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Offline Really?

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Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2011, 09:09:52 am »
No wonder I don't get tickets anymore.

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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:10 am »
If you happen to have your gauges apart you can pop the needle off and move it the direction you need  to make the reading more accurate
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2012, 07:43:57 am »
Well it's reassuring to know when I ride the older bikes I'm naturally inclined not to speed. Still doesn't surprise me. There are numerous rumors that some auto manufacturers made their speedometers five to ten MPH faster on purpose to cut insurance costs.

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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2012, 07:53:30 am »
Well it's reassuring to know when I ride the older bikes I'm naturally inclined not to speed. Still doesn't surprise me. There are numerous rumors that some auto manufacturers made their speedometers five to ten MPH faster on purpose to cut insurance costs.
Changing tire size on a car will alter the speedo reading slightly.

The speedo on my K5 reads about ~15mph too fast. I have to ride at ~75 just to keep up with traffic! ::)
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2012, 09:45:57 am »
Changing the profile of the front tyre/diameter of wheel will alter the speedo reading.
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2012, 10:26:54 am »
So those that think they have done the ton ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2012, 01:20:48 pm »
Ha, good point. Perhaps it needs to be a "GPS certified" ton.  ;)

I suspect a ticket from the local constabulary would do also.  ;D
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2012, 01:59:58 pm »
Well maybe call it a metric ton. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Is your speedometer telling you the right MPH?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2012, 02:45:05 pm »
I've found that my 750 is off by about 2 mph (low per the speedo) against a GPS. Similarly, my Honda CRV is off by about the same amount per the GPS. One can almost think this is deliberate for liability reasons.  ;)

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