Re: Am I really going this fast
- Here's a little something that might resolve this isssue:
My dad found it on his GL1800 boards, as it also suffers from
speedo-optimism. The question arises though - are the odo and speedo run
from the same data? Since my speedo appears to be off almost 8% (indicated
76mph == 70mph GPS), that means 50,000 indicated miles is only about 46,050
miles. It adds up! Note: I am running D205's with a 180 in the back,
although I assume mileage/speed is derived from the front wheel, which is
Of course, if the speedo and odo are indeed driven together, an unscrupulous
individual might use the wide-band version of the yellow box to, say, halve
their accumulated mileage. Cute.
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 21:04:20 -0600
From: Tandems Ltd <tandems@...>
Subject: Re: Am I really going this fast?
At 02:34 AM 03/29/02 +0000, you wrote:
>Has anyone checked the accuracy of their speedos? <snip>Typically, I've found all M/C speedos on modern bikes to be read about 10%
fast. (I.e., they read 60mph and you're traveling ~55mph). This is true on
my 1200 Trophy, my 900 Legend, and on my friend's GL1800 Goldwing.
>Jack GoertzBirmingham, AL
'67 Bonneville 650 (don't even ask about it's speedo!)
'96 Trophy 1200
'00 Legend 900