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Old 07-21-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Odometer issue

Question for all the gurus out there....

When I bought my bike I had it shipped here from out of state...

Appearntly the movers accidently bumped the toggle buttons for the odometer/trip readings...which is also how you calibrate the speedo on my bike...

Now the problem: In doing this the bike was now miscalibrated. So when I rolled it off the truck and took it for a test ride...the speedo maxed out and said I was doing 160 mphs in my neighborhood and the odometer began counting feet instead of miles...

My Odometer reading went from 2105 to 10610 just from riding a couple blocks...

Any idea on how or if this is possible to fix? It would kill my resale...if I were to sell it...just curious if you guys can help me out?

I only know of one fix so far...
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Wow. That is a problem. I would document everything in pictures, and change it out. Pronto.

I have the opposite problem. My speedo just started working intermittantly, so I'm putting very few miles on my bike.
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Wow. That is a problem. I would document everything in pictures, and change it out. Pronto.

I have the opposite problem. My speedo just started working intermittantly, so I'm putting very few miles on my bike.
switching it out is the only thing i knew to do as well...i just hate to do that...it will put me back at 0 miles and thats not really right either...
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switching it out is the only thing i knew to do as well...i just hate to do that...it will put me back at 0 miles and thats not really right either...
As long as you're honest, then it's not a problem. Pictures are your friend. What's 2k miles on a bike, anyway?
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As long as you're honest, then it's not a problem. Pictures are your friend. What's 2k miles on a bike, anyway?
unfortunately on a custom bike 2k could make a difference...I dont think it does but some people who buy to show do....
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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there is a guy online that does led color swaps who will be able to reset your mileage to the correct #, however not sure on how to recalibrate for miles, as you would be using the same gauges. i think it was ledgauges.com, but that site seems to have changed.
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there is a guy online that does led color swaps who will be able to reset your mileage to the correct #, however not sure on how to recalibrate for miles, as you would be using the same gauges. i think it was ledgauges.com, but that site seems to have changed.
i have recalibrated it so everything is fine now....but the odometer is still way off...but at least its not still increasing at some astronomical rate
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i believe either way you look at it you may be SOL sadly.

Whether you change out the speedo or roll it back, if you don't report on the title that it is Not Actual Mileage I believe then that is odometer fraud.

Your title will have to say Not Actual Mileage on it from here on out.

I know it's too late for woulda/coulda/shoulda but why didn't you get off the bike instantly and stop riding it when you noticed that. 8k ghost miles is crazy!
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i believe either way you look at it you may be SOL sadly.

Whether you change out the speedo or roll it back, if you don't report on the title that it is Not Actual Mileage I believe then that is odometer fraud.

Your title will have to say Not Actual Mileage on it from here on out.

I know it's too late for woulda/coulda/shoulda but why didn't you get off the bike instantly and stop riding it when you noticed that. 8k ghost miles is crazy!
yeah i know...i should have shut it down but i wanted to make sure everything else was functioning....ghey!! Oh well guess I'll just have to keep it forever... oh darn
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yeah i know...i should have shut it down but i wanted to make sure everything else was functioning....ghey!! Oh well guess I'll just have to keep it forever... oh darn
I don't know all the details and law surrounding odometer fraud, but I would be worried if you did either and did not report it to the DMV so they could mark the title. I would think you could be setting yourself up for a potential lawsuit in the future if you sold it to someone. If you want to keep your hands clean, I guess your options are either leave the miles on the bike and have 8k ghost miles, or have a title that states Not Actual Mileage. Which one hurts resale value worse?

Either way, that sucks though man.
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The company that shipped the bike should pay for the fix without much problem I would think.
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yeah no kidding...
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