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Basically on some Honda models from around 02-06 the odometer is understating the actual mileage by about 2% to 4% so people were pitching a fit that there warranty would be up before the 36,000 were actually driven. So honda extended the warranty by 1,800 miles to make them happy. It really seams like no big deal to me, but the lawsuit gave some lawyers something to do right.

Now I got to thinking about the SV. Our precious little bike has speedo error of about 10% Does this mean that the mileage is off by 10% also. If your buying a used bike and it has 10,000 miles on it then it really has about 11,000 on it. Or if the bike was owned by (who's the high mileage guy-RandyO) RANDYO with 100k on it then it really has 110,000.

Once again, I really not bothered by this either way I just thought I would ask.
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the odometer is accurate on the SV, the speedo only is off.

so if you go with a 120/70 front tire to correct your speedo, you odom becomes inaccurate.
 

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Forgive my ignorance here but how is the speedo off and the odometer accurate. I thought they worked on the same sensor.
 

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The speedo is off, the odometer is correct. When people change the front tire or use a speedo healer the side effect of "fixing" the speedo throws the odometer off by a corrosponding percentage. This legally has to be disclosed but from everything on here it seems like most people don't mind breaking this law.
 

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thanks-I have an uncle that sais "learn something or make a profit everyday, and you will grow up to be a wise and wealthy man".
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In several hundred threads, the ODO multiplies a factor related to the wheel circumrference to the number of sensor pulses per rotation ('05 and up is 4 pulses per rotation and '04 and earlier is 8, IIRC). The speedo relies on a timer circuit which also gives out pulses. Since you cannot have a fraction of a pulse, the speedo has an inherent error. By law, the error must be to the conservative side (speed must read faster than actual). A built in 7-13% error is typical in motorcycles.

Cars are different because different and better sensors are used.
 
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