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09-05-2013, 07:02 PM,
#16
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(09-04-2013, 07:05 PM)Gibbo Wrote: My 1300 reads high between 5 - 8 kph! I checked this against my GPS and now know that at 100 kph on my speedo (approx. 60 mph) I am actually doing 95 kph (approx. 55 mph) so I am well and truly under the radar. A GPS is the best way to check speedo accuracy the dealer will probably tell you that they can do nothing for it.

Gibbo
If the bike builders sold a bike that the speed showed over the true speed they would be fined, it's the law, so to be safe they build them a little slower that the true speed to cover their butts.
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09-06-2013, 01:11 AM,
#17
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(09-04-2013, 06:55 PM)jmck Wrote: Not magic Vodoo

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NO, its magic or more accurately PFM, this is the driving force behind all electronics, this principal is based in the "I Believe" theory which states "As long as you believe it will work, it will. The moment you doubt it even for a nanosecond...it stops working" better go knock on some wood Mick!

(09-05-2013, 07:02 PM)here to learn 1300 Wrote:
(09-04-2013, 07:05 PM)Gibbo Wrote: My 1300 reads high between 5 - 8 kph! I checked this against my GPS and now know that at 100 kph on my speedo (approx. 60 mph) I am actually doing 95 kph (approx. 55 mph) so I am well and truly under the radar. A GPS is the best way to check speedo accuracy the dealer will probably tell you that they can do nothing for it.

Gibbo
If the bike builders sold a bike that the speed showed over the true speed they would be fined, it's the law, so to be safe they build them a little slower that the true speed to cover their butts.

Also, you will notice the odometer reading has NO bearing on the value of your bike...KBB.com...they dont even have a spot for it!
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09-06-2013, 02:39 PM,
#18
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(09-06-2013, 01:11 AM)ET_Geckoe Wrote: Also, you will notice the odometer reading has NO bearing on the value of your bike...KBB.com...they dont even have a spot for it!
just because KBB doesn't care about total miles doesn't mean it's not a factor for both the buyer and seller when dealing with a used bike. a used bike with low miles is worth more than one with a lot of miles. but like someone said before, the speedo has no bearing on the odometer reading on the 950.
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08-01-2014, 07:56 AM,
#19
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(09-06-2013, 01:11 AM)ET_Geckoe Wrote: NO, its magic or more accurately PFM, this is the driving force behind all electronics, this principal is based in the "I Believe" theory which states "As long as you believe it will work, it will. The moment you doubt it even for a nanosecond...it stops working" better go knock on some wood Mick!
Ha Ha I like your description of the theory. I remember when we were learning electronics and they said you just "gotta believe" that those little electrons or holes can move through that solid copper wire............... WHAT? Huh .............. Up to that point, I never believed anything I didn't see, touch, hear or smell. Dodgy
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08-22-2014, 12:16 AM,
#20
RE: Speedometer accuracy
I have a mount on my handle bars for a GPS. I usually don't put it on unless I'm going to be on the main highway where they patrol. My speedometer is off by about 10% all the way across the dial. On marked roads the OD will register 10% more miles than I actually travel as well. Our normal speed is 55 MPH on two lane roads and up to 70MPH on interstate highways. If it is 55 I'll go around 60-65 MPH if traffic is also moving that speed - have never been stopped at those speeds as other cars and sometimes semis will be going even faster. Where it is 70 MPH I'll bump it up to around 80 and hold it there. Cars still pass me.

Recently I had an oversize tire put on the back (E-3) and thought it would somewhat correct the error in the speedometer, but it didn't seem to make any real difference. Oh and I did ask the dealer's service manager if there was a way to correct the error. He didn't seem to think there was a way to adjust it except for one of those after market devices you can get for fool it into reading the right speed.
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08-23-2014, 12:12 AM,
#21
Speedometer accuracy
v stars are generally 10% according to 3different shops here in San Diego. lol my bike is 10% slower the speedo. truck is 10% faster. lol I'll never win


