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post #1 of 12 Old 03-30-2007, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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SpeedoHealer + corrected speedo face

I changed the sprockets on my Vee this week. Is anyone using a SpeedoHealer + a corrected speedo face to get a more accurate odometer AND speedometer reading? With the SpeedoHealer I can choose to correct one or the other, and the combination setting isn't going to work.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-30-2007, 07:07 PM
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I have read others discuss the fact that the speedo and odo are not in sync as far as their respective errors go. In the old days of mechanical speedometers this should not be possible. But with electronics I guess they can be off by different percentages if reports are correct.

I still find it hard to believe. But when I speedo-healer shows up next week I will be running several miles with my gps to check both.

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I used the calculator on SpeedoHealer.com and I think this might work. A corrected speedo face will correctes the factory error to 0%. When you plug that number into the calculator along with the gearing changes, the result is equal for the speedo and odo errors. So, technically, SpeedoHealer fixes both with the same setting.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-06-2007, 09:32 PM
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yup, me to on the corrected speedo face and speedohealer

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I used the calculator on SpeedoHealer.com and I think this might work. A corrected speedo face will correctes the factory error to 0%. When you plug that number into the calculator along with the gearing changes, the result is equal for the speedo and odo errors. So, technically, SpeedoHealer fixes both with the same setting.
Ya, I went the same route with the face change to get the speedo to odO difference corrected to zero % diff, then used the speedohealer to correct going from the 41 to 43 tooth rear sprocket change. They are both dead on now which is a real relief. I know now what my REAL gas mileage is and also how fast I am going when very badly DISOBAYING THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT.

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Do the speedo faces fit on the 02 & 03 vee's?

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Do the speedo faces fit on the 02 & 03 vee's?

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Yes he makes them for all the strom, but you need to tell him what year you have. They are different for the earlier model stroms than for the newer ones. Nice guy trying to make afew extra bucks and has some other strom GIMICKS on his web page you might look into.

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Great !!! I have 43 teeth on the way along with a new front sprocket and chain and was trying to figure what was the best way to correct the odo and speedo error and I think the new face and speedo healer are the best way to go.....not the cheapest but the most accurate.

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Great !!! I have 43 teeth on the way along with a new front sprocket and chain and was trying to figure what was the best way to correct the odo and speedo error and I think the new face and speedo healer are the best way to go.....not the cheapest but the most accurate.

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Rich, one other note for you with correction number for the speedo healer is they will ask you for % tire wear. give your best estimate then go out and check the tenths mile markers against what you odo tells you. then if not dead on just correct the % tire wear number up or down slightly to get you dead on. may take a few shots at it but take the numbers with you and it very easy to do this along side the road. mine is dead nuts on now. check it every couple thousand miles for drift, and re-adjust when necessary.
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DDog, Thanks for the info. I'll put it to use when I get set up.

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I installed the face and SpeedoHealer this weekend and it works! The mile markers on I-4 confirm the odo is working fine...thanks FL DOT. And as soon as I can borrow a GPS, I can confirm the speedo.

The corrected speedo face took about 15 minutes to install. As for setting the needle to "0", I found it easier to plug in the unit temporarily and turn on the ignition. Unlike older gagues that use a small pin to stop the needle, the stop is internal and when you power the unit, it automatically shows you where it is.

I removed the tank to get at the plug for the SpeedoHealer. It might not have been necessary, but I did it anyway. Calibration of the SpeedoHealer took all of 30 seconds to do.

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