I've posted this one, again, on my blog and will repost it here. Original link: Installing SpeedoHealer on V-Strom 650, 2012+ - Julian
I decided to install a SpeedoHealer on my 2014 V-Strom 650. On our roads we have lots of speed cameras, mobile cameras, point-to-point cameras, etc Ö For a long period of time I had (and still have) Android applications that warn me when i go over the speed limit more than 1 km/h. Yes, just one. I donít want to comment about how the government is trying to justify speed cameras save lives when our toll road goes up every year despite record number of fines given and speed cameras on the road.
Anyway, I decided to mount a SpeedoHealer to my bike as the speedometer reading showed me doing about 7% more than I was actually doing. Itís ok at 100Km/h but when you have speed limits ranging from 40 to 110 km/h itís hard to keep track.
I got one from eBay, new. Price wise, $136 delivered. Here is the listing.
Going through post after post on the internet on how to do it and where to find the cable, didnít yield much information. All the posts and pictures took me to pre 2012 models only. So much so that for the first 30 minutes, I was searching for the wrong cable and on the wrong side of the bike.
All right, I hope someone will find some useful information in this post on how to install it.
First, find the speedometer cable. Itís one of those which sticks out of the gearbox. Itís not white/transparent as it was pre 2012 V-Strom, it is black, on both ends.
Unclip the cable. Itís not hard and should only take seconds. You also donít need to use any special tools or screwdriver although, I think would be a bit easier. Just lift the small clip and pull them apart (on the bike) as shown below.
Install the harness that came with your Speedo Healer and you should end up with something that looks like this.
From there on, itís simple. Just find a place where you want the SpeedoHealer to sit and itís all done. I have tried different setups with mine and I have settled for this one. Donít forget to configure it before going anywhere with the bike or it wonít have any effect on your speedometer and will be just like before.
he setup part was really easy (admittedly after scratching my head few times). Itís easy to use their calculator to set it up without any headaches. See the link here.
I have tried different variables on my short trips to work ranging from Ė 7% to Ė 7.7%. Iím settled now to -7.6% although I itís still 0.5% off. I think a Ė 7.55% (+/- 0.02%) would have been better. Anyway, at 100 KM/H on the board, the GPS shows 100 KM/H, at 110 KM/H, the GPS is undecided between 110 and 111. I might tune it down to -7.5%. Will see.
Very happy !
Time spend mounting:
45 minutes (had to figure out where to find the speedometer cable and how to undo the clip)