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View Poll Results: Should I calibrate my Speedo?
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Calibrating your Speedo - Do it or not?
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Calibrating your Speedo - Do it or not? - August 27, 2009, 02:47 PM

Ok -

My speedo is off on my street bike. Its off about 8-10 mph. And yeah its a little annoying. There is a speedohealer but the one I found costs about $120.00. All you guys that put sprockets, change tire sizes..heres a question for you...

DO you say screw it - Let it be? Or calibrate it?

A con of not getting it calibrated is that it can rack up miles faster i know...but hmm..


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August 27, 2009, 02:58 PM

I think the only time you're gonna care about your speedo is when you're riding past a cop. But that might just be enough to justify the expense.

idk man, honestly I'm in the same boat as you. I'd like an accurate speedo, but I'm very very cheap, and very very poor. hmm.....


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I think the only time you're gonna care about your speedo is when you're riding past a cop. But that might just be enough to justify the expense.

idk man, honestly I'm in the same boat as you. I'd like an accurate speedo, but I'm very very cheap, and very very poor. hmm.....
Its just quite annoying. I have a lot of other things this money could go to...Strip Clubs, etc...


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Did you recently regear it?


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Did you recently regear it?
Yeah...-1 up front..Thats the reason its off....


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August 27, 2009, 04:39 PM

Well the only downside I saw was the miles racking up faster. If you gear down the bike the speedo reads fast, so if you "obey" the speed limit by what your gauges say, your never actually speeding. I still got the speedohealer, and it works great. Id recommend it if you got the $
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I went 1 up on the front sprocket as well... I left it alone. I was too lazy to do the same with my 600RR. I look at it as a good way to deter yourself from actually speeding...



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I went 1 up on the front sprocket as well... I left it alone. I was too lazy to do the same with my 600RR. I look at it as a good way to deter yourself from actually speeding...
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August 28, 2009, 07:29 AM

i definitely just read the title of this thread to quickly and thought it said "cleaning your speedo, do it or not"

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August 28, 2009, 08:44 AM

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it...If you know the variance it's easy to work with it.. Rather than spending the $$ on a calibration - get a GPS and wire it to the bike - that way - you can get your speed verifed all the time - no matter how often you change sprocket sized - and you will know where you are and can plan/follow routes


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