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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 12:12 PM
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New to the VTX world. My speedometer is off is that normal and/or can it be fixed.
To this day, I can't for the life of me figure out why that much error is even remotely acceptable for a major manufacturer. I guess it would be worse if it was off in the other direction I suppose, but still.



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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 07:52 PM
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speedo off!

Mine was too fast and miles piled up too quick, so I bought a speedohealer.
The 10% fast satifies Honda corporation for three reasons.
1. you think you are really going fast, when you are not.
2. you get more miles per the gallon, when you fill up.
3. And most important, it gets out of warranty faster!

It makes me feelgood to ride, and I wish everyone to keep their tires on the pavement, their eyes on the road and their mind on that crazy traffic !
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Mine was too fast and miles piled up too quick, so I bought a speedohealer.
The 10% fast satifies Honda corporation for three reasons.
1. you think you are really going fast, when you are not.
2. you get more miles per the gallon, when you fill up.
3. And most important, it gets out of warranty faster!
My odometer was spot on. I suspect most odo's are even though the speedometer is off. For argument when you get to 50,000 miles and want to sell it and you think it really has 45,000 miles who the h is gonna care about 5k. I will probably have 100,000 and it would really only be 90k. Either way a person is skeptical to buy a bike with that many miles. Most folks want a bike for half its worth with no miles on it when they are shopping around.

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For the life of me I can't understand why this is a big deal over and over and over again here.

But then I have a few spider webs in my garage.
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There is a new way to correct the problem with the speedometer, pull
the needle off and re-position it. Some VTX owners that have changed the
speedo face have done it that way.


https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthre...ghlight=speedo

Some have changed the MPH numbers.


Some interesting designs!

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Welcome to vtx ownership, that's about the only complant you can have about a vtx.
Not to mention headshake, cheap bearings, crap front tire, excessive vibration, excessive drive lash, pull to the right and poor performance, looks good though.
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Speedo error

Order a SpeedoHealer and that will take care of the problem. All cycle speedos seem to be off.
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Not to mention headshake
Is that from HD riders

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Is that from HD riders
No, new 1300 owner, do HDs have headshake? Thinking of stepping up to a Road Glide
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