Kimberly
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08-23-2014, 08:38 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-23-2014, 08:38 AM by commonground.)
#22
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(08-23-2014, 12:12 AM)Kimsnot Wrote: v stars are generally 10% according to 3different shops here in San Diego. lol my bike is 10% slower the speedo. truck is 10% faster. lol I'll never win
That's easy, decide on which one to drive depending upon how quickly you need to get there. Blush
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08-23-2014, 08:42 AM,
#23
Speedometer accuracy
(08-23-2014, 08:38 AM)commonground Wrote:
(08-23-2014, 12:12 AM)Kimsnot Wrote: v stars are generally 10% according to 3different shops here in San Diego. lol my bike is 10% slower the speedo. truck is 10% faster. lol I'll never win
That's easy, decide on which one to drive depending upon how quickly you need to get there. Blush

sept 2 my daughter goes to traffic court for her 1st ever speeding ticket. we hope that the fact we took the truck in the very next week to have speedo checked and have documentation of it being off will get the ticket thrown out. otherwise the beast gets parked for a month while she pays the $575 fine and traffic school cost


Kimberly
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08-23-2014, 10:04 AM,
#24
RE: Speedometer accuracy
Holy crap that's a lot of money. How fast was she going? Huh
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08-23-2014, 10:09 AM,
#25
Speedometer accuracy
(08-23-2014, 10:04 AM)commonground Wrote: Holy crap that's a lot of money. How fast was she going? Huh

84 on gun but speedometer said 75 speed limit is 70 she was going down hill and passing a slow truck but she's only 16 1/2 so I'm sure that's part of the high fee


Kimberly
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08-23-2014, 10:15 AM,
#26
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(08-23-2014, 10:09 AM)Kimsnot Wrote: 84 on gun but speedometer said 75 speed limit is 70 she was going down hill and passing a slow truck but she's only 16 1/2 so I'm sure that's part of the high fee
Hmm? 16 1/2, that means that the 75 on the speedometer might be in question also. I raised two kids myself. Confused
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08-23-2014, 10:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-23-2014, 10:18 AM by Lt Dan.)
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RE: Speedometer accuracy
(08-23-2014, 08:42 AM)Kimsnot Wrote:
(08-23-2014, 08:38 AM)commonground Wrote:
(08-23-2014, 12:12 AM)Kimsnot Wrote: v stars are generally 10% according to 3different shops here in San Diego. lol my bike is 10% slower the speedo. truck is 10% faster. lol I'll never win
That's easy, decide on which one to drive depending upon how quickly you need to get there. Blush

sept 2 my daughter goes to traffic court for her 1st ever speeding ticket. we hope that the fact we took the truck in the very next week to have speedo checked and have documentation of it being off will get the ticket thrown out. otherwise the beast gets parked for a month while she pays the $575 fine and traffic school cost


Kimberly
2007 RoadStar [SMILING FACE WITH HEART-SHAPED EYES]

Wow! That seems insane for a first time speeding ticket, but then, you are in an insane location to live, been there, done that, didn't get the teeshirt.

Get a GPS for the truck, probably cheaper than having the gear changed in the transmission. I have one I can mount on my bike tells me way closer how fast I'm actually going than the speedo on the bike, easier to see as well.
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08-23-2014, 10:21 AM,
#28
Speedometer accuracy
she took it down the following week and had speedo checked. off by 10%. so if she saw 75 they said yes 83-87 would be closer. shop gave here documentation and told her to give it to judge that it should help


Kimberly
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08-24-2014, 01:59 AM,
#29
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(08-01-2014, 07:56 AM)commonground Wrote:
(09-06-2013, 01:11 AM)ET_Geckoe Wrote: NO, its magic or more accurately PFM, this is the driving force behind all electronics, this principal is based in the "I Believe" theory which states "As long as you believe it will work, it will. The moment you doubt it even for a nanosecond...it stops working" better go knock on some wood Mick!
Ha Ha I like your description of the theory. I remember when we were learning electronics and they said you just "gotta believe" that those little electrons or holes can move through that solid copper wire............... WHAT? Huh .............. Up to that point, I never believed anything I didn't see, touch, hear or smell. Dodgy

This is why i lick all exposed copper wires. lol. I enjoy the "Possible Buzz"
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11-27-2016, 11:11 AM,
#30
RE: Speedometer accuracy
(04-07-2013, 12:45 PM)sstanford46 Wrote: Hey,

I recently purchased a new 2012 v star 950 and I noticed that my speedometer is off. My wife had the cruise set in the car for 112 km/h and I followed here and my speedometer showed I was going 125 km/h. Does anyone else have this issue? Should I take it in to get checked out?

Thanks

Steve
Steve, I have yet to purchase a motorcycle that has a speedometer that is spot on. They typically read high. My Vstar 950 was 7.9% high. Easily fixed with the SpeedoDRD by 12 oclock labs. It's now exact at ALL speeds.
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