Converting miles to kilometers


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Converting miles to kilometers

Postby howrad » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:38 pm



I live in Canada but bought a 2012 American bike. I want to convert the speedo to kilometers per hour. Any ideas?

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:42 pm

The only way to do that likely would be to replace the entire speedometer unit assuming it's mechanical and not digital.

Myself I would do the math in my head or move to the USA.
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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby wayne ian » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:15 pm

Go to GP Bikes and ask Karl for his personal bike mechanic as he knows wings inside out.

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby howrad » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:45 am

You wouldn't be talking about Willie would you?

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby ernest62 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:51 pm

A speedohealer will do that. http://www.xtsportbikeaccessories.com/SpeedoHealer_HealTech.html?gclid=CISuscTz2q4CFQIBQAodd3B6WQ

I had one on my ST1300. Its real easy to use. Its plug and play, just depends on where the connector is on the bike.

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:59 am

You live in Canada, I am in Poland, I have a GL 1800 from 2002 from the USA, now it's The sixth copy, on the face of the speedometer are two scales in miles and kilometers, is it worth the trouble to make the dressing, and costs? what's the problem?

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby ernest62 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:36 am

You are right but the odometer will still read in miles. The speedo healer can change that. The ST has a setting for changing miles to \kms on the odometer. I never looked to see if the gl has that but since your asking, it probably does not.

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby flaxman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:44 am

might be simpler to carry a calculator, everything X 1.6!

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby Stoker » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:18 pm

Go to: http://www.petersmotoshop.be
He can change the odometer from miles to kms and the temperature from °F to °C.

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby WOJCIECH » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:33 pm

My message to our motorcycle Honda Goldwing GL 1800 with the release of the U.S. is a rich version of the motorcycle in the world but to change the speed and temperature display in this version there is, maybe the Canadian version, but nothing that I know of

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby pietvlieg » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:21 am

I live in rep of South Africa, I took my 2001 usa specs speedo cluster to a speedo shop and they changed the miles to kilomerers on the odo, replaced the speedo backplate with a km one and even the air temp gage changed to celcius as well. and that by only conect it to a some sort of laptop computer

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby Metcalfe1963 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:06 pm

If you are still looking for a fix, I found speedo overlays for the conversion at

http://www.clocksndials.co.uk/honda_gl1100text.htm

They do not show one for the 1800 but do say to contact them if you need one for a different goldwing.

But just wondering, my 2003 GL1800 shows both mph and kph.

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby goanders » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:57 pm

I would purchase and install a spedo healer bought mine from wingstuff
or use a GPS

http://www.healtech-electronics.com/

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby sir gerald » Thu May 16, 2013 12:30 pm

pietvlieg wrote:I live in rep of South Africa, I took my 2001 usa specs speedo cluster to a speedo shop and they changed the miles to kilomerers on the odo, replaced the speedo backplate with a km one and even the air temp gage changed to celcius as well. and that by only conect it to a some sort of laptop computer

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Re: Converting miles to kilometers

Postby PastoT » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:31 pm

If you have stock tires your Speedo is already reading fast anyway so buy a "speedo healer" (http://www.pashnit.com/product/speedohealer.html). The little device is plug n play and if you have a GPS you can calculate the correction to kmh and correct the reading as well. There is an app you can use on the website and one you can download to an Android or IPhone to make it a simple process. I mounted mine in the right hand glove box (its small) where its easy to verify its working, keep is dry and access the programming buttons. Its really nice to know how fast your moving and not have to guess. The current version also has a nice remote wired switch that recalls you top speed since it was last reset. I clear the top speed before I leave the house and it already saved my chili once after showing the local LEO what my top speed was (74mph) in a 75 zone. I was nice about it but as a former cop I also know radar is accurate but the target is not always absolute! BTW My speedo was reading 6.2% fast, that I'm sure rung up miles on the odometer as well.


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