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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Are motorcycles speedo accurate??

ok, i have a 07gixxer and have been cruising the same speed as other bikes, 06R1, 06ZX10, and 06R6. i have noticed that we would be doing the same speed. but ill look over at a car and my mph is 5-7 mph off. are our bikes speedo off so we wont speed or something?? wtf? and i have passed one of those chp speed things and its been off as well.

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they err on the side of caution, check out speedohealer, consistently they are off by about 10-15 % at high speeds



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they err on the side of caution, check out speedohealer, consistently they are off by about 10-15 % at high speeds
speedohealer? what is it??

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post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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speedohealer? what is it??

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its to fix your speed-o
and yes they are off
you can find them on e-bay
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nice ninja
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which one? u mean the 636 thanks... (bout time green got some numbers on this board



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which one? u mean the 636 thanks... (bout time green got some numbers on this board
yea, i love those bikes, they look so ****ing bad ass... o yea and where can i get that speedohealer??
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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Yes, the speedo is off, and the faster you go the more off it is. Invest in a Speedo heeler if you want more of an accurate speed.
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yea, i love those bikes, they look so ****ing bad ass... o yea and where can i get that speedohealer??
you can find them on e-bay or google them
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Are bike speedo's off? Does a bear $#!T in the woods and wipe his a$$ with a rabbit?



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post #12 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 03:37 AM
 
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Is that plug-n-play or do you have to adjust it to your bike(meaning setting your own calibration settings)? I know the harness is plug-n-play but how about the box?
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Is that plug-n-play or do you have to adjust it to your bike(meaning setting your own calibration settings)? I know the harness is plug-n-play but how about the box?
Research it. I'm sure the directions are posted somewhere.
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I actually went to every link on this page and I also went to the companys website and looked around, i think that qualifies for checking into it. I would hope you just have to hook it up and ride but just tryin to find out from someone who may have already installed and rode with one on their own bike. Since so many people on here knew about this item i figure that at least one person has one. Anybody put one on their bike?
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With Speedo healer, you do set the box for your bike. There is a link on thier page for calibration help (a calculator) If you can get your hands on a good GPS that's the best way to correct, but the calibrator gets you close if you don't have your actual numbers.
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With Speedo healer, you do set the box for your bike. There is a link on thier page for calibration help (a calculator) If you can get your hands on a good GPS that's the best way to correct, but the calibrator gets you close if you don't have your actual numbers.
Yeah you have to use the online calculator then it will give you the number. Then you flip the dip switchs on the unit itself to the correct alignment and then just plug it in. It is really really easy!




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Does it really matter? Its accurate enough up to 80MPH. Anything over that I dont really need to know, Im speeding no matter how accurate the speedo is.
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My tach and my speedo are off. I don't give a fu*k. My speedo should just have two speeds. Slow and fast.
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My tach and my speedo are off. I don't give a fu*k. My speedo should just have two speeds. Slow and fast.
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I found out when i did a 500 mile day that both my speedo and Odo were off by about the same margine. One of the things I plan on doing this summer is long weekend rides and I wanted to be able to schedule fuel stops by mapquest mileage, and not constantly have to recalculate in my head. Most of us speed, and speeding is against the law no matter how fastyou're going. I did it for the odo correction.
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