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Old 10-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Re calibrating the Speed

I've the the sprockets changed a while ago. I know I'll need a speedo healer or something along the lines of it. Question is, what affects will my bike have without the speedo healer?

I know my speed is displayed a little faster than what I am doing. Does this affect the miles displayed also? When I ride 60 mph, it shows around 70. I am not too concerned about that. I am more concerned about the miles accruing on the odometer.

So if I drove 50 miles, will it add 50 or will it add someone less/more?
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it would be more miles as if you're doing 60actual MPH, but the clock registers 70MPH, your speedo is clicking off "MILES" PER HOUR faster than normal so you will log MORE "MILES".

eh BRAH howzda' weather ovah there today?!? Hahehahee!!

just think, if your speedo thinks that it is doing 70MPH, and you rode for one HOUR straight you will log 70Miles in one hour. Now if your speedo is actually doing 60MPH, if you rode for one HOUR straight you will only log 60Miles in one hour. So which is more miles accrued 60 or 70??
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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it will put more miles
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it would be more miles as if you're doing 60actual MPH, but the clock registers 70MPH, your speedo is clicking off "MILES" PER HOUR faster than normal so you will log MORE "MILES".

eh BRAH howzda' weather ovah there today?!? Hahehahee!!

just think, if your speedo thinks that it is doing 70MPH, and you rode for one HOUR straight you will log 70Miles in one hour. Now if your speedo is actually doing 60MPH, if you rode for one HOUR straight you will only log 60Miles in one hour. So which is more miles accrued 60 or 70??
LOL that sounds exactly like them. It is great over here.

So it logs more miles....its funny because it shows that I need to refuel like 50-80 miles sooner than what I normally do. Guess I will be in the market for a speedo healer. Thanks everyone.

Ill try to get some pics and video out to you guys from over here on the moto scene.
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I think the school of thought here might be a little skewed. Say you drive 35 miles to and from work, 70 miles total there and back. Whether you drive 100mph to get there or 15mph, you're still only doing 35 miles. So, it would seem to me that the speedo doesnt have an effect on the amount of miles traveled only speed of miles traveled..
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He's talking about the total miles shown on the bike.
In a year, his bike mileage will show higher even if he only traveled the same distance.
You've changed the gearing of the bike and therefore have altered the accurateness of the speed's display along with actual miles logged.

OP,, your mileage per gallon will also drop as you are now riding with your engine revved higher a larger portion of the time than before.

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He's talking about the total miles shown on the bike.
In a year, his bike mileage will show higher even if he only traveled the same distance.
You've changed the gearing of the bike and therefore have altered the accurateness of the speed's display along with actual miles logged.

OP,, your mileage per gallon will also drop as you are now riding with your engine revved higher a larger portion of the time than before.
^^ This is TRUE, as I have seen it happen on my previous bike when I re-geared it.
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