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05-23-2010 06:29 PM
IMBoring25 I typically ride at an indicated speed 10% higher than the speed I actually want to go. On the occasions I've ridden past radar trailers, it's worked out just about right on.
05-23-2010 05:06 PM
Chris and Shim Since I am the type that tends to keep a vehicle or, in this case, a bike forever, I really don't care about the odometer much. It's there for gauging when the next spline lube will take place.
05-23-2010 05:04 PM
niterider Most of them are about 5 miles off. 70 is actually 65 ish. Mine for sure is off.
05-23-2010 05:02 PM
Chris and Shim I seem to remember an old thread from 2 or 3 years ago that basically said the speedo is about 5% slow of actual mph. I'm not sure of that without going back and trying to find it.
I know here in Wa state I've done 10 miles or so running at 75 in a 70 zone with a Wa state patrol immediately to me rear and he left me alone.
I don't know if it was be-kind-to-bikers day or if I was physically going 71-ish.
Based on that thread, I've pretty much mentally considered myself going 5 miles slower than whatever the speedo is showing. (Right or wrong)
05-16-2010 11:21 PM
CLARK47 My cable out of the back of the spdo odo fell out a few times, so I know beyond any inaccuracy in the mechanics that there is about XX miles that are not acounted for. Other then that I have never worryed bout the miles. I use the gas gauge to fill up (unlike my bro with a croch rocket who keeps track of miles) and the traffic round me to keep speed. Other then to make shur its workin I barly look at the thing. And as far a gas milge, I know it gits better than any car I have ever owned, and thats good enogh for me.
05-16-2010 05:27 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
as i remember growing up and learning to drive and ride in TN (GO BIG ORANGE!!!) on I81 I75and I40 anything less than about 85 will get you ran over.
You can add I 24 & I 65 to that also, but I had dropped down into Ala. on I 565 and was doing 81 in a 70 with Tenn. tags and a McCain Palin sticker...lol...

Denny wrote---"It looks kinda funny saying go Big Orange riding a Wildcat Blue Bike , Just saying"

Easy now, we all gotta be pretty close or they will turn the big rock loose at the gap on us...lol...
Used to go there to buy Va. cigarettes, so I guess you could run into Cudjo's cave and hide if they did...lol...
Ky, Tn., Va. do shake hands there you know...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
05-16-2010 03:58 PM
denny6006
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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
as i remember growing up and learning to drive and ride in TN (GO BIG ORANGE!!!) on I81 I75and I40 anything less than about 85 will get you ran over.
It looks kinda funny saying go Big Orange riding a Wildcat Blue Bike ,Just saying Rofl



05-16-2010 03:44 PM
flitecontrol With my 110 tires, in three actual miles, my odometer indicates 2.9 miles. Close enough for me.
05-16-2010 03:41 PM
IMBoring25 Last time there was a mileage thread, the question arose whether those reporting 50+ MPG had tweaked their speedometers with the 110 tire or not. At that time, I decided to investigate the accuracy of my odometer. Well...I finally got around to it.

I have Bridgestone S11's in the stock size on the bike, with about 2000 miles on them.

In this part of the world, we have major roads laid out on section lines, so the east/west roads are a mile apart. I rode north and took note of my odometer reading as I crossed the centerline of sequential section-line roads. It took three miles before I had indicated an extra 0.05 mile, which would indicate over-reporting of mileage by 1.7%.

I haven't actually measured any circumferences, but based on the published tire sizes, a 110 front would just about exactly correct the odometer error, leaving the vast majority of the speedometer error present.

In any event, we're not exactly talking about the nearly-10% error present in the speedometer here...
05-03-2010 02:17 PM
vulcanjoe as i remember growing up and learning to drive and ride in TN (GO BIG ORANGE!!!) on I81 I75and I40 anything less than about 85 will get you ran over.
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