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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
If it is doing what you said, it is broken, and there is no way to fix it. You have to replace the whole thing. Wouldn't be worth it to me just for a trip meter. I have also found both the odometer and speedometer to be off compared to GPS. The speedometer is way off, almost 5 mph optimistic at an indicated 70 mph. Odometer is also off, but not by that much. I have never seen a speedometer on any vehicle that didn't show faster than you are really going, unless it has been regeared, or in the case of a motorcycle, a larger diameter front tire was used. The speedometer on my truck was way off, when I put bigger tires on the back, it is almost perfect now. This is such a common thing it has to be done on purpose.
Oh, and on those "certified" Harley-Davidson speedometers, they're off as well.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike