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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby kep-upc1 » 10 Jan 2015, 13:16

The error seems to be designed into the speedometer of all vehicles. For what reason, I have no clue. Seems to be rather stupid and detrimental to safe driving, imho, what with various speedometers having differing percentages of error. For instance, my wife's car has an error of approximately 1% fast, my truck has an error of approximately 3% fast, and my Spyder has an error of approximately 3% fast. Seems tome that if they all were more accurate, traffic would flow more smoothly.
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby mbrST1100 » 10 Jan 2015, 14:35

Uncle Phil wrote:All three of my ST1100s are 'optimistic' also - two 1997s and one 2002.

But didn't you swap the front wheels to host the more commonly avail 120/70 tire??
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby mbrST1100 » 10 Jan 2015, 14:45

kep-upc1 wrote:Seems tome that if they all were more accurate, traffic would flow more smoothly.

I agree totally to that!
It seems that many car makers have their speedos now 10~12kph on the optimistic side, so instead of maintaining ~50kph as posted, the folks crawl along at like 37~42kph...
The problem is that traffic lights are timed in sequence, maintaining 50~55kph would provide a full flowing traffic, large numbers of vehicles could make it smooth and safely through several green lights, quickly draining the masses off the main roads... but those misdirected by wrong instruments are the constant cause of total gridlock, just every traffic light switches to red due them morons not catching up...
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Uncle Phil » 11 Jan 2015, 01:57

mbrST1100 wrote:
Uncle Phil wrote:All three of my ST1100s are 'optimistic' also - two 1997s and one 2002.

But didn't you swap the front wheels to host the more commonly avail 120/70 tire??

Martin - One 97 and the 02 are ABSII models with the 120 front as standard equipment and were off. The standard 97 was off with the 110 front rim and off about the same with the 120 front rim. So as a general rule I run 10 mph over the posted limit on the highway which puts me about 5 over - still in most places the 'grace' area.
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby WJBertrand » 11 Jan 2015, 22:48

Of interest recently is that our 2011 Toyota Rav4 and 2013 Mustang GT both have dead nuts on speedometers compared to GPS. Our previous '98 Toyota SIenna and '02 Lexus had 5-6% optimistic speedos. My theory is with the popular use of GPS these days, more owners have noticed the discrepancy and complained.
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 13 Jan 2015, 14:20

Speedo healer fitted. My auto-electrician friend Tim Farley hacked into the wiring harness inside the front cowling to connect the Speedo Healer as he said getting at the suggested plug inside the back of the fairing is not an easy task. All fitted and running and I now seem to have an pretty accurate speedo. Thanks Jeff once more for the info earlier. -0.70% adjustment used.
I love being right. If only it happened more often...
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Aberdeen » 14 Jan 2015, 14:44

Spotted this cop calibrated speedo on fleabay for what looks like a very good price. They don't come up very often. I use a GPS speed readout anyway.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-ST1300- ... 3f43d0cc42
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Critters » 14 Jan 2015, 16:12

Aberdeen wrote:Spotted this cop calibrated speedo on fleabay for what looks like a very good price. They don't come up very often. I use a GPS speed readout anyway.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-ST1300- ... 3f43d0cc42


It looks damaged or is it just grease on the plastic fascia?

I personally have my Sat Nag fitted all the time and use it, I appreciate even that is not always 100% right but close enough for me.
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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Aberdeen » 14 Jan 2015, 16:41

Looks like a bit of grease to me but could be wrong.

You don't want to replace that bit either.

I changed one on this bike because it was scratched there and back again - £133 from the local stealer!!! :o

Maybe a seller message would clear it up.

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Re: Speedo Healer

Postby Critters » 14 Jan 2015, 16:44

Not that interested TBH.
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