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Have someone clock you with a gps or late model Jap. car. All my Jap. street bikes are 5% optimistic or so. And if you've changed the gearing it could be worse.
 

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i have the same problem. on the freeway, i think i'm about 7-10mph off. i figure if i'm passing everybody, i'm going "too fast," if cars are passing me, then i need to go faster. at the same time not fast enough to "catch attention"
 

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as a rule, there're about 7-10% optimistic, 10% at higher speeds...
 

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I installed a speedohealer and with a 170 front tire I corrected it 5.3% using GPS now my speedo is right on but my odometer reads slow. 100 real miles reads 92.8 indicated.
It is really nice not guessing at my speed.
 

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I installed a speedohealer and with a 170 front tire I corrected it 5.3% using GPS now my speedo is right on but my odometer reads slow. 100 real miles reads 92.8 indicated.
It is really nice not guessing at my speed.
not to mention lass miles listed on the bike. for better resale value :rolleyes:
 

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not to mention lass miles listed on the bike. for better resale value :rolleyes:
Hey, if I am selling the bike I brag about the accurate speedo and ignore other issues.
 
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