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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Speedo is way off- any way to fix????

I have a 2000 6R that I just got, and when my speedo says 70, I'm really only doing 62 mph and the faster I go the worse it gets. Even at only 40 mph it is off by 5. Is there any way I can fix the prob- it's driving me crazy? The tires are stock size. Is the speedo sensor in the front hub? I've heard of the speedos being off by 10 or so at around 140, but I haven't heard of anyone with the same prob as me. Any help is appreciated!
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Is the gearing stock?? 15 on the front and 40 on the rear i believe is stock for that year.. And yes i believe the speed sensor is in the front sprocket cover in that year also.
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Funny you posted this, there's a few topics on here about that I was just reading up on them today. turns out the speedo reads 10% higher than your actual speed, and this is standard on a lot of sport bikes! (so I hear). Reason for this is probably to help make people slow down, wether it be for safety or insurance/money reasons (my bet's on the latter). They make a product that corrects this - also useful for correcting your speedo should you make gear ratio changes:

http://www.speedohealer.com/eng/intro.htm

not sure if I'm going to go for one yet...it may help me avoid a ticket []

If anyone knows of any other brands that are offered, please post, since this one is in the UK
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Speedos are intentionally factory calibrated to indicate high. Liability reasons. You can correct the issue with a Speedo Healer.
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mines off to on my 05 not positive but im pretty sure it is. says im doin 20 down my dirt road i live on and no way im doing that at a idle.
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