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allwalk said:
Indeed thanks for the heads up Bill. I had seen the other posts about the speed difference using the GPS. But no one has mentioned the odometer difference. This may be useful in calculating how far you can travel on a full tank of gas. I own a Garmin E-trex Legend but havent has a chance to mount it on the Burgy yet. I have all winter to solve that mounting problem. :lol:
Alan,

Actually, if you go back about three years - and you're an "old-timer" here, and thanks for your detailed maintenance write-ups - I (for one, among others?) did mention this. During a SpeedoHealer discussion, I stated "checking of the odo, and most of the time it was reading about 1.5% high, to the nearest tenth." Here's the specific post, in which I discussed the different errors in the speedometer and odometer, my SpeedoHealer correction, and my manual odometer correction factor after setting the SpeedoHealer: viewtopic.php?p=271038#p285047 . I reiterated this in a subsequent post: http://www.burgmanusa.com/forums/viewto ... =0#p307077 .

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Alan,

My apologies - I didn't look at the dates involved, until Kory just made that post! At the time, no one was an old-timer on the board.

A big "D'oh!" to myself.
 

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WeeWilly said:
Are all you guys dealing with the 650 and not the 400? I realise that the 400 has the same issues with the speedometer being wrong, however some of the things stated re power kinda confused me and I would like comment on power effect on the 400? I also would like my speedo running correctly just cause it bugs me to do running math.
Based on the bike model info on the right, and that it's the 650 Forum, and speaking for myself, the comments look to be pretty much 650-based. It wouldn't surprise me, however, to learn that the 400 has similar traits in this regard.

And it bugged me, too, which is why I put the SpeedoHealer on (although a ton of folks say, "Get over it, take the 10% off - the first digit - in your head," or words to that effect - certainly a valid position, too.) On my Valkyrie, I added a $25 Sigma bicycle "computer" for a nice, extremely accurate (once calibrated) digital readout, and ignored the tiny factory dial speedometer. On the 650, that huge digital speedo, staring me in the face with its inaccurate info, drove me nuts (but then, I have a touch of OCD); I "got over" the worsened odo problem, because it wasn't right in the first place, and it wasn't staring me in the face.
 
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