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08-06-2019 02:56 PM
David Pelizzari 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.
08-06-2019 12:50 PM
CardboardPrison
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Originally Posted by DickB View Post
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.
08-06-2019 10:16 AM
RWhitehosue
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Originally Posted by DickB View Post
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).
08-06-2019 09:57 AM
Whiskey That would work, and as a bonus you get a sweet looking guage.
08-06-2019 09:38 AM
DickB 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.
08-06-2019 12:46 AM
guitarjim 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.
08-05-2019 10:20 PM
bbqjoe A lot of these things are purposely jacked with.
Not too long ago I replaced the fuel pumps/filters/float in a Ford pickup's tank.
Looking at the mechanics of the gauge sender, there's about 15 increments on the board.
The first 5 are connected to the first trace on the board, which will cause it to read full.

So if you ever wondered why your vehicle reads full longer after a fillup.....
08-05-2019 09:42 PM
oldenslow In all of the vehicles I own -- two bikes, two automobiles and a pickup truck -- the speedos run slightly faster than the GPS-checked speeds. An uncle of mine, now deceased, was a design engineer for GM. He once told me that speedometers were considered defective only if they indicated slower than actual speed, and that indications up to 10% faster than actual speed were considered accurate.
08-05-2019 09:19 PM
Menhir On the highways, the speedometer on my C50 reads a reliable 6 mph faster than my actual speed as checked against my GPS.

So I just ride 6 mph faster than the speedometer indicates. If I wanna go 65mph, I just put the needle at 71. Done.
🙂

I'm used to it by now.
08-05-2019 08:58 PM
bbqjoe Reading 5 over is called ticket insurance.
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