Speedometer not accurate after triking


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Meadowsr
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Speedometer not accurate after triking

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Hello all,

I have a 2010 Honda Goldwing I just had converted to a trike by KD Cycle. I love it. The issue I have is that before the conversion the speedometer was (I think) accurate in that it agreed precisely with Waze, Garmin and other directional programs.

Since the conversion the speedometer reads 3-4 mph slow (at 60 mph and above) compared to those programs and is now the same as two of my club members that both have 2002 Goldwing trikes. My last Goldwing was a 2003 and I know that was true for Goldwings for several years in that range but, to my understanding, was corrected in 2006 (?).

Kevin at KD is friendly and experienced but he has no answer for me. He suggested I talk to the engineer at Roadsmith but I can not get him to return my calls after 3 attempts so I am done with that. It has the factory supplied 16 inch tires on it.

Anyone have a fix for me?

Thanks,
Richard Meadows


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Rambozo
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Re: Speedometer not accurate after triking

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You have a different drive ratio now. You either need a speedometer corrector or have your speedometer recalibrated to the new ratio.
Meadowsr
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Re: Speedometer not accurate after triking

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Thank You Rambozo,
I just don't know what to buy or who knows how to do that for me.
I am not much of a mechanic.
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Re: Speedometer not accurate after triking

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Any good speedometer shop can do the calibration work for you.

There are plenty of black boxes that you could plug in to fix it, but I would expect a lot of the plastics would have to come off to get access to the plugs. Might be more than you are comfortable with.

Examples of boxen.
https://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm ... prd240.htm
https://www.ebay.com/itm/282514579632
https://www.solomotoparts.com/HealTech- ... ing-01-15/
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Re: Speedometer not accurate after triking

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Thank You.
Very helpful.
Richard


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