In many countries they can't sell you a motor / bike with an under-reading speedo, so it's easier to sell one which does over-read. I guess it's so that if you keep below the posted speed limit as indicated on your speedo, then you can't be breaking the limit.It seems to me that most, if not all bikes have the speedo error built in. And, tho I have queried this extensively I have never stumbled on the real reason why. Government conspiracy? Subtle way of keeping our speed down? Who knows. But it is so common that it has to be built in deliberately.
GW, is this it on a 2013 650? I can barely get my fingers on it. It's going to be a bear to get apart.There is a pink/white wire going to the speedo from the ECM. That is the color of every other speed sensor wire to the speedo on all other V-Stroms. I'll bet putting a SpeedoDRD in a separation of that wire along with power and ground wire connections would work fine. There is no connector to separate and plug into though.
Thanks! You are a tremendous resource on this board. I appreciate your time.That's it. Squeeze the part where the wires enter in the picture so the tab on the left center is depressed and the two halves will come apart.
And here's their reply:Sent them a query today.