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post #1 of 31 Old 11-16-2015, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Speedometer reads way high...

My speedo reads about 8% fast and it's annoying as ****, plus I am racking up a lot of extra miles that I have not actually ridden. I have a speedoDRD (by 12oclock labs) on my DL650 for the same reason and it works like a charm and considering one for the GSXS.

Anyone else have this problem? Anyone used a speedo healer?
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Are yo sure the speedo and odometer have the same error, the speedo error is deliberate.
I had a Kawasaki which speedo was out by 16% (!), the odo was fine.
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Yes I had a speedohealer on my GSXR750 as I changed sprockets to -1 +2. Somewhere they recommended to add another 8% just to correct suzukis normal speedo error. On the GSXR forums they said that the error was mainly on the speedo and not on the odo.
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Spot on with the error. Installed my GPS a few days ago and it reads 108 km/hr at the open road limit of 100 km/hr. That's pretty much the same as my old Street Triple. Now I know, I can mentally adjust. No plans to fit a speedo healer.

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My speedo reads about 8% fast and it's annoying as ****, plus I am racking up a lot of extra miles that I have not actually ridden. I have a speedoDRD (by 12oclock labs) on my DL650 for the same reason and it works like a charm and considering one for the GSXS.

Anyone else have this problem? Anyone used a speedo healer?
I have the same issue. It's BS with today's technology!
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Are yo sure the speedo and odometer have the same error, the speedo error is deliberate.
I had a Kawasaki which speedo was out by 16% (!), the odo was fine.
Odometer is about 4.5% high. Every hundred miles I ride, tripmeter shows 104.5, every ten, 10.4.

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I have the same issue. It's BS with today's technology!
Yea, no excuse for it really. It's so easy to make an accurate speedometer. Even my junky Harley Road King's speedo was dead on. I've heard some mention the liability theory but I fail to see the liability in an accurate speed reading.
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I believe manufacturers have to make speedos over read by law and it's around 4% minimum.
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http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...005%3aEN%3aPDF
It's been a European directive for 40 years now. Not sure about other Countries/Continents but I'd imagine a manufacturer will design something which covers every country.

A bit of searching reveals that the USA require 8kmh +/-

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At the speed I rode to work this morning (on my first full day of ownership), I can honestly say that the only difference that 8% is going to make to me is how hard the judge throws the book... :-)
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