Speedometer reading seems off

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by onewoodsrider, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. onewoodsrider

    onewoodsrider Been here awhile

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    Just picked up a new to me 05 ktm 950s. On the way home it seemed that my speedometer was reading faster than I was actually going. Is the speedometer adjustable for wheel diameter? It shows 21 when it first turns on.

    Thanks all

    Todd
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  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Yes it is adjustable. I have mine set for a 19 and it shows a pretty accurate actual speed.
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  3. onewoodsrider

    onewoodsrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up. I will try setting it at 19 and get the gun out. Down side to this is that I am not as fast as I though I was lol.
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  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    It will read lower than real, so keep that in mind when counting distances.
    Cheers.
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  5. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    In stock form with the stock front tire, your bike will read 60 at 55mph, it will read 10.4 mi at 10.0 miles.
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  6. onewoodsrider

    onewoodsrider Been here awhile

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    Is there any way to fix this problem without tricking the computer?

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  7. Somewhere Far Beyond

    Somewhere Far Beyond The Narrator

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    I personally keep the wheel size at 21 since I'm used to the speed reading high and I understand that changing the wheel size will make the speed correct but throws the odometer reading off.
    I would rather my odometer is spot on rather than my speed. That's what GPS is for. :evil

    I've had two 640s and one 950S, all of which had the same speedo/tach setup, all of which behave the same way concerning speed/odo readings.

    Just use a GPS to figure out actual speed. :deal
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  8. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    Actually it's not a problem.. It's ment to be this way (EU laws..)
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