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Calibrating electronic speedo

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Meph, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    Might be a weird question, but can you get your digital speedo checked/recalibrated? Everywhere i go, i do the speed limit but get tailgated, its worse than in the car (which i also do not speed in).

    Just wondered, is there somewhere that could do that?

  2. Three ways of doing it, in order of cheaper to dearer.

    Get a lend of a GPS and see what your speedo is reading at a real speed. $0.

    Or get a cycle computer, calibrate it against a GPS at a cost of around $30.

    Or spend a $150 and get a "speedo healer", which fixes the error in digital and electronic analog speedos, IF there is one available for your bike.

    I have both a GPS and a cycle computer. GPS, Garmin Etrex Legend C is good for trip computer functions, and its mapping's OK, too. But expensive at around $350. I use it for long trips mainly. Cycle computer is used in a similar way but it is a permanent fixture and gives me an accurate speedo, clock, second trip meter and other data such as average speed, max speed, riding time and so on.