had the same error, or is it possible that all bikes are not stricken with this?
My BMW R 1150 RT speedometer is less accurate than the V Stroms! Reads even faster than actual speed compared to the stock Glee.

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These threads confuse me a bit. I sanity-checked the speedo on my new 2013 Glee against 2 other bikes - a R1200C and a K1200RS - on Sunday, and where they indicated that they were holding 60, my speedo was showing 60. We did the same at 50 with the same result. Perhaps I'm a sucker, but to me those quick comparisons were enough to satisfy me that the speedo as-is is more than close enough. (note that I don't ride with GPS, so I have no idea what the satellites would have said)

My question is... is it simply a coincidence and my bike and the two bimmers all apparently had the same error, or is it possible that all bikes are not stricken with this?
Find one of those radar signs if you don't have a GPS. Both the radar and my GPS agree exactly --- 8% high. Not to hard to adjust mentally, 60 indicated is really 55. It is annoying though because it is a deliberate screw up by Suzuki. Feels a lot like sabotage!


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Oh, I have options for GPS... I just don't use them on the bike. I ride in part to briefly escape the tech that otherwise fills my days.

That said, I will certainly compare using my GPS soon simply to satisfy my now-budding curiosity over just how much of a cushion I actually have.
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Oh, I have options for GPS... I just don't use them on the bike. I ride in part to briefly escape the tech that otherwise fills my days.

That said, I will certainly compare using my GPS soon simply to satisfy my now-budding curiosity over just how much of a cushion I actually have.
Nowadays any smart phones GPS will give you a readout.

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