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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 12:46 AM
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You can use a GPS App to track your speed. There are designated speedometers and some that provide directions and speed. I like to use the GPS to know how off the speedometer is and I just keep that in mind. More time riding, less time fiddling with fixing the speedometer.
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My solution: https://www.volusiariders.com/47-cus...libration.html

I don't know about your bike but my M50 speedometer was easy to disassemble and reassemble. The needle came off easily using a table fork.
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That would work, and as a bonus you get a sweet looking guage.

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My solution: https://www.volusiariders.com/47-cus...libration.html

I don't know about your bike but my M50 speedometer was easy to disassemble and reassemble. The needle came off easily using a table fork.
That's pretty neat. I hadn't heard of custom faces just with all the numbers shifted ~10% down. I'd seen entirely custom replacement gauges, but these are always $$$$ and are generally for Harley's, since they've used the same gauges for decades. That way you still get an accurate tripmeter/odometer as well.

Might ask if they can do one for my Valkyrie. I've heard of people disassembling the gauge and fiddling around with the internals and getting some success with adjusting how it reads, but I'd also read of several people doing this and ending up with FUBAR'ed speedo's that are either dead or wildly inaccurate now, so been hesitant to try and mess with it (talking a mechanical cable drive speedo in this case).

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My solution: https://www.volusiariders.com/47-cus...libration.html

I don't know about your bike but my M50 speedometer was easy to disassemble and reassemble. The needle came off easily using a table fork.
Wow that's awesome. Adds nice customization and accuracy to the gauge. Think I may go this route.

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You mean, you actually look at your speedo? I try to look at mine as little as possible, only if I see a law enforcement officer, then I usually give the brakes a little tap and give them a wave. 5 MPH off isn't much of a surprise, most speedo's, not just on motorcycles, are inaccurate and they tend to get worse the faster you go.

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