Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
GPS Speedometer Check
Somewhere in here I recently read about the speedometers on these bikes checking out at about 10% high - e.g. - it reads 50 mph, you're really going 45.
Ahhh.....think it was on Watt man's site in his speedometer calibration page.
I put my GPS mount on the handlebars yesterday, so when I got it back together this morning I popped the GPS on it and went for a ride. Turns out it's not quite that easy.
Holding an absolutely steady speed while watching the road and traffic, keeping an eye on the GPS, watching speedometer......it ain't easy. As best I can figure on my 2011, it's a consistent 1½ to 2 mph high. When it says 55, I'm really going 53 to 53½ mph. 30 mph would show as 28 to 28½ on the GPS.
I think I can live with that................Lar.