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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2016, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Installing SpeedoHealer on V-Strom 650, 2012+

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.

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Very happy !

Time spend mounting: 45 minutes (had to figure out where to find the speedometer cable and how to undo the clip)

Cost: $134

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Interesting. The older Wee's were 7 mph over in the indication. The GPS corrects for me. If I follow the speedo, i'm always legal!
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A 16 tooth front sprocket gets the speedo very close.

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I found the instructions fairly straightforward including the formula to determine the setting to use. my speedometer is now accurate but the odometer is off.

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I found the instructions fairly straightforward including the formula to determine the setting to use. my speedometer is now accurate but the odometer is off.
True. Last night I measured my odometer and found out that over 24 km, my odometer records 600m less than the gps. I guess that's good ?

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Speedo shows about 7 klms over, and over recent IBA SS1600 klms the odometer 37 klms extra distance travelled. Approx 3 klms per 100. I run two GPS units which showed same distances. 1658 GPS and 1695 by bike Odo.
So even the Odometer distance is optimistic.
Maybe a speedo healer would solve both of my "problems"
Although not too fussed about it, short trips with no GPS and relying on Speedo means I don't worry about going over the limit.
Longer trips I always run the GPS and just keep an eye on that.
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Not sure how it was before my SpeedoHealer, but after installing, over 100Klms travelled by GPS, my ODO will record 97.5Kmls. That's a good point for resale I guess. Happy with it.

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Here's a thread on a SpeedoDRD installation. It's very much the same. https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2...012-dl650.html
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Interesting. The older Wee's were 7 mph over in the indication. The GPS corrects for me. If I follow the speedo, i'm always legal!
The discrepancy on my K7 was too much and it drove me nuts. I installed the corrected speedo face plate from raceratb.com and I am very happy with it. Unfortunately my GPS died before I had to a chance to check the new calibration but it seems very accurate now. In my case I had the instrument panel out for other service so it was (relatively) easy to get access. Pulling the speed needle up with spoons was fairly easy but very nerve wracking as I didn't want to damage anything. I don't know how hard it would be to pull the instrument panel just to do the face plates so the speedohealer might be a better option as it looks much simpler to install.

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Here's a thread on a SpeedoDRD installation. It's very much the same. https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2...012-dl650.html
Pretty much similar to my bike. Speed and odo both out, could always alter speedo by just 3%, that way distance would be correct and speed only 3 to 4% out.
Personally I would rather have distance travelled to be more accurate than speed.

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