I thought maybe this would be better posted in this forummjustice5898 said:I too would love to see ACTUAL speed indicated on the speedo. I thought I was sailing along at 55 (the posted speed on a local secondary road) during my initial break-in period, only to discover the true reason folks behind were passing was not just that they were speed demons. They wanted to at least go the actual speed limit. When my friend (trailing in a car) told be the fastest I had been going was 49-50 mph, I thought something was wrong with my bike. After reading on the subject on the forum, I realized it is a design/performance issue with all the burgmans. I certainly still love the bike! But, it would be nice to know your true speed easily instead of having to go 5-6 mph above (indicated) to get the true speed you want. IMHO
Why is it that everyone thinks you have to go the speed limit. A " 65 mph speed limit" means your not supposed to go over 65, it doesn't mean you have to drive "at least 65. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going 60 or even 50 or 55 in a 65 mph zone. I can't ever remember a time even when I was going at least 5 mph over the speed limit that there was not someone who wanted to pass me and go even more over the speed limit. If on the Burgman's you are going a few mph slower than it reads, so what. If the speed limit is 60 and your speedometer reads 60 then you are for sure that you are "under" the speed limit where you should be anyway instead of over it. My wife and I have cked the speedo on my 400 and it is witin 1 or 2 mph of our Bajaj scooter, our 1995 chev PU and our 1995 Buick Skylark. Since they are that close to one another I think it is great. So if they wanted to do as you said.
They wanted to at least go the actual speed limit.
Let them go the actual speed limit or over (when it is safe to do so and you do your own thing and drive at a more reasonable and safer speed.
If I'm going 55mph in a 65mph I am driving legally and will not be intimidated by someone who wants to drive at or above the speed limit.
That my .25 cents worth._________________