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post #1 of 13 Old 03-28-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Make a speedometer that works!!!!!

Mine is off 10% - at an indicated 80 I am doing 72. I have given up on the speedometer and use my GPS for speed now. It shouldn't be that hard to make an accurate speedometer.

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-28-2011, 09:51 AM
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Get yourself a speedo healer of some sort and give it a rest. Bikes have been like this for a while now. It keeps you out of trouble, right?

Then your odo will be off and that can piss you off for a while.

I dont mind the odo off, its the lesser of the two.

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My Kawi ZRX1100 is the same way........mechanical speedometer cable system........about 10% opptimistic......and hopefully helps prevent me from getting an "award" from the PoPo.

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Not uncommon at all..............but I do agree with you.

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As long as the odo is faster than your actual speed I guess it is okay... the other way around would be a problem... "Sorry Officer, my odometer showed 70mph, I am not sure why your speed gun shows 85mph?"
I wonder if Suzuki would sent someone to come along when one goes to court to fight the speeding ticket!

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I agree on the speedo. I have noticed many bikes with this same issue.

Here is a simple fix for our bikes: Raceratb.com

My speedometer is now within 1 MPH of the GPS all the way up to 90 MPH.

As for the odometer, mine is not that far off from actual. When I measured it it was about 2% off as opposed to the 9% off my speedometer was.

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As long as the odo is faster than your actual speed I guess it is okay... the other way around would be a problem... "Sorry Officer, my odometer showed 70mph, I am not sure why your speed gun shows 85mph?"
The odo shows distance travelled, not speed.

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Mine is off 10% - at an indicated 80 I am doing 72. I have given up on the speedometer and use my GPS for speed now. It shouldn't be that hard to make an accurate speedometer.
I just ride 11% faster. Helps keep the math skills sharp too.

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The odo shows distance travelled, not speed.
Yes, sorry, I should have said "speedo" not odo

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For some stupid reason most bikes do the same thing. My 07 Interceptor is off at least 10% while my 83 Interceptor is spot-on. If Suzuki and Honda can make fuel injection, anti-lock brakes and all of the other complicated electronics, why in the world do they find it so hard to make an accurate speedo? They don't have any problem putting accurate speedos in their cars.

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