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Accurate speed reading

Yesterday I was riding in traffic and saw my speedometer at 101mph while i was following a pickup. He was 80-85 at best though. What is the best way to get an accurate speed reading without having the officer who just pulled you over do it for you? Ive seen some people us a handheld gps but are those even very accurate? Within 5mph? And also, is there a way to correct the speedo on the bike to read more accurately or does that require reprogamming?
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Yesterday I was riding in traffic and saw my speedometer at 101mph while i was following a pickup. He was 80-85 at best though. What is the best way to get an accurate speed reading without having the officer who just pulled you over do it for you? Ive seen some people us a handheld gps but are those even very accurate? Within 5mph? And also, is there a way to correct the speedo on the bike to read more accurately or does that require reprogamming?
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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wow that was quick! speedohealer seems to be just the thing i need. Thanks for helping out a noob byron
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wow that was quick! speedohealer seems to be just the thing i need. Thanks for helping out a noob byron
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 01:28 AM
 
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It's weird... their site says it offers it for the ZZr600 but doesn't offer a install tutorial for it... and my spedo isn't digital... I wonder if it'll still work...

I think I'll call them tomorrow...
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It should still work even though it's non-digital.
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THe only thing your speedo needs to be is electronic... analog or digital...don't matter as long as its not cable drivin.




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THe only thing your speedo needs to be is electronic... analog or digital...don't matter as long as its not cable drivin.
I assume it is... I also assume it's the same as your 9 was
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yup, Speedohealer. It's more accurate and cheaper than the 'Yellowbox' competitor.

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find a police radar thing that they place around... just make sure u take your plate off if u live in a state that allows photoradar

Also how far from stock is your gearing.... 101 to 85 is way to far off to be stock gearing... im off aobut 10mph when i am indicating 139mph according to a NHRA sanctioned track... Also thats another way to see....
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my gearing is all stock though. how accurate are speed readings on a gps?
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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suppossed to be very accurate on a good unit.

that is unreal how far off it is at stock gearing, my friends 04 636 is aobut 10 mph off at the drag strip at that speed too.... yours is like 20% off.. should be aobut 8-10% depending on tire wear
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GPS speed is REAL REAL accurate!

And trust me... even on a completely stock bike... your speedo is WAY off up top!




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hmmm...thanks for the input guys. now to find someone with a handheld gps unit
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suppossed to be very accurate on a good unit.

that is unreal how far off it is at stock gearing, my friends 04 636 is aobut 10 mph off at the drag strip at that speed too.... yours is like 20% off.. should be aobut 8-10% depending on tire wear
Hate to be a nit-picker, but I am a stickler for numbers... It's more like 15% off...
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hmmm...thanks for the input guys. now to find someone with a handheld gps unit
Just make sure its a good one. The cheaper once do fine for reading alt, lat and lun but not much else.

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haha, ya i didnt care to think aobut it much, but 15% seems WAY to far off for stock gearing, the rear tire has gotta be Balder then hell
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