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Is it just mine or does anyone else show about 10% faster on your speedo ? Can this be fixed ?
2008 400cc
 

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For some reason.. most scooters are like that.. My 650 is 10 % high, so was my Piaggio MP3 500.. supposedly a safety thing?
 

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Not just scooters, many motorcycles are that way too.
 

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The only problem with the speedohealer is that it also affects the odometer an equal amount. I had one on my 650, and liked the accuracy. Mine was off 7.4%. But on my 400 I just do 5 mph faster than the posted limit, which gets me close, and saves me $100.
 

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Most motorcycle & scooter optimistic, many many automobile also, it keep needless ticket away, one & only best solution for this is GPS, not waste money on other useless gadget. :D :thumbup:
 

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I just look at the speedo and reduce by 10% in my head.... IOW.. 77 MPH = 70.. and so on..
 

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You can check it with a GPS or by one of those roadside radar signs. I have found my scooter & the last motorcycle I had read approx 10% high at all speeds. Very easy to just subtract 10% in your head. The odometers were both very accurate. They do not read high.
 

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You have a 08 400 so a Darkside (Car) tire in a taller size will correct it some. On the 650s the Potenza 165/65 SR 14 does it almost exact but then the ODO is now wrong by about 3 % the other way.
 

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Chérie said:
Most motorcycle & scooter optimistic, many many automobile also, it keep needless ticket away, one & only best solution for this is GPS, not waste money on other useless gadget. :D :thumbup:
No, an inaccurate speedo does not save any speeding ticket money. An accurate speedo lets you ride/drive the speed you deliberately want to go, including riding right at the limit. If you get ticketed for 5 over, you ride 4 over. If the step from the $100 fine to the $200 fine is 15 over, you ride 14 over. It sucks paying $100 extra for 1 over.

My TomTom displays speed in this font size the Burgman in huge digits, and I don't ride with reading glasses.
 

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And the odometer is important for ????????
To me the speedo is very important but the odometer is something I look at only to guess when I need to stop for fuel, so it does not need to be close, 10 miles close in 200 is fine to me. Even if the odo was way off and said 100 miles in 200, I'd know to get gas at 85 miles or so and start worrying at 95 miles. Heck if it said 5 miles after I went a true 200, I'd get gas at 4.75 miles. It is worthless basically, IMHO. YMMV! Speedo and gas gauge are more important. Wish my clock was separate from the temp gauge.

I would like an accurate speedo, gas gauge, oil pressure gauge, clock, compass and thermometer. Maybe a red head flight attendant too. :twisted:
 

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. Wish my clock was separate from the temp gauge.

I would like an accurate speedo, gas gauge, oil pressure gauge, clock, compass and thermometer. Maybe a red head flight attendant too. :twisted:[/quote]

I don't know about the red head flight attendant but two of the above can easily be solved. I didn't like the digital clock and temp gauge. While riding I like to look where I'm going and the digital clock was awkward for me to read. I prefer a clock with big and little hands. A quick glance and you know what time it is. I bought mine from clocks4bikes.com They also make temp gauges.
The clock is really a waterproof/shockproof Seiko watch made into a small clock. I had a hard time figuring where to mount it. The best place was right under the logo in the middle of the handle bars. You can order it with 3m double sticky back tape. Has not fallen off now in 4 months. I leave the option of clock and temp gauge on temp gauge.
 

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Marv, the Red headed flight attendant would not work too well, the wife is a brunet. :D Just seeing if anyone was paying attention. :wink:
 

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ErikDK said:
Chérie said:
Most motorcycle & scooter optimistic, many many automobile also, it keep needless ticket away, one & only best solution for this is GPS, not waste money on other useless gadget. :D :thumbup:
No, an inaccurate speedo does not save any speeding ticket money. An accurate speedo lets you ride/drive the speed you deliberately want to go, including riding right at the limit. If you get ticketed for 5 over, you ride 4 over. If the step from the $100 fine to the $200 fine is 15 over, you ride 14 over. It sucks paying $100 extra for 1 over.

My TomTom displays speed in this font size the Burgman in huge digits, and I don't ride with reading glasses.

When me ride in 100kmh area and speedo indicate 100 kmh me know I really at 94-95 kmh real speed, me then not give **** about getting ticket, just know will never receive such ticket as speed really less than limit post, when speedo read bit high '' NO BIG DEAL '' actually better it protect you from receiving ticket for nothing, on 650 bike GPS mount on left side, 5'' - 6'' up over brake reservoir, me often check left mirror so always know what real speed is, time I get there, km left before get there, etc., etc., me not need useless gadget for speed only when have all info me need and more with GPS for $125.0 - $150.00 , presently own 3 X Nuvi 1450 with 5'' screen, one for each vehicle, also not have ticket in 20 year on bike or auto. Also have Nissan + Kia auto here, both speedo have speed high, since GPS exists NOT OWN ONE AUTOMOBILE or BIKE that speedo read 100% correct they always high. Who hell care everything is accurate on GPS. If me ride bit fast over limit me true speed, this speed display in red so me immediately know slow down now.
Why waste energy + $$$ + time for useless gadget, life just too short for such crap ! As song go ''don't worry be happy'' !
 

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At least we can agree to differ.

But please.

Every time a new owner gets annoyed about the lying speedometer and posts about it here, and I and others present him with an off-the-shelf solution, the speedohealer, do you have to state that YOU are not annoyed with it?

It's our money, not yours, and we don't come crying to you to get our loss covered.
 

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All I have to say is that I have been riding motorcycles and scooters since 1959.............AND............an inaccurate speedometer NEVER has gotten me a speeding ticket or caused me any grief........ :cheers:
 

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^^^^ :D

The OP's question has been answered.

yankphan said:
"Is it just mine or does anyone else show about 10% faster on your speedo ? Can this be fixed ?
2008 400cc".
But for everyone to start bickering about why you should or should not just accept it as it is, most ridiculous. I do not understand. If someone asks for information and another replys, WHY does it matter to YOU if THEY want to fix something that you don't????? Live with what YOU have. Are you paying for the OP's costs of fixing it???? This is like a mini Darkside debate.
 

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Dave_J said:
^^^^ :D

The OP's question has been answered.

yankphan said:
"Is it just mine or does anyone else show about 10% faster on your speedo ? Can this be fixed ?
2008 400cc".
But for everyone to start bickering about why you should or should not just accept it as it is, most ridiculous. I do not understand. If someone asks for information and another replys, WHY does it matter to YOU if THEY want to fix something that you don't????? Live with what YOU have. Are you paying for the OP's costs of fixing it???? This is like a mini Darkside debate.
I AGREE, I AGREE, I AGREE :thumbup: :thumbup: +10..
 
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