Digital Speedo


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dhg
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Digital Speedo

Post by dhg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:33 am



My '86 Aspy has the digital readouts and it seems the speedo reads about 7mph faster than I'm actually going according to my wifes gps in her car. Is there any way to recalibrate to get it to read the actual speed?

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Re: Digital Speedo

Post by feetup » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:51 am

Actually all the four cylinder Gold Wings read about 7 to 10% faster. This seems to be common with a lot of motorcycles since it is a common complaint on many forums that I have visited.
Knowing it is common doesn't fix it however, and I'm sorry, I don't know a fix for digital speedo's

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Re: Digital Speedo

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:58 am

feetup wrote:Actually all the four cylinder Gold Wings read about 7 to 10% faster. This seems to be common with a lot of motorcycles since it is a common complaint on many forums that I have visited.
Knowing it is common doesn't fix it however, and I'm sorry, I don't know a fix for digital speedo's
The speedometer on my GL1100 was almost dead accurate against my GPS, right up to about 65 mph or so, at which point it would read about 1-2 mph fast. The most accurate mechanical speedometer of any vehicle I've ever owned. My GL1500 reads quite a bit faster, most of the time I ignore it and just look at the speed readout on my GPS.

An outfit called HealTech Electronics makes a product named "SpeedoHealer" that does just what you're looking for - adjust the digital signal from the wheel sensor to adjust for speedometer error. However, to work with GL1200's, it requires the addition of a custom wiring harness to adjust for connectors and voltage levels. If you contact them directly at info@healtech-electronics.com , they can give you pricing and availability.

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Re: Digital Speedo

Post by dhg » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 am

W.A. thanks for the link for the "speedo healer". I do believe that I can find a better place to spend a minimum of $117 and I'll just live with the speedo the way it is.

Maybe put it towards a new helmet and intercom system so I can talk to the wife....yea, thats the ticket......maybe

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Re: Digital Speedo

Post by Phunnybone » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:21 am

Look at it this way - If your speedo runs fast and you think you're speeding, you're not and you won't set off that radar gun aimed your way.



